The Best Hotels to Book in Lubbock, Texas

Wall art featuring local legends like Buddy Holly is a common sight throughout the Depot District of Lubbock
Wall art featuring local legends like Buddy Holly is a common sight throughout the Depot District of Lubbock | © parkerphotography / Alamy Stock Photo
Rachel DelRocco Terrazas

Lubbock is an unexpected gem that sits in the northwest panhandle of Texas. There’s plenty here to keep you busy with historical sites, theater, and ballet. Lubbock was the hometown of rocker Buddy Holly, and the Buddy Holly Center is a must-see with the Fine Arts Gallery located inside. There’s plenty of food and drink options with local craft beers and wine tastings from Texas wineries making juice from the High Plains area. It’s also the home of Texas Tech, so it’s a hopping college town. There’s plenty to do, see, eat, and drink, and a specially selected hotel in Lubbock, bookable at Culture Trip.

1. DoubleTree by Hilton Lubbock University Area, for farm-to-table feasts


DoubleTree by Hilton Lubbock University Area lobby with leather booths, ornaments and wooden tables
Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Lubbock University Area / Expedia

This hotel is for those with a nostalgia for rock history, within walking distance of the Buddy Holly Center. Sink into soft gray sofas in rooms with pretty blue art and matching chairs. It’s also a mere one mile from the Texas Tech campus. When you’re not exploring the city, relax in the indoor pool before dining on farm-fresh fare all day at Claraboya Scratch Kitchen Bar. For a fix of Southern comfort, order the duck barbacoa huarache with fried plantain and tomatillo salsa.

2. Overton Hotel & Conference Center, for rustic-luxe touches

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Overton Hotel and Conference Center terrace with barbecue tables
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Next door to Texas Tech, with leather finishes and cowboy-inspired furnishing, you won’t wake up forgetting what state you’re in. It’s not just a look—the hotel frequently partners with Texas Tech academic programs and is the official hotel of the University’s athletics. When you’re not getting in the Texas Tech spirit, dine at renowned Pecan Grill, on modern Texan fare by accomplished chef Douglas Noxon, such as buffalo chicken flatbread, is paired with a stellar wine list; breakfast on Texas-shaped waffles (of course).

3. Cotton Court, for warehouse-inspired chic


Cotton Court double room with fan, steel frame bed and pattern carpet
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Shiplap, sliding barn doors, and iron beds let you know you’re in Texas. Relax in rocking chairs in lush courtyards and patios close to the bustling downtown area, one mile from Texas Tech. With an inviting fireplace and terrace, Midnight Shift restaurant and Bar offers an opportunity to indulge with chicken-fried short ribs, quinoa, and calabacitas, and an endless choice of cocktails and draft beers, accompanied by live music.

4. Embassy Suites by Hilton Lubbock, for Tuscan-style charm

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Lubbock opulent lobby with large vases and wooden ceiling
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Just off Highway 290, with easy access to the University, and downtown areas of Lubbock, this hotel’s Tuscan-style atrium, complete with a koi pond and waterfalls, makes a luxurious statement. The Italian theme continues at the hotel’s The Grill atrium restaurant, kitted out with luscious plants and waterfalls. Don’t forget to sightsee – the Buddy Holly Center and the Llano Estacado Winery are close by. Rest well in sultry suites bathed in brown (espresso?) décor, choose added hot tubs, or corner positions for double the views.

5. Courtyard Lubbock, for casual convenience


indoor pool of the Courtyard Lubbock with lounger and jacuzzi
Courtesy of Courtyard Lubbock / Expedia

Light-filled rooms with pops of blue are close to the main Lubbock urban attractions, just off South Loop 289, yet also the parks and lakes for enjoying the Texas sunshine. You’re not far from South Plains Mall for stores, a cinema, and dining options but don’t miss a visit to Sugarbakers Cafe & Bakery, less than a mile away. Active types can hit the 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool with a hot tub to ease tight muscles before relaxing at the Bistro for a Starbucks to energize your day in Lubbock.

6. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lubbock, for comfort close to nature

Hotel, Suite Hotel

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lubbock exterior with car park
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Just off the Marsha Sharp Freeway, a short way from downtown Lubbock, this relaxed all-suite hotel has outside spaces for barbecuing on the grills under that ever-present Texan sun. Stay active in the fitness center and heated indoor pool before a hike or picnic by the lake in nearby scenic Maxey Park. Traditional suites favor rich reds and nut-brown furnishings, which will help you relax after a busy day in Lubbock.

7. Courtyard Lubbock Downtown/University Area, for fresh, flexible rooms


Courtyard Lubbock Downtown/University Area outdoor pool area with loungers
Courtesy of Courtyard Lubbock Downtown/University Area / Expedia

This downtown Lubbock hotel, not far from the Buddy Holly Center, is chock full of amenities with media pods and lounging areas are available in the lobby along with GoBoards for local information, news, and weather. Let your muscles relax in the hot tub or by the fire pit. If you want to practice your stroke, there are putting greens onsite. Make sure to grab a Starbucks at the Bistro to gear you up for more sightseeing outside your door, such as Jones AT&T, or push the boat out with a visit to Lubbock Water Rampage.

8. Residence Inn Lubbock Southwest, for long-stay luxuries


Residence Inn Lubbock Southwest exterior with outdoor pool, loungers and lawns
Courtesy of Residence Inn Lubbock Southwest / Expedia

Are you looking for a long-stay hotel in Lubbock? Smart, extended-stay suites near Texas Tech University are a quick jaunt to the museums downtown, not to mention local wineries. Light and airy suites come with well-kitted kitchens with everything you need to cook up a feast but don’t miss the breakfast waffles and topping bar. There’s everything to keep you relaxed and fit for a long time with fire pits, basketball courts, and socializing at the weekday RI Mix for beer, wine, and a light meal on the house.

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