The Best Hotels in Texas for Every Traveler

Get treated like a VIP at the Fairmont Austin in Texas, USA
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14 December 2020

Texas is full of wide-open spaces to explore and numerous hotels across the state that will make your stay an unforgettable one. Take your pick from these gems, for fine dining, impressive art, beautiful architecture and VIP experiences. Whether you’re visiting Dallas, Austin or Houston, here are our favorite hotels across the Lone Star State for every type of traveler.

The Joule

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The Joule
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Foodies rejoice at the Joule, a dining destination in itself that serves up specialty craft cocktails and beers, fine wine, delectable comfort food and a “biscuit utopia”. CBD Provisions is a modern Texas-style brasserie famous for its Berkshire pig-head carnitas and vast cocktail menu, and Midnight Rambler is an underground cocktail bar available for private parties or after-work happy hours. Weekend offers artisanal coffee and baked goods made in-house, and Mirador is a private event space with customizable menus.
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HALL Arts Hotel

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In Dallas’s Arts District, art lovers can find inspiration and beauty at HALL Arts Hotel, an art-centric hotel filled with pieces from artists around the world. All artwork has been handpicked by the in-house art curators, and guest rooms and halls feature local photography from the district – many photos being inspired by a juried photography competition.
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Fairmont Austin Gold Experience

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For those wanting the VIP treatment, Fairmont Austin has the Fairmont Gold Experience, which offers an exclusive floor for Gold guests and top-notch, personalized service. Amenities for the Gold Experience include a private floor with its own reception desk, a private lounge, complimentary afternoon canapes and an honor bar in the lounge, complimentary breakfast and complimentary use of the boardroom. Fairmont Gold staff members take note of all of your preferences as well, including remembering your name, preferred room view and pillow choice.
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Archer Hotel Austin

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At Archer Hotel Austin, it’s all about the location. Upon arrival, you’re immediately immersed in the local scene in the walkable Domain Northside neighborhood and just steps from the Rock Rose entertainment district. Domain Northside has more than 200 shops, restaurants and bars, including Nordstrom, Sephora, Restoration Hardware, Louis Vuitton, Lululemon and more. Rock Rose is great for local restaurants and bars, including the Dogwood, the Rose Room, Jack and Ginger’s, and the Kung Fu Saloon.
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Hotel Derek

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Boutique hotel lovers adore Hotel Derek, located across from the Houston Galleria. Chill out by the splash pool, or enjoy a movie at the movie wall. Feel free to bring your furry friend, too, as the hotel has pet-friendly rooms available. The morning coffee bar turns into Tap and Pour in the evening – a pop-up bar with more than 20 rotating craft beers on tap. Guests love to relax in the rooms with vibrant wallpapers, bird-cage-style hanging chairs and cow-hide printed robes. Upgrade to a terrace or penthouse suite for views of the Houston Downtown skyline.
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  • The Whitehall Houston

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    Fans of architecture love the Whitehall Houston that has been a fixture in the Bayou City’s skyline since 1963. The mid-century landmark hotel mixes modern style into its design and has an in-house art gallery with original works from the Savannah College of Art and Design – and the hotel’s iconic spiral staircase is the perfect Instagram backdrop. Added touches include the Sotherly Radio playlist, cocktails from the hotel’s private bourbon label and Beautyrest mattresses in the rooms.
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    Hotel Alessandra

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    Style aficionados will appreciate the sophisticated vibe of Hotel Alessandra. The minimalist decor and design rely on airy, high-ceiling spaces filled with natural light. Guest rooms come with sleek white linens and gold-accented furniture, and the lobby wows with nods to European architecture and a grand white staircase. A rooftop pool completes the scene and wraps guests in luxury with endless views.

    Hotel Crescent Court

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    Looking for a place to unwind from it all? The spa at Hotel Crescent Court offers 22,000 square feet (2,044sqm) of renovated space with 16 treatment rooms, a whirlpool with hot and cold plunges, lounges, relaxation rooms and even a couple’s suite. There’s also a cryotherapy chamber, plus a nail salon and a wellness center. Try the french clay detox with grape stem cells, seaweed, tea extract and coconut oil.
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