The Best Hotels to Book in Harlingen, Texas

Hampton Inn and Suites Harlingen offers a comfortable home away from home
Hampton Inn and Suites Harlingen offers a comfortable home away from home | Courtesy of Hampton Inn and Suites Harlingen / Expedia
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15 December 2021
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In the middle of the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen has a vibrant cultural scene and buckets of small-town charm, with its mom-and-pop shops, rich Texan history, plus delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine. There are also neighborhood parks, beautiful nature reserves and stunning murals – more than two dozen of them. Ideally placed for quick access to both Mexico and South Padre Island, you’ll find it is a southern destination not to be missed. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Harlingen – bookable on Culture Trip.

Hilton Garden Inn Harlingen Convention Center, for a sleek sleep

The outdoor pool with pillowy loungers at the Hilton Garden Inn Harlingen Convention Center
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This sprawling offering from Hilton is a popular convention destination, but it’s also ideal for those who have come to Harlingen for a vacation. The Iwo Jima Monument, Hugh Ramsey Nature Park, and the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum are just a 15-minute drive away, and Valley International Airport is 6mi (10km) from the door. The cool-toned accommodation is modern, light and well-appointed, and facilities include an outdoor pool with pillow-soft sun loungers, a gym and an on-site restaurant.

Best Western Casa Villa Suites, for a classic Texas stay

The outdoor pool and hot tub with loungers at the Best Western Casa Villa Suites
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You’ll find this solid offering just off Highway 83, 4mi (6km) from the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum and 2mi (3km) from the Hugh Ramsey Nature Park. Head upstairs from the houseplant-filled lobby to find your room. The suites are homey and comfortable, featuring microwaves and mini-fridges, and with a complimentary breakfast buffet, an exercise room, and an outdoor pool and hot tub, you’ll be all set for your stay in Harlingen. You can even bring your furry friend along for an additional fee.

Residence Inn by Marriott Harlingen, for settling in

The contemporary lobby with lots of seating at the Residence Inn by Marriott Harlingen
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You’ll find this contemporary extended-stay offering off Interstate 69E and just 6mi (10km) from the calming vistas of the Hugh Ramsey Nature Park. There’s a free grocery delivery service to fill your refrigerator and satisfy cravings (though you’ll have to pay for the actual groceries), complimentary hot breakfast to start your mornings off right and evening social hours if you feel like making some new friends. There’s also a pool and a gym.

Holiday Inn Express Harlingen, for a budget-friendly break

A contemporary two-bed guest room with a bright accent wall at the Holiday Inn Express Harlingen
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​​You know you’ve never made a bad choice if you opt for a Holiday Inn, and this location is no exception. The contemporary rooms are well-appointed and bright, and hotel facilities include an outdoor palm tree-fringed heated pool and jacuzzi, a fitness center and a complimentary breakfast. You’re just an 11-minute drive from the airport and two minutes from South Padre Island.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Harlingen, for extended stays

A spacious guest room with a large headboard at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Harlingen
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Off North Expressway 83, just 4mi (6km) from Valley International Airport and less than a 10-minute drive from central Harlingen, the Valley Race Park and the Tony Butler Golf Course, this solid all-suite offering from Hilton is just the ticket. The suites have everything you need, with full kitchens, HD channels and comfy sitting areas. In addition, there are evening socials three nights a week and a complimentary hot breakfast, plus an outdoor pool with mood lighting and funky fountains. When it’s time to depart, take the free airport shuttle.

Hampton Inn and Suites Harlingen, for a home away from home

The outdoor pool with loungers and an accessible lift at the Hampton Inn and Suites Harlingen
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This Hampton Inn is a great call if you fancy a little more space and homeyness than a standard hotel room can offer. It’s in a quiet location, just half a mile (0.8km) from scenic park walks along the Arroyo Colorado and 4mi (6km) south of Valley International Airport. The rooms are filled with fun patterns, and each comes with an easy chair and ottoman to put up your feet. Plus, there’s an outdoor pool, complimentary breakfast and an attractive aquarium in the welcoming living room-style lobby.

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Harlingen, TX, for a Texan barbecue

The living room-style lobby at the Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Harlingen, TX
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This bright and contemporary offering from Radisson welcomes you with a stylish double-height lobby, featuring an attractive communal area with a fireplace that you can recline next to after a full day exploring the attractions in the local area. Meet the tropical birds at Gladys Porter Zoo, or shop until you drop at the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets. If you want to treat yourself, there’s a whirlpool suite available. Breakfast is complimentary, and you’ll also find a fitness center and an outdoor pool with a barbecue patio.

These recommendations were updated on December 15, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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