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If you are looking for a place that can take you back in time to the golden age of southern road trips and Texan hospitality, look no further than the Texican Court Hotel in Irving, Texas.
Operated by Valencia Hotel Group, this charming boutique hotel is an excellent choice for both business and leisure travelers. The laid-back atmosphere will make you feel right at home!
Before I tell you about the hotel itself and my stay, it’s important for me to share a bit about its location and the Irving, Texas, and Las Colinas area.
We visit Texas quite often, especially the Dallas area, because my sister lives here. But I actually didn’t know anything about this particular area until my recent visit, and I was blown away by how nice it is and all that there is to do!
The Texican Court Hotel in Irving, Texas
Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Irving, Texas, is known for its thriving business district, cultural attractions, fantastic restaurants, and live music. But for those seeking a more rustic and relaxed getaway in the Las Colinas area, the Texican Court Hotel offers a unique experience that blends Texan hospitality with a bit of a Palm Springs midcentury chic vibe.
The Texican Court Hotel opened in 2018 and is a boutique hotel with 152 guest rooms, each with an Instagram-worthy pink door.
Inspired by the midcentury motor courts and haciendas of West Texas and Mexico, the hotel’s intentionally laidback design creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere that will have you forget that you are smack dab in the middle of a large metropolitan area!
Texican Court Location
Address: 501 W Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039
The Texican Court Hotel is located in Las Colinas, a master-planned community in Irving, Texas. Las Colinas is known for its high-end residential properties, corporate offices, and entertainment venues.
Toyota Music Factory, a live music and entertainment complex, and the Irving Convention Center are just a block away from the property, making it a great central location for all types of travelers.
The hotel offers easy access to major highways, such as I-635 and TX-114, and to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field, which are only 15 minutes away. It truly is at the center of everything in the Dallas-Fort Worth area!
Las Colinas, where the Texican Court is located, is a planned community within Irving, Texas, that covers an area of about 12,000 acres and features a variety of commercial and residential properties, as well as recreational areas and cultural attractions.
Developed in 1972 by cattle ranching millionaire Ben H. Carpenter, Las Colinas was originally called El Ranchito de Las Colinas, which means The Little Ranch of the Hills.
It was actually one of the very first master-planned communities in the United States and inspired much of the future urban planning in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Every time I visit, I am just in awe of the growth in this area!
Some notable landmarks in Las Colinas include the Mandalay Canal, the Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture, the Toyota Music Factory, and the Irving Convention Center, which hosts various events and conferences throughout the year.
Staying at the Texican Court Hotel
One of the highlights of the Texican Court Hotel is its spacious courtyards, which serve as the hotel’s central gathering points. Their unique circular pool is at the center of the courtyard-style property. The pool area is just steps away from most of the guest rooms and offers a desert oasis vibe.
The remaining space is made up of two courtyards with plenty of cozy gathering spaces, fire pits, and lawn games. It truly is a place to connect with family and friends as you enjoy smores and laughter under the warm string lights and evening stars.
Adjacent to the courtyard is the hotel’s restaurant, Two Mules Cantina, which serves Tex-Mex cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in a casual Texan setting.
The restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating areas. And if you visit on the weekends, you can enjoy live music and a fun, festive atmosphere.
Are you craving Tequila? The hotel also has a warm and welcoming tequila bar located just across from the check-in office. On nice days, which are abundant in Texas, the doors of Salt Tequila Bar are open, offering a unique open-air ambiance.
Other amenities at the Texican Court Hotel include a small fitness center, a business center, pet-friendly rooms, room service, and complimentary bikes to take you all around Lake Carolyn and throughout the Las Colinas areas.
Self Parking is free on a first-come, first-service basis, and valet is available if desired.
The Texican Court Hotel offers a range of accommodations perfect for couples and families. And with its spacious courtyards and photo opp around every corner, it is also a popular destination for a girl’s trip or a guy’s getaway.
The standard Classic Rooms are spacious and comfortable, with king or double queen beds, flat-screen TVs, fully stocked SMEG refrigerators, coffee makers, complimentary Wi-Fi, and the cutest robes!
The Deluxe Rooms offer everything above but are centrally located near the pool and fire pits.
The Junior Suites offer more space to spread out. They feature a living area with a sofa, a dining table for four, and a vintage-inspired claw-foot bathtub.
Are you looking for even more space?
The Texican Court’s Presidential Suite is a two-room suite featuring a separate living room and an oversized bathroom with a double vanity, the spacious walk-in shower offered in all rooms, plus the vintage-inspired claw-foot bathtub.
Each room at the Texican Court is tastefully decorated with traditional and modern elements, eclectic accents, colorful textiles, and rustic wood furnishings.
The bathrooms are equally stylish, with large walk-in showers, floor tiles letting you know that you are indeed in TX, plush towels and spa-quality soaps, body washes, shampoo, and conditioner.
My Stay at the Texican Court
A comfortable bed is very important to me when I travel. And I have to say that I found the bed incredibly comfortable and wasn’t ready to leave at the end of my four-night stay.
I ate a few different meals at Two Mules Cantina and enjoyed a couple of margaritas at the Tequila Bar. Everything was fantastic!
My room was spotless, and the staff was always friendly and welcoming. I stayed at the Texican Court while attending the Southern Travelers Explore conference put on by Travel The South. The meeting room was perfect for our educational sessions.
I will mention that the signature orange SMEG refrigerator is fully stocked with a variety of drinks – many local to Texas. These are available for purchase mini-bar style. I heard from a few peers that they really enjoyed having these local drinks, such as Lone Star beer, available.
On the other hand, one or two mentioned they were expecting an empty refrigerator for their food and drinks. So, I wanted to give you a heads-up there.
I would stay here again and highly recommend the Texican Court Hotel to all my family and friends who want a true lone-star experience! And after reading many Texican Court reviews prior to my trip, I believe others feel the same!
There is a reason why Trip Advisor guests rank it #2 (of 88) hotels in Irving!
Attractions near the Texican Court Hotel Irving, Texas
While the Texican Court is a destination in itself, plenty of attractions and activities are nearby for you to explore.
Here are a few highlights:
Toyota Music Factory: Enjoy live music and numerous unique dining options and bars at this entertainment venue just a block away. Or enjoy a movie at The Alamo Drafthouse.
Mustangs of Las Colinas: This bronze sculpture of nine wild mustangs running across a granite stream captures the spirit of the American West and is a must-see for visitors to Las Colinas.
Irving Arts Center: This cultural hub features a variety of art exhibitions, concerts, and theater performances throughout the year.
Mandalay Canal Walk: This scenic walkway along the canal in Las Colinas features fountains, bridges, and landscaped gardens and is an excellent spot for a leisurely daytime stroll.
Lake Carolyn: Take a boat tour of 125-acre Lake Carolyn. Or better yet, make it a Gondola ride.
Irving Convention Center: This state-of-the-art facility hosts trade shows, conventions, and events throughout the year.
Water Street District: Enjoy some vibrant shopping and fantastic dining in this section of Las Colinas, located along the shores of Lake Carolyn with stunning views of the water.
Campion Trail: This 22-mile hiking and biking trail runs along the Trinity River in Las Colinas, offering scenic views and is an excellent spot for outdoor enthusiasts.
Ruth Paine House Museum: This historic home in Irving played a role in a pivotal event in American history. In 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald spent the evening here before assassinating President John F. Kennedy. The museum offers guided tours and exhibits that explore the assassination and its aftermath.
Book Your Stay at the Texican Court Hotel
The Texican Court is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a unique and memorable hotel experience in Irving, Texas. The hotel’s charming decor, top-notch amenities, and friendly staff make it a true gem in the heart of the Lone Star State.
But, fair warning, your Instagram photos will likely make your friends jealous. So make sure to invite them along for the fun!
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