When it comes to Austin hotels, you’ve plenty amazing places to stay. Kick back in a historic hotel with country vibes or a rooftop pool in downtown Austin that has beautiful skyline views.
Maybe it’s the popularity of SXSW or maybe it’s just that everyone is realising how cool this city is – either way, this city is booming with visitors and its hotels reflect that.
So, whether you’re a local looking for a luxury weekend stay in your own city or just passing through, here’s the ultimate places to stay in Austin…
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Here, you’ll find a classy, laid back vibe that defines Austin cool… Every room at this boutique hotel has an impressive view of either the city or Lady Bird Lake, with cool blues and greys.
Their ultra-luxurious Presidential Suites come with a vinyl record player with hand selected vinyl library and a poker table. Hey, it is Texas, after all.
The Hotel Saint Cecilia is a secluded 14 room luxury hotel situated on an 1880 estate in the heart of the South Congress neighbourhood. Each of the five suites, six poolside bungalows, and three studios are incredible, but it’s the pool that is the real crown jewel.
Stay here for the 50-foot heated lap pool which is open to guests twenty four hours a day.
P.S. it’s the sister hotel of the equally fabulous Hotel San Jose, also on our top picks list.
Originally built in 1886, the iconic Driskill hotel is the perfect mix of old school elegance and modern design. From the magnificent columned lobby with its marble floors and stained-glass dome to the sleek bedrooms, you won’t want to leave this place.
Hang out at the legendary bar for its live Sunday Blues sessions.
Just a few blocks from Lady Bird Lake, this stylish hotel has 40 urban bungalow-style rooms set amidst lush gardens. Rooms have amazingly unique features – from the cactus in the corridor to the custom-made kimono bathrobe, as well as the opportunity to borrow typewriters and Polaroid cameras.
It’s a favourite spot for both Austinites and visitors.
Once home to a jazz club that broadcast live on local radio in the late 1960s, this beautiful hotel is part of downtown Austin history. The hotel also has direct views of the lake and easy access to the city’s beloved hike and bike trail.
Go for a dip in the LINE’s lakeside salt water infinity pool and all will be instantly right with the world. Oh, and pets are welcome too.
This eight-story boutique hotel is in a residential north Austin neighbourhood, about 20 minutes from downtown (on a good day). While it’s not in the heart of the city, that’s part of its charm – the Archer is an ideal romantic getaway hotel.
Plush bathrobes, his and her slippers (with a moustache or lipstick design) and Texas chic design mean you’ll never want to leave the room.
Rooms here have stunning city views from the floor-to-ceiling windows plus vibrant artwork inspired by Austin’s live music tradition.
The hotel’s Azul Rooftop Pool Bar + Lounge was voted the Coolest Hotel Pool of the World in 2017. Sunworshippers will love being able to lounge here with that skyline view.