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With three universities and an extensive railway system throughout western Texas, it is no wonder Lubbock has been dubbed the “Hub City.” Even as it continues to grow and expand, it is still known for its unmistakable southern charm and hospitality. Join millions each year to enjoy everything from beautiful wineries to a diverse entertainment scene.

Where to stay in Lubbock, Texas

Wondering where to stay? There are quite a few different areas depending on your interests and itinerary. Choose Downtown if you want to be central to all the things to do in Lubbock. You will be close to the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, which boasts big events from lectures to concerts, and the Buddy Holly Center, which is dedicated to the late, great rock and roll singer. You will also be quite close to Mackenzie Park, which offers everything from a golf course to an amusement park and more on its 248 acres.

If you are a football fan, then you are going to want to stay near Texas Tech University. You can catch their team, the Raiders, playing at the Jones AT&T Stadium and then go out for drinks at one of the many bars afterwards. Even non-football fans will enjoy the university’s youthful vibe as well as some of the different things to do on campus, such as the Museum of Texas Tech, which boasts of a collection of nearly five million objects.

Another great area to stay close to can be found around Lubbock Lake. The surrounding park has a national historic site that offers a look into 12,000 years of history. However, if you plan on doing a lot of shopping, you might want to look into staying near the South Plains Mall, which has over a million square footage of stores. Do not forget to plan a day for one of Lubbock’s nearby wineries. The closest are located downtown, while a few are a little further out of the main part of the city.

3, 4, and 5 star hotels in Lubbock, Texas

Overall, there are 97 hotels in Lubbock, starting at .

While there is only one 4 star hotel in Lubbock, it still provides the best in luxury accommodation. You can expect a buffet breakfast, onsite dining, premium bedding, an outdoor pool, fitness center, and even a rooftop terrace. You can also enjoy valet parking, a free airport shuttle, dry cleaning services, and more.

There are a lot more 3 star hotels to choose from, 16 to be exact, starting at . Most include a buffet breakfast, free parking, a pool, fitness center, dry cleaning, meeting rooms, and more. Furthermore, you can narrow down your search to business hotels, pet-friendly hotels, and boutique hotels, depending on your travel purpose.

Hotels Near Preston Smith International Airport

Lubbock’s main airport is the Preston Smith International Airport, which is about a 15-minute drive away from the city. The airport is small, with only four airlines and a handful of non-stop flight destinations to Houston, Dallas, Austin, Las Vegas, Denver, and Phoenix. You should be able to get there fairly easy by shuttle or taxi wherever you are staying. There are no designated airport hotels as all the closest ones are also downtown.