Austin has a wide selection of hotels, from inexpensive to luxury, with many being built to accommodate the city’s influx of popularity. Most hotels are located in the Downtown area, though more of the boutique hotels sit in central neighbourhoods such as Travis Heights and East Austin.
The Austin hotels below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over $300)
Cheap (up to $150)
These Austin hotel prices are the starting prices for a standard double room and include taxes and breakfast unless otherwise specified.
The Four Seasons offers beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake with direct access to the Hike and Bike Trail. Located in Downtown Austin, the Four Seasons offers a heated saltwater pool, babysitting, eucalyptus steam room and complimentary electric car charging station.Address: , 98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin,
Telephone: (512) 478 4500.
Intercontinental Hotel Stephen F. Austin
Located on Seventh Avenue at Congress Avenue, this impressive hotel is a common destination for travellers needing to be in the thick of the action. Featuring 189 large rooms with soft bedding, the hotel also offers a beautiful pool, a Jacuzzi and bar and restaurant offering hand-crafted beer, wine, cigars and fine food.Address: , 701 Congress Avenue, Austin,
Telephone: (512) 457 8800.
Built in 1886 and still standing as one of Austin's oldest buildings, this stately, and allegedly haunted, hotel sits in the epicenter of Downtown at Sixth Street near Congress Avenue. Enjoy staying in the ornate and classic rooms, grab a bite at the restaurant, 1886 Cafe and Bakery, and a drink at the Driskill Bar.Address: , 604 Brazos Street, Austin,
Telephone: (512) 439 1234.
Arguably East Austin's first modern boutique hotel, this seven-room converted home features coffee service, Wi-Fi, bicycles, parking and an internet jukebox. For travellers who enjoy simple and sleek designs or to be in walking distance to the hot spots of East Austin and Downtown, the Heywood Hotel is a perfecting resting place.Address: , 1609 E Cesar Chavez Street, Austin,
Telephone: (512) 271 5522.
Hotel Saint Cecilia
Owned by the same proprietors as Hotel San Jose, this quaint boutique hotel located in a gorgeous Travis Heights estate was named after the patron saint of music and poetry. Hotel Saint Cecilia offers 14 impeccable guest suites and a photo-worthy pool with a neon sign illuminating it. Favoured by celebrities.Address: , 112 Academy Drive, Austin,
Telephone: (512) 852 2400.
Hotel San Jose
Once a flophouse in the middle of what used to be a downtrodden neighbourhood, Hotel San Jose is now one of the premiere boutique hotels in all of Austin. Featuring hacienda-style rooms with access to a romantic courtyard with drink service and pool, Hotel San Jose is not only loved by guests, but by locals who enjoy sipping on cocktails in the warm atmosphere.Address: , 1316 S Congress Avenue, Austin,
Telephone: (512) 852 2350.
A popular motel due to its suggestive neon sign overhanging on South Congress Avenue, this mid-century California-style hotel offers a pool, restaurant (Snack Bar) and the perfect location to walk to South Congress' many boutique stores and eateries. This colourful and quirky motel can't be beat.Address: , 1220 S Congress Avenue, Austin,
Telephone: (512) 441 1157.
This chain hotel is located in the heart of Downtown, within walking distance to some of the city's main central attractions and the UT campus. Though not as charming as the boutique hotels listed here, it offers nice amenities and polished rooms perfect for families and business people.Address: , 303 W 15th Street, Austin,
Telephone: (512) 478 7000.
Holiday Inn - Town Lake
Located on Lady Bird Lake (formerly called Town Lake) and I-35, this chain hotel is in a prime location for accessibility to Austin. It's easy to jump on the Hike and Bike Trail where you can head down to Congress Avenue Bridge to see the bats or South Congress to go souvenir shopping. Nearby the hotel, it's easy to rent a kayak or bike to enjoy on the lake. This hotel offers beautiful views of the area as well.Address: , 20 North Ih-35, Austin,
Telephone: (512) 472 8211.