Looking to get away for a weekend but tired of staying in the same dull chain hotels? We at TexTraveler.com hear you loud and clear. Because if vacation is about anything, it should be about breaking from the mundane; you can save routine for the rest of the year. With that in mind, here are six of the best boutique hotels in Texas:
110 The Cir
Austin, TX 78704
Located just around the corner from trendy South Congress Avenue, this sleek hotel is a stunning feat of modern architecture. Boasting a distinctive collection of works from local artists as well as convenient access to the heart of downtown Austin, the Kimber is sure to please every modern traveler.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
150 E Houston St
San Antonio, TX 78205
As its name implies, this beautiful hotel is located in the heart of the San Antonio river walk. But when you stay here, you can expect more than just a waterfront view; Hotel Valencia offers some of the most stylish accommodations in San Antonio and has the awards to prove it. Guests in search of an eclectic meal will want to check out Citrus, named the best hotel restaurant in the city for 2015.
901 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
The historic Belmont Hotel might be one of the best kept secrets in Dallas. Opened in 1946, but recently restored, the Belmont’s convenient downtown location puts it within walking distance of most of the city’s main attractions. Regular art exhibitions showcase prominent local works while an outdoor terrace provides an incredible view of the Dallas skyline. Barbecue lovers can sample the fare at the attached Smoke Restaurant, lauded by any number of publications.
155 Airport Rd
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
You won’t find many hotels like this one! Fredericksburg’s Hangar Hotel is designed to look just like an old-fashioned airport hangar. If you’re not an aviation enthusiast, you can rest assured that the Hangar’s rooms feature all the modern amenities a vacationer could hope for, as well as a themed showroom for hosting parties.
Gruene River Inn
1111 Gruene Rd
New Braunfels, TX 78130
The Gruene River Inn offers scenic views of the Guadalupe River as well as easy access to the quaint hill country town of Gruene. Travelers can spend their days tubing down the river and their evenings checking out Gruene’s restaurants and country stores. However they choose to spend their time, travelers are guaranteed to have a great time at the Gruene River Inn.
102 NW 1st St Hwy 90W
Marathon, TX 79842
The Gage Hotel springs from the harsh terrain of West Texas as a literal oasis in the desert. Located an equal distance from Big Bend National Park and the chic art galleries of Marfa, the Gage is the best choice for Texans looking to get a taste of their state’s western region. But it isn’t just location that makes this hotel unique. The Gage is remarkably stylish and features a swimming pool, a fitness center, and even a full service spa! Marathon, Texas might be a long drive from home, but a stay at the Gage Hotel is sure to make it a worthwhile one.