Best Hotels for Enjoying a Little Bit of Country and a Little Bit of Rock ’n’ Roll in Lubbock


If you love the ’50s rock ‘n’ roll scene, then there’s a good chance you’re a Buddy Holly fan and you’d love to explore Lubbock, Texas, his city of birth. The same applies if you’re a fan of country or blues, as many a music legend hails from Lubbock. Other than being a music history landmark, Lubbock is home to numerous artistic and cultural events and festivals, many universities, several parks, rivers, and even a prairie dog town!

Sports lovers, history buffs, business enthusiasts, and those who simply want to enjoy the South will find something to enjoy in Lubbock. Just like its attractions and activities, Lubbock hotels come in all shapes and sizes. Here are a few popular picks to match your travel preferences.

Buddy Holly Statue, Lubbock

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Spacious Suites and the Best of Amenities

If you want to splurge and spoil yourself with spacious rooms and guaranteed quality, then Embassy Suites Lubbock is the hotel for you. As the name says, you have a choice of suites with comfortable beds, premium TV channels, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary made-to-order breakfast. Perfect for business travelers, this hotel has a 24/7 business center, 2,000 feet of conference space, a fitness center, and an indoor pool to stay in shape. The National Ranching Heritage Center, Louise Hopkins Underwood Art Center, and Silent Wings Museum are all close. You can also tour the nearby wineries.

Affordable Quality in Central Lubbock

An affordable spot that spoils its guests with comfortable rooms and a variety of complimentary amenities, La Quinta Inn & Suites Lubbock West Medical Center is a convenient choice for business and leisure trips alike. Flat-screen TVs, free toiletries, microwaves and refrigerators in select rooms, free breakfast, Internet access, and parking are all part of the La Quinta experience. You should also try the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre or Trapped! Escape the Room for some extra fun.

Texas Tech University

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Charm and Exquisite Style

The Overton Hotel and Conference Center is the clear choice for travelers who want nothing but the best. Pricier than the average hotel, this is the only AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel in Lubbock. Stylish interior design, large flat-screen TVs, complimentary Internet connection and parking, award-winning cuisine, and a fitness center are some of the most popular amenities at the Overton. The Buddy Holly Center and the Museum of Texas Tech University are a good start when exploring the city.

Pet-friendly Budget Stay Downtown

The best budget-friendly hotel in downtown Lubbock is La Quinta Inn Lubbock – Downtown Civic Center. This pet-friendly venue also offers affordable comfort, free breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and a health club. Close to three campuses, the hotel is also right next to the Lubbock Civic Center, Depot District, and Mackenzie State Park.

Clean and Pet-Friendly Accommodation

Another pet-friendly stay that’s affordable and close to all Lubbock attractions is the Americas Best Value Inn. Clean lodging, basic amenities, and easy access to the highway make this hotel a good choice for those who want to save more and stay a bit further from the heart of Lubbock.

23 Comment to “Best Hotels for Enjoying a Little Bit of Country and a Little Bit of Rock ’n’ Roll in Lubbock”

  1. Amanda Love says:

    I’ve never been to Lubbock TX, but we’re heading to Arlington TX for Memorial Day weekend. We’ve never stayed at a LaQuinta Inn but I’ve heard good things about them. Lubbock surely does look “interesting”.

    • Yes, it has a very distinct look! And so many great musicians come from there, I am pretty sure you can’t walk too long without stumbling on a place made famous by one of them.

  2. Kathy Lacuna says:

    My husband and I really love travel tips like this. We both love music and your post has shown us that Lubbock is one of the places in the US worth visiting. So much to see and discover.

  3. Anne V says:

    I have never been to Texas, but I have friends in Houston, Dalas and Denton who I haven’t visited yet. I’m a music lover so, Lubbock now intrigues me. Bucket listed!

  4. Saminu Abass says:

    Great one. I really like and enjoy reading traveling tips like these ones but I don’t like music like that. Thanks

  5. Fred says:

    I am not sure if I will ever go to Lubbock so I thank you for bringing me there vicariously. I really like the big wide open park spaces I see in your pictures.

    • Yup me too! They were from campuses actually. It looks interesting, to be honest, but it is not the most popular Texas destination, why it needed a bit of pimping 😀

  6. Bhushavali says:

    Thanks for the list. These kinds of hotels are indeed interesting than regular business hotels. The touch of fun and quirkiness makes it good!

  7. I wish you posted more photos of the amenities, but the scenery is nice. Definitely not counting this one out.

  8. I haven’t been to Texas, yet. I only visited California when I went to the US. I hope I get the chance to explore other areas in your country as well. But it’s so huge! I haven’t even explored fully the Philippines, my own country.

  9. Franc Ramon says:

    I like the old town feel of Lubock, Texas. It would be refreshing to go around the place with the calming view.

  10. Elizabeth O. says:

    I like that there’s a lot of accommodations to choose from and that they’re affordable too. It’s good to know that there are pet-friendly hotels. This is such a nice place to go to unwind.

  11. Being in college with a course related to hotels, I hope I get to work in one of these hotels after I graduate. Not in housekeeping though. Maybe in the kitchen. I don’t like being in the front office either.

  12. nicol says:

    ive not heard of lubbock before. i need to explore the US more. one day

  13. May Palacpac says:

    My SIL currently lives and works in Texas. She’s been there for four years now. Perhaps she’d show us the way to the pet-friendly hotel. 🙂

  14. Shub says:

    Never been to TX yet though have some relatives staying there. You have complied a nice list of places to stay.

  15. Tiffany Yong says:

    I realised pet-friendly hotels are mainly catered for travellers or guests who did not fly in because flights usually don’t take pets? This country side look is definitely cool…

  16. Leke Awonuga says:

    The varieties of affordable accommodations to choose from is a blessing to the Hotel. More so, the provision for pet-friendly facility is a cool initiative.

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