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Hotels in Lubbock near Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University Introduction

The flagship location of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech University was founded in 1923. It is recognized as the only school in Texas to include undergraduate courses, a medical school, and a law school on its premises. Its main sporting facility is Jones AT&T Stadium, an outdoor arena that serves as the home for the school’s Red Raiders football team. It has a capacity of over 60,000. The school’s main landmark is a statue of Will Rogers riding his horse, Soapsuds. Before home football games, it’s tradition for students to wrap the statue in red crepe paper.

Hotels near Texas Tech University

The majority of area hotels are situated northeast of the university. There are several 3- and 4-star properties among them, with amenities like pools and restaurants. There are also a couple of 2-star budget options. Late spring and early fall provide ideal weather conditions, as it is neither too hot nor too cold. Room rates are slightly lower during the cooler months. If you are watching your wallet, it may be best to arrive during winter, when temperatures drop to highs of 50 degrees. Area hotels tend to fill up fast during football season, so it’s best to book early.

Where to stay near Texas Tech University

Downtown Lubbock is approximately 2 miles east of the university. This is a vibrant district that offers a family-friendly, community atmosphere. There are several landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places here. Families may also enjoy the Jackson-Mahon neighborhood, which is set just north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and a few miles west of the locally renowned Meadowbrook Golf Course. The Depot District, 2 miles from the school, is a lively, entertainment-focused district where visitors can watch plays, enjoy authentic Tex-Mex, and dance to live music, all on the same street.

Things to see near Texas Tech University

Founded in 1938, the Cactus Theater is 2 miles from the university. It was originally popular for its Art Deco-style design before it closed in the 1950s. It reopened in 1995 as a theater and live performance hall. The historic Carlock Building, about 10 minutes by foot from the theater, was developed in 1930. It’s worth a glance for its architectural design. The building features classic Art Deco workmanship and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark is about a 5-minute drive from the school, and offers 336 acres of protected land.

How to get to Texas Tech University

Citibus, Lubbock’s public transit authority, operates throughout the city on a fixed bus schedule. Nearly all routes pass through the university. There’s only one taxi service in the city, so it’s wise to call in advance to arrange a ride, as wait times can be long. Ride-sharing services are also available for transportation throughout town. Visitors with rental cars can obtain game-day parking permits from the university. The nearest airport, Lubbock Preston Smith International, is about 10 miles away. The closest major airport, Albuquerque International Sunport, is about 320 miles northwest.