Best Nacogdoches Texas Hotel and Things to Do

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B and I had a fun week checking out East Texas and found the oldest town in Texas…Nacogdoches. And we also got to stay at the best Nacogdoches, Texas hotel… The Fredonia.

Where to stay in Nacogdoches

The Fredonia Hotel is located just a mile and a half from Stephen F. Austin University, and minutes from other Nacogdoches attractions.

The Fredonia Hotel is not like your typical hotel. This hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel that has the best interior design, amenities, and dining choices throughout the entire place.

Now I’m not one to comment on interior design much when talking about hotels, but this one really got my attention. From the moment you pull up to this historic hotel, you can start to tell that this hotel stands out from the rest. Step into the lobby and you’ll start to feel the luxury of the place. From friendly staff to delicious restaurants, a boutique gift shop, and a great bar, The Fredonia is somewhere you will be happy to call home during your stay.

The Rooms

There are 109 Guest Rooms available and each one has all the amenities you would want. The beds are pillow top mattresses to ensure the coziest sleep, with plush top blankets and several large pillows. Each room is equipped with a Keurig machine and your own Fredonia mugs to use, along with a long white bath robe.

They also have a huge Television that has streaming capabilities, and a desk and chair if you need to work.
We stayed in a double queen room overlooking the terrace pool, and absolutely loved our balcony!

The rooms were decorated beautifully and was very modern. And our housekeeper had a short and sweet welcome note for us on the night stand. All the little touches were really nice.



The terrace we were overlooking had a great pool with lounge chairs in the water! They were the coolest, and I wanted to spend all our time sitting in the pool.

There is also another pool by the lobby as well, so neither pool was too crowded while we were there.

While we were there, they featured a movie over the pool, and we were able to watch from our balcony. It was a beautiful night relaxing outside.


The Fredonia Hotel has 2 awesome restaurants and a very cool bar and grill right at the facility, so you don’t have to go anywhere.

1st City Cafe

We enjoyed breakfast at 1st City Cafe where you have the option to eat inside or outside near the pool. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and have a great menu. I enjoyed a Belgian Waffle and Strawberry Smoothie, while B enjoyed an Omelette and Potatoes.

The Republic Steakhouse

For dinner, we dressed up and enjoyed our night at The Republic Steakhouse. The ambiance was very calming and the food was very good. Of course we had to order the steak, and also tried the shrimp and pasta. We loved the Old Hollywood decor. The service was great and everyone was very attentive to make sure we were enjoying our night.

Nine Flags Bar & Grill

After a long day, we came to check out Nine Flags Bar & Grill. The lights on the ceiling were so cool and we loved the vibe in there. They had a happy hour going on, so we enjoyed some drinks from that menu.

Fredonia Shop

The Fredonia also has a very cute boutique shop full of great gifts and unique items.

We definitely believe The Fredonia is the Best Nacogdoches Texas Hotel, we cannot wait to come back and enjoy another weekend here.

7 Fun Things to Do In Nacogdoches

Antique shops

Nacogdoches has lots of cute little antique shops to check out in their Downtown Square. We found some really great pieces, and there are several shops to check out downtown.

Walk the square

Downtown Square was a fun little area where we found some cute shops and restaurants. We had a fun time walking the street, popping in and out of the shops. The whole square gives off a historical feeling, with old buildings and a street paved with brick.

Historical spots

We found several great statues and plaques all around the downtown area. Remember, Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas? And it shows. They have tons of great stops along your walk that will tell you all about the history and significance of the statues and buildings.

Visitors center museum

The visitors center is a great place to stop if you’re looking for rich history about the town. There is a small museum inside where you can walk around for free and learn more about Nacogdoches history. And you’ll be able to get all the info you need for your visit from the friendly folks behind the counter.

Axe throwing

Axe Throwing has become such a trend lately, and although we didn’t get to try it out this trip, we definitely want to stop by next time. We saw a little store in downtown that had axe throwing, so definitely check out The Rusty Axe while you’re there.

Escape room

Of course we always have to add an Escape Room to our list of things to do in a new place, and we found Escape Nac coupons at the Visitors Center. If we had more time, we for sure would have checked out one of their 4 escape rooms. Will definitely be back for those!


Nacogdoches has some awesome flower gardens throughout the town. I mean, it is the Garden Capital of Texas! Check out all the gardens you can see here.

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