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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.


Neighborhoods

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
Hilton Austin
Downtown
42 minutes ago 4 stars $99
Austin Marriott South 1 hour ago 4 stars $87
Wyndham Garden Austin 1 hour ago 3 stars $80
Hyatt Place Austin Downtown
Downtown
1 hour ago 4 stars $134
Hyatt Regency Austin
Downtown
2 hours ago 4 stars $119
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
Downtown
4 hours ago 4 stars $119
Super 8 Austin North/University Area
North Austin
5 hours ago 3 stars $40
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin Airport 8 hours ago 3 stars $98
BEST WESTERN PLUS Austin Airport Inn & Suites 11 hours ago 3 stars $83
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol
Downtown
20 hours ago 3 stars $109

Recently Rated Austin Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Ramada Austin Central
North Austin
3.5 / 5
246 reviews
3 stars $80
Staybridge Suites AUSTIN AIRPORT
4.1 / 5
39 reviews
3 stars $89
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Austin Central
North Austin
3.9 / 5
17 reviews
3 stars $75
Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area
Downtown
2.8 / 5
74 reviews
2 stars $65
Red Roof Inn Austin North
North Austin
2.5 / 5
71 reviews
2 stars $49
La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol
Downtown
3.2 / 5
122 reviews
3 stars $92
La Quinta Inn Austin South / IH35
3.2 / 5
81 reviews
2 stars $62
Renaissance Austin Hotel
Arboretum
4.2 / 5
24 reviews
4 stars $179
Hilton Garden Inn Austin NW/Arboretum
Arboretum
4.1 / 5
52 reviews
3 stars $84
BEST WESTERN PLUS Austin City Hotel
3.7 / 5
37 reviews
3 stars $99

Austin hotels

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Featured Austin Hotels

From $134

1 Hyatt Place Austin Downtown

4 stars
4.3 / 5 33 reviews

211 East 3rd Street Map

Save 20% on your stay

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... More

Eh
Nothing went "wrong"... but I wouldn't return. Huge party next to our room (with very thin walls). Not the hotels fault, just comes with the territory of getting a cheaper place. Also, the hot...
Nov 19, 2014
From $119

2 Omni Austin Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 153 reviews

700 San Jacinto Blvd at 8th Street Map

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The newly renovated Omni Austin Hotel offers a four-diamond rated luxurious retreat in the center of downtown Austin. This distinctive hotel with its spectacular glass atrium offers classic... More

Business Trip in Austin
I recently stayed at the Omni in downtown Austin on the concierge level and it was a great experience. Breakfast was delicious and they had everything from local fare to fruit and bagels and...
Oct 29, 2014
From $159

3 The Driskill

4 stars
4.4 / 5 81 reviews

604 Brazos St Map

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... More

Excellent experience for the single business traveler!
Historic hotel was very well maintained. Staff was friendly & helpful. Food options were delicious w/variety. Location was ideal!
Jul 29, 2014
From $99

4 Hilton Austin

4 stars
3.9 / 5 137 reviews

500 East 4th Street Map

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... More

Nice Place
I would stay here again, everything was clean and maintained.
Nov 10, 2014
From $109

5 Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Downtown/Convention Center

3 stars
4.1 / 5 54 reviews

200 San Jacinto Blvd. Map

Free On The HouseT 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... More

I would stay here again.
The staff was very nice at this hotel. The rooms were clean and decent size. It was a great location and our room was facing the street so although it was good people watching since it was during...
Oct 7, 2014
From $129

6 AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

4 stars
4.3 / 5 56 reviews

1900 University Ave Map

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.... More

best place in Austin
Perfect for a long weekend: withing walking distance of 80% of the good stuff in Austin, on UT campus, great service and security. I really enjoyed it and will surely stay there again, it is now my...
Nov 17, 2014
From $119

7 Hyatt Regency Austin

4 stars
4.1 / 5 73 reviews

208 Barton Springs Rd Map

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... More

good experience
everything was pretty great. two suggestions: we arrived and asked to check in early. we were told we could get our room in less than an hour. it was actually 2.5 hours. it is ok that we did not...
Oct 27, 2014
From $87

8 Omni Austin at SouthPark Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 190 reviews

4140 Governors Row Map

Save 20% on your stay

Austin high-tech corridor hotel for business and leisure travelersThe Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark is the ultimate oasis in South Austin's high-tech corridor. From an on-site spa offering... More

Saw the Longhorns!
Evidently the Longhorn college football team stays here when they are in town. It was a nice setting staff was great. I recommend this hotel.
Oct 20, 2014
From $144

9 InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

4 stars
4.0 / 5 43 reviews

701 Congress Avenue Map

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.... More

Austin gem
A centrally located hotel; not to far from 6th street, but not too close. I attended a meeting that was held at the Convention Center and it was an easy, comfortable walk to the CC. There is a...
Oct 14, 2014
From $175

10 W Austin

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

200 Lavaca Street Map

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... More

Great anniversary experience
My husband and I chose to splurge on a few nights at the W Austin to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. This hotel was absolutely beautiful and very close to our weekend destination. We...
Nov 11, 2014
From $404

11 Four Seasons Austin

5 stars
2.5 / 5 2 reviews

98 San Jacinto Blvd Map

Rate includes $100 Hotel credit

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... More

From $169

12 Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center

3 stars
4.4 / 5 17 reviews

300 East 4th Street Map

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... More

Great place!
My partner and I were I town for the weekend. The staff was wonderful and knew all the right spots around the area to eat, drink, and be merry. The ONLY thing I was sad about was the lack of an...
Jul 28, 2014
From $109

13 Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol

3 stars
4.5 / 5 13 reviews

1701 Lavaca Street Map

Free On The HouseT 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... More

Very good hotel, but pricey!
This hotel has many good features: close proximity to the University of Texas-Austin and Texas State Capitol; friendly staff; free replacements for small items you forgot (e.g., toothpaste); clean...
Nov 17, 2014
From $143

14 Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown

3 stars
3.7 / 5 70 reviews

111 Cesar Chavez Map

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... More

Nice, convenient location - good value
This hotel is nicely situated along the Lady Bird Lake and the Congress Ave Bridge as well as within walking distance to all the other attractions on W. 6th and ACL. Although the room is a bit...
Sep 18, 2014
From $121

15 Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

4 stars
3.9 / 5 83 reviews

701 East 11th Street Map

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.... More

Not satisfied
This hotel was not up to Sheraton standards. Needs a lot of improvement from staff to the cleanliness of the room.
Nov 18, 2014
From $128

16 Courtyard by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center

3 stars
3.9 / 5 19 reviews

300 East 4th Street Map

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... More

Great couples getaway
Location near Austin nightlife was ideal. The staff checked my ID and noticed it was my birthday. My wife and I were given complimentary breakfast at the hotel restaurant, very good food, and free...
Jun 15, 2014
From $149

17 Embassy Suites Hotel Austin-Downtown/Town Lake

3 stars
4.1 / 5 29 reviews

300 South Congress Avenue Map

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... More

Great Family Getaway
Great location! We were able to walk to see BATS on Congess, eat down road, and catch a bus if needed! The breakfast was fabulous! Will definitely go back!
Nov 14, 2014
From $139

18 DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin

3 stars
4.0 / 5 44 reviews

303 W. 15th Street Map

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

Spacious suites in downtown AustinAn all-suite hotel, the Doubletree Guest Suites Austin has spacious suites perfect for the business or leisure traveler, just blocks from the Texas State Capitol... More

Great weekend stay
We were looking for a place to stay to visit some friends and didn't want to spend too much. We were very impressed with the hotel and staff.
Jul 21, 2014
From $109

19 Doubletree Hotel University Area Austin

4 stars
3.5 / 5 53 reviews

1617 IH-35 North Map

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

Cozy rooms and cookies across from the University of Texas at Austin Across the street from the University of Texas at Austin campus, the Doubletree Hotel University Area Austin has an outdoor... More

Just OK
Had a few challenges with the loud AC unit and the loud freeway nearby. The exercise room is too small and the breakfast was weak. The general manager and front desk manager are both great...
Nov 11, 2014
From $107

20 Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center

3 stars
3.9 / 5 100 reviews

500 N Interstate 35 Map

3rd Night Free

Views of Austin from the heart of the city The Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown is conveniently located near many hip restaurants and clubs, as well as the business district. Visit the Texas... More

convenient down town location
Staff was excellent was charged for phone usage on final bill but did not uae the phone but that was promptly dealt with by the wonderful staff. did get woken up by lost drunk on first night but...
Jul 28, 2014