The first chain hotel in Dripping Springs opened early 2012 along US 290 on the eastern approach to town, in a quiet, largely rural area but close to a few restaurants and small shops. The 57 rooms at Sleep Inn Dripping Springs have views over wooded hills, are nicely decorated, and are well equipped, containing a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, ironing facility and work desk. Deluxe rooms have a sofa bed and whirlpool bath. Free continental breakfast is provided each morning; other amenities are an indoor pool, free internet access and a business center. Pets are welcome, for a fee.