The Best Hotels in Amarillo, Texas, for Every Traveler

The historic Route 66 goes through Amarillo, Texas
The historic Route 66 goes through Amarillo, Texas | © mauritius images GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
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28 December 2020

Whether you’re drawn in by the scenic beauty or the chance to cruise along a section of Route 66, Amarillo has a hotel for you.

Outdoor recreation is a huge draw to Amarillo, Texas. Find the amazing Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the second-largest canyon in the United States, where you can tour, hike, bike or ride horses. Lake Meredith is a great spot for summer outings, complete with swimming, kayaking and jet-skiing. And Amarillo isn’t limited to just natural wonders. The Little Theater is among the oldest continuously operating theaters in the US, and for the sports fan, there’s a thriving hockey, baseball and indoor football scene. Whatever your reason for visiting, check out our guide to the best stays to check in to the perfect hotel.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel
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Stay in the middle of downtown Amarillo at this all-suite hotel next to the Amarillo Civic Center complex. It’s the ideal base for exploring local attractions, with the Cadillac Ranch and the Amarillo Botanical Gardens a very short drive away. The hotel features an indoor pool, a sauna, a fitness center and an event space. Contemporary decor, on-site dining and useful amenities in each room, such as a mini-fridge and microwave, round out the offerings. You can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast before you head off for the day.

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Drury Inn and Suites Amarillo

Hotel, Chain Hotel
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You’ll find a comfortable room at the recently renovated Drury Inn and Suites. Just 10 minutes from downtown, the inn sits off I-40 in the Medical District, home to hospitals and medical offices. You’ll also find shopping and dining in the area, while the Amarillo Botanical Gardens and Amarillo Zoo are just a few miles away. Hotel facilities include a meeting space, pool and fitness center — and it offers a free hot breakfast to start your day right. Affordable, clean and comfortable – the ideal place for a short visit as part of a road trip, with the added bonus of swim.

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My Place Hotel Amarillo West/Medical Center

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel
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Near I-40, My Place Hotel can be your home base for a night or a month. Modern and comfortable rooms include high-end bedding and a kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, two-burner stovetop and microwave. A laundry room is also just down the hall. You’ll feel right at home with a little store where you can grab a snack or beverage, and you’ll have the opportunity to pick out your breakfast at check-in, with it magically appearing in your fridge.

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Amarillo

Hotel, Chain Hotel
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Relax at this all-suite hotel with an indoor pool, a business center, a fitness center with a laundry room – you can multitask – free breakfast, a snack shop and colorfully decorated rooms. After a long day conducting business or hiking at the scenic Palo Duro Canyon State Park (a 30-minute drive away), you can cook dinner in your private kitchenette.

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  • Springhill Suites by Marriott Amarillo

    Hotel, Chain Hotel
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    Springhill Suites by Marriott provides a welcoming environment with a lobby bar, free breakfast and dinner delivery from surrounding restaurants. You can get all cozy in the upscale bedding and put together a casual meal in your room’s pantry area, which has a small refrigerator, sink and microwave. The hotel also has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. See the local area by hiking or horseback riding in Palo Duro Canyon State Park or driving a segment of Route 66. A more sedate afternoon can be spent in a nearby spa or playing a round of golf at a community course.

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    Homewood Suites by Hilton Amarillo

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    In northwest Amarillo, just across the street from the restaurants and shops at Westgate Mall, you’ll find this all-suite hotel with a fitness center, sports courts and an outdoor pool with a fireplace. You can start your day with a free breakfast, charge your electric car for free and fire off a few emails at the business center. Nearby attractions include Cadillac Ranch (which is only five minutes away) and Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

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    Best Western Santa Fe

    Hotel, Chain Hotel

    Just off I-40 on the east side of town, the Best Western Santa Fe offers free breakfast, business services and a seasonally heated pool — and it’s in an ideal location for exploring Route 66 and the area’s natural beauty. Each room features one or two beds topped with pillowy mattresses. Those with eyes bigger than their bellies can visit the nearby Big Texan Steak Ranch, where you can enjoy a 72oz (2kg) steak without paying a cent (but only if you finish it and all the sides within an hour).

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    Hampton Inn and Suites Amarillo West

    Hotel, Chain Hotel

    Hampton Inn and Suites offers a comfortable experience in well-maintained surroundings. You can swim laps in the indoor pool and exercise any time you wish in the fitness center. Each day begins with a complimentary breakfast, and there is a business center if you need a computer and printer. It’s close to Cadillac Ranch and the Westgate Mall, yet only a 10-minute drive to the Amarillo Civic Center complex.

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    These recommendations were updated on December 28, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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