If you’re looking for a great hotel to stay in for your Texas weekend getaway, here’s a list of the best Texas hotels.

You want a hotel to be your all-in destination. You don’t want to leave it, so you are not concerned about proximity to a major metropolitan area, but you do want all those little extras that make it a notable experience. Read on for the perfect suggestions for you, whether you want to stay in the middle of a city or far off the beaten path.

Hotel Destinations

The Joule – Dallas

What a delightful experience to swim to the glassed edge of the heated rooftop pool, which juts out a dramatic 8 feet so you can peer down on Main Street. You’ll find industrial chic touches everywhere from the lobby to the 129 guest rooms. There’s also a full martini station and luxe Bulgari bath products. Very chic!

the joule

Hotel Saint Cecilia – Austin

This ideal urban hideout features lush landscapes. It’s also well hidden from the touristy South Congress. This gem is a coolly decadent boutique hotel that stands by it’s philosophy, “A hotel shouldn’t indulge, it should enrich”. There are five suites, three studios, and six poolside bungalows in this white clapboard Victorian house. Hotel Saint Cecilia is one of the best hotels in Texas.

hotel saint cecilia

Riven Rock Ranch – Comfort

This hotel’s owners have combined their energy, industry, and artistry to create the perfect setting for rejuvenation, tranquility, and celebration. Decorated in a sophisticated country motif, the 6 guest cottages are a real treat. Ranch activities are geared toward individual pace ranging from laid back to revved up.

riven rock ranch

El Cosmico – Marfa

“El Cosmico is part vintage trailer, safari tent and teepee hotel and campground, part creative lab, greenhouse and amphitheater – a community space that fosters and agitates artistic and intellectual exchange.”

This high desert “kibbutz” on seventeen acres is strewn with seven sleekly restored vintage trailers. You can’t go wrong with this Texas hotel.

el cosmico

Rancho Loma – Talpa

A stylish five-room inn on a 300-acre ranch, Rancho Loma is a destination for relaxing as well as fine dining.

Rancho Loma began as a gourmet restaurant. Then the owners added the five room structure that is as modern as the original farmhouse. It’s historic when customers would hint about wanting to spend the night hence the + rest.

rancho loma restaurant

Hotel ZaZa – Houston

This hotel, formerly the Warwick Hotel, is a 12-story ,315-room feast for the senses. The lobby is decked out with massive crystal chandeliers, wall-sized mirrors, and a long koi-filled pool. Guests love the cozy ZaSpa offering Botox-like facials and detoxifying scrubs. The Monarch is the ZaZa’s see-and-be seen bistro. You just might see one of the many celebrity sightings.

As far as Texas hotels go, Hotel ZaZa is top of the line!

hotel zaza

Grand Galvez – Galveston

Hotel Galvez has rebranded to Grand Galvez and unveiled the $11 million face lift to the Queen of the Gulf, which radiates in the 8-story grand masterpiece. As you walk into the lobby, you’ll see a richly hued sitting area, a striking bar, and a porch where you can sit in wicker chairs and look out to the Gulf waves beyond the Galvez’s great lawn and gardens. You may spend your time in the spa, pool with the swim up bar, sipping lavender infused champagne in the relaxation room, or leave the hotel for a bicycle cruise along the seawall.

grand galvez

JW Marriott – San Antonio

Perched on a bluff in the rolling scenic hill country of north San Antonio, the building, grounds, and views are spectacular. The JW Marriott has very comfortable resort-type rooms and suites, an unbelievable sports bar with a 120′ jumbo screen, an outstanding $15 million 6-acre water park, a spa, two fitness centers, and two very good restaurants.

jw marriott

Some information in this article was culled from Texas Monthly. For information on Texas resorts, check out our resorts articles.

Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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