Austin, the capital city of Texas, is located at the boundary between the Texas Hill Country and the prairies of East Texas. The city is lush with greenery that includes forests, lakes and streams, with a number of state parks surrounding it.
Considered among America’s most livable cities with a population of just under a million people, Austin has an influential environmentalist movement where the general commitment is to preserve the city’s natural beauty.
Austin catches the traveler’s attention for its high quality yet low cost of living, relatively mild climate, delicious food, a lively music and artistic environment.
- Four Seasons Hotel
98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin
This hotel is a lakeside retreat as unique as the city itself. You will enjoy Austin’s particular brand of “cool” here where you can indulge in local art to Texas-inspired spa treatments. The spacious rooms overlook the idyllic Lady Bird Lake, and if you are up for a breath of fresh air, the miles of lakeside trails are always ready to welcome you. You can also hone your lawn game skills, or take swigs of incredible margaritas while relaxing beside the saltwater pool.
- Hotel San Jose
1316 South Congress Avenue, Austin
This 40-room urban bungalow-style hotel is set amid lush garden courtyards and tucked behind stucco walls. Just a stone’s throw away from downtown in one of Austin’s favorite neighborhoods, the hotel’s design and amenities available reflect the city’s spirit and make your stay restful and enjoyable. The hotel also serves as a gathering place for both visitors and locals and takes pride in engaging in community activity.
- Fairmont Austin Gold Experience
101 Red River Street, Austin
This hotel is a towering landmark located right in the heart of the Central Business District, amid the lush greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek. With 1,048 well-furnished and richly-appointed rooms, you will get a grand view of the Lady Bird Lake from all corners of this 37-story luxury hotel. The dining is exquisite, while the spa is top notch and meeting facilities are highly sophisticated. You will be totally immersed in the city’s famed music scene, its cuisine, and eclectic artistic lifestyle.
- Hotel Granduca Austin
320 South Capital of Texas Highway Bldg B, Austin
This stunning hotel is also called the Palace of the Duke as it has been inspired by the life of a 16th-century Italian nobleman. You can indulge in a variety of suites that are reminiscent of Italian architecture. The 194-room hotel includes grand suites with top-class amenities. From the balconies you can enjoy the beauty of the gardens and the outdoor pool, or feel at home dining at the petite kitchens.
- W Austin
200 Lavaca Street, Austin
A fun, fresh luxury hotel, W Austin is located in the heart of West Austin near the iconic Austin City Limits. You will find unlimited creativity and uniqueness at the Trace Restaurant and take delight in the eclectic dishes made from the freshest sustainable ingredients. The Living Room has four distinct areas to cater to your various moods, while the Wet Pool Bar sits atop the hotel, cooling you gently as you dine in the glorious Texas sunshine.
- Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
605 Davis Street, Austin
This hotel in the city’s Rainey Street District is your front-row seat to all the action, especially to Austin’s world-famous music scene. You can rev up your actual Austin experience with the amenities this boutique hotel offers. You can lose yourself in curated collections of craft beers and local music, or go play at the pool and lounges. The food is fantastic while the wine is heavenly at Kimpton.
- Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin
This is the perfect place if you are looking to experience true Texas hospitality. The 4,000-acre property is the ultimate retreat for both leisure and business travelers where you can relax under the care of trained masseuses or play a round of golf. You can relax anywhere in this 493-room hotel or hold your events or meetings at the 76,192-square feet space. For a vibrant dining experience, you can walk into any one of the hotel’s seven restaurant concepts.
- ARRIVE East Austin
1813 East Sixth Street, Austin
This contemporary hotel welcomes you to the “neighborhood” where you will find a flood of restaurants and bars. Just a mile away from Lady Bird Lake, the rooms are airy with bright décor and light wood furnishings, with amenities including a trendy restaurant serving Goa-inspired cuisine, two bars, and a café. The Gin Bar offers you 50 kinds of gin from around the world.
- South Congress Hotel
1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin
This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Austin’s iconic shopping, dining, and entertainment district. The 81 rooms include 10 suites, with two being premier, a rooftop pool, restaurants, bars and a whole lot of hideouts to cater to your senses. The service by the multilingual staff is extraordinary, and if you have worked out hard at the 24-hour fitness center, you can head straight to Otoko, a Japanese omakase restaurant for a sumptuous Oriental meal.
- Wyndham Austin
516 West 8th Street, Austin
This brand new all-suite hotel promises you an authentic Texan vacation from where you can enjoy amazing shopping and dining experiences while taking in the sights of the Colorado River. You can relax and take a cool dip in the outdoor zero-edge infinity pool and lounge on the rooftop sun deck. The beautiful barbecue areas will give you the true sense of enjoyment under the warm Texas sun.
Top Attractions of Austin
- Barton Springs
- Zilker Park
- The Greenbelt
- The State Capitol and Visitors Center
- Lady Bird Lake
- LBJ Library
- Rainey Street
- Barton Springs Pool
- Bullock Texas State History Museum
- Mount Bonnell