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Feel at Home: 8 Best Hotels With Kitchens in Texas

Travelers who want to cook their own meals when they go on vacation should plan to stay at one of these top-notch hotels with kitchens in Texas

When you travel, whether you want to save money, you enjoy preparing your own food, or you have specific dietary restrictions, booking a hotel with a kitchen or kitchenette is an excellent idea. Especially if you’re staying somewhere for longer than a weekend, going out to eat for every meal can start to be burdensome—both from a financial and personal perspective.

Not to mention, while traveling, it’s always fun to visit a farmer’s market or small grocery shop and then cook your own meals every once in a while—shopping for local delicacies and ingredients is a great way to live like the locals do. And, luckily for those traveling to the Lone Star State, there are several upscale hotels, quaint cabins, and luxury properties that are outfitted with fantastic kitchens. For the foodie travelers among us, these are the best hotels with kitchens in Texas.

Marvel at a Hotel With the Most Scenic Lake Views in Austin

A destination in its own right, La Villa Vista alone is worth a trip to Austin. Overlooking the gleaming blue-green waters of Lake Travis, this decadent Mediterranean-style mansion boasts panoramic views of the lake and the lush rolling hills beyond. There’s no better place to sip your morning coffee or an evening margarita than the spacious, sun-warmed balcony—you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in southern Italy or France. (In fact, the villa has been dubbed the “Italian Riviera on Lake Travis.”)

Guests will love preparing their meals in the ornately decorated, sizable kitchen, with its huge marble countertops and shelves laden with fine china, along with swimming laps in the zero-edge infinity pool and lounging in one of the many cozy nooks around the house. And each of the five bedrooms at La Villa Vista has a private bath and stunning view of the lake.

La Villa Vista Resort

Austin
8.7 Excellent (82 reviews)

Indulge in a Luxury Hotel in Downtown Dallas

Brimming with snazzy Uptown charm, Dallas’s Hotel ZaZa is a Texan boutique hotel to remember. No expense has been spared at this French Mediterranean-styled villa, with its vaulted ceilings, fine Italian linens, and communal spaces decorated with exotic prints, rich fabrics, and crystal chandeliers.

The hotel’s 153 guestrooms are all exquisitely appointed, and the individually designed concept suites each embody a theme, like Bohemia, Erotica, and of course, Texas. Guests who want to cook their own meals would do well to book one of the 12 new Bungalows, a set of suites that occupy a historic 1930s-era compound on the property. Bungalow No. 12 (The Promise) features a full marble kitchen, and the rest of the suites have kitchenettes stocked with fresh Odwalla juices, gourmet coffee, and other offerings.

Hotel Zaza

Top rated
Dallas
9.1 Excellent (1742 reviews)

Bask in Tuscan Opulence in the Middle of Downtown Houston

A stay at Hotel Granduca in Houston is just what the doctor ordered, for those times when you want to travel to Italy…without even needing to get on a plane. Situated in the trendy Uptown District, this opulent, villa-style hotel feels more secluded than you might imagine, given its prime location. The interior is decked out with vibrantly colored mosaics, hand-painted walls, and other Tuscan-inspired design elements, and the outdoor saltwater pool is flanked by Venetian fountains and palm trees.

In a uniquely luxurious touch, each of the hotel’s 122 rooms have full or small kitchens, with granite countertops and lovely birch cabinets. Here, you’ll have everything you need (including coveted Tramontina stainless steel pots and pans) to whip up a homemade Italian feast.

Hotel Granduca Houston

Houston
9.2 Excellent (1332 reviews)

Stay At a Historic Hill Country Resort wt

Tucked away on the banks of the crystal-clear Blanco River, in the kitschy-cute town of Wimberly, 7A Ranch has been a family-owned “resort” (well, more like a summer camp) for over 70 years. Guests have their pick of cabins or lodges, depending on group size. Each of the lodges has spacious commercial kitchens, and the Cantina Lofts and cabins have either full-sized kitchens or kitchenettes.

There are plenty of activities on-site to keep adults and kids entertained for days on end.  Play at the arcade in Pioneer Town (a replica of an Old West town), take a dip in the pool or the river, or simply relax under the shade of the towering cypress trees that are scattered around the grounds.

7A Resort

Wimberley
8.3 Very good (87 reviews)

Sleep at a Beachfront Resort on the Gulf Coast

When the Texan Gulf Coast beckons, the Port Royal Ocean Resort is the place to be—located on 25 beachfront acres in Port Aransas, this homey resort offers direct access to the ocean, along with a plethora of amenities and activities, including a dive-in movie theater, sand castle lessons, yoga classes, a giant lagoon pool (complete with water slides), and a private boardwalk and beach area.

Visitors can grab a fresh seafood lunch at Restaurant 361, or better yet, prepare Gulf shrimp, crab, and redfish in the privacy of your own apartment-style suite, which offers a kitchen, separate living room, and dining room.

Port Royal Ocean Resort & Conference Center

Port Aransas
8.0 Very good (503 reviews)

Enjoy the Eclectic Glamping of Far West Texas

There’s nowhere else in the state quite like El Cosmico, a bohemian paradise in the wide-open spaces of Far West Texas, in the art-mecca town of Marfa. The grounds are strewn with yurts, canvas safari tents, Sioux-style teepees, and a slew of elegantly restored vintage trailers, each of which has been outfitted with a fully equipped kitchenette. Alternately, all guests also have access to an open-air communal kitchen and picnic tables.

The Instagram-worthy moments don’t stop when you’re at El Cosmico—bikes are available to rent, as are wood-fired Dutch hot tubs, and there are always events and live music happening. And of course, you’ll want to leave plenty of time for diving into the art scene in Marfa.

El Cosmico

Marfa

Get the Iconic River Walk Experience in San Antonio

Conveniently located just a five-minute stroll from the River Walk and the Alamo, Towneplace Suites Downtown makes for an ideal base camp for exploring all that San Antonio has to offer. Located in the historic Neisner Department Store building, this 117-room hotel has everything you need for a comfy night’s stay.

Regardless of whether you opt for a suite or studio, you’ll have your very own kitchen at your disposal, with a pantry area, fridge, microwave, and stove. On-site amenities include a complimentary buffet breakfast, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an outdoor courtyard pool.

Towneplace Suites San Antonio Westover Hills

Top rated
San Antonio
8.8 Excellent (73 reviews)

Ride Horses at an Authentic Texas Ranch

For a true Texas cowboy experience, book a stay at the Wildcatter Ranch and Resort, in the North Texas Hill Country—the 1,500-acre ranch features a variety of upscale Western-style accommodations, including 41 guest rooms, cabin suites, a two-bedroom guesthouse, and a homestead cottage; the latter two have full kitchens and dining areas, so you can enjoy home-cooked meals at your leisure.

There’s never a dull moment at the Wildcatter, either. The ranch offers a list of family-friendly activities, including guided horseback riding, sport clay shooting, Jeep tours, archery lessons, and pony rides, plus an infinity pool and miles of trails just begging to be explored.

Wildcatter Ranch

Graham
8.8 Excellent (240 reviews)