Lufkin’s lodging options are somewhat limited, but there are several chains offering reliable accommodations and amenities. Those looking for an affordable rate in a commendable hotel should consider La Quinta (2119 S. First St., 936/634-3351, www.lq.com, $69 d). Features include an outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, and free Internet access.
A step up on the price and quality ladder is Best Western Crown Colony Inn & Suites (3211 S. First St., 936/634-3481, www.bestwesterntexas.com, $109 d), offering spacious rooms with microwaves, refrigerators, free Internet access, a deluxe continental breakfast, outdoor pool, and fitness room.
Similar in price and scope is Hampton Inn & Suites (4400 S. First St., 936/699-2500, www.hamptoninn.com, $119 d) featuring a free hot breakfast, to-go breakfast bags (on weekdays), and free Internet access.
A suggested alternative to the chain hotels is the welcoming Wisteria Hideaway (3458 Ted Trout Dr. 936/875-2914, www.wisteriahideaway.com, rooms start at $95). Located in a 1939 Colonial-style home, this B&B provides genuinely charming Southern hospitality without being too fancy. Or frilly. Rooms are tastefully decorated, and the breakfasts are outstanding, starting with the freshly made buttermilk biscuits and continuing with fluffy and flavorful egg casseroles and sausage or bacon. Enjoy the feast in the dining room or the privacy of your own quarters.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition