The Luling Area
Luling, Texas is located 58 mi east of downtown San Antonio; along the San Marcos River. It’s territory is split between Caldwell and Guadalupe counties. The city is named after Charles Luling, a New York banker who provided the funding for the railroad and land that would become Luling. The railroad town was a central point for cattle drivers on the Chrisholm Trail. Lawless cowboys are responsible for the town’s early reputation as the “Toughest town in Texas”.
By the 1880’s, the town matured into a cotton farming district with a population of about 500, which experienced a gradual growth to approximately 1500 by the mid 1920’s. In 1922, a well owned by Edgar B Davis (the discoverer) stuck oil at 2161 feet. This produced 150 barrels of oil per day, of which many were contracted to Atlantic Oil and Magnolia Oil to repay debt. The 12x2 mile oil triggered the turning of the economy towards oil and away from the railroads in the 1930’s.
Hotel Services & Amenities
Whether you’re traveling along I-10 or highway 183 or 90, you can find a convenient home for the night at La Quinta Inn & Suites Luling. Comfortable pillowtop beds promote a healthy sleep and help get you the rest you need to resume your schedule the next day. Flat panel television sets in the guest room entertain you along with the high speed Internet that allows you to stay connected to the web.
Guest rooms come standard with an alarm clock, phone with free local calls, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, so you’ll have everything you need to get going and prepared for your day. A business center is on site if you need access to a pc and computing tasks. A free Bright Side Breakfast® tops it all off and gets you on your way with a full belly.
Area Attractions Near Luling, TX
Must see tourist attractions to plan during your stay include visits to the Alamo, the Mission, Zedler Mill Park, Museum and Park, Cetral Texas Oil Patch Museum and Luling Foundation Park.
Event attendees to the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, Austin Convention & Visitors, Airport Convention Center, Greater Houston Convention and San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau are invited to make accommodations with our hotel for a convenient location near these venues.
There are several shopping opportunities nearby at HEB Grocery / Pharmacy, Walmart Retail Store, San Marcos Premium Outlet / Tanger Outlet Center, Luling Main Street Shopping, Home Depot. Other area businesses and institutions include include Seton E B Davis Hospital, North South Oil Company, Warm Springs Specialty Hospital – Rehabilitation and Texas Lutheran University.