Historic Hotels of Texas: A Traveler's Guide Travel Guide to Historic Hotels
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"For anyone living in, traveling to, or just fond of the state, this packable Texas guidebook is a valuable companion."
Wanda McKinney, Southern Living


"Carmack’s first-hand research has resulted in a traveler’s resource that’s detailed, useful, and reliable. …a lavishly illustrated guidebook that is as much a pleasure to behold as it is to read."
Dale Weisman, Heritage


"This guide is well-written, comprehensive, and easy to use. With Carmack’s book, a traveler will clearly know ahead of arrival the type of facility he is headed to."
Review of Texas Books


“What a ‘gang-busters’ book! Liz Carmack’s writing is clear and concise, the material well organized...The photos, the maps, and the additional information on the towns — where to eat, things to do, places to get more facts —are excellent.”
Frances B. Vick, President, Texas State Historical Association


"…details make this book as much a history lesson as a travel guide, lending plenty of context to a night’s lodging. … Carmack said she conducted all the research in person. The results show in the descriptions of the hotels and their surrounding areas."
Robert Francis, Fort Worth Business Press


“Carmack's book is better than a room with a view, a reference work and a travel guide for those who prefer something other than cookie-cutter chain properties.”
– Mike Cox, Austin American-Statesman


“The book is lavishly illustrated and handsomely bound with durable flexbound covers with flaps. You may use Historic Hotels of Texas as entertainment, or as a travel guide. Either way you will find the book to be as entertaining as it is useful.”
– Mark Lardas, Galveston County Daily News


"This essential travel planning resource is for anyone looking for out of the ordinary lodging in Texas. . . . this incredibly friendly yet informational book was a true delight to read and explore."
TCM Reviews


"Liz Carmack has created a well-written and thoroughly researched resource for the heritage tourist — and anyone, for that matter, who is interested in our state’s past...I especially liked the ‘author’s tips’ section, which provided helpful hints for day trips and activities outside of the hotel. I plan to add this book to my collection of Texas travel material, and I expect it to be dog-eared in a matter of months."
– Gene Krane, Executive Director, Texas Historical Foundation


“Lots of beautiful pictures, historical information, and details about services and rates at the various establishments. I think you’ll want this book for yourself and as a gift to others.”
– John Aielli, KUT-FM


"…it’s tough to imagine any traveler interested in the topic needing to consult another book."
– Jeff Salamon, Austin American-Statesman


“You would be hard-pressed to find a hotel of historical significance missing from Liz Carmack's collection of the luxurious to threadbare lodgings around the state.”
– Gerald McLeod, Austin Chronicle


Historic Hotels of Texas is a useful, informative and interesting guide to quaint lodging that is out of the ordinary.”
– Glenn Dromgoole, Abilene Reporter-News


"…the ideal travel buddy and gift for history, travel and Texas culture enthusiasts!"
austinwoman Magazine

Historic Hotels of Texas is a comprehensive guide detailing more than 60 operating historic hotels across Texas.
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