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Every city should have a beautiful old historic hotel made out of native stone, preferably built in the late 1800s by a wealthy cattle baron...
Texas design guru and hotelier Liz Lambert could make a radish look cool...
El Paso Suites Hotel
This is the only independent hotel in town – but it used to be an Embassy Suites, so the rooms still have that generic chain-hotel feel. Still, it's a bargain, especially considering you get two full rooms...
First opened in 1907, this 52-room place clings to its cowboy past with Western-themed art, cowboy-inspired rooms and a grand Old West lobby with lots of leather...
The Holland Hotel
Some renovations suck all the charm out of a historic property, and some don't go far enough. But sometimes they get it just right...
Befitting its up-and-comer status, Austin's East Side (formerly 'The Land that Lodging Forgot') finally has a hotel to call its own. The Heywood is a seven-room gem that puts equal emphasis on design and comfort...
Just two miles west of downtown, this stylish 1940s bungalow hotel is a fabulously low-key antidote to Dallas' flashier digs, with a touch of mid-century modern design and more than its share of soul...
Inn Of The Hills Resort & Conference Center
The renovated rooms that open onto the pool were a lovely surprise; they were among the nicest we saw in town. However, the unrenovated rooms have a lot of catching up to do, so make sure you know what you're getting when you book...
A hostel in downtown Austin? Finally! And a pretty darned spiffy one, at that...
After shopping at the Galleria, you can lay your head in high-fashion style. Urban chic or accessible elegance: call it what you like, famous guests such as Faith Hill and Tim McGraw seem to appreciate it.
The Lancaster Hotel
Original marble and old-fashioned decor make this gracious hotel feel more like London than Houston. Say cheers with a gimlet in the Lancaster Bistro, where old-school bartenders preside over a chatty post-theater crowd.
Locally owned and eco-friendly, this quiet place is tucked away just north of downtown, away from the hustle and bustle. The furnishings may be slightly past their prime, but practical travelers will get a lot for their money here...
Historic? Definitely. This place was built in the shadow of the Alamo a scant 23 years after the famous battle. Oscar Wilde, Mae West, Teddy Roosevelt – the former guest list is impressive...
The Sam Houston Hotel
Sleek yet low-key, the smallish rooms at this historic 1923 property have a contemporary decor done in all-grey. Luxe linens, Keurig coffee makers and Aveda bath products dress things up.
The Maverick Inn
The maverick road-tripper will feel right at home at this retro motor court that’s been smartly renovated to include luxury bedding and flat-screen TVs...
The Crockett Hotel
No wonder pictures of the Alamo are always tightly cropped. Pull back and you can see the Crockett's sign hovering just behind the fort. (In Texas, they call that 'spittin' distance...
Expect Italian elegance with a warm Texan welcome. Graduca was modeled after a Duke's palazzo , so rooms are suitably rich and the pool area is a garden oasis...
One of the better deals among the midrange indie hotels, Hotel Lawrence has a convenient downtown location in a 1925 building. Rooms include a great buffet breakfast.
Feel like royalty (yes, Queen Elizabeth has stayed here) the old-fashioned way. The 422-room Adolphus takes us back to the days when gentlemen wore ties and hotels were truly grand, not bastions of ascetic minimalism...
El Paso Inn
The outside doesn't look like much at all – just a one-story strip of rooms along a parking lot – but you can tell they put some thought into the interiors, which you don't often find at this price point.
La Colombe D'or
Each of the five exquisite, one-bedroom suites were inspired by the colors and styles of a painting master – Cezanne, Van Gogh, Renoir ... Suitably so, as the rare oils and antiques decorating this 1923 Montrose mansion are museum quality...
La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol
The downtown location is not the most serene, but you can’t get any closer to the handsome state capitol building (you practically share a lawn)...