This attractive 15-story hotel opened in late 2009, and the new-car smell has yet to dissipate. Set amid the shops and restaurants that surround the Texas Tech campus, the Overton’s location is ideal for visitors to the university. Cutting-edge technology and 20,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom space make the hotel’s conference center popular for Texas-size business gatherings and weddings.
With soft leather headboards and chairs, earth-tone fabrics, and quirky Texas artwork, the Overton’s 303 guest rooms and suites interpret the South Plains landscape in a warm and welcoming style. Lubbock may be cowboy country, but the roomy walk-in showers, fluffy towels, and plentiful pillows ensure you won’t mistake this hotel for a bunkhouse.
West Texas soul, big-city style
Preferred Level guests stay on the top three floors and enjoy a bit of pampering with complimentary breakfast buffet, evening reception, and turndown service that includes a plate of cookies on your nightstand.
Innovation is big at the Pecan Grill: think crème brulee French toast for breakfast, chipotle corn pancakes layered with roasted pulled pork for lunch, and slow-smoked baby back ribs with warm potato salad for dinner. Follow with a cocktail and live music in the cheerful lounge.
Sports fans couldn’t find a better place to stay in West Texas, with the Jones AT&T Stadium and United Spirit Arena right across the street.