Silos are huge metal structures used to store farmed crops like grains, and that’s where the name Magnolia Market at the Silos came from. Now renovated to resemble the iconic style of HGTV’s Fixer Upper stars, the former 1800s agricultural hub still holds true to the history of Waco, Texas. Food trucks, a bakery featuring Joanna Gaines’ recipes, gardens, and of course Magnolia Market has brought the old buildings back to life, and are making this city a major tourist attraction. If you are a huge fan of the show, this may be a really cool place to visit, so we’ve rounded up the best places to stay.
This isn’t your everyday La Quinta, upgrades galore justify the mid 200’s price tag, as does the location. Rooms are designed with bright colors and high-end bathrooms, while beds are ultra fluffy and comfy. The pool area sits outdoors, but under a swanky pavilion like the one at Hotel Indigo. Seriously, it’s something out of an independent boutique hotel. The gym is large and leans more on the side of being a health club, with ample space and equipment for a sufficient workout. Breakfast is served hot in a large area with plenty of options.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Waco
Managing to rate at nearly a solid 5 on TripAdvisor, this option is not only affordable, but one of the nicest chain hotels in the Waco area. In addition to a pretty outdoor pool space, there’s a fire pit too. Full kitchens, free laundry, and a gym make Home2 Suites a fantastic option for longer stays, and mornings are kicked off with a nice breakfast selection like hot sandwiches.