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Hotels in West Texas: Old Central Firehouse Bed & Brew

Originally built in 1929 in the heart of downtown San Angelo, Old Central Firehouse served as one of the city’s earliest fire stations. Today, it is one of two charming, unique hotels in West Texas near all San Angelo, Texas has to offer! (The second one is linked below with our other San Angelo content.)

The front of the Old Central Firehouse Bed & Brew with an old fire engine in front of it. A woman in a red dress is hanging off the firetruck.

This building, with its gorgeous architecture, has since been converted into a modern bed and breakfast. Here, you’re treated like esteemed guests on a private estate, one with an abundance of pizza and brews.

This luxurious and charming hotel is only for adults 21+, so if you’re looking for a relaxing getaway with friends, or as a couple, this hotel in West Texas is the place to be!

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What to Expect at the Old Central Firehouse Bed & Brew

At Old Central Firehouse Bed & Brew in San Angelo, you’ll enjoy easy online booking, with immediate confirmation and information about the door codes sent via text. That means you won’t have to worry about keeping track of a room key!

Upon arrival, check-in is quick, and you will receive a friendly greeting from the lovely, caring hosts, Jody and Michele.

This cozy accommodation features local brews during Happy Hour at the hotel’s on-site pizzeria every evening. The restaurant is not just convenient, but incredibly tasty!

You’ll find old photos all around the hotel, depicting what it looked like when it was still a firehouse between 1929 and 1976.

A white couch with its back to the wall and a black and white photo of the original firehouse above it. There is a staircase to the couch's left and a miniature antique fire engine on the floor in front of it.

The hotel is within walking distance of the city’s vibrant downtown scene, where you’ll find restaurants, shops, and awe-inspiring historical sites.

Next door is a scenic park and the enchanting Concho River, so if you feel like taking a stroll and soaking up the glory of nature, it is the perfect place to go! The river walk also features a collection of public art, including sculptures, mosaics and murals.

An antique firetruck covered in a mosaic depicting an American flag.

If you were hoping to bring your pets along, keep in mind that the Old Central Firehouse Bed & Brew is not pet-friendly.

The Rooms

The rooms at Old Central Firehouse Bed & Brew are spacious, cute and cozy, complete with comfortable beds and blackout curtains.

Every room is decorated with firefighting memorabilia, and the five rooms all offer different takes on what you would historically find in a firehouse.

Above the pizzeria, there is an upstairs area, featuring a lovely breakfast nook, fireplace seating and a kitchen — but no elevator.

Every detail, from the high end decor to the laundering of towels and bathrobes, creates an atmosphere that feels warm, homey and relaxing. Unlike some hotels, the layout of the rooms allows for plenty of privacy. 

The Chief’s Retreat

The Chief’s Retreat offers an ideal setting for a romantic getaway, featuring an elegant ambiance, a spacious king-size bed, and bright, tasteful interior.

You’ll adore the soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower in the en suite bathroom, complete with plush robes for your comfort.

Additional amenities include a Keurig coffee machine, television, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi.

The Firehouse Suite

The Firehouse Suite is a wonderful accommodation option if you’re looking for a cozy and comfortable stay. It has two separate bedrooms, perfect for up to four people, with king-size beds and private baths.

The inclusion of a full-size kitchen and living area adds to the suite’s appeal, as it allows you to prepare your own meals, as well as have some additional space. However, we recommend you explore the foodie scene in San Angelo during your stay.

The combination of quaint décor and modern amenities makes for the perfect blend of charm and contemporary comfort.

The Locker Room

The Locker Room is an excellent choice for longer stays and can easily accommodate two people.

It features a king-size bed and a kitchenette equipped with a mini-fridge, sink, and microwave. There is also a Keurig coffee machine for those early mornings. Enjoy the use of a TV, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi as well.

The room’s distinctive and playful character is accentuated by the vibrant red color scheme, including the clever use of red lockers as a closet.

The private bathroom includes a spacious, beautifully tiled walk-in shower.

The Hook & Ladder

The Hook & Ladder is a cozy and charming room with several amazing features. There is a comfortable, spacious sitting area with a TV and a private bath with a luxurious jet tub.

The rustic feel of the room, with its wood and tin decor, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere and is especially great if you appreciate a more traditional and rustic aesthetic.

The coffee bar area is equipped with a Keurig, making it easy for you to enjoy your morning coffee without leaving your room.

The antique hook and ladder, the room’s namesake, adds some historic character to the room, making for a memorable stay in West Texas.

The Lookout

The Lookout is the perfect choice if you prefer hotel rooms with window-framed scenery. Overlooking a park, the grand, king-size bed and chaise lounge provide a luxurious and comfortable space to relax and unwind.

The private, black-and-white bath is not only gorgeous but also practical, with a large walk-in shower.

The Keurig coffee bar makes it easy to enjoy that first cup of morning coffee from the comfort of your room.

The Kitchen

The kitchen provides a light, self-serve breakfast featuring items like bagels, yogurt, and oatmeal.

Room with a full-size fridge, several high-top tables, natural light, and a counter top with a microwave and snacks on it.

There is also a common area with complimentary snacks, bottled water, a water filtration station, microwave, and refrigerator. An added bonus is the diverse selection of beers, all available 24/7!

The Pizzeria

The hotel’s on-site pizzeria offers an impressive beer selection and delicious pizzas. Unlike the hotel, the restaurant is kid-friendly. This means you don’t have to be a guest of the hotel to enjoy it!

Don’t forget to check out the old fire truck art installation outside, where children can climb and explore.

With both indoor and outdoor seating, a covered patio, convenient parking options, and even live music, it’s a delightful dining experience!

The restaurant processes orders quickly, and their happy hour is a fantastic option, with a variety of light snacks, cold beer, and wine.

Things to Do Near Old Central Firehouse Bed & Brew

During your stay at the Old Central Firehouse Bed & Brew, make sure to explore the surrounding town of San Angelo! Downtown San Angelo boasts a delightful blend of historic architecture, vibrant cultural venues, inviting shops, and tasty restaurants.

See our list of things to do in San Angelo and places to eat for the ultimate guide!

Hotels in West Texas: The Old Central Firehouse Bed & Brew – Final Thoughts

Whether you are a group of friends, family, a couple looking for romance, or a solo traveler looking for hotels in West Texas, the Old Firehouse Bed & Brew will make your visit to San Angelo truly something special.

With its inviting atmosphere, cozy rooms, and impressive amenities, this charming establishment ensures a relaxing and memorable experience on your next trip to West Texas!