Cool Places To Stay In Austin
Cabins average $45 to $70 per night. Austin Lone Star RV Resort has 154 RV sites, 8 tent sites, and 12 cabins on a nicely landscaped property 12 miles south of downtown Austin. The cabins all have air conditioning and heating, a porch swing and an outdoor grill and sleep four to six people. Weekly rates are available. Other amenities include a heated pool and hot tub, small grocery store, restaurant, playground, fenced dog run and free Internet.
Rooms average $65 to $95 per night. Funky motel located in the heart of the downtown South Congress (SoCo) area of Austin within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Family owned since 1938 with 41 uniquely decorated rooms and a 1950's style swimming pool. No non-smoking rooms available.
Rooms average $300 to $380 per night. Located on Sixth Street and built in 1886 as the showplace of Austin cattle baron Colonel Jesse Driskill, the Driskill Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Austin, Texas and a landmark of downtown Austin. The four original stories of the Driskill Hotel occupied almost half a block with carved limestone busts of Colonel Driskill and his two sons Bud and Tobe crowning three arched entryways on the south, east and north sides. With 189 guest rooms and suites, a bar, bakery and upscale restaurant, the Driskill is an Austin favorite for weddings and other special occassions. Historically renovated in 1998, the original four story hotel features 14 foot ceilings and the nine level tower side built in the 1920's offfers views of downtown Austin. Hosting numerous politicians, entertainers and other dignitaries and VIPs over its long history, the Driskill is also well known for its ghost sightings including the apparition of Colonel Driskill himself. No parking garage. Valet parking is available as well as parking meters around the hotel.
Rooms average $300 to $500 per night. Premier Austin hotel located in downtown Austin adjacent to Lady Bird Lake, the Four Seasons Hotel Austin is famous for it's friendly service, Sunday brunches, celebrity regulars and high standards. The hotel has direct access to the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail and is within ten minutes walking distance of the Congress Avenue Bridge, Sixth Street and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Heated outdoor salt water pool, fitness facilities and spa.
Rooms average $200 to $250 per night. The Hilton Austin Airport is the only hotel in Austin actually located on the grounds of the Austin Bergstrom International Airport and is the former administration building and officers headquarters of what was once Bergstrom Air Force Base. Totally remodeled in 2001, this completely round historical building sometimes referred to as “the donut” served as the strategic air command center during the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War and Desert Storm. The Hilton Austin Airport is a 100 percent non-smoking facility with 262 guestrooms and 11 suites. Complimentary airport shuttle. High speed Internet access with large work desk area.
Rooms average $120 to $200 per night. Older Austin hotel recently renovated located on IH-35 and Lady Bird Lake. Some rooms offer views of the Lady Bird Lake and the Hike and Bike Trail. 100 percent smoke free facility. Complimentary shuttle service (based upon availability) to downtown Austin and the Austin airport. Free parking and wireless Internet access.
Rooms average $150 to $250 per night. After working for years as an attorney, in 1995 Liz Lambert converted a run down 1930s motor court located across from the famed Continental Club into what would become the embodiment of South Congress cool. Thanks to Liz's connections in music and show business circles and it's convenient downtown location, the San Jose is also a favorite hangout for musicians and actors. The San Jose is a collection of bungalow-style rooms with private porches that open onto a central courtyard landscaped with lush green plants and scattered with small fish ponds. While the exterior is Spanish inspired with red tile roofs, the rooms are modern minimalist with a clean Zen style. Because of the location on South Congress, book a room in the back if you can to avoid the traffic noise. Hotel San Jose opens a bar serving wine and beer in the late afternoon on the outdoor patio next to the pool. Liz Lambert is also the proprietress of Jo's coffee shop, an open-air cafe at the edge of the San Jose's parking lot. Parking is free and there are two lots on either side of the hotel. Free Wi-Fi.
Rooms average $250 to $300 per night. Located on Barton Springs Road and South Congress Avenue, the Hyatt Regency Austin has some of the best views in Austin and has easy access to the south side of the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. Convenient to the South Congress shopping area, the Long Center, Auditorium Shores and Zilker Park. Paddleboats, canoes and scenic boat tours are offered through Capital Cruises including a “Sunset Congress Bat Cruise.” Outdoor pool and whirlpool and view of Austin skyline from sundeck. Wi-Fi available. Fee for parking.
Rooms average $92 to $122 per night. The La Quinta Inn & Suites Austin Airport is located between Bergstrom International Airport and IH-35 about 8 miles from the Texas State Capitol. It is also a convenient location for functions at the Del Valle Playing Fields. Free shuttle service to the Austin airport 4 AM to 12:30 AM daily and within a 5-mile radius of the hotel. Guest laundry facilities, year round heated swimming pool, free continental breakfast and free parking, free wireless high-speed Internet access.
Rooms average $160 per night. Located adjacent to the Texas State Capitol, the La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol is three blocks west of IH-35 and within walking distance of all major downtown attractions including the Sixth Street entertainment district, the Convention Center and the Texas State History Museum. Outdoor swimming pool. Free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. No free parking. Only valet parking is available at a fee of $12.99 per night per vehicle with 24-hour attendant service. Valet parking for day-only visitors is available for $6.50 per day per vehicle.
Rooms average $190 to $250 per night. The Omni Austin Hotel Downtown is a modern multi-story hotel located in downtown Austin near the Austin Convention Center, the Texas State Capitol and the 6th Street entertainment area. Omni Austin Hotel Downtown features a heated roof top swimming pool and whirlpool with a great view of the Austin skyline. There is a $9.95 per day charge for Wi-Fi without membership in the “Select Guest Loyalty Program.” Membership is free, but online registration in the program is required before check-in.
Rooms average $170 to $200 per night. The Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin is a downtown Austin hotel located on the north side of Lady Bird Lake at the Congress Avenue Bridge. Many of the recently renovated rooms at the Radisson Hotel have views of the Lake and the bats emerging at dusk from the Congress Avenue Bridge. This Austin hotel is also within walking distance of the Austin Convention Center, the downtown Austin business district and the 6th Street and warehouse entertainment districts. Large outdoor pool with view of Lady Bird Lake. Full service T.G.I. Friday's and Starbucks Coffee on site. There is an additional charge for both Wi-Fi Internet access and parking.
Rooms average $99 to $120 per night. Three miles from downtown Austin and five miles from Bergstrom International Airport, the Wyndham Garden Hotel recently completed a guestroom renovation featuring furniture and special products designed by Michael Graves. The hotel is also decorated with photos and artwork of musicians who have played in the Austin area. Free hotel airport shuttle available.