Hotel Saint George Marfa, TX

Words by Caroline Spain

There’s just something about the desert. The quiet is louder, the landscape greater, and the stars are brighter. It’s a destination we go to feel small and spellbound. If you’re looking to experience the great wide unknown without the discomfort of sleeping bags and erratic temperature drops, look no further than the Hotel Saint George- located in Marfa, Texas. 

The Hotel Saint George was built in 1886 and repurposed in 1929. Its current appearance is a splendid marriage of world-class contemporary art and vintage architecture that remains a beautiful testament to its original structure. The hotel is home to the iconic Bar Saint George and culinary knockout L’aventure. Bar Saint George is full service, seven days a week from 7:30 am – 10:00 pm with a generous four-hour happy hour from 2:00-6:00. The bar offers breakfast and lunch to keep you sustained while you throw back a shot from their impressive collection of over 125 spirits. If you’re seeking a more lavish dining experience, step over to L’aventure- the hotel’s ornate restaurant specializes in creative, ingredient-driven seasonal cuisine with Italian influences. The restaurant boasts a notable wine selection sourced from small, family-owned wineries, so you’re sure to try something unique. 

Lastly, the Hotel Saint George offers beautiful hotel rooms and suites with views that range from mountain sunrises to the iconic Marfa water tower. If you want to get out of your hotel room, look no further than the pristine Hotel Saint George pool, currently open exclusively to hotel guests. 

Like many hotels, the Hotel Saint George is respecting COVID precautions. Their gym is currently closed to guests with a potential opening date in 2021. Masks are worn by all hotel staff, housekeeping is by request only, and currently all rooms, dining areas, and recreational facilities are guest only.