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Austin Hotel Guide

Our Austin Hotel Guide features a blend of boutique hotels, glamorous modern hotels, and other "destination hotel" hotspots.

Angela Hall Last updated on May 24, 2022 by

1. The Driskill on Historic 6th Street

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The oldest hotel in Austin is also one of the nicest. A historic landmark, the Driskill is packed with history and the hotel of choice for famous people the likes of Lyndon Baines Johnson, Patrick Dempsey, and plethora of politicos and movie stars. It's prime location on 6th street adds geographic boost for anyone looking to get the real feel of Austin past and present.

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2. Hotel San José on South Congress

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The original boutique Austin hotel, this South Congress staple is ideally located in the heart of the South Congress Shopping District. With a vibrant pool bar and uniquely designed rooms, the remain on our list for great places to visitors to shack up for a fun weekend adventure.

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3. The Fairmont in Downtown Austin

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In Austin there is always the newest, biggest, fancy hotel. Fairmont opened in 2018 claiming the title from the Marriott on 4th street. Nestled next to the convention center, Rainy Street, and Waller Creek, the Fairmont is ideally located for people looking to enjoy downtown Austin. They're also home to one of the coolest new pool bars perched on the 7th floor with cool skyrise views.

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4. East Austin Hotel on East 6th Street

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Austin’s East Side has been giving the South Congress area a run for its money in the past few years. If you’re looking to explore this exciting and ever evolving new side of Austin, plan to stay in the heart of the neighborhood: The East Austin Hotel. From the vacation pink throughout the hotel to the mouth-watering dining options, travelers and locals alike flock to the East Austin Hotel. After visiting you’ll see just how easy it is to fall in love with this 75 room boutique hotel.

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5. Hotel Saint Cecilia

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Truly a landmark property, the Hotel Saint Cecilia is the type of rock-star hotel experience that travelers seek out when coming to Austin. This exclusive enclave in the Travis Heights neighborhood has one of the most sought out destinations for travelers, creatives, or those who want to be in the heart of it all.

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6. South Congress Hotel

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Deep in the Heart of SoCo, visitors can find a taste of pretty much anything Austin. If you’re looking to hang your hat in somewhere in the middle of it all, search no further than the South Congress Hotel. This 83 room boutique hotel was opened in 2015. It offers 71 standard rooms, 10 suites, 2 premier suites, and a host of other onsite amenities that will make you wonder if you even want to leave the hotel!

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7. Austin Proper Hotel in Downtown Austin

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Everyone that comes to Austin talks about 6th Street, South Congress, and Rainey Street. But when you’re ready to experience life like you live in downtown Austin, look no further than a stay at The Austin Proper. Get ready to be steps away from some of the finest restaurants, shopping, and live entertainment Austin has to offer! However, with all the Austin Proper has to offer you might take a few days to linger in the atmosphere.

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8. The Line Hotel on Ladybird Lake

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Nestled on the corner of Cesar Chavez and the Congress Street Bridge overlooking Ladybird Lake, this iconic hotel is within walking distance of some of the best of what Downtown and South Congress have to offer. Originally built to be Crest Hotel in the 1960s, The Line Hotel offers modern, luxurious accommodations with high style, excellent amenities, and opulent views.

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9. Heywood Hotel in the Heart of East Austin

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This woman owned and run, 7 room hotel is perfect for the solo traveler or anyone looking for a spot for themselves and their favorite travel companions. The main mantra of Heywood Hotel is “Handcrafted Hospitality” and they absolutely exceed that goal!

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