Lone Star Court, a Valencia Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This retro, chic hotel is located in the upscale Domain district and loaded with great shopping and dining
- Valuable freebies include Wi-Fi and breakfast, at which Texas faves like biscuits and gravy are served
- The on-site restaurant hosts live music four nights a week, and a food truck is parked outside all day
- The outdoor pool has a "watering hole" feel and is surrounded by comfy loungers
Uber-chic boutique accommodations in one of America's hippest cities don't have to break the bank. The Lone Star Court in Austin offers trendy retro ranch-style rooms, a pool styled as a watering hole and free breakfast and Wi-Fi in the upscale Domain area -- all for super reasonable rates.
The Domain is best known for its upscale shopping (think Burberry) but has recently become home to cool restaurants and bars. The only drawback is that you need wheels to get to downtown and other tourist hot spots like South Congress Street, so guests would be wise to rent a car (parking is free) or make use of the complimentary bikes available at the hotel.
The free breakfast, serving Texas faves like biscuits and gravy, is seriously delicious, as is the on-site restaurant which also hosts live music four nights a week. There's also a funky food truck that's parked on site 24/7. Budget-minded guests seeking unique accommodations need look no further.