Enjoy a warm Texas welcome at our hotels in Beaumont. Learn how the Spindeltop gusher made southeast Texas famous, explore the rivers and swamps of Big Thicket National Preserve and dig into a steaming plate of Cajun crawfish.
Our Beaumont hotels are near the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum. On 10 January, 1901 oil prospectors struck liquid gold here, setting off a 100-foot gusher that changed this sleepy Texas town forever. A replica derrick today blows water high over the green plains. Learn the science of how oil gets from the ground and into your car as gasoline at the Texas Energy Museum. Kids can don firemen’s hats and suits before climbing behind the wheel of a fire engine at the Fire Museum of Texas downtown, or spot gators slumbering in the swamps in Gator Country just south of town.
Plenty of local steakhouses plate up thick cuts of Texas sirloin and tangy barbecue pork ribs, but guests of our Beaumont hotels will also find Cajun restaurants serving the cuisine of neighboring Louisiana. Don’t be shy about using your fingers to crack into crawfish, boiled Cajun-style with sausage, onions, and spices. Beaumont’s social center is the Crockett Street Entertainment District, where restaurants, bars and dancehalls fill a cluster of turn-of-the-century red brick buildings a short drive from our hotels in Beaumont. Pull on your dancing shoes to practice your two-step at the Dixie Dance Hall or pull up a stool at a sports bar to watch your favorite games on the big screen with an icy pint of beer in hand.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn® hotels in Beaumont in spring, when bird watching is at its peak at the Big Thicket National Preserve. Visit in early fall when wildflowers bloom yellow and white along the reserve’s trails.