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    Horseshoe Bay Resort
    Horseshoe Bay, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1041 reviewsTripAdvisor (1041)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Horseshoe Bay Resort sits perched along the picturesque Lake Lyndon B. Johnson in Texas Hill Country. Of its many luxurious amenities, the resort offers a full-service spa, four golf courses (three of which are championship courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.), four pools and several dining options. Guest rooms earn high praise for their bright colors, plush furniture and complimentary high-speed internet access; if you're traveling as a family, Horseshoe Bay offers multi-room suites and apartment rentals that easily accommodate groups. Though you'll find plenty of things to do here, some travelers recommend driving to nearby Marble Falls for some more affordable eats or taking a daytrip to Austin (Texas' quirkiest city is just about a 55-mile drive southeast).

    Horseshoe Bay, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1041 reviewsTripAdvisor (1041)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Lakeway Resort and Spa
    Lakeway, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1193 reviewsTripAdvisor (1193)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Located about 22 miles northwest of downtown Austin, the Lakeway Resort and Spa caters more to R&R seekers than it does to tourists. This beautiful complex rests on the banks of Lake Travis in Texas Hill Country, leading to spectacular views for those of you practicing your swing on one of four 18-hole championship golf courses (including Flintrock Falls, a Jack Nicklaus-designed course). Lakeway also boasts a full-service spa, which offers a long menu of massages and skin treatments. And if you're looking to take to the tides, head to the Lakeway Marina for opportunities to sail and fish, or simply lounge by the property's pool. Recent guests highly recommend ending your day with dinner at the on-site eatery, Lake Travis Restaurant. And though they describe the grounds as stunning, previous visitors say that the guest rooms feel dated, despite their flat-screen TVs and private balconies. Some also warn against hidden resort fees, which can spark a serious case of sticker shock upon checkout.

    Lakeway, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1193 reviewsTripAdvisor (1193)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency Austin
    Austin, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2702 reviewsTripAdvisor (2702)
    Free WiFi

    Resting serenely on the shores of Lady Bird Lake (across the Congress Avenue Bridge from downtown Austin), the Hyatt Regency Austin is a great choice for families and outdoorsy travelers. Its location garners rave reviews since Sixth Street, Zilker Park and the Austin Bats are just a stone's throw away. Meanwhile, recent guests enjoyed activites on the lake thanks to the Hyatt's boat tours and dinner cruises. Back at the hotel, the location is also convenient for business travelers and small conferences. Though recent visitors say the rooms are comfortable and full of amenities like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, guests mention that the lodging is beginning to show signs of age. Some visitors also complain of noise traveling easily due to the Hyatt's atrium-centric layout. But recent guests do note that the customer service here is top-notch, and the Marker 10 restaurant hits the spot with its sushi bar and live music. Because this is a Hyatt hotel, Gold Passport loyalty club members can earn and redeem points here.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2702 reviewsTripAdvisor (2702)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
    Grapevine, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4684 reviewsTripAdvisor (4684)

    Overlooking Grapevine Lake (roughly 23 miles northwest of Dallas), the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center is a destination unto itself. Inside, visitors will find a 25,000-square-foot spa, a fitness center, retail outlets and several restaurants. The highlight of the resort, however, is the pool complex: Recent guests say that their kids loved splashing in the lazy river and riding the waterslide. Guest rooms here aren't huge, but they're equipped with internet access and cable TV; most guests say that's all they need. On top of the nightly room rate, you should also be prepared to pay an additional resort fee for access to Gaylord's facilities. And because Gaylord Hotels is part of the Marriott family, loyal guests can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points here.

    Grapevine, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4684 reviewsTripAdvisor (4684)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa
    Montgomery, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1488 reviewsTripAdvisor (1488)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated in Montgomery, Texas along Lake Conroe, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is a huge hit with families for one reason: It has a water park. Kids can easily spend hours riding the slides and splashing around in the Aqua Park, and when they tire of that, they can practice their short game at the putt-putt course or build sandcastles on the beach. Guests who are a little older can swim laps in the heated infinity pool, relax at the spa or take to the more challenging fairways of the 18-hole golf course instead. Later on, regroup and enjoy a family dinner at one of six restaurants before retiring to your spacious suite or villa. Though they rave about La Torretta's on-site amenities, some guests feel that the resort's standards are starting to slip, citing disorganized customer service staff and less-than-spotless rooms as issues. Visitors also gripe about the location: This resort sits just about 55 miles north of Houston, and many say there's not a whole lot to do in this part of Texas.

    Montgomery, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1488 reviewsTripAdvisor (1488)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas
    Irving, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2682 reviewsTripAdvisor (2682)
    Free Parking

    Alongside Lake Carolyn in Irving, Texas – about 30 miles from Fort Worth and nearly 12 miles from Dallas – the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas is probably not the best home base for sightseers. But according to recent guests, staying at this member of the Omni hotel clan is more of an escape than just a place to hang your hat. If your goal is to get away from it all, you'll find just about everything you need here. For starters, the Mokara Salon & Spa offers a long list of massages and skin treatments to ensure that you're relaxed and looking your best, and previous visitors say that the heated lakeside pool is the perfect place to catch some rays. And the on-site playground will keep younger travelers occupied. Though they say that the decor could use a facelift (describing it as dark and dated), visitors appreciate the large size of the guest rooms and the excellent views provided by the massive windows. And when you're feeling peckish, make a dinner date and enjoy a variety of flavors at Trevi's Restaurant. If you haven't already, former guests highly recommend joining the Omni Select Guest rewards program in which you can earn points toward free stays.

    Irving, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2682 reviewsTripAdvisor (2682)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
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    Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
    Grapevine, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1246 reviewsTripAdvisor (1246)
    Free WiFi

    Even though DFW is in this Hilton's name, it's actually located about 22 miles from Dallas or Fort Worth in Grapevine, Texas. Catering primarily to business travelers, the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center boasts 63,000 square feet of meeting space as well as a full-service business center. And because not all deals take place in the boardroom, Hilton staff can help you arrange tee times at nearby golf courses, or you can practice your swing closer to home on the hotel's tennis courts. The property also houses a pool, a jogging track, fishing facilities and basketball and racquetball courts. Inside, recent visitors appreciated the large guest rooms and amenities like complimentary daily newspapers and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. The on-site restaurants will keep your appetite satisfied. Despite all its offerings, some guests weren't pleased – warning to double (and triple) check your reservations and be careful of hidden charges. Travelers frequently complain of extra fees for parking and shuttle service, but because this property falls under the Hilton umbrella, you can earn and use Hilton Honors rewards points to help offset added costs and room rates.

    Grapevine, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1246 reviewsTripAdvisor (1246)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
    Dallas, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1548 reviewsTripAdvisor (1548)

    The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre is only 12 miles north of downtown Dallas, and recent guests say that getting into the city is relatively easy. However, their feelings on the hotel itself are mixed. Some visitors describe the hotel staff as extremely friendly and appreciate the unstandardized look and feel of the guest rooms. Others wish that the rooms were larger and room rates lower. But those in town on business find that the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre is suitable for their visit, citing ample business amenities and meeting rooms as reasons to stay here while on the clock. When you're not plugging away, you can burn off some energy in the fitness center, the pool or along the walking path. And as far as dining goes, Crockett's Restaurant & Bar offers an eclectic, Texas-inspired menu in a swanky atmosphere, and H Bar provides a hip environment for drinks with co-workers. Because this is a Hilton hotel, Hilton Honors members can earn and redeem rewards points here.

    Dallas, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1548 reviewsTripAdvisor (1548)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Travaasa Austin
    Austin, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 823 reviewsTripAdvisor (823)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Stretching out along the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge about 18 miles northwest of Austin in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Travaasa Austin offers dramatic views and activities catered to both R&R- and thrill-seekers. Property standouts include group cooking demonstrations, Texas two-step dance classes and horseback riding lessons. Though most visitors describe the unrivaled outdoor experiences available at Travaasa Austin as a compelling reason to plan a future stay, travelers also insist that it's the gracious hotel staff that truly seals the deal. If all that activity makes you hungry, refuel with some nutritious farm-to-table cuisine at the on-site restaurant. Sample menu items include huevos rancheros for breakfast and short rib espagnole for dinner. If you're looking to take the relaxation up a notch, unwind with a revitalizing treatment, such as a clay and aloe wrap or a detoxifying sea salt and olive stone exfoliation, at the spa. Meanwhile, active types can participate in on-site Pilates and yoga classes. When nighttime rolls around, you'll retire to your rustic-yet-stylish accommodations outfitted with wooden furnishings, spacious balconies, coffee makers and walk-in showers. 

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 823 reviewsTripAdvisor (823)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

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