Originally built in 1892 as a ‘Railroad Hotel’, Mineola’s Beckham Hotel was the temporary home to railroad workers, loggers, and cattlemen in its early years and boasts a colorful, and even haunted history.
Purchased by W.L. Beckham in 1926 following a fire that nearly destroyed the building, the first and second floors of the hotel were restored and reopened as the ‘New’ Beckham Hotel in 1928 and continued to operate until 1979.
In 2018, this resilient hotel started undergoing a major renovation by its current owners and is able to welcome its first overnight guests in more that 40 years. Now, with its historic décor and warm atmosphere, the Beckham has 18 completed rooms, including two suites, with eight more rooms slated to be done before the project will be complete.