Located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley near the southern tip of Texas, Edinburg is part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan area. The city and nearby Pharr, a short drive to the south, have a few hotels -- all in the mid-price range -- that are good choices for travelers who want to explore the region, a popular winter destination because of its mild climate.
Best Western Edinburg Inn & Suites
A mile from Edinburg’s Museum of South Texas History, this two-story, 56-unit hotel offers comfortable accommodations and an ideal base for exploring all that the Rio Grande Valley has to offer. All rooms and suites feature microwaves and compact refrigerators, as well as high-speed Internet, which also is available in the hotel’s common areas. Guests who want to stay fit can swim laps in the outdoor swimming pool or work out in the fitness center. There is no restaurant, but the hotel serves a complimentary breakfast each morning. Nearby eateries include Ciro’s Seafood, Echo Restaurant, KFC and Whataburger. Two large shopping centers -- The Shoppes at Rio Grande and Trenton Point Shopping Mall -- lie within 2½ miles of the hotel.
Comfort Inn Edinburg
In addition to its standard-size hotel rooms, this three-story, 55-unit hotel has a handful of one- and two-bedroom suites that are ideal for family groups. Guests who want to learn more about the region’s history can visit the nearby Museum of South Texas History, part of which is housed in an old jail complete with hanging tower. Hotel facilities and services include a business center, exercise room, outdoor swimming pool, complimentary breakfast and high-speed Internet in all rooms, suites and common areas. Restaurants within walking distance include La Casa del Taco, La Jaiba Shrimp House, Red Lobster and Tequila Jack’s.
Holiday Inn Express Pharr
Five miles south of center-city Edinburg, this four-story, 88-unit hotel in Pharr lies only minutes from the McAllen-Miller International Airport, the main air hub for all of the Rio Grande Valley. Also nearby are the Super Splash Water Park, a family-friendly attraction, and world-class birding at Bentsen State Park, 10 miles from the hotel. Business travelers can make good use of the spacious desk/work areas in all rooms and suites, as well as the wireless Internet access available throughout the hotel. Recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. There is no on-site restaurant, but the hotel provides a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. Nearby eateries are Chili’s, Country Pancake House, La Mexicana and Rudy’s Bar-B-Q.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Pharr
If you’re traveling with a pet, this hotel in nearby Pharr could be the ideal choice. Under its pet-friendly policy, guests can keep their well-behaved dogs and cats in their rooms for no additional fee. This three-story, 111-unit hotel lies close to the Mexican border town of Reynosa. Hotel facilities and services include business and fitness centers, an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and complimentary breakfast. Nearby restaurants include Carino’s Italian Grill, Chili’s, Denny’s and Kahn’s Grill.