Hangar Hotel is the name, back in time is the game. Based on Fredericksburg’s early aviation and rich military past, a recreation of an old WWII military hangar, familiar to many aviation and history buffs, is operating at the Gillespie County Airport in Fredericksburg, Texas. This one of a kind, fifty room hotel sets the standard for style and romance of the period.

The architecture of the Hangar Hotel resembles, most closely, an old wooden hangar at Brooks AFB in San Antonio, Texas. The rounded roof design, however, is reminiscent of many WWII hangars throughout the United States. Other Texas hangars visited, and WWII hangars researched through photo files, contributed to the design. The Museum of the Pacific War and AdmiralNimitz Museum, located on Main Street Fredericksburg, provided valuable information regarding early flight and WWII activities in Fredericksburg and the surrounding area.

This fifty room, boutique is based on a concept that a hotel should be more than just a bed and shower. When you check into this hotel, you not only get a room, you get an experience, a free ticket to days gone by, and an escape from your everyday routine.

A similar Fredericksburg "experience" is the highly popular, Fredericksburg Brewing Company. This internationally known establishment not only serves some of the finest German Brews and food, but is housed in a historical, refurbished 1890s rock building complete with fireplace, old wooden ceilings, antique lighting, copper, brass and stainless brewing equipment, and old enclosed biergarten. The twelve “Bed & Brews” located above the establishment, are reminiscent of the German Inns located above their regional brewing establishments. The experience is enhanced by quality service, German music and live entertainment. The Brewery is located in the heart of the historical shopping district’s golden block. You don’t need a passport to experience Germany at this location.

The Hangar Hotel will be enjoyed by all, even those who aren't necessarily pilots.   Of interest to everyone, landings, take-offs and air traffic can be viewed from the hotel observation deck.  Teak furniture provides comfortable seating under the shaded balcony area.

The Lady Bird Johnson 18 hole golf course, is available to golfers just across the Gillespie County Airport runway from the Hotel. Additional park activities including basketball, volleyball, hiking, jogging, swimming, tennis (six lighted courts) and picnicing are available at the park as well. 

Unique to the Hangar Hotel, is an Officers' Club where guests can relax and visit in the evening hours. The Club has a fireplace, grand piano, pool table, full bar, and unique leather lounge chairs. Adjoining the Officers Club, is the Briefing Room, a small meeting room that can also be made available for Birthday Parties and special events.

The décor and furniture of the all the guest rooms are of the WWII period. Custom made chairs of the era, are constructed of soft, comfortable leather. Sleigh beds, with rattan inserts, and complimentary furniture are of mahogany. All rooms are king size, nonsmoking, with no provisions for pets.

The Hotel is further complemented by a “South Pacific” atmosphere, suggested by large Palm Trees and landscaping. The palm trees, closest to the newly constructed parking apron and taxiway, shade the billboard and search light.  The airport rotating beacon and the vintage water tower were both imported to the site. The water tower is the only one in the county, and was erected on this site by the use of two 100 ton cranes

The ten foot tall WWII searchlight is on display next to the Hotel. On the ramp in front of the Hangar Hotel, is a 1946 North American Navion, built by the same company that built the P-51 Mustang. This fully flyable, sliding cockpit aircraft has Navy markings and a brilliant, patriotic red, white and blue paint scheme. This airplane, along with the pin-up art billboard, provides an excellent photo opportunity. Viewing the ever-changing aircraft on the flight line, of course, is educational, as well as entertaining.

Located next to the Hangar Hotel, are the Airport Diner and Conference Center. The Diner is a great place for breakfast and lunch while viewing arriving and departing aircraft.   Please call to confirm Diner hours.