Four Seasons Austin
This downtown oasis has hosted Austin's most notable visitors, from the Dalai Lama to Sally Field. Like most of the properties in the Four Seasons family, it boasts a heated, saltwater pool and a reputation for great poolside pampering. Taking a cue from its locale, however, public spaces are distinctly Southwestern (hide-covered sofas, native limestone, and leather chairs). Perhaps the hotel’s best asset is its prime location: unobstructed views over Lady Bird Lake, and close proximity to downtown businesses and nightlife.