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Austin is Texas' culture capital, by miles

Commonly thought of as the coolest city in Texas, Austin is a cultural nexus of music, art and entertainment. No matter if you're headed to the Texan capital for a corporate convention, the SXSW arts festival, or just to check out the horizon from the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, you won't want to miss out on Austin's killer shopping destinations, eclectic cuisine and abundant outdoor spaces.

Things to see and do

Austin lakes

Austin is located on the edge of the Colorado River, with an array of water-based attractions both natural and man-made. Lake Austin is where to head to hook a catfish or largemouth bass, while you can swim in the midst of popular hiker's spot Zilker Park at Barton Springs Pool. Tackle the bike trails on shore around neighboring Lady Bird Lake, or get out on the water with a canoe or kayak rental.

Hiking Mount Bonnell

Offering the best views of greater Austin from its summit, make time in your sightseeing schedule for a Mount Bonnell hike. Located on the edge of Covert Park on the Colorado, Mount Bonnell spans more than five acres and is 780 feet above sea level. A long staircase takes you to the top, where you'll find stone picnic tables and a 360° sweep of Colorado scenery to accompany your lunch.

Along the Colorado River

If you're a blues music fan, cross the 1st Street Bridge from SoCo and head into Butler Park. Besides being an optimal place to take in the awe-inspiring Austin skyline, you can also visit the bronze memorial of legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn, who called Austin home for many years. Other talking points in this area include the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the largest urban population of Mexican free-tailed bats in the world—visit at dusk on spring evenings to witness them taking to the skies.


Downtown Austin and Hyde Park

The most obvious place to stay when you're here for a city break, you'll find a variety of accommodations Downtown that offer easy access to I-35 and Downtown Station. To the north of the center is the University of Texas campus and the Texas Memorial Museum, as well as the quietly removed, verdant district known as Hyde Park. Nightly rates for staying in the thick of it typically begin at about $89, and visitors looking for 4-star accommodations can expect prices starting at around $139.

South Congress

You may have heard Austin's motto, “Keep Austin Weird,” but it's more than just a catchphrase. Find the unique artsy pulse of Austin in South Congress, commonly known as SoCo, is the epicenter of Austin's of diverse shopping, bars, restaurants and unobstructed views of the Texas State Capitol building. It's also where you'll find the shrunken heads and other oddities of aptly-named Museum of the Weird on 6th Street—the embodiment of Austin culture.

Special events

South by Southwest (SXSW)

Every March, Austin hosts the interactive South by Southwest music and film festival. The nine-day, world-class event features keynote addresses on a range of subjects, comedy performances, film screenings and awards. SXSW events take place at the Austin Convention Center and a variety of other venues throughout greater Austin. If you're a sports fan, don't miss SXSW's traditional farewell event, the South by Southwest Closing Barbecue and Softball Tournament.

Old Settler's Music Festival

Spring is clearly the time to come to Austin, when you can also get down to the roots of Texas musical heritage and find the best in bluegrass, jazz and blues in Old Settler's Park every April. There's plenty here for family audiences, including storytelling and a petting zoo on-site, but adults can still drink their fill of craft beers and even jam with a few of the musicians if they're lucky.

Travel information

Austin is served by Amtrak's Texas Eagle line and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Instead of dealing with the hassle and costs often associated with downtown parking, reach Austin hotels by hopping on the MetroAirport bus on the lower level. The bus ride, which stops at the Capitol, the University of Texas, downtown and along Riverside Drive, takes about 30 minutes.

Recently booked Austin hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Ramada Austin Central
North Austin
4 hours ago 3 stars $82
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol
6 hours ago 3 stars $139
Hyatt Place Austin Downtown
8 hours ago 4 stars $189
Habitat Suites
North Austin
8 hours ago 3 stars $96
15 hours ago 3 stars $125
JW Marriott Austin
17 hours ago 3 stars $199
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin
18 hours ago 3 stars $189
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Downtown/Convention Center
20 hours ago 3 stars $152
Wyndham Garden Austin 20 hours ago 3 stars $103
Holiday Inn Express & Suites AUSTIN AIRPORT 22 hours ago 3 stars $115

Recently Rated Austin Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hyatt Place Austin Downtown
4.3 / 5
49 reviews
4 stars $189
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
4.4 / 5
67 reviews
4 stars $189
Casulo Hotel
3.7 / 5
194 reviews
4 stars $145
Super 8 Austin North/University Area
North Austin
3.3 / 5
127 reviews
3 stars $42
Red Roof PLUS Austin South
3.2 / 5
109 reviews
2 stars $69
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Austin North
3.9 / 5
9 reviews
3 stars $99
Habitat Suites
North Austin
4.1 / 5
75 reviews
3 stars $96
Baymont Inn & Suites Austin South
2.7 / 5
20 reviews
2 stars $76
Sleep Inn & Suites Austin North - I-35
4.6 / 5
10 reviews
2 stars $89
Courtyard by Marriott Austin Northwest/Arboretum
4.1 / 5
15 reviews
3 stars $92

Featured Austin Hotels

From $189

1 Hyatt Place Austin Downtown

4 stars
4.3 / 5 49 reviews

211 East 3rd Street

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, 1 block from the Austin Convention Center, 2 blocks from the 6th Street Entertainment District, a multitude of restaurants and only 1 mile from the...

Anniversary trip
Great stay for a great location staff was helpful... Valet was fast!
May 19, 2015
From $159

2 Hilton Austin

4 stars
4.0 / 5 146 reviews

500 East 4th Street

Rate includes a $50 USD daily hotel credit

Spacious rooms next to Austin Convention Center and entertainment In downtown Austin, adjacent to the convention center and blocks from 6th Street nightlife, the Austin Hilton lures tourists and...

Comfortable Business Trip
The staff was very polite from the get-go. In fact after a few hours checking in, they called to see how I was doing. I'd definitely stay at the Hilton Austin again, next time!
Apr 9, 2015
From $189

3 The Driskill

4 stars
4.4 / 5 90 reviews

604 Brazos St

Includes breakfast for 2

Historic splendor meets big city entertainment In the 1886, Jesse Lincoln Driskill, a wealthy cattle baron, businessman and civic leader, built a hotel to rival New York and Chicago. The Driskill...

Amazing hotel. Loved it all. Right in the midst of Austin, this hotel has a great feel to it and a very comfortable bed. Booked it right after SXSW and got a killer deal. The shampoos and soaps...
May 5, 2015
From $152

4 Hyatt Regency Austin

4 stars
4.1 / 5 85 reviews

208 Barton Springs Rd

Rate includes Breakfast for 2 + Late Check-Out

Luxury Austin hotel steps from downtownThe Hyatt Regency Austin caters to both city and nature lovers, thanks to views of Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin. The modern property keeps guests active...

Business Trip
The room was a good size, but did little to wow. I was awoken by the next rooms hair dryer 2 mornings in a row at 5:00 am!!...but that's okay because they provided ear plugs! Need I saw more?
May 11, 2015
From $159

5 InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

4 stars
4.0 / 5 48 reviews

701 Congress Avenue

A grand hotel in downtown AustinAffectionately called the "Stephen F" by native Austinites, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin hotel has flourished in Austin's scene since it opened in 1924....

Austin is stunning
Beautiful Hotel,great location and amazing staff especially Jamiliah Paschal who was so kind and helpful with advice , information etc,
May 9, 2015
From $152

6 Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Downtown/Convention Center

3 stars
4.1 / 5 60 reviews

200 San Jacinto Blvd.

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

Accommodations in the heart of Austin The Hampton Inn & Suites Austin Downtown, a hotel within walking distance to over 75 Austin restaurants and nightclubs, has a lot to offer visitors. Enjoy...

dec trip Austin TX
Great Location and access to downtown. I intend to all ways stay at this hotel when in Austin.
Apr 23, 2015
From $468

7 Four Seasons Austin

5 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

98 San Jacinto Blvd

Save 25% on your stay

Garden spa hotel in the heart of AustinThe Four Seasons Austin hotel offers an oasis of tranquility located next to the lovely Lady Bird Lake. The hotel features its own exclusive spa facilities...

Weekend Escape
Excellent location in downtown area. Rooms are spacious and clean (recently renovated). Ask for lake view if available. Sunday morning brunch is phenomenal and should not be missed! Will definitely...
Dec 29, 2014
From $189

8 AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

4 stars
4.4 / 5 67 reviews

1900 University Ave

On-campus Austin hotel with class Travelers staying at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center have special access to the events, exhibits and activities on The University of Texas at Austin campus....

A quick family trip
Nice quite hotel in a great location. rooms are a little small but very functional.
May 19, 2015
From $249

9 W Austin

4 stars
4.4 / 5 8 reviews

200 Lavaca Street

Save 20% on your stay

Taking Centerstage In Austin. Setting the stage for contemporary luxury, W Austin amplifies the city's electrifying eclecticism, headlining the vibrant 2ND Street District in the "Live Music...

great stay
we went for our freinds wedding. Great hotel. Perfect attention to details. Only thing was the resturant was good not amazing and nothing is really healthy. That being said the gym is SICK! its a...
Jan 26, 2015
From $155

10 Courtyard by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center

3 stars
4.0 / 5 22 reviews

300 East 4th Street

Rate includes breakfast

Modern luxury hotel and conference center in the middle of AustinMarriott's Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center is a modern luxury hotel located in downtown Austin. The property is the most...

Perfect fit
This hotel is a perfect fit for our yearly trip to COTA in Austin. They accommodated parking my husband's over-sized F-250, parking it out front even though space is very limited. Every staff...
Apr 20, 2015
From $173

11 Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

4 stars
3.9 / 5 89 reviews

701 East 11th Street

Save 30% on your stay

Charm and convenience in downtown Austin with indoor and outdoor pools Smack in the heart of downtown Austin, the location of the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol is enough to lure visitors....

awesome w/e get away
great weekend get away with friends in Austin, tx.
Dec 2, 2014
From $139

12 Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol

3 stars
4.4 / 5 19 reviews

1701 Lavaca Street

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

You'll find everything you need for a great stay at our warm and welcoming Hampton Inn & Suites Austin University Area hotel. Centrally located in the heart of Austin, Texas with great views of the...

Beautiful Hotel & Great Location
We stayed at this location during the inauguration and were incredibly pleased with the staff, rooms and location.
Mar 24, 2015
From $82

13 Ramada Austin Central

3 stars
3.6 / 5 274 reviews

919 East Koenig Lane

Stay 2, Save 15%

Budget hotel four miles outside Austin with free wireless Internet Just four miles from downtown Austin, the Ramada Austin Central hotel offers well-kept, quiet accommodations close to music...

quick stay was very enjoyable
Needed a quick place to stay while in town and this was the place. Friendly staff, quick check in/out, we'll lit, comfy beds, nice TV and good continental breakfast. I will probably book here again.
May 11, 2015
From $199

14 JW Marriott Austin

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

110 E 2nd Street

Includes Breakfast and Dinner for two

The brand new JW Marriott Austin hotel is now open, bringing an unparalleled upscale hotel to downtown Austin. Situated in the heart of the city, our hotel in Austin, TX is just a 15-minute drive...

Great downtown Austin Hotel
Great location in downtown Austin. Beautiful pool.
Apr 7, 2015
From $166

15 Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center

3 stars
4.4 / 5 18 reviews

300 East 4th Street

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Having just completed a multi-million dollar renovation, the Residence Inn Austin Downtown offers brand new modern amenities with true Texan hospitality. Adjacent to the Austin Convention Center...

Awesome hotel
Everything was great. From down the up to the room. Hotel had a bar/restaurant downstairs and we watch the final four there. 6th street is a block away. I had forgot tooth paste and I went down to...
Apr 10, 2015
From $179

16 Embassy Suites Hotel Austin-Downtown/Town Lake

3 stars
4.2 / 5 31 reviews

300 South Congress Avenue

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

Spacious suites across the water from downtown Austin Just across Lady Bird Lake from downtown Austin, the Embassy Suites Hotel Austin Downtown/Town Lake has spacious suites with scenic views of...

Downtown Austin
The hotel was in a perfect location, close to downtown, right next to lady bird lake and the boardwalk. Biking on.the lady bird lake trail was beautiful Hotel staff and services were the best
Feb 17, 2015

17 The Westin Austin Downtown

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

310 East 5th Street

Save 10% on your stay

Experience the Live Music Capital of the World from the comfort of The Westin Austin Downtown. Just one block from the Austin Convention Center and 6th Street, our hotel is steps from historic...

From $151

18 Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center

3 stars
3.9 / 5 112 reviews

500 N Interstate 35

3rd Night Free

Views of Austin from the heart of the city Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center offers genuine Texas hospitality and is conveniently located blocks from Austin Convention...

Disappointing for a Hilton property
I live a mile away from this hotel in Austin and booked a room when family was in town. The only parking is valet only for $30 a night plus tip. There is no self park option here. Expect to pay...
Apr 6, 2015
From $168

19 Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown

3 stars
3.7 / 5 76 reviews

111 Cesar Chavez

Save 20% on your stay

Upscale accommodations in a downtown lakeside setting The Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin – Town Lake has a lot to offer guests: a lakeside setting, a downtown location, live music and upscale...

Perfect Location
The hotel is located near all the downtown places one likes to stroll on foot. Near great restaurants, the bridge from which the bats fly, SoCo, etc. Not cheap.
Apr 6, 2015
From $109

20 La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol

3 stars
3.3 / 5 134 reviews

300 East 11th St

Budget-friendly stay in the heart of downtown Austin Travelers in search of a budget hotel in the heart of Austin's scene should check out La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol. Next door to the Texas...

Fun Trip to Austin
My wife and I flew to Austin from Long Beach in May to check out the music scene and eat some killer bbq. We stayed at the La Quinta Inn mostly because it was reasonably priced and fairly close to...
May 10, 2015