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 ...
came to austin for an overnight stay... love this hotel. within walking distance to so many things downtown. staff extremely friendly, responsive and professional. Rooms very comfortable, clean and bed AND pillow comfortable. have stayed here repeatedly when we have downtown events to attend. will ...
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 ...
Excellent place! The rooms where very clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was also excellent too.
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 ...
Hotel staff was very helpful and attentive, always greeted us with a smile. The breakfast (included) had a great selection, the french toast was delicious. The rooms and lobby was clean and welcoming.
Ramada Austin Central919 East Koenig Lane, Austin 3.0 out of 5.0
This hotel is 2 miles from the University of Texas and 3 miles from downtown Austin and the convention center and 20 minutes from the airport.
They are renovating the hotel, redoing all eioms and convering from Ramada to Best Western, so it's not ideal now. For example, room was supposed to have a refrigerator & microwave, but had neither. I called the desk and they offered the microwave but had no frig available, but offered to store my ...
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 ...
Great resort. The restaurant was excellent. The room service in a bag was s bit below standards for such a resort. Not impressive.
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, ...
The hotel is very nice and is only a short walk away to the Capital. The room was clean and we had a view of downtown. The hotel's restaurant has very good breakfast and we always left full.
La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol / Downtown300 E 11th St, Austin 2.5 out of 5.0
This downtown Austin hotel is 2 blocks from the Texas State Capitol and 6 blocks from Symphony Square.
If you want to stay close to capital and not pay too expensive this is the hotel to stay.
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 ...
The beds were not comfortable at all. Made it hard to get a good nights rest.
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
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 ...
Beautiful hotel, very accommodating, walking distance to all kinds of great restaurants and bars
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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