Hangar Hotel

Inn in Fredericksburg

If you didn't know better, you'd think this rounded, barnlike structure right on the tarmac of the Gillespie County Airport was a converted hangar from the 1940s, but it's actually a new building with a fun aviation shtick. All rooms have king beds and the front desk is welcoming. No children under 18 years old.

The Observation Deck is a great place to watch the small aircraft buzz in and out, or you can just throw open your windows for a similar effect. Officers' Club bar is open Wednesday through Sunday (5pm to midnight).