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From historic charm to modern luxury, New Braunfels’ lodging options are perfect for summer trips

Published Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:00am

The city welcomes visitors with a variety of hotels, B&Bs and vacation homes

When summer officially kicks off on Memorial Day weekend, you’ll find plenty of ways to play in New Braunfels. At night, you’ll find just as many options to drift off to a good night’s sleep.

Several accommodations welcome guests to historic homes dating back to the 1800s, fully restored and updated with in-demand amenities while preserving their original charm. Many options are thoroughly modern, providing comfort, convenience and a great base to explore the city’s rivers, water activities and other attractions.

Whether you choose a secluded rural retreat or the bustling riverfront, a sprawling resort or a budget-friendly hotel, a couple’s getaway or a house for a crowd, you’ll find lodging to accommodate any preference and budget.

Here’s a look at some of the city’s lodging options. Find these and many more when you plan your summer stay #InNewBraunfels today!

Bed & Breakfasts

A stay at one of the city’s bed-and-breakfasts is a great way to immerse yourself in the historic hospitality of New Braunfels.

Kuebler Waldrip Haus takes you back in time while pampering you with modern amenities. Located on 43 peaceful acres, this property offers 10 luxurious options in three buildings, including an 1847 German pioneer home, an 1863 Texas school house and a private 3-bedroom cottage. Guests rave about the full hot breakfast served daily. The rural setting makes you feel like you’ve gotten away from it all, but Kuebler Waldrip Haus is about five minutes from Gruene. A warm atmosphere, rich history, and beautiful setting keeps guests coming back.  

Historic & Boutique Hotels

New Braunfels has been a destination for travelers since its start in 1845. The city’s boutique hotels keep that tradition alive with both style and charm.

The Prince Solms Inn began welcoming guests in 1898, making it the city’s oldest continually operating hotel. While thoroughly modernized and recently renovated, this boutique hotel retains its vintage appeal, with six Texas Victorian-style rooms and a dimly-lit speakeasy, Sidecar, in the hotel’s basement, where guests can enjoy a nightcap and live jazz before retreating to one of the beautifully appointed rooms upstairs. The inn is perfect for a romantic couple’s retreat or a girlfriend getaway. Guests also rave about the restaurant next door, Muck & Fuss, serving up craft beer, inspired burgers and more.  

Perched above the Guadalupe River, Gruene Mansion Inn dates back to 1872, when it was the grand home of H.D. Gruene, the town’s founder. Today, guests from around the world enjoy its 33 unique rooms, housed in century-old barns and homes restored to rustic Victorian elegance. Clawfoot tubs, antiques, and private porches add to the luxury, along with modern touches like contactless entry and exclusive Molton Brown toiletries. The Inn recently launched The Pantry, a grab-and-go market with locally-sourced, house-made pastries, breakfast tacos, specialty lunch sandwiches, charcuterie boards and a great selection of Texas wine and beer.   

Sophie’s Gasthaus in downtown New Braunfels seamlessly blends history with modern style and comfort. The home, which dates back to 1906, is within walking distance of the main plaza, many of the city’s notable restaurants and nightlife. Sophie’s combines classic German and contemporary architecture with luxurious furnishings to create a relaxing oasis both indoors and out, where a lushly landscaped pool and hot tub await visitors. Guests can choose from six unique rooms and two suites, including a one-bedroom apartment, perfect for an extended getaway. Fresh coffee and tea are a morning ritual at Sophie’s. 

Resort Accommodations

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark & Resort regularly earns accolades as the world’s best waterpark, with an unbelievable variety of river rides, pools, waterslides and adventures for all ages. It’s also a unique resort with lodging for just about any size group and budget. The resort puts thrill-seekers right next to the action, with seven distinct accommodation styles and room types, including hotel rooms with full kitchens, luxury suites overlooking the Comal River, multi-room vacation homes, spacious condos and cottages. Many rooms are so close to the action you can actually step out your door and into the park!  

Vacation Homes

If your crew needs all of the space and amenities of a fully-equipped vacation rental, Comal River Cottages offers an assortment of homes in three prime locations. Each home is different, sleeping from 4 to 18 people, but whatever size you choose, you’ll enjoy a beautifully appointed home with quality furnishings, a full kitchen, Comphy linens and beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy the New Braunfels summer. From a cottage with a stairway into the spring-fed Comal River to one that’s walking distance to the city’s historic downtown, there’s a location that’s perfect for your group. 

Riverfront Hotel

Nestled along the banks of the Guadalupe River and surrounded by century-old pecan trees, the Courtyard New Braunfels River Village offers the hospitality of a Marriott property with a distinct New Braunfels flair. The hotel features modern décor and a wealth of amenities, including rooms with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, Texas-sized ergonomic workstations and plush bedding topped with plump pillows and cozy duvets. Some rooms even feature private balconies overlooking the river, perfect for a morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine. The Bistro restaurant offers made-to-order breakfasts in the morning and dinner and cocktail options every evening.

Budget-Friendly Hotel

The Hampton Inn & Suites New Braunfels delivers everything you need for a comfortable stay in New Braunfels, all at a great value. It’s got everything you’d expect from the Hampton Inn brand, including free hot breakfast, free parking, free WiFi, a fitness center, business center and an outdoor pool. If you’re traveling with a four-legged friend, you’ll appreciate this hotel’s pet-friendly policy. The location is 10 minutes away from the Comal River, Schlitterbahn and other top New Braunfels attractions. Mixing business with pleasure? The hotel also offers a business center and meeting spaces.

The right accommodations for your summer vacation are ready for you #InNewBraunfels. Plan your getaway today at