Best Hotels in Austin

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Austin based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. 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 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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    Hotel Granduca Austin
    Austin, TX
    #2 in Best Hotels in Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 458 reviewsTripAdvisor (458)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you're looking for a taste of Europe in Austin, Texas, the Hotel Granduca Austin may just be for you. Similar to Hotel Granduca Houston, this Austin outpost was constructed and designed to look like an Italian villa, and features fountains, a grand outdoor courtyard, hand-painted murals, intricately, patterned wood floors and antique carpets. The theme carries into the rooms, which start at 480 square feet and are appointed with king-sized beds, walk-in showers, exposed wooden beams and Italian art. Some suites also include Juliet balconies, soaking tubs and separate living rooms. Recent guests appreciated the size of the rooms, but were most impressed with the views: The hotel sits on a hillside about 8 miles northwest of Austin. You can also admire the views from the outdoor heated saltwater pool or the Veranda cafe and bar. Aside from the hotel's tranquil location, reviewers also raved about the on-site Italian restaurant, Visconti Ristorante & Bar. If you're looking for a more casual atmosphere, grab a bite at the poolside grill and bar. When it's time to relax, you can indulge in spa services or enlist the concierge to arrange a golf outing at a nearby course. This hotel is part of The Leading Hotels of the World, meaning Leaders Club members have access to perks here. 

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 458 reviewsTripAdvisor (458)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Archer Hotel Austin
    Austin, TX
    #3 in Best Hotels in Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 668 reviewsTripAdvisor (668)
    Free WiFi

    Archer Hotel Austin wins favor with guests for several reasons. First, its location: The 171-room boutique hotel is situated in north Austin, Texas, just steps from Domain NORTHSIDE, an outdoor retail and restaurant hub. Second, the attention to detail. With thoughtful design touches featured throughout, recent visitors said every aspect of the hotel is well-executed. The rooms were another highlight for reviewers. Accommodations are outfitted in six distinct design palettes (some may feature floor-to-ceiling photo murals while others are decorated with reclaimed leather belts) and equipped with Nespresso coffee makers, complimentary Wi-Fi access, MALIN+GOETZ toiletries and wood plank porcelain tiled bathrooms, among other amenities. Past guests gave mixed reviews of customer service though. When it's time to dine, you'll have your pick of restaurants at the nearby shopping complex, or you can stay on-site and grab a meal at Second Bar + Kitchen. The hotel's location also comes in handy if you want to relax at the spa: Viva Day Spa is located within Domain. Archer Hotel Austin also offers a fitness center and a business center and outdoor pool patio with a fireplace and cabanas.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 668 reviewsTripAdvisor (668)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Driskill
    Austin, TX
    #4 in Best Hotels in 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
    #5 in Best Hotels in 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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    Fairmont Austin
    Austin, TX
    #6 in Best Hotels in Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 548 reviewsTripAdvisor (548)

    The Fairmont Austin appeals to both business and leisure travelers. Situated in the southeast corner of downtown Austin, Texas, this member of the Fairmont family and participant in the Le Club AccorHotels rewards program is connected to the Austin Convention Center. It also sits within walking distance of the Mexic-Arte Museum and the Congress Avenue Bridge, where guests can catch a glimpse of Austin's famous bat colony. At the property, visitors will find a variety of amenities, such as an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a spa and a business center with FedEx print and ship services. Additionally, patrons have five on-site restaurants and bars to choose from, including a coffee shop and a modern American grill. Although most previous travelers enjoyed the hotel's food and drinks, several said the service from the restaurant waitstaff and front desk employees was subpar. Others lamented the accommodations' weak internet connection and malfunctioning phones and TVs. All 1,048 guest rooms and suites feature white and navy hues, wooden furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city, Palm Park or Lady Bird Lake. Each space measures at least 410 square feet and offers perks like Nespresso coffee makers, bathrobes and work desks.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 548 reviewsTripAdvisor (548)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    The Westin Austin Downtown
    Austin, TX
    #7 in Best Hotels in 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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    Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
    Austin, TX
    #8 in Best Hotels in Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 995 reviewsTripAdvisor (995)

    Located in downtown Austin, Texas, in the Rainey Street District, the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt embraces the musical soul of its surroundings. The hotel's popular restaurant, Geraldine's, offers live music every night, while rooms feature images of iconic musicians on their walls. Each of the 319 guest rooms and suites is also decorated in cool tones of white, blue and dark gray and come with amenities like free Wi-Fi access, a Bluetooth speaker, a yoga mat, a minibar and Atelier Bloem toiletries. For superb views of downtown or Lady Bird Lake, choose an upgraded room when booking or visit the rooftop pool and bar, which serves craft cocktails mixed with local ingredients. You can also savor quick bites and beverages from Cafe 605 before exploring Austin on one of the hotel's free PUBLIC bikes. A 24-hour fitness center, in-room spa treatments and pet-friendly accommodations are available as well. Overall, recent guests raved about this Kimpton's location and "beautifully decorated" and "very comfortable" accommodations, but valet parking is pricey at $45 per day plus tax, so if you're a member of the Kimpton Karma Rewards program, consider offsetting added expenses by using points to cover room fees.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 995 reviewsTripAdvisor (995)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    JW Marriott Austin
    Austin, TX
    #9 in Best Hotels in 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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    Lake Austin Spa Resort
    Austin, TX
    #10 in Best Hotels in Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 344 reviewsTripAdvisor (344)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Located along the Colorado River and less than 22 miles northwest of downtown Austin, the Lake Austin Spa Resort is one of the area's most luxurious resorts. And according to recent guests, this property is just as relaxing as it is opulent (and warrants the commute back and forth from the downtown area). The LakeHouse Spa offers a wide menu of treatments that are sure to help relax your body and mind, while resort activities like yoga, boating and hiking will entice you to get outside and get moving. And guest rooms offer the perfect amount of peace and quiet, boasting private porches, soaking tubs, fresh-cut flowers, complimentary Wi-Fi and Egyptian cotton linens. Lake Austin Spa Resort also receives high praise for its healthy (and yes, very tasty) cuisine. And while room rates are on the pricier side, this is an all-inclusive resort, so all meals, beverages and activities are included.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 344 reviewsTripAdvisor (344)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    W Austin
    Austin, TX
    #11 in Best Hotels in Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1339 reviewsTripAdvisor (1339)
    Free WiFi

    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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    Lakeway Resort and Spa
    Lakeway, TX
    #12 in Best Hotels in Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1193 reviewsTripAdvisor (1193)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Located about 22 miles northwest of downtown Austin, the Lakeway Resort and Spa caters more to R&R seekers than it does to tourists. This beautiful complex rests on the banks of Lake Travis in Texas Hill Country, leading to spectacular views for those of you practicing your swing on one of four 18-hole championship golf courses (including Flintrock Falls, a Jack Nicklaus-designed course). Lakeway also boasts a full-service spa, which offers a long menu of massages and skin treatments. And if you're looking to take to the tides, head to the Lakeway Marina for opportunities to sail and fish, or simply lounge by the property's pool. Recent guests highly recommend ending your day with dinner at the on-site eatery, Lake Travis Restaurant. And though they describe the grounds as stunning, previous visitors say that the guest rooms feel dated, despite their flat-screen TVs and private balconies. Some also warn against hidden resort fees, which can spark a serious case of sticker shock upon checkout.

    Lakeway, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1193 reviewsTripAdvisor (1193)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
    Austin, TX
    #13 in Best Hotels in Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 999 reviewsTripAdvisor (999)
    Free WiFi

    Resting on the southwest corner of the University of Texas campus – just a couple blocks from both the Blanton Museum of Art and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum – this Austin hotel is all about business. Boasting massive conference rooms, the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center is the ideal place for conventions, while the property itself features a full-service business center. But staying at this property is hardly work: An outdoor pool and a well-stocked fitness center await you after a long day on the job, and The Carillon's chefs would like nothing more than to end your evening with a premium steak. And when it's time to retire to your digs, you'll find spacious rooms with amenities that guests praise, including pillow-top mattresses, ergonomic furniture, flat-screen TVs and complimentary high-speed internet.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 999 reviewsTripAdvisor (999)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Austin at the Domain
    Austin, TX
    #14 in Best Hotels in Austin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1353 reviewsTripAdvisor (1353)
    Free Parking

    If you're looking to experience Austin's high life, The Westin Austin at the Domain will make a great home base. Sitting about 11 miles north of downtown Austin in the Domain neighborhood, this hotel is surrounded by some of the city's premier shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. Recent visitors describe the guest rooms as bright and airy, though very typical of a Westin property in terms of amenities (which is a good thing, given the contemporary decor, signature Westin Heavenly Beds and 37-inch flat-screen TVs). The hotel also houses a pool and the in-house restaurant, Urban  An American Grill, which guests praise for its cuisine and service. Yet even though loyal Westin guests can earn points for staying here through the Marriott Bonvoy program, some previous visitors felt that the room rates were too high for a hotel that's so far from the city center.

    Austin, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1353 reviewsTripAdvisor (1353)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
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    InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
    Austin, TX
    #15 in Best Hotels in 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