Cool Places To Stay In Austin

1110 Carriage House Inn
Website: 1110 Carriage House Inn
1110 W 22nd 1/2 Street
Austin, Texas 78705

Phone: (512) 472-2333

Adams House Bed and Breakfast
Website: Adams House Bed and Breakfast
4300 Avenue G
Austin, Texas 78751

Phone: (512) 453-7696

Aloft Austin at The Domain
Website: Aloft Austin at The Domain
11601 Domain Drive
Austin, Texas 78758

Phone: (512) 491-0777

Austin Folk House B and B
Website: Austin Folk House B and B
506 W 22nd Street
Austin, Texas 78705

Phone: (512) 472-6700

Austin’s Inn at Pearl Street
Website: Austin’s Inn at Pearl Street
809 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 478-0051

Austin Lone Star RV Resort
Web Site: Austin Lone Star RV Resort
7009 South IH-35
Austin, Texas 78744

Phone: (512) 444-6322
One of the more affordable cool places to stay in Austin is the Austin Lone Star RV Resort. Besides RV sites, Austin Lone Star RV Resort has cabins. 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 allhave 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.

Austin Motel
Web Site: Austin Motel
1220 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 441-1157
The Austin Motel is a funky retro motel located in the heart of downtown South Congress SoCo. The Austin Motel is within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. The Austin Motel is also across the street from the world famous Continental Club. The Austin Motel has been family owned since 1938. The Austin Motel has 41 uniquely decorated rooms and a 1950’s style swimming pool.

Brava House
Website: Brava House
1108 Blanco Street
Austin, Texas 78703

Phone: (512) 478-5034

Casulo Hotel
Website: Casulo Hotel
3017 South IH-35
Austin, Texas 78741

Phone:(512) 610-1116

Driskill Hotel
Web Site: Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 474-5911
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.

Embassy Suites Hotel Austin – Downtown
Website: Embassy Suites Hotel Austin – Downtown
300 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 469-9000

Extended Stay America Austin Downtown 6th Street
Web Site: Extended Stay America Austin Downtown 6th Street
600 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 457-9994
Extended StayAmerica in downtown Austin is located on Sixth Street and Guadalupe five blocks from the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail and six blocks from the Texas State Capital. The rooms are studio suites with fully equipped kitchens and desks. On site coin laundry.

Extended Stay America Austin Downtown Ladybird Lake
Web Site: Extended Stay America Austin Downtown Ladybird Lake
507 South First Street
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 476-1818

Firehouse Lounge and Hostel
Website: Firehouse Lounge and Hostel
605 Brazos Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 201-2522

Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Web Site: Four Seasons Hotel Austin
98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 478-4500
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.

Gateway Guesthouse
Website: Gateway Guesthouse
1001 East Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 326-2646

Habitat Suites
Web Site: Habitat Suites
500 East Highland Mall Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78752

Phone: (512)467-6000
Habitat Suites is a “green” hotel located in central north Austin close to IH-35. Free parking and fully stocked kitchens. Natural, recycled and non-toxic products are used to maintain the facilities and the property features energy and water efficient fixtures as well as garden spaces. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet includes vegan and vegetarian selections. No smoking is allowed in the rooms, but the hotel has outdoor benches with ashtrays.

The Heywood
Website: The Heywood
1609 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Phone: (512) 271-5522

Hilton Austin Airport
Web Site: Hilton Austin Airport
9515 New Airport Drive
Austin, Texas 78719

Phone: (512) 385-6767
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.

Holiday Inn Town Lake Austin
Web Site: Holiday Inn Town Lake Austin
20 North IH-35
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 472-8211
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.

Hosteling International Austin
Web Site: Hosteling International Austin
2200 South Lakeshore Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78741

Phone: (512) 444-2294
Hostelling International Austin is a non-profit youth hostel that is part of the worldwide organization Hostelling International. There are at least six beds per room for a total of 42 beds located on Lady Bird Lake east of IH-35 and less than a fifteen-minute city bus ride from downtown Austin, Barton Springs pool and the University of Texas at Austin. Hostel amenities include a fully equipped guest kitchen, on-site laundry facilities, one locker per guest, easy access to Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, free parking and free WiFi Internet access. A government-issued ID such as a passport or driver’s license must be presented upon check-in.

Hotel Ella
Website: Hotel Ella
1900 Rio Grande Street
Austin, Texas 78705

Phone: (512) 495-1800

Hotel Saint Cecilia
Website: Hotel Saint Cecilia
112 Academy Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 852-2400

Hotel San Jose
Web Site: Hotel San Jose
Location:
1316 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 444-7322
More like a retro Austin motel than a hotel, the Hotel San Jose is a favorite hangout for musicians and actors staying in Austin. 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. 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.

Hyatt Place Austin-North Central
Web Site: Hyatt Place Austin-North Central
7522 North IH-35
Austin, Texas 78752

Phone: (512) 323-2121
Reasonably priced hotel north of downtown Austin only three miles from the University of Texas and four miles from the Austin Convention Center. Complimentary transportation within a five mile radius of the hotel. Fourteen miles from the Austin Airport. Free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast and parking. The Hyatt Place is a smoke-free hotel.

Hyatt Regency Austin
Web Site: Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 477-1234
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.

Kimber Modern
Website: Kimber Modern
110 The Cir
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 912-1046

La Quinta Inn Austin Airport
Web Site: La Quinta Inn Austin Airport
7625 East Ben White Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78744

Phone: (512) 386-6800
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.

La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol
Web Site: La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol
300 E. 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 476-1166
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.

Lone Star Court
Website: Lone Star Court
10901 Domain Drive
Austin, Texas 78758

Phone: (512) 814-2625

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Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
Web Site: Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 476-3700
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.

Park Lane Guest House
Website: Park Lane Guest House
221 Park Lane
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 447-7460

Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin-Town Lake
Web Site: Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin-Town Lake
111 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 478-9611
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 parking.

Star of Texas Inn
Website: Star of Texas Inn
611 West 22nd Street
Austin, Texas 78705

Phone: (866) 472-6700

Stephen F. Austin Hotel
Web Site: Stephen F. Austin Hotel
701 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 457-8800
The Stephen F. Austin Hotel was a towering new high rise when it opened in 1924 only four blocks from the Austin State Capitol. Today it is an upscale hotel within walking distance of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the University of Texas and the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. The Stephen F’s Bar and Terrace, located on the hotel’s second floor, has the only outdoor terrace on Congress Avenue and features outside seating, live entertainment and a view of the Capitol. The Stephen F. Austin Hotel also has a sauna, whirlpool and heated indoor lap pool. All accommodations at this downtown hotel are nonsmoking. Valet parking is the only parking available.

Strickland Arms Bed and Breakfast
Website: Strickland Arms Bed and Breakfast
604 East 47th Street
Austin, Texas 78751

Phone: (512) 454-4426

W Austin
Website: W Austin
200 Lavaca Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 542-3600

Wyndham Garden Hotel
Web Site: Wyndham Garden Hotel
3401 South IH-35
Austin, Texas 78704

Phone: (512) 448-2444
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.