When you aren't at one of these stops, the hotel itself is worth a look. In fact, when I was walking around taking pictures, I wasn't the only one and I ran into a few people I chatted with about the history that were visiting the halls, sitting in the lounges, and soaking up it's history because it's a site worth visiting, though they weren't staying for the night.
I love the lobby areas. It's a maze of sitting areas, antique furniture...
They also have quite a few places to hang out outside the hotel in courtyard gardens overlooking historic spots, like this chisolm trail marker.
OK, one other side note I'm going to mention just because it seemed to be a big deal with all the people hanging out in the halls, and on most of the sites I happened across when booking my stay-there are a lot of ghost stories attached to the hotels. It's apparently 'the most' haunted hotel in Texas. I'll take their word for it, and if you'd like to meet a ghost, there are groups offering that service as well, or save yourself the group fee, and stay in a room and go on your own hunt. I'm not into ghost stories, but I'm into old hotels. I just found a great room, and a great weekend.
I'm a fan. I'll be back.