by Liz Carmack, Texas A&M University Press
This essential travel planning resource details more than 60 historic hotels welcoming lodgers across the Lone Star State, from the famous Menger Hotel in San Antonio to the little-known Smith House in Crosbyton.
Historic Hotels of Texas is the perfect guide for anyone seeking out-of-the-ordinary lodging or destinations in Texas. It includes:
- Hotel details that help you pick accommodations to match your travel style and particular trip — whether you’re seeking plush surroundings or homey charm; booking a hunting, fishing or business trip; or planning a romantic getaway, ghost-hunting excursion or cycling tour.
- Travel planning essentials, including contacts for reservations, room rates, payment methods, parking, pet accommodations, amenities and facilities.
- Historical anecdotes and the lowdown on where to spot original interior details and architectural features.
- Author’s tips about nearby restaurants, shopping, sights and events.
- Easy-to-find information organized by the state’s seven travel regions.
- Color maps, photographs and an index.
For Texas history lovers, the book explains the seven types of historic Texas hotels, including stagecoach inns and railroad hotels, and presents accounts of historic hotels now gone, sitting empty or renovated for other uses.