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Listed in alphabetical order by city, the following number among the state's most outstanding historic hotels. Each differs in regard to televisions and telephones in the rooms, private baths, parking fees, and credit cards, as well as policies regarding children, pets, and smoking; inquire when reserving. For information on other vintage lodgings, write to the Historic Accommodations of Texas, Box 2147, Stafford 77497; 800/428-0368.

Except for the Antlers, Excelsior, Koch's, LaSalle, Landmark, and Swan, all hotels listed have at least one restaurant (all wheelchair accessible).


Stephen F. Austin Hotel, 701 Congress, 78701; 191 rooms. Currently under restoration to its original luxury status; reopening expected this winter. Call 512/708-8384.

For information on Austin's Driskill Hotel, see "Colonel Driskill's Grand Hotel," December 1990 issue of Texas Highways. For current rates and other up-to-date details, call 512/474-5911.


LaSalle Hotel, 120 S. Main St., 77805; 55 rooms. Currently under restoration to luxury level; expected to reopen next spring. Rates: To be announced. For update, call the Bryan-College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau at 409/260-9898 or 800/777-8292.


Landmark Inn State Historical Park, 402 Florence St., 78009; 8 rooms. Rates: \$45-\$55. One room is wheelchair accessible. Call 830/931-2133; for reservations, call 512/389-8900.


For information on the Stoneleigh, Melrose, and Adolphus hotels, as well as The Mansion on Turtle Creek, see "The Golden Girls" in the June 1998 issue of Texas Highways.


J.M. Koch's Hotel Bed and Breakfast, West Hwy. 90 (Box 518), 78850; 5 rooms. Rates (including breakfast): \$50-\$60. Not wheelchair accessible. Call 830/363-7500 or 800/460-8481.

El Paso

Camino Real Hotel (also locally referred to as the Paso del Norte), 101 S. El Paso St., 79901-1107; 359 rooms. Rates: \$114-\$145. Four rooms are wheelchair accessible. Call 915/534-3000 or 800/722-6466.

Fort Worth

Stockyards Hotel, 109 E. Exchange St., 76106; 52 rooms. Rates: \$95-\$350. Not wheelchair accessible. Call 817/625-6427 or 800/423-8471.


Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., 77550; 225 rooms. Rates: \$79-\$450. Wheelchair accessible. Call 409/765-7721 or 800/392-4285.


The Lancaster Hotel, 701 Texas Ave., 77002; 93 rooms. Rates: \$230-\$275; suites \$400-\$1,000. Entire hotel is wheelchair accessible (6 rooms specially adapted). Call 713/228-9500 or 800/231-0336.

Park Plaza Warwick, 5701 Main St., 77005; 308 rooms. Rates: \$99-\$209. Wheelchair accessible. At press time, new owners were about to begin a multimillion-dollar renovation. Call 713/526-1991 or 800/670-PARK.


The Belle-Jim Hotel, 160 N. Austin, 75951; 10 rooms. Rates (including breakfast): \$45-\$65. Downstairs rooms are wheelchair accessible. Call 409/384-6923.


Excelsior House, 211 W. Austin, 75657; 15 rooms. Rates: \$65-\$100. One room is partially wheelchair accessible. Plantation breakfast costs \$6.50 additional. Also open for tours (\$2) at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Call 903/665-2513.

The Jefferson Hotel, 124 W. Austin, 75657; 24 rooms. Rates: \$65-\$110. Not wheelchair accessible. Call 903/665-2631 or 800/226-9026.


The Antlers, 1001 King St., 78639; 13 rooms. Rates: \$100-\$140 in hotel (includes breakfast), \$100-\$150 in 1- and 2-bedroom cabins, \$100 in cabooses. Kitchen facilities in cabins and cabooses. One suite is wheelchair accessible. Call 915/388-4411 or 800/383-0007.


Swan & Railway Country Inn, 11280 Castro Ave. (Box 429), 78039-0429; 4 rooms. Rates (including breakfast): \$60-\$80. Not wheelchair accessible. Call 830/762-3742.


The Gage Hotel, 120 W. US Hwy. 90 (Box 46), 79842; 37 rooms. Rates: \$65-\$175. One room is wheelchair accessible. Call 800/ 884-GAGE.


Doubletree Club Hotel Casa De Palmas, 101 N. Main, 78501; 158 rooms. Rates: \$55-\$160. Lobby and 6 rooms are wheelchair accessible. Call 956/631-1101 or 800/222-8733.

San Antonio

The Camberley Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St., 78205; 322 rooms. Rates: \$115-\$145. Hotel entrance, lobby, and 5 rooms are wheelchair accessible. Call 210/227-3241 or 800/555-8000.

St. Anthony Hotel, 300 E. Travis, 78205; 350 rooms. Rates: \$123-\$179. Motor-lobby entrance and several rooms are wheelchair accessible. Call 210/227-4392.

Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, 78205; 318 rooms. Rates: \$132-\$142. Lobbies, restaurant, and newer rooms are wheelchair accessible; call in advance. Call 210/223-4361 or 800/345-9285.

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