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Four Seasons Hotel Austin

98 San Jacinto Boulevard | Austin, TX 78701-4039 [See Map]
#1 in Best Austin Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1081 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 291 rooms, 9 floors
Primary View(s) City center, Lake
Style Traditional, Opulent
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

The Four Seasons brand prides itself on luxury, and this property is no exception. Sitting on the northern shore of Lady Bird Lake (just a block or so from the Convention Center), the Four Seasons earns rave reviews from travelers thanks to its sumptuous atmosphere and extremely friendly service staff. Recent guests especially enjoyed the nightly happy hour on the lawn by the lake. The accommodations also garner praise: Rooms are decorated in neutral tones and pastels and feature cozy furniture, down bedding, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and Internet access. Some previous visitors recommend splurging on a balcony room for excellent views of either the lake or downtown Austin. Or, you can save your money for an elegant TRIO restaurant dinner or a massage at the spa. You'll find excellent vistas from the windows of the Lobby Lounge or the lounge chairs by the outdoor, heated saltwater pool, and you won't have to pay extra for them.

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Critic Reviews

Frommer's

“Tell the reservations clerk that you're traveling with kids, and you'll be automatically enrolled in the free amenities program, which offers age-appropriate snacks — cookies and milk for children 9 and under, popcorn and soda for those older — along with various toys and games ...”

Fodor's

“You get what you pay for in superior service and amenities at this elegant hotel on beautifully manicured grounds overlooking Lady Bird Lake.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Lonely Planet Recommended
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1081 guests have reviewed the Four Seasons Hotel Austin, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1081 reviews)

Guest Reviews: Read most recent guest reviews

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Four Seasons Austin is centrally located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, in the heart of Austin's business and financial district. Offering an upscale setting with ranch-style decor like cowhide couches, southwestern sculptures and local artwork, the property is within walking distance of the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, the convention center, Congress Avenue Bridge (with its famous bat colony), Vimeo Theater, restaurants and live music venues.

  • Complimentary evening house car service to downtown area
  • Second Street District with shops, restaurants and galleries is half a mile northwest of the hotel; South Congress District is 2 miles south
  • Located about 10 miles northwest of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking ($40)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($40)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The hotel’s traditionally decorated guest rooms feature a neutral color palette and offer views of downtown Austin or the lake. All rooms have down bedding, oversized armchairs, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, alarm clocks with docking stations and fully stocked minibars. The bathrooms have marble countertops, L’Occitane bath products and terry bathrobes.

  • Upgraded rooms with balconies and lake views available
  • Bottled water, fresh fruit and seasonal beverages are complimentary upon arrival

Standard room size:

345 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

The hotel’s TRIO restaurant serves steak and seafood dishes prepared from locally sourced ingredients in a contemporary upscale atmosphere with views of the lake and an outdoor terrace area. TRIO is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel also has the Lobby Lounge, which offers signature cocktails, a light fare menu and live music.

  • Complimentary morning coffee and tea service in the lobby

Number of restaurants:

1

Cuisine types:

American

Awards:

AAA/CAA
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Four Seasons Austin offers an outdoor saltwater pool. The heated pool is surrounded by a sundeck with lounge chairs and offers views of Lady Bird Lake and nearby park areas.

  • Seasonal poolside dining and beverage service
  • Pool is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of pools:

1

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Four Seasons Austin offers a 5,500-square-foot full-service spa in a Texas-inspired setting with native wildflower scents and a trickling water wall. The spa offers a variety of services including the signature Lavender-Lemongrass Journey treatment, along with massages, facials, body and nail treatments, as well as men’s services.

  • Relaxation lounge and eucalyptus infused steam rooms
  • Spa treatments are available daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; spa facilities open daily 5:45 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • In-room treatments available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The Four Seasons Austin is a family-friendly property and offers child-size bathrobes, baby toiletries, child-proofing items, disposable bottles and diapers. The hotel also offers complimentary use of playpens, jogging strollers, toys, books and games. There are scavenger hunts arranged for children, as well as s'mores roasting outside.

  • Complimentary KidsBites in TRIO
  • Concierge can arrange babysitting services as well as family-friendly activities
  • Children’s in-room dining menu

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The hotel's 24-hour fitness center overlooks the gardens and Lady Bird Lake and is equipped with ellipticals, treadmills, recumbent and stationary bikes, as well as strength-training equipment and free weights. There are also yoga mats and exercise balls available. There are multiple walking and jogging trails nearby.

  • Cardio machines have built-in flat-screen TVs
  • Hotel offers workout clothing
  • Complimentary fruit and coffee

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Four Seasons Austin has a 24-hour business center as well as 18,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The property has on-site conference managers and offers 11 breakout spaces as well as ballrooms, plus an outdoor lawn for business events. The hotel can host banquets for up to 500 attendees.

  • Property offers on-site technical assistance and presentation services, along with a shipping and receiving office
  • Spouse and family program planning available for conference events

Number of meeting rooms:

14
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Four Seasons Austin is a pet-friendly property and welcomes cats and dogs weighing 60 pounds or less. Pets must be leashed on the property and cannot be left unattended in guest rooms.

  • $100 nonrefundable pet fee
  • Concierge can arrange pet-sitting services for additional fees

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Austin is home to multiple golf courses, some of which are located within 5 miles of the hotel. The concierge can help arrange golf outings.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

The property offers indoor ballrooms and outdoor lake-view settings for wedding ceremonies and events. The Four Seasons has wedding planning specialists on staff to help with customized chef-created menu planning, audiovisual services and vendor recommendations. The Back Lawn offers an outdoor ceremony venue with views of Lady Bird Lake.

  • Room blocks for wedding guests
  • Wedding packages available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

500
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Four Seasons Hotel Austin

98 San Jacinto Boulevard | Austin, TX 78701-4039 [See Full Map]