- View all PhotosThe DriskillAustin, TX0.4 miles to city center4.5-star Hotel Class4.5-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosFour Seasons Hotel AustinAustin, TX0.2 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
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 complimentary 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.
- View all PhotosArcher Hotel AustinAustin, TX9.7 miles to city center4.5-star Hotel Class4.5-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosKimpton Hotel Van ZandtAustin, TX0.2 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel ClassLocated 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.
- View all PhotosJW Marriott AustinAustin, TX0.2 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel ClassThe 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.
- View all PhotosLake Austin Spa ResortAustin, TX11.9 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosHotel EllaAustin, TX1.5 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
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 – built a little before 1900 – and beckons to R&R-seekers and history buffs. Hotel Ella features a pool, fitness center and Goodall's bistro, as well as a connected parlor-style bar. 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 3-mile radius of the hotel.
- View all PhotosW AustinAustin, TX0.4 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosHotel Granduca AustinAustin, TX6 miles to city center4.5-star Hotel Class4.5-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosThe Westin Austin DowntownAustin, TX0.3 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel ClassLocated 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 modern 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.
- View all PhotosAT&T Executive Education and Conference CenterAustin, TX1.3 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosThe Westin Austin at the DomainAustin, TX9.6 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosInterContinental Stephen F. AustinAustin, TX0.5 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel ClassResiding 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.
- View all PhotosFairmont AustinAustin, TX0.1 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel ClassThe 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 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.
- View all PhotosHyatt Regency AustinAustin, TX0.4 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
Resting serenely on the shores of Lady Bird Lake (across the Congress Avenue Bridge from downtown Austin), the Hyatt Regency Austin is a great choice for families and outdoorsy travelers. Its location garners rave reviews since Sixth Street, Zilker Park and the Austin Bats are just a stone's throw away. Meanwhile, recent guests enjoyed activites on the lake thanks to the Hyatt's boat tours and dinner cruises. Back at the hotel, the location is also convenient for business travelers and small conferences. Though recent visitors say the rooms are comfortable and full of amenities like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, guests mention that the lodging is beginning to show signs of age. Some visitors also complain of noise traveling easily due to the Hyatt's atrium-centric layout. But recent guests do note that the customer service here is top-notch, and the Marker 10 restaurant hits the spot with its sushi bar and live music. Because this is a Hyatt hotel, Gold Passport loyalty club members can earn and redeem points here.
- View all PhotosSouth Congress HotelAustin, TX1.2 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
This boutique Austin hotel boasts a blend of industrial and rustic interiors. Think: wooden floors, mismatched furniture, steel accents and a color scheme of rich brown, dark charcoal, smooth cream and crisp white. Inside the rooms, you'll find hardwood floors, custom furniture, free Wi-Fi access, LED TVs and minibars. The decor was a plus for some travelers and a negative for others, who said they weren't fans of the darker interiors and insufficient lighting. (However, all guests agreed that the hotel staff went above and beyond.) Accommodations offer views of either the interior courtyard, the surrounding neighborhood, the pool or South Congress Avenue. If you upgrade to a suite, you'll enjoy a furnished balcony. You can also schedule an in-room spa treatment or head to tenoverten nail salon for a manicure and pedicure. South Congress Hotel is also home to a rooftop pool (with cushioned lounge chairs), a juice and coffee bar, a 24-hour gym and three eateries. Café No Sé serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch; Central Standard dishes out classic American fare like burgers, steak and seafood; and Otoko is the exclusive 12-seat sushi and kaiseki bar (spots to dine here must be reserved well in advance).
- View all PhotosRenaissance Austin HotelAustin, TX8.9 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel ClassAlthough this isn't the best home base for sightseers (the hotel sits 10 miles north of downtown Austin), the Renaissance Austin Hotel is the ideal place for nature enthusiasts. Perched on the northern edge of the Austin Arboretum, the hotel offers beautiful views of Texas Hill Country and prime access to the verdant gardens. But while many rave about the property's peaceful location and friendly, attentive staff, some recent guests say that the Renaissance Austin Hotel is adequate at best. Major complaints include spotty internet service (for an extra charge) and small rooms. Travelers also express mixed feelings about the guest room decor: Some love the leather lounge chairs and the red accents, while others are quick to call out stained carpets and dim lighting. But you don't have to spend that much time in your room. The Renaissance Austin Hotel features a gym, two pools and access to a jogging trail, as well as the cybercafe eatery, @ustinbytes, and the Texas-style restaurant, Knotty Deck & Bar. Because Renaissance hotels fall under the Marriott umbrella, Marriott Bonvoy members can use points to pay for their stay.
- View all PhotosLakeway Resort and SpaLakeway, TX16.7 miles to city center$35 Nightly Resort Fee4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class$35 Nightly Resort Fee
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.
- View all PhotosHilton AustinAustin, TX0.2 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel ClassSitting 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.
- View all PhotosOmni Austin Hotel DowntownAustin, TX0.4 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel ClassUnlike 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.
- View all PhotosThe LINE AustinAustin, TX0.2 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
The LINE Austin is a 4 star hotel located at in Austin. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 281 reviews.
- View all PhotosLone Star Court, a Valencia HotelAustin, TX9.1 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
Lone Star Court, a Valencia Hotel is a 4 star hotel located at 10901 Domain Dr in Austin. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 2248 reviews.
- View all PhotosMiraval AustinAustin, TX14.5 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
Located about 18 miles northwest of central Austin on approximately 220 acres of land near Lake Travis, Miraval Austin opened in early 2019. Guests have their choice of rooms or suites, all of which are decorated in calming neutral hues of white, gray and blue, and feature large windows that let natural sunlight pour in. All accommodations at this all-inclusive resort come equipped with coffee makers, minifridges, 65-inch LCD TVs and in-room safes. But chances are you won't be spending a ton of time in your room: Miraval Austin's resort fee, an additional 23% of your room rate, covers dozens of activities and experiences every week for you to take advantage of. You can enjoy horseback riding, yoga classes, hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, cooking classes and more. The resort also features a spa that offers everything from classic massages and nail services to treatments like body renewal wraps and scrubs. Overall, previous visitors complimented the welcoming staff at the Miraval Austin and said it's an excellent place to relax, unwind and disconnect. (In fact, the resort encourages a digital device-free atmosphere and prohibits cellphones and e-readers in many areas.) Many also praised the beautiful grounds and facilities. However, a handful of guests experienced a few drawbacks: Some said the food options could use some improvement in quality and variety, and others said the hotel as a whole seems to have a few additional kinks it needs to work out. Keep in mind, Miraval Austin is part of the Hyatt brand, so World of Hyatt members can earn and redeem points for stays here.
- View all PhotosOmni Austin Hotel at SouthparkAustin, TX3.4 miles to city center4.0-star Hotel Class4.0-star Hotel Class
Sitting about 5 miles south of downtown Austin (right off of I-35), the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark offers a luxurious stay without all of the noise that accompanies downtown properties. This hotel caters more to business travelers than tourists, offering on-the-go workers a 24-hour business center, postal services and free Wi-Fi for Omni Select Guests members (non-members pay $9.95 per day). Recent guests do note that the location is only convenient for guests with cars. However, that doesn't mean leisure travelers should rule this Omni out: The hotel's Trinity Spa features a full menu of stress-relieving treatments, and the hotel concierge is happy to arrange tee times at nearby golf courses or direct you to surrounding shopping areas. Some recent guests do warn to check your credit card statement during your stay to watch out for extra charges. Meanwhile, recent visitors praise the Onion Creek Grille, saying that the make-your-own-pasta buffet is a treat for diners of all ages.
- View all PhotosSheraton Austin Hotel at the CapitolAustin, TX0.6 miles to city center3.5-star Hotel Class3.5-star Hotel Class
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol is a 3.5 star hotel located at 701 E 11th Street in Austin. It has a 3.5 overall guest rating based on 1164 reviews.
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