Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Beaumont, in southeast Texas. In no time you’ll be watching a gusher blow water into the sky or canoeing through the rivers of Big Thicket National Preserve.
Start your day’s exploration into southeast Texas oil country at the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum. Guests of our Beaumont hotels can watch a replica oil derrick spurt water 100 feet into the air in homage to the legendary oil gusher tapped here in 1901. Next, stop into the Texas Energy Museum downtown to marvel at the oil refining science that turns black gold into gasoline. Take to the rivers of Big Thicket National Preserve in a canoe, as graceful white herons swoop overhead and woodpeckers hammer away in the bald cypress trees above.
Guests of hotels in Beaumont can enjoy spicy Cajun seafood gumbo in the city’s Louisiana-style restaurants. Since Beaumont is less than an hour from Louisiana, locals know the best way to get to the succulent meat of Cajun boiled crawfish is to use their fingers. Our Beaumont hotels are near the Crockett Street Entertainment District. Freshly restored brick buildings from the early 1900s enjoy a new life as the city’s rollicking social center. Practice your two-step at the Dixie Dance Hall to live country music on the weekends or settle in with a beer at a sports bar to cheer on your favorite teams on the big screen.
Book our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Beaumont to tour the city’s historic houses. The John Jay French Home, the oldest residence in Beaumont, is now a showcase of 19th-century pioneer living, complete with a blacksmith’s shop. Contrast the rustic simple furniture in this house with the prim and proper Chambers House, built in 1906, with its stately Greek columns.