With a variety of unique museums, amusement parks, and music venues, the beautiful city of Lubbock in northwest Texas is home to world-famous artists and musicians and boasts some truly spectacular natural scenery that’s well worth exploring on your next holiday.
Celebrate the life and music of rock ’n’ roll legend Buddy Holly at the Buddy Holly Center; explore the plethora of historical, archaeological, artistic, and paleontological articles housed in the city’s many museums; or simply kick back and try flavoursome wines and beers at Lubbock’s award-winning wineries and breweries.
Experience the warm hospitality of Lubbock at its best with a stay in one of its high-end boutique hotels, or feel at home away from home in a cute, quaint holiday rental. Here are our top ticks for cool and unusual hotels in Lubbock, Texas (in no particular order)…
1. Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast – quaint B&B brimming with original features and traditional charm
An elegant, Southern Colonial-style B&B located on 19th Street just across the street from Texas Tech University, this warm and cosy bed and breakfast is filled with traditional touches.
The antique-filled rooms and suites at Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast feature a delightfully vintage décor which leaves guests feeling as though they have stepped back through the decades.
Rooms are equipped with private bathrooms (some of which feature gorgeous original claw foot bathtubs), free Wi-Fi, and TVs. Suites have kitchenettes, washers/dryers, whirlpool tubs, and balconies. There’s also a stately dining room where a full breakfast is served every morning. Communal amenities include an outdoor pool and a hot tub – perfect for soaking away the day with a glass of the local tipple.
Address: 2629 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410, United States
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2. Cotton Court Hotel, by Valencia Hotel Group – a hip industrial-chic hideout with heaps of cool and unusual features
A classy, retro-style hotel chock-full of Instagrammable industrial-style details nestled among shops and restaurants on Broadway Street in downtown Lubbock, The Cotton Court Hotel makes for an ideal base from which to explore this archetypal Texan town.
Set in a stunning redbrick building, the 4-star hotel features funky rooms equipped with smart TVs, kettles, and mini-fridges and many boast unique and unusual features; such as sliding barn doors, high ceilings, and exposed beams, whilst suites offer bars, seating areas and inviting claw foot bathtubs.
On-site amenities include a laid-back restaurant/bar, an outdoor pool, a courtyard with a fire pit, and a gym. Breakfast and parking are available for an additional fee.
Address: 1610 Broadway St, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
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3. Tru By Hilton Lubbock Southwest – a bright and airy hotel with contemporary, colourful touches
This modern, utilitarian-chic hotel is located in a bustling commercial area off Highway 62 with the famed Joyland Amusement Park and Texas Tech University reachable within just a short drive.
Simple, brightly-colored rooms at the Tru by Hilton Hotel Lubbock have all the amenities you could need for a short stay, including flat-screen TVs with cable channels, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi. There’s also an outdoor pool with a sundeck, a business center, a gym, and a 24-hour mini-market.
Added extras include convenient onsite parking and a delicious, freshly prepared hot breakfast each morning.
Address: 6407 62nd St, Lubbock, TX 79424, United States
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4. Aloft Lubbock – trendy, modern and cool with a central location and host of amenities
As one might expect from the newest hotel in Lubbock, the sleekly styled Aloft Hotel offers luxurious accommodation with a range of on-site amenities; including an indoor pool, a meeting space, restaurant, a convenience store, a fitness center, and a shared laundry facility.
Each of the minimalist rooms at Aloft Lubbock have private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries, 55-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, and free Wi-Fi throughout. Infant beds/cribs are also available at no additional charge.
Conveniently located in the West End Center area of Lubbock, the hotel is ideally located for those hoping to indulge in a spot of shopping, enjoy laid-back meals out, or visit the local University campus.
Address: 2909 Iola Ave, Lubbock, TX 79407, United States
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5. La Palma Guesthouse – an inviting boutique style guesthouse with an elegant touch
A polished holiday home with three thoughtfully furnished bedrooms, four bathrooms complete with complimentary toiletries, a fully equipped kitchen, stylish living room, dining area, and a garden with comfortable outdoor furniture, the cosy and stylish La Palma Guesthouse offers a unique alternative to staying at hotel: all the comforts of home with none of the hassle.
With a large or extra-large double bed in each room, the property can sleep up to six people, making it a great choice for family or friends’ holidays or for larger groups in town to celebrate a special occassion. Each room has a private entrance, hardwood floors, and plenty of closet space.
La Palma Guesthouse is located on 32nd Street, close to Elm Park and Dr. Armando Duran Park and you will find numerous locally-owned and chain restaurants within a 10-minute walk from the property, all serving delicious fare from the States and beyond.
Address: 6418 32nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79407, United States
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6. Milano Guesthouse – delightful modern holiday home with inviting living areas
With spacious rooms and an appealing contemporary décor throughout, this refined holiday home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a laundry, a small living room with a flat-screen TV, a fully functional kitchen with a 2-person breakfast bar, a dining area with seating for four, and a terrace with outdoor seating.
The Milano Guesthouse is located about 10 miles from Jones AT&T Stadium and 4 miles from McCullough Park, meaning that it is conveniently located for the main tourist sights as well as local hotspots in Lubbock.
If you’ve a hankering for authentic Texan BBQ, then you will find a couple of excellent dining options within easy reach of the property.
Address: 13811 Sherman Avenue South, Lubbock, TX 79423, United States
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7. Relaxing Lubbock Studio about 6 Mi to Texas Tech – a stylish studio with a cool and quirky feel, perfect for solo travellers or a couple’s getaway
This charming one-bedroom apartment with well-equipped kitchenette, bathroom, adjoining laundry, and comfortable seating area is ideally located both for the bustling Texas Tech University campus and the airport, as well as for the other historical and natural attractions that the area has to offer.
Other amenities include a walk-in closet, free Wi-Fi, complimentary toiletries, and smart TV with cable channels – not to mention a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival!
With a double bed and a pull-out sofa, the apartment can sleep up to 4 people but is most suitable for a single traveller or a couple in need of a restful retreat.
Address: Lubbock, 79415, United States
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8. Renovated Modern Home with Patio, Walk to Texas Tech – cosy holiday home with a uniquely original feel
A quaint and cosy holiday home featuring a small living room, a fully functional kitchen with a 4-person dining table, a lovingly-decorated bedroom, bathroom, and a covered patio with outdoor furniture, this recently renovated modern property with cute and colourful artwork is the perfect place for a romantic getaway.
The bedroom has an extra-large double bed with a gigantic, elaborately decorated headboard and you will find flat-screen TVs in both the bedroom and living room. The property is fully air-conditioned and free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Popular points of interest near this homely property include Gateway Plaza, Park at City Hall, Guadalupe Park, Timothy Cole Memorial Park, and Glenna Goodacre Median Greenway. There are also three fantastic restaurants within a short walk from the property, should you fancy dining out instead of cooking in your own private and well-equipped kitchen.
Address: Lubbock, 79401, United States
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9. Extra large, pet-friendly holiday home for 20 people, 15 minutes from Downtown Lubbock and boasting a distinctly tasteful interior
Hugely spacious, open and inviting with a lovely decorative touch, this extra large holiday home located on 55th Street, about 4 miles from Jones AT&T Stadium offers four well-appointed bedrooms for up to 20 people, a sumptuous living room, games room, fully-equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, hot tub, and generous garden with grassed area and furnished patio.
The living room has a flat-screen TV complete with cable channels and there is a fireplace for warming up those chillier nights. Its size and sleeping capacity make this an ideal choice for larger, extended family holidays or for renting for a special occasion.
Popular attractions near this sought-after property include Ratliff Park Playground, Remington Park, Cliff Andrews Park, and Quaker Heights HOA Clubhouse & Pool whilst the airport is just an 8-minute drive away.
Address: 4802 55th Street, Lubbock, TX 79414, United States
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10. The Grant Agency Realtors – super cool and unusual camper van with all the essential mod-cons for an authentically American, outdoorsy holiday
A surprisingly spacious and lovingly maintained holiday camper van located within 3 miles of Jones AT&T Stadium, offering easy access to some of Lubbock’s famous amusement parks.
With a large double bed, a bunk bed, and a sofa bed, the truck can comfortably sleep up to six people.
There’s also a kitchenette and seating area with dining table and a TV. An outdoor dining area is also available. Several cafes, restaurants, and bars are accessible within a short walk from this unique accommodation option.
Address: 4217 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410, United States
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Scott started his travelling life back in 1999, when he headed off on a solo jaunt to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with just a backpack, a camera and a spirit for adventure. After that, the travel bug bit hard and now he is always seeking to head off somewhere new. Over the years he has lived in Italy, Qatar, Ireland, UK and the US but his spiritual home will always be Rome as this is the city which most satisfies his unrelenting craving for culture, good food and great football. Scott loves nothing better than to be behind the camera and also runs his own blog and Instagram page. He also counts Melbourne, Cape Town and Tel Aviv among his favourite places. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @scottbalaam