Hilton Austin500 E 4th St, Austin 4.0 out of 5.0
In the heart of downtown, the 26-story Hilton Austin is 1 block from the 6th Street Entertainment District, the hub of Austin's live-music scene; less than a ...
It was my husband's birthday and we had a great time! They had wine and a nice cheese plate waiting for us the day of arrival. Fun trip!
Red Roof PLUS Austin South4701 S I 35, Austin 2.5 out of 5.0
Red Roof PLUS+ Austin South offers a budget-friendly stay on highway I-35, a 20-minute drive from vibrant downtown Austin. Guests who prefer nature to nightlife ...
The power went out about 4 times in a span of 3 hours shutting off the Wi-Fi as I had calls for work. The Courtyard Marriott was nearby and had good breakfast. Bare minimum room but relatively clean
Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin3401 South I-35, Austin 3.5 out of 5.0
This contemporary hotel is located near from downtown Austin, less than 4 miles from the 6th Street entertainment district and the University of Texas. The Circuit ...
The staff was very friendly and the rooms are spacious with a refrigerator. The downside is that the carpet in the room was very stained and the room smelled musty - perhaps the AC unit needed to be cleaned out of mildew. Also, the pool water, while blue, was very cloudy; I couldn't tell if it was ...
Hyatt Place Austin Downtown211 E 3rd St, Austin 3.0 out of 5.0
Just 1 block from Austin Convention Center, the 17-story Hyatt Place Austin Downtown is an ideal conference base. The Sixth Street Entertainment District, home ...
Lovely hotel, a few blocks from sixth street. Great location and modern furnishings make this place a great spot to enjoy the best of downtown Austin and not have to deal with traffic.
Omni Austin Hotel700 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in the middle of downtown, this Austin hotel is one block from the 6th Street entertainment district, 5 blocks from the convention center, and 6 blocks ...
Hotel staff was very welcoming on our arrival. Pool is very small. The room was clean and comfortable.
Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark4140 Governors Row, Austin 4.0 out of 5.0
This 14-story Omni hotel in Austin's busy high-tech corridor is popular with corporate travelers, offering extensive conference facilities and wireless Internet ...
Probably the best/fastest check-in I've ever had! Can't wait to get back!
Casulo Hotel3017 South I35, Austin 3.5 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Austin Department of Veterans Affairs and Mabel Davis District Park. St. Edward's ...
good experiance and no complains. definitrly go back if i travel to austin again. ideal location
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol701 E 11th Street, Austin 3.5 out of 5.0
This Austin hotel is situated within easy walking distance of the state capitol, Erwin Center, 6th Street, and the University of Texas campus, offering music, ...
close to the Capitol. Franklins bbq right down the street. During bad weather, convenient indoor pool and jacuzzi.
Habitat Suites500 E Highland Mall Blvd, Austin 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Austin, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Elisabet Ney Museum, Hyde Park Theatre, and Northwest Recreation Center. Norris Conference Centers and ...
Wonderful staff . Rooms are a bit outdated but comfortable. Only complaint was 2 nd room upstairs was very stuffy/hot as AC did not get upstairs.
Lakeway Resort and Spa101 Lakeway Dr, Austin 4.0 out of 5.0
Within 20 miles of Lady Bird Johnson Center and the Austin Zoo, this resort overlooking Lake Travis is ideally near championship golf courses and a 40-minute ...
Nice place for the family, has nice pools,good view,and deers roam freely there.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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