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The 10 Most Beautiful Boutique Hotels In Texas

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Traditional Texan hospitality meets cosmopolitan vibes in these 10 outstanding boutique hotels in Texas. From Dallas to trendy Austin and the arts oasis of Marfa, we profile the most beautiful, daring and luxurious accommodations across the state.
Courtesy of El Cosmico | © Nick Simonite
Courtesy of El Cosmico | © Nick Simonite

El Cosmico

El Cosmico, a nomadic 18-acre hotel and campground, merges Buddhist ethos with hippy-inspired bohemianism to formulate a contemplative space detached from everyday chaos in the oasis of Marfa. This tranquil retreat hosts intensive design workshops, culinary training and music festivals, all of which seek to celebrate local and national cultural traditions.

802 S Highland Ave, Marfa, TX, USA +1 432 729 1950

 

Courtesy of Kimber Modern | © Casey Dunn
Courtesy of Kimber Modern | © Casey Dunn

Kimber Modern

Decorated by local artists, this multi-level architectural masterpiece is no run-of-the-mill luxury establishment. Created by Burton Baldrige, winner of the Texas Society of Architects Design Award, Kimber Modern’s unique twist on contemporary minimalism will enthuse design buffs worldwide.

110 The Cir, Austin, TX, USA +1 512 912 1046

 

Courtesy of The Joule Dallas | © The Joule Dallas
Courtesy of The Joule Dallas | © The Joule Dallas

The Joule Dallas

Designed by award winning architect Adam Tihany, the extravagant highlights of The Joule Dallas surpass all ordinary expectations. Showcasing works by Andy Warhol, Tony Cragg, Adam Fuss and Richard Phillips alongside a newly installed Taschen library, The Joule offers unconventional luxury with an intellectual edge in Dallas.

Courtesy of Hotel Saint Cecilia | © Nick Simonite
Courtesy of Hotel Saint Cecilia | © Nick Simonite

Hotel Saint Cecilia

Reflecting Austin’s quirky vibe, cool-chic Hotel Saint Cecilia combines iconic pop art design with a 70s-inspired attitude to create an ideal haven for artistic souls and free spirits alike.

112 Academy Dr, Austin, TX 78704 +1 512 852 2400

 

Courtesy of The Driskill | © The Driskill
Courtesy of The Driskill | © The Driskill

The Driskill

The epitome of Texan hospitality, The Driskill exudes a timeless opulence which echoes its turn of the century heritage. Having hosted an eclectic mix of legendary figures, from Bill Clinton to Bob Dylan, this iconic hotel offers a grand alternative to Austin’s laid-back cool.


 

Courtesy of Hotel Ella | © Jake Holt
Courtesy of Hotel Ella | © Jake Holt

Hotel Ella

With a rich history as a former Victorian mansion and later, student residence, neo-classical Hotel Ella oozes chic sophistication. In harmony with Ella’s elegant aesthetic, this newly renovated hotel exhibits sculpture by the Texan artist Charles Umlauf, designating its courtyard an open gallery.

1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX, USA +1 512 495 1800

 

Courtesy of Hotel San Jose | © Allison V Smith
Courtesy of Hotel San Jose | © Allison V Smith

Hotel San Jose

Situated on South Congress, Hotel San Jose is a unique amalgamation of fresh minimalism and musical legacy with touches of Austin style that reflect the hotel’s communal atmosphere. Promoting a chilled-out vibe, bungalow-hotel San Jose hosts regular events like film nights, tarot readings and DJ sets, delivering eclectic entertainment.

1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, USA +1 512 444 7322

 

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Courtesy of Zaza | © Hotel ZaZa

Hotel ZaZa Dallas

Judging by the lavishness of ZaZa’s thematic ‘concept’ suites, this eccentric hotel is not one to shy away from innovation. With design inspirations ranging from Toulouse Lautrec’s ‘Bohemia’ to ‘Leonardo’s’ Italian Renaissance, guests may pursue literary fantasies and immerse themselves in a bygone era. An exclusive Art House hosting exhibitions, installations and seminars further reinforces ZaZa’s unique cultural reputation.

2332 Leonard St, Dallas, TX, USA +1 214 468 8399

 

Courtesy of The Adolphus Hotel | © The Adolphus Hotel
Courtesy of The Adolphus Hotel | © The Adolphus Hotel

The Adolphus

A recognised historic landmark since 1912, The Adolphus encompasses baroque sensibilities in both architectural merit and majestic character. Bedecked with museum-worthy features like a Victorian Steinway belonging to the Guggenheim family and Flemish tapestries, the Adolphus has accommodated Queen Elizabeth II and Oscar de la Renta .

1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX, USA +1 214 742 8200

 

Courtesy of NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel | © NYLO
Courtesy of NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel | © NYLO

NYLO Hotel

An interactive hub for the ultra-trendy traveller, NYLO’s urban loft-style interiors act as a visual platform for locally sourced creativity. NYLO seeks to celebrate the Dallas community by commissioning resident artists to decorate the hotels’ bar, restaurant and public areas’ generating vibrant spaces for a stimulating experience.

1325 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX, USA +1 214 421 1080

 

 

By The Culture Trip Team