On our last visit to Austin during SXSW, we drove 1.5 hours to College Station to stay at Cavalry Court, another Valencia Group hotel similar to our beloved Lone Star Court. We had initially planned to redeem 40,000 Marriott points per night to stay at the JW Marriott but we felt this was a lot of points and we were looking for an excuse to check out Cavalry Court.

Fire pits
Fire pits

Cavalry Court has a similar concept as Lone Star Court; rustic but stylishly appointed luxurious rooms, ample outdoor space framed by the buildings that house the rooms for a resort-like atmosphere. Whereas Lone Star Court has a retro motel style, Cavalry Court has an army barracks theme/style. In some ways, Cavalry Court took the Lone Star Court concept and improved it; the pool is nicer and bigger, the rooms are more soundproof, and the style just feels more refined and upscale.

Pool
Pool
Lobby
Lobby

We had a king room on the top floor with its own balcony. The one major downside was that it only had 1 rocking chair. The rooms that don’t have their own balcony share the rocking chair with the room next door but it is easy to use both of them at certain times.

View from the balcony
View from the balcony
Toiletries
Toiletries
Shower
Shower
Seating area
Seating area
Desk, TV and fridge
Desk, TV and fridge
Outdoor space
Outdoor space
Hallway
Hallway
Gym
Gym
Ground floor
Ground floor
Bucket of beers
Bucket of beers
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bathroom
Bathroom

Breakfast is also complimentary here but only the cold items and it is very common for people to upgrade to the a-la-carte hot breakfast.

The property is also pet-friendly and families, couples, and solo travelers would enjoy staying here. Like Lone Star Court, it’s also BYOB and BYOF.

Summary:

We loved staying here but it is a little far from Austin and unless you have a specific reason to be in College Station, we’re not sure it’s worth the detour. College Station is a college town and doesn’t have all that much to it.

Truth BBQ
Truth BBQ
Sign
Sign
Food
Food
Free beer
Free beer

One of the reasons we did make the detour was to tie in a visit to Truth BBQ in Brenham Texas on our way back to Austin before catching our flight back home; Truth BBQ is really good and worth the drive. It is also on Texas Monthly’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas list! 🙂

 

Was it silly for us to drive 1.5 hours as opposed to use points? What would you have done? Would you stay at Cavalry Court? What do you think of this property?

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