Best Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Downtown Austin based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    Four Seasons Hotel Austin
    Austin, TX
    #1 in Best Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2043 reviewsTripAdvisor (2043)
    Free WiFi

    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 Austin Convention Center), the Four Seasons Hotel Austin earns rave reviews from travelers thanks to its sumptuous atmosphere and extremely friendly service staff. The accommodations also garner praise: Rooms are decorated in neutral tones and feature cozy furniture, down bedding, flat-screen TVs, L'Occitane bath products 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 Ciclo restaurant dinner or a massage at the spa. You'll find excellent vistas from the windows of the deck of Live Oak or the lounge chairs by the outdoor, heated saltwater pool, and you won't have to pay extra for them.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2043 reviewsTripAdvisor (2043)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Driskill
    Austin, TX
    #2 in Best Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2372 reviewsTripAdvisor (2372)
    Free WiFi

    Anchoring the heart of the Live Music Capital (just a few short blocks from the State Capitol) this historical property and hotel heavyweight has been accommodating Austin's visitors for more than a century. But just because this property is the city's grand dame doesn't mean it's stuck in the past. Sure, visitors are drawn to The Driskill's period decor – the property's leather furniture and embossed ceilings add a sense of grandeur – but they also appreciate the guest rooms' more contemporary amenities, like plasma TVs and complimentary high-speed internet access. The hotel's restaurants, The Driskill Grill and the 1886 Café & Bakery, also earn high praise, with diners calling the food spectacular and the service on point. But guests aren't the only ones who will feel like VIPs here: The Driskill even makes sure that your pooch has everything he or she needs, from a specially designed bed to a dog toy. Part of the Hyatt portfolio, loyalty members can earn and use points here.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2372 reviewsTripAdvisor (2372)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Ella
    Austin, TX
    #3 in Best Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 469 reviewsTripAdvisor (469)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting several blocks west of the Blanton Museum of Art and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Hotel Ella offers a quiet respite from the rowdier scene found downtown. This 47-room, boutique hotel is housed in the Goodall Wooten House –first built a little before 1900 – and beckons to R&R-seekers and history buffs. Hotel Ella features a pool, fitness center as well as Goodall's Kitchen and the connected parlor-style bar of the same name. The hotel's guest rooms feature LED TVs and complimentary wireless internet, as well as tufted furnishings and marble bathrooms. Travelers also say that Hotel Ella has fantastic customer service. What's more, guests have access to a house car service that travels within a three-mile radius of the hotel.  

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 469 reviewsTripAdvisor (469)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Austin Downtown
    Austin, TX
    #4 in Best Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 859 reviewsTripAdvisor (859)

    Located in the heart of downtown, The Westin Austin Downtown sits just one block south of Sixth Street, where the numerous performance venues give the city its nickname – the "Live Music Capital of the World." Some guests noted that being in the center of it all resulted in a noisy atmosphere, but most agreed that it didn't intrude on their rest in the new accommodations (the hotel opened in July 2015). Guest rooms are appointed with signature Heavenly Beds, minibars, iPod docking stations, Wi-Fi access (for a fee) and coffee makers for brewing Starbucks coffee and Tazo tea. Before heading out on the town, travelers can work up a sweat in the fitness center or relax by the rooftop pool, then head to the Stella San Jac, the on-site restaurant. Recent travelers said the innovative Southern cuisine was a cut above other hotel restaurants in the area. Visitors were also impressed with the service, which they say is the perfect example of Texas hospitality. Plus, those who participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program can earn and redeem points here.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 859 reviewsTripAdvisor (859)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    JW Marriott Austin
    Austin, TX
    #5 in Best Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3327 reviewsTripAdvisor (3327)

    The JW Marriott Austin impresses travelers with its beauty, accommodating staff members and location. Set in the heart of downtown Austin, the hotel puts guests within walking distance of the ever-lively Sixth Street, the Austin Convention Center, the State Capitol building and the Mexic-Arte Museum. This massive JW Marriott has 1,012 rooms and suites, all of which come with work desks with ergonomic chairs, 48-inch LED smart TVs, coffeemakers and Wi-Fi access (for a fee). Marriott rewards program members can offset costs by using points to cover their stays. All guests have access to the property's ample facilities, which include a fitness center, a 24-hour business center and an outdoor rooftop pool surrounded by lounge chairs. When it comes to dining, the JW Marriott is home to an Italian eatery, a Texas-focused restaurant, a burger shop, a Starbucks and a couple bars. Keep in mind that Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3327 reviewsTripAdvisor (3327)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    W Austin
    Austin, TX
    #6 in Best Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1339 reviewsTripAdvisor (1339)
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    Surrounded by some of Austin's favorite entertainment joints and within walking distance of major attractions like the Austin Bats and Zilker Park, The W Austin puts you at the epicenter of the action. Its ultra-chic design may seem somewhat out of place in this funky city, but recent guests said that the guest rooms and amenities live up to the W's reputation. The hotel did infuse a hint of the city's "weird" culture into the decor: Rooms feature throw pillows with brightly stitched designs, offsetting the serene blue hues that envelop the space. Like Austin itself, the W Austin earns high praise from recent guests for its friendly, fun atmosphere, claiming that they felt extremely welcome here. And they're not the only ones: The hotel's Pets Are Welcome (P.A.W.) program makes sure that even the four-legged members of your party are well cared for. Because W Hotels are part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1339 reviewsTripAdvisor (1339)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
    Austin, TX
    #7 in Best Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1459 reviewsTripAdvisor (1459)

    Residing in the heart of downtown Austin – just one block from rambunctious Sixth Street – the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin is ideal for anyone looking to be at the center of the action. (However, previous visitors warn that you will pay for the location in parking fees.) And though we doubt you'll spend much time in the hotel, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin does boast a sauna, indoor lap pool, whirlpool and fitness center should you prefer pumping iron to partying. Whether you're planning on going out or staying in, start your night off with dinner and drinks at Stephen F.'s Bar & Terrace, which serves up an eclectic menu of entrees and shareable small plates. And when you're ready to catch up on some zzz's, previous guests say that the rooms –with their custom furniture and neutral tones – will have you snoozing in style. Plus, IHG Rewards Club members can indulge for free using rewards points at this InterContinental property.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1459 reviewsTripAdvisor (1459)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    Hilton Austin
    Austin, TX
    #8 in Best Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2130 reviewsTripAdvisor (2130)

    Sitting near two of Austin's favorite entertainment spots – Esther's Follies and Emo's – the Hilton Austin is popular among visitors looking to immerse themselves in the city's live music culture. It's also convenient for sightseers looking to visit the State Capitol or families hoping to witness the Austin Bats. Whatever the reason for your visit, you can pamper yourself in the Hilton Austin's spa and health club, or join the party at the poolside tiki bar. Though some warn of late night noise from the bars and clubs nearby, most guests enjoyed their time at this Hilton property. While they describe the guest rooms as average in terms of look and amenities, visitors find nothing wrong with the accommodations. Meanwhile, the fare at the Hilton's on-site restaurant earns a big thumbs-up. Members of the Hilton Honors loyalty club can rack up points for staying here.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2130 reviewsTripAdvisor (2130)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
    Austin, TX
    #9 in Best Hotels in Downtown Austin, Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3246 reviewsTripAdvisor (3246)

    Unlike its sister property, the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, this hotel is convenient for both business and leisure travelers. Sitting just two blocks north of rowdy Sixth Street, the beautiful Omni Austin Hotel Downtown provides a great home base for sightseeing, while amenities like a 24-hour business center and ample meeting space make it easy to work on the road. Guests appreciated indulging in other amenities like the heated rooftop pool. This hotel is also very accommodating of younger guests; If you're traveling with children, you'll find the Omni Kids Crew program makes sure that the little ones get everything they need. Although recent guests praise hotel staff members for their friendly demeanors, they aren't as complimentary of the food or prices at Ancho's restaurant. Members of the Omni Select Guest loyalty program can offset high food prices by paying for their rooms with rewards points.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3246 reviewsTripAdvisor (3246)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    Austin's Inn at Pearl Street
    Austin, TX
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 275 reviewsTripAdvisor (275)
    Free WiFi

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    Sixth Street(1.22 mi)
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    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 275 reviewsTripAdvisor (275)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin
    Austin, TX
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1160 reviewsTripAdvisor (1160)
    Free WiFi

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    Sixth Street(0.78 mi)
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    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1160 reviewsTripAdvisor (1160)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Downtown
    Austin, TX
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 83 reviewsTripAdvisor (83)
    Free WiFi

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    Sixth Street(0.42 mi)
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    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 83 reviewsTripAdvisor (83)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center
    Austin, TX
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 727 reviewsTripAdvisor (727)
    Free WiFi

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    Sixth Street(0.16 mi)
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    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 727 reviewsTripAdvisor (727)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
    Austin, TX
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1081 reviewsTripAdvisor (1081)
    Free WiFi

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    Sixth Street(0.38 mi)
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    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1081 reviewsTripAdvisor (1081)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center
    Austin, TX
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 851 reviewsTripAdvisor (851)
    Free WiFi

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    Sixth Street(0.16 mi)
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    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 851 reviewsTripAdvisor (851)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi