a group of people in a lobby

Hotels in Bryan, Texas

The Beating Heart Of Bryan

An architectural landmark with a story that spans centuries, The LaSalle Hotel is a beloved cornerstone of central Texas. Known for its vibrant social scene, our hotel in Bryan, Texas, is designed for nostalgic revelers and passionate locals alike. Here, authenticity and tradition meet modern charm in a celebrated setting.

History At Your Fingertips


Earliest Known Record

This is the earliest known record of The LaSalle structure. The building was one of the first two-story structures in Bryan.


Sold For 2,500
Gold Coins

The Bryan, Texas, building was purchased by F.W. McGraw and then sold to Volney Cavitt for 2,500 gold coins in 1871.


Life as a Theater & Opera House

The first floor was rented to a local businessman while the second floor served as an Academy of Music, Bryan’s first theater center and opera house. It was later converted into a ballroom.


Construction Completed

Completed in 1929 for leading businessman Robert Wistar Howell (1877-1960), The LaSalle Hotel was the tallest building in downtown Bryan at the time of its construction. A short walk from the Bryan railroad station, train travelers would frequent The LaSalle Hotel's coffee shop, as the town was a bustling stop between Houston and Dallas due to its agricultural significance. 


Home to Civil War Survivors

The LaSalle was temporarily home to the last survivors of John Bell Hood’s storied Civil War Texas Brigade, who held their final reunions in Downtown Bryan.


Bryan's Tallest Building

The LaSalle was the tallest building in Bryan, until surpassed by the Varisco Building.


Elvis in Aggieland

Elvis Presley performed at the Saddle Club Rodeo Arena in Bryan on Aug. 23, and is believed to have stayed and dined at The LaSalle Hotel.


Time as a Nursing Home

The LaSalle served as a hotel until it was purchased by J.C. Jacques and repurposed as a nursing home until it closed in 1975 due to federal regulations.


Time as an
Apartment Building

J.C. Jacques sold the property to his son who owned and operated it as an apartment building until closing in 1980.


The LaSalle Gains Notoriety in a Song

The LaSalle gains notoriety in the song “The Front Porch” written and sung by Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett.


A LaSalle Comeback

The LaSalle Hotel Ltd. purchased the hotel in 1997 and began careful renovations to restore The LaSalle to its past glory.


Rebirth of LaSalle

The LaSalle Hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 26, 2000, due to its significance to the City of Bryan and its downtown area. It once again opened its doors to the public in September of 2000.



The LaSalle Hotel was purchased by Janak Patel, fulfilling his dream of reviving a historic boutique hotel through wholesale changes and renovations.


New Castle Hotels & Resorts Acquires the Historic Lasalle Hotel

New Castle Hotels & Resorts announces the acquisition of The LaSalle Hotel. Following an extensive interior and exterior renovation, The LaSalle joins the Marriott Tribute Portfolio.

Hotel highlights

Historic Event Space
Outdoor Courtyard
Downtown location near Texas A&M
On-Site Catering
Boiler Room
Station 36
Business Center