Category Archives: Texas Hotels

Antelope Lodge, Alpine, Texas

Antelope Lodge, Alpine, Texas
2310 W. Highway 90, Alpine, Texas 79830

Room fee is $80 for double occupancy.
Pet fee is $15 per pet per night up to three pets ($45 per night).

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You can feel the authentic vibe of this historic cattle town when you stay in the Antelope Lodge, conveniently located off the Main Street.

A funky and quaint 1949 former motor court, Antelope Lodge is cute and proud of its rustic glory (peeling paint, chipped tiles) but very clean and with a dash of charming quirkiness and a few upgrades.  If your looking for luxury amenities and retro sleek—this is not the place for you. But you will enjoy a quiet, comfortable and restful stay.

Our pet friendly double bed cabin had a cute kitchenette in a separate room and features a two-burner stove, microwave, refrigerator, sink, cabinets and a counter for serving. Utensils and pots and pans are available from the office.

The front office staff was very pleasant and helpful.  The office closes at 6pm and our room key was left on the front door.  Take a moment to browse the gift shop and chat with the friendly staff.  There is a large shady courtyard with picnic benches and bbq’s—perfect for summer dining.

Free parking, WIFI and in-room coffee.




The Holland Hotel

The Holland Hotel
Alpine, Texas
Rooms start at $129
No pet fee

Lobby of Holland Hotel

Lobby of Holland Hotel

The Holland hotel’s lobby is impressive and   welcoming with upgrades and authentic restoration that keep the integrity of this historic Trost designed hotel —similar examples of architect, Henry Trost’s Texas hospitality and vintage cattle baron charm are displayed at the West Texas El Capitan, Paisano and Gage Hotels.Complimentary beverages are available 24/7 in the bar area as well as yoghurt and a continental breakfast served until 10am.

Standard room
Standard room

The room was immaculate (as is the entire property) and guest comfort is well executed in all the upscale details. The hotel has a prime location on Holland, the main street in town—just steps to local restaurants and shops.

I arrived in the late morning after an 8 hour train ride from San Antonio, Texas (the station is conveniently located right across the street) and was able to check into my room prior to noon (unlike most hotels that restrict check-in time to 3 or 4pm).

Free WIFI, free parking (in the adjacent lot or side streets), complimentary continental breakfast, refrigerator/microwave and coffee maker in room—and pets are welcome!

A luxury hotel experience at an affordable price!



Maverick Inn, Alpine, Texas

Maverick Inn
1200 E. Holland Avenue
Alpine, Texas 79830
(432) 837-0628
pet fee per stay: 1-2 nights, $15; 3+ nights, $30:includes bedding and treats Rooms begin at $129

Lobby of Maverick Inn

We checked into the Maverick Inn (originally built in the 1930’s and charmingly upgraded and remodeled) and were warmly greeted by Manager, Mark and front desk staff member, Deby. Continue reading

Omni Hotel

Omni Hotel, Austin, Texas
pet fee: $50 per room, per stay
Rooms start at $170 (check for seasonal variations on price)


After our relaxing stay at Lake Austin Spa, we made our way back to the city and headed downtown to the contemporary Omni Hotel.

Allison Battin, the Loyalty Ambassador, made Phoebe a special pooch package (including rawhide chewies and a squeaky toy), a welcome note and detailed maps and locations of nearby pet friendly restaurants and dog parks. Continue reading

Downtown Austin Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency, Austin, Texas
A non-refundable fee of $50 (per pet, per night)
Maximum number of pets per room: 2
Pet maximum weight in 70lb
Standard Room rates start at $209 (seasonal price variations)



The upscale downtown Hyatt Regency, has a perfect location—overlooking Lady Bird Lake and adjacent to the off leash trails. Continue reading

Lake Austin Spa

Lake Austin Spa, Austin, Texas
$300 pet fee (100% donated to Animal Trustees of Austin)

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A multi-award winning #1 destination spa, nestled in 19 acres of lush lakefront property-only 35 minutes from the heart of city of Austin.

The overnight guest spa package accommodations include adorable cottages with private gardens (guests with pets are restricted to the availability of cottages), all inclusive meals (healthy and gourmet), activities (enrichment classes, kyaking and hydrobikes, fitness and yoga classes, hiking), plenty of personal attention and an ultra luxurious multi million dollar 25,000 square foot spa offering world class treatments and amenities. Continue reading

The Mansion at Judge’s Hill

The Mansion at Judge’s Hill, Austin, Texas
no size or weight restrictions
standard room rates start at $175


The Mansion at Judge’s Hill is a boutique hotel located in a charming historic section near the University of Texas and in fact the original building was constructed in 1900 as a wedding gift by one of the University Founders. We stayed in the third floor attic bedroom ( antique furnishings plus every modern convenience). Continue reading

Hotel Paisano

Hotel Paisano, Marfa, Texas
$20 (plus tax) pet fee per night.

Weight restrictions (under 20 lbs) are “flexible”
Standard rooms start at $99

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Hotel Paisano is a wonderfully charming historic hotel built in the 1930’s by famed local architect, Henry Trost.  Vintage movie buffs will appreciate that the hotel played host to cast members of the Academy Award winning movie, Giant (movie memorabilia is housed in lobby).

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Hotel El Capitan

Hotel El Capitan, Van Horn, Texas
Pet fee is $50 per stay
no pet weight limit
Standard Queen Rooms begin at $99

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This was our 2nd stay at the charming historic Hotel El Capitan in Van Horn, Texas. We stayed here on a road trip to Austin, Texas last May and looked forward to returning.


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Candlewood Suites, Fort Stockton, Texas

Candlewood Suites, Fort Stockton, Texas
Pets under 80 lbs (2 pet limit)
$35 pet fee per stay
Suites start at $139.99

Pet Friendly starts at the front desk!

Pet Friendly means a home cooked dinner!




We (my traveling pug and I) stopped over in Fort Stockton on a recent road trip from New Mexico to Austin, Texas.

I was impressed that Candlewood Suites, manager, Paul Amayo made a point of responding to guest reviews on Trip Advisor —usually a sign that management actually cares about guest comfort and I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading