$166 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 6, 2015 Check-out: Sep 9, 2015

InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

4 stars
View map of 701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
44 reviews
Austin is stunning

Beautiful Hotel,great location and amazing staff especially Jamiliah Paschal who was so kind and... See full review

  • mary s.
  • May 9, 2015
Great classic hotel

This is a very good hotel in an excellent location. The staff is very prompt and helpful. I would... See full review

  • Christopher S.
  • May 1, 2015

Affectionately called the "Stephen F" by native Austinites, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin hotel has flourished in Austin's scene since it opened in 1924. Named for the state's founder, the luxury hotel sweeps guests into its intricately decorated lobby with a grand marble staircase, gold accents and dark wood furniture, restored to keep 1920s classic ambiance in perfect standing. The hotel contains the perfect mix of elegance, convenience and local flavor.

Location

InterContinental Stephen F. Austin is located in downtown Austin, a block from 6th Street.

Dining

Stephen F's Bar & Terrace draws locals and visitors with its high-end, club-like atmosphere and impressive tequila menu. The Terrace serves drinks and appetizers and has outside seating overlooking Congress Avenue and 7th Street. Go for a fine dining experience at the Roaring Fork restaurant, where fresh entrees are cooked over a wood fire.

Rooms

Rooms at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin hotel combine luxury with local flavor by incorporating decorative touches such as framed prints of the Texas state flower and wooden headboards emblazed with a lone star. This adds to the upscale elegance that saturates each room using features like Italian furniture, marble bathrooms with gold accents and French doors in suites. Guests enjoy wireless Internet access throughout the hotel (fees apply).

Property features

The InterContinental Stephen F. Austin hotel's on-site health and fitness center provides guests with plenty of space to work out on state-of-the-art exercise equipment with individual TVs, as well as a heated indoor lap pool, changing rooms and shower facilities. Book a massage or relax in the hotel's Jacuzzi. With an executive club level room, guests enjoy use of the executive floors where they can have breakfast or enjoy a drink.  Valet parking is available (fees apply).

Highlights
  • Spacious fitness center with indoor lap pool
  • Massage treatments available onsite
  • One block from 6th Street nightlife
Nearby attractions
  • 6th Street entertainment (1 block)
  • Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail (.4 mi/.7 km)
  • Congress Avenue Bridge and bats (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • The Capitol Building (.3 mi/.5 km)
  • Bob Bullock Texas History Museum (.8 mi/1.2 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • 6,000 square feet of meeting space
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)
Transportation
  • Austin Amtrak Station (.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (6.6 mi/10.7 km)

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • 6th Street Entertainment District: 0.1 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 0.3 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 0.4 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 0.8 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • Zach Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • University of Texas at Austin: 1.2 mi
  • Texas Memorial Museum: 1.4 mi
  • LBJ Presidential Library: 1.4 mi
  • 6th Street Entertainment District: 0.1 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 0.3 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 0.4 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 0.8 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • Zach Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • University of Texas at Austin: 1.2 mi
  • Texas Memorial Museum: 1.4 mi
  • LBJ Presidential Library: 1.4 mi
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden: 1.5 mi
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 1.7 mi
  • Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail: 1.8 mi
  • Barton Springs Pool: 1.8 mi
  • Zilker Botanical Garden: 1.8 mi
  • Austin Nature and Science Center: 2 mi
  • Town Lake: 2 mi
  • Elisabet Ney Museum: 2.8 mi
  • One World Theater: 3.2 mi
  • Texas Military Forces Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Mayfield Park Cottage: 3.5 mi
  • Mount Bonnell: 4.3 mi
  • McKinney Falls State Park: 6.2 mi
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 9.8 mi
  • Circuit of the Americas: 11.2 mi
  • Austin Zoo: 11.7 mi
  • Westcave Preserve: 24.4 mi

Dining

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Annies Cafe and Bar
The oldest restaurant in downtown Austin serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and a weekend brunch. Annies is committed to serving fresh local ingredients and simple classic dishes in an open and relaxed setting. Enjoy freshly baked bread and pastries any tim
Barley Swine
Their talented chefs use a combination of modern and classic technique with artistic planning to create an innovative menu inspired by their friends at the farmers market with their products.
Fonda San Miguel
Austin's premier Mexican restaurant is recognized as one of the best authentic interior Mexican restaurants in the country. The dining spaces are talked about as much as the amazing menu, as the owners collect and display beautiful artwork in the restaura
Hudson's on the Bend
Hudson's on the Bend serves unique steak, wild game, chops and snake dishes. This New American steakhouse is a transformed 50's farmhouse. It is cozy with exotic and innovative dishes and notable wine list.
Stephen F's Bar & Terrace
The Stephen F's Bar & Terrace is consistently voted the Best Hotel Bar in downtown Austin, with a balcony that overlooks Congress Avenue and a gorgeous view of the Texas State Capitol.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
44 out of 44
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CalicoJack
Business
Arkansas
Jun 15, 2013

Great Hotel

I love this place, perfect except for one thing, they charge you like $15 to $30 a night just for internet. Really really frustrating...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Plano, TX
Jul 27, 2008

Great Location

The room was large and comfortable. I liked that there was a separate vanity from the bathroom sink. Bed was comfortable. The location was great for experiencing the restaurants and night life in Austin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great choices for dinning

Review of InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas, TX
Jul 1, 2007

Great Location and Service

I loved this place and will stay there again. If I had one complaint it would be that you are forced to pay for parking. I can see that in a really big city but not Austin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Selective
Single
New York, NY
Jun 1, 2011

Great hotel

Attended a wedding off premises

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Great location right downtown.

Review of InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jul 13, 2009

Cool, Comfortable and Welcoming

A friendly welcome and an efficient and quick check-in was how our stay at the Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin began. The lobby, a cool, spacious and inviting area, is well decorated with several comfortable seating areas. Free internet access is available in this part of the hotel. The two concierges with whom we had spoken on several occasions were informative and always ready to help. The ever-cheerful desk staff were courteous and knowledgeable. Our room, an executive king, was large, immaculately clean and well decorated. It boasted a marvelously comfortable king-size bed with '7' fabulous pillows (and if these didn't suit, 3 other styles were available from housekeeping) and a cosy duvet cover. The room also contained a desk and chair, couch, occasional chair and coffee table. There was a closet with safe for valuables and a wardrobe that contained the television, drinks fridge and drawers for clothing storage. The marble-tiled bathroom was large with a shower (which my husband and I prefer to a shower / bathtub combination), pedestal sink and marble vanity. We thoroughly enjoyed our excellent Happy Hour dinner and drink in the Roaring Fork Restaurant and our breakfast on the Terrace (overlooking both Congress Avenue and 7th Street) was beautifully prepared. My husband made great use of the very well-equipped exercise/workout room and we both enjoyed our swim in the lap pool. The location of the Stephen F. Austin was perfect. It is in the centre of the downtown area close to shops, cafes, public transportation and the exciting Austin nightlife scene. We enjoyed our stay at this fine hotel and would, without reservation, recommend it to all visitors to this energetic and engaging city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The food in Austin was remarkable - you will be spoiled for choice. I would heartily recommend: The Roaring Fork Restaurant in the Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin, a sweet treat from the Driskill Hotel Grill and Cafe, a fabulous dinner at Lambert's (401 W. 2nd Street), Barbeque at Ruby's...The list goes on and on and on

Review of InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dalizzard
Couples
houston, texas
Oct 6, 2009

unbeatable location for the price

central location, great restarants, music venues. nice hotel with helpful polite staff, good facilities

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

kennichi- great for sushi

Review of InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Austin
Feb 14, 2011

Great Atmosphere!

The service was great, the room was clear, and the bed was very comfortable!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
don;t have one
Family
McKinney, Texas
Aug 31, 2009

excellent hotel

Location was excellent( downtown) however the noise from the street and outside was excessive at 2-3:00 AM as people were leaving the down town area. other than that the stay was excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Austins 6th street area is one block south of the hotel

Review of InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ayanamilisa
Couples
Dallas, TX
Nov 4, 2010

Amazing hotel at a great price

I stayed at this hotel so I could see a concert that was located near 6th street. The hotel is very close to all the action and just far enough that you don't feel overwhelmed. I've stayed at the Intercontinental in Dallas but it was not as luxurious as this hotel.The hotel is beautiful and all the staff are kind and very helpful. The gym was great with water and towels provided along with baskets of fruit. I slept very very well which is pretty rare for me while I'm traveling. I had somewhat of a stressful road trip there but felt instantly relaxed at this hotel. I plan on staying again the next time I'm in Austin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is perfect for those ready to hit sixth streets. Its also a safe haven to run back to when you are done partying

Review of InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
PattyH
Couples
Suwanee, GA
Mar 8, 2011

Gorgeous hotel

This hotel is beautiful and it's right in the middle of all the nightlife action. Parking is VERY high, if you don't mind your car being parked outside - there is a city parking lot right across the street from the hotel entrance and it's only $8 for overnight. Eat at Hickory Street which is also across the street - it had great food!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

If you have time and want to experience a Texas Rodeo; visit Tejas Rodeo Company @ 401 Obst Road Bulverde, Texas 78163. It was a great time, you can drink, dine, dance under the starts and you can even ride a mechanical bull.

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