Paying homage to the late George H.W. Bush, whose presidential library and final resting place is located 3 miles away, The George embraces its strong Texas identity with equal parts sophistication and swagger. Guests of the 162-room hotel are greeted with a bold wall-spanning Texas flag art installation, created from 10,000 old books with red, white, and blue jackets from around the state. With views of Texas A&M University, the hotel resides in Century Square, a popular shopping and dining district, and it abuts The Green, which hosts musical events and pop-up picnics throughout the year.
Next door, you’ll find Valencia Hotel Group sister property Cavalry Court. Both hotels are popular with travelers who are in town to visit the university. Be sure to dine at The George’s Poppy Restaurant, which is another nod to the 41st president: It bears the nickname his grandchildren called him. The waitstaff wear wacky socks to honor the president, who was known for his colorful hosiery. Want to keep the playful spirit alive? Take home a pair of your own fun socks from the gift shop.