Must see hotels in Central Texas

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    Hotel Emma

    Is steampunk-glam a thing? Going by this showcase hotel, originally a 19th-century brewhouse and now the centerpiece of the Pearl District, it most…

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    King William Manor

    In a neighborhood known for beautiful old houses and B&Bs, this grand, Greek Revival mansion occupying a large corner lot still manages to stand out…

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    Hotel Van Zandt

    Named for Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, this Kimpton-run property impresses with the details. Touches like the French horn chandelier above…

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    Hotel San José

    This 1930s-vintage motel has been revamped by celebrated local hotelier Liz Lambert to create a chic SoCo retreat. Stucco bungalows hold minimalist,…

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    The Driskill

    Every city needs a beautiful historic hotel, ideally made from native stone and built by a 19th-century cattle baron. Although this one is now owned by…

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    City View Inn & Suites at Sunset Station

    Just beyond I-37, a mile east of the Alamo and just two blocks from the Amtrak station, this skinny little three-story building is full of clean, modern…

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    Ogé House

    Ogé Inn epitomizes the antebellum southern mansion: expansive, gazebo-graced grounds slope down to the riverfront, ancient pecan trees shade the lawns and…

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    South Congress Hotel

    Austinites take their staycations at this boutique hotel, a smallish property that somehow squeezes four eateries, two bars, several shops and a pool into…

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    Ye Kendall Inn

    A National Historic Landmark dating from 1859, this is the nicest place to stay in Boerne. The creekside main house is made of hand-cut limestone and…

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    Hill Country Casitas

    The 10 casitas at this new hillside lodging 8 miles north of Dripping Springs make a stylish but comfortable base camp for exploring Austin and the Hill…

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    Austin Motel

    Liz Lambert's Bunkhouse Group recently purchased this budget favorite, long known for its 'garage-sale chic' and wonderfully funky appeal. At press time,…

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    Best Western Plus – Austin City

    Our favorite detail? The Texas-shaped waffles at the breakfast spread. Bordering I-35, south of Lady Bird Lake, this recently renovated Best Western is…

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    Habitat Suites

    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…

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    Hangar Hotel

    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…

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    Firehouse Hostel

    Set in a former firehouse, right across from the historic Driskill hotel in downtown Austin, this spiffy hostel has been open since 2013 but feels as…

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    Lone Star Court

    This stylish hotel, 9 miles north of downtown, exudes cowboy cool. Spacious rooms feature barn-style doors and retro refrigerators stocked with local…

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    Menger Hotel

    Built next to the Alamo just 23 years after the famous battle, this historic hotel has hosted Oscar Wilde, Mae West and Teddy Roosevelt; at night, you…

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    Rose Hill Manor

    This exquisite B&B offers top-notch accommodation, with beautifully appointed suites and cottages. A three-course hot breakfast is served. If you like…

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    Cotton Gin Village

    Rustic on the outside, posh on the inside. Oh yes, we like it here. Just south of town, this cluster of stone-and-timber cabins offers vacationers a…

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    Hotel St Cecilia

    The hustle and bustle of South Congress melts away the moment you cross over onto the serene lawn graced by a 300-year-old live oak. Choose from a suite…