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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
Courtyard by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center
57 minutes ago 3 stars $159
JW Marriott Austin
1 hour ago 3 stars $199
Courtyard by Marriott Austin South 1 hour ago 3 stars $104
Casulo Hotel 2 hours ago 4 stars $149
Hyatt Regency Austin
4 hours ago 4 stars $152
Four Seasons Austin
4 hours ago 5 stars $399
Hilton Austin
6 hours ago 4 stars $189
BEST WESTERN PLUS Austin City Hotel 6 hours ago 3 stars $134
Super 8 Austin North/University Area
North Austin
7 hours ago 3 stars $45
Embassy Suites Hotel Austin-Downtown/Town Lake
9 hours ago 3 stars $199

Recently Rated Austin Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Courtyard by Marriott Austin Northwest/Arboretum
3.9 / 5
13 reviews
3 stars $64
La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol
3.3 / 5
129 reviews
3 stars $109
Crestwood Suites of Austin
3.0 / 5
191 reviews
2 stars $55
Super 8 Austin/Airport South
4.3 / 5
129 reviews
3 stars $78
Quality Inn Austin
North Austin
2.8 / 5
384 reviews
2 stars $54
The Driskill
4.4 / 5
86 reviews
4 stars $179
Wyndham Garden Austin
3.7 / 5
126 reviews
3 stars $98
Ramada Austin Central
North Austin
3.5 / 5
259 reviews
3 stars $81
Super 8 Austin North/University Area
North Austin
3.3 / 5
114 reviews
3 stars $45
Staybridge Suites AUSTIN ARBORETUM
4.6 / 5
38 reviews
3 stars $110

Featured Austin Hotels

From $179

1 The Driskill

4 stars
4.4 / 5 86 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

Make sure you review your bill
Review you bill after you get home, I was told at check out I had no outstanding charges, however I was charged for the mini-bar, and I did not even accept the key to open it from checkout.
Mar 15, 2015
From $189

2 Hilton Austin

4 stars
4.0 / 5 143 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

Great trip
We stayed here when we were in town for a girls trip. It was a very Nice hotel and Reasonably priced. Great location walking distance to restaurants.
Feb 21, 2015
From $159

3 Hyatt Place Austin Downtown

4 stars
4.3 / 5 41 reviews

211 East 3rd Street Map

Rate Includes Complimentary Wi-Fi

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

The hotel was nice and clean! I would defiantly stay here again!
Mar 24, 2015
From $152

4 Hyatt Regency Austin

4 stars
4.1 / 5 77 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

Lovely, great staff
We enjoyed the Hyatt in Austin very much. The location is good ,not great. the staff was very friendly and helpful. They recommended a terrific restaurant :Lamberts. They called it upscale...
Dec 16, 2014
From $163

5 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

Great Austin Weekend
Top notch hotel, located right in the center of it all in Austin TX!
Mar 23, 2015
From $399

6 Four Seasons Austin

5 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

98 San Jacinto Blvd Map

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... More

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 $132

7 Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol

3 stars
4.3 / 5 17 reviews

1701 Lavaca Street Map

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... More

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 $179

8 Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Downtown/Convention Center

3 stars
4.1 / 5 56 reviews

200 San Jacinto Blvd. Map

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... More

Birthday Weekend
The rooms were very nice, clean and included a refrigerator. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The valet's were awesome!! The hot breakfast was tasty. We enjoyed having coffee on the balcony...
Feb 12, 2015
From $179

9 AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

4 stars
4.3 / 5 62 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

Great stay
Excellent location. Comfortable, clean room. Met all expectations.
Feb 24, 2015
From $239

10 W Austin

4 stars
4.3 / 5 7 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 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 $199

11 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 $159

12 Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

4 stars
3.9 / 5 84 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

awesome w/e get away
great weekend get away with friends in Austin, tx.
Dec 2, 2014
From $159

13 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 $199

14 Embassy Suites Hotel Austin-Downtown/Town Lake

3 stars
4.2 / 5 31 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

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

15 The Westin Austin Downtown

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

310 East 5th Street Map

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... More

From $81

16 Ramada Austin Central

3 stars
3.5 / 5 259 reviews

919 East Koenig Lane Map

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... More

Pretty good
Stayed for one night on a road trip. The worst part was the IHOP across the street. Awful
Mar 14, 2015
From $109

17 La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol

3 stars
3.3 / 5 129 reviews

300 East 11th St Map

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... More

This hotel was sufficient. Small and clean. Nothing special.
Feb 28, 2015
From $151

18 Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center

3 stars
3.9 / 5 103 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

clean and comfortable. accommodating staff..................................................................................................................................
Mar 20, 2015
From $189

19 DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin

3 stars
4.0 / 5 48 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

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Mar 10, 2015
From $199

20 JW Marriott Austin

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

110 E 2nd Street Map

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... More