Hotels in Austin
This 413-room hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown and overlooks Congress Bridge, where Austin’s famous bat population emerges every evening at sunset.
Housed in a late 19th century mansion, this year-old hotel went through a top-to-bottom renovation and now has 47 plush and modern rooms, many of which have French doors leading out to wide wrap-around porches. Also take note of the hotel’s impressive sculpture collection.
Located in the modern bohemian neighborhood of South Congress (or SoCo), the über-hip San José Hotel has 40 sleek, minimalist guest rooms with earthy tones, warm woods, and simple, modern lines.
Located on over 4000 acres in the Hill Country a 15 minute drive west from downtown Austin, Barton Creek Resort and Spa boasts 4 golf courses, 11 tennis hardcourts, an 11,000-square-foot wellness center, and a full-service spa and salon.
Built in 1886 by cattleman and ex-Confederate Colonel Jesse Driskill, whose goal was to create a “frontier palace,” The Driskill continues to be one of the most well-known hotels in Texas and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hotelier Liz Lambert’s newest property is a music-inspired retreat in a former Victorian manse. Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews were recent guests.
Unpretentious oasis on Lady Bird Lake; public spaces are distinctly Southwestern (a hide-covered sofa and the like).
In a prime location just off the Congress Street bridge and directly across Town Lake from downtown, the Hyatt Regency has 448 rooms decorated in rustic, earthy tones and including triple linen beds with down duvets, dark cherry furnishings, and marble tile bathrooms.
The property opened in 1985 and became part of the "Green Hotels Association" in 1991. The hotel was designed to support ecological consciousness; the photovoltaic system powers about 20% of its energy.
Just outside Austin’s city limits, the Lake Austin Spa Resort has 40 ranch-style guest rooms facing a sparkling lake where tame geese paddle between rowing sculls.
This downtown hotel on Lady Bird Lake boasts a heated, saltwater pool and a reputation for great poolside pampering.
Rock ’n’ roll is one of the inspirations behind the décor and mood at this small boutique hotel, and you may feel like a rock star yourself at the heated, 24-hour lap pool. You can indulge in poolside dining or even settle inside a poolside bungalow.
You can have all kinds of experiences at this Hill Country resort, from learning to salsa dance to going horseback riding, but when you're ready to relax, grab a spot to lounge around the saline infinity pool.
About 25 miles from downtown Austin, the family-friendly Hyatt resort is known for its Crooked River pool area. It features, among other things, a kid-magnet water slide and a crowd-pleasing, 1,000-foot lazy river.
This fourth-floor pool is just one of the amenities that draws guests to this hip, downtown hotel. But non-guests can experience it, too: Day passes are available seasonally, and clients of the W's Away Spa also get access.