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Austin, TX: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Austin center point is approximately the area of Downtown Austin and the area of Austin History Center.

Austin, Texas is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, but it has much more than great tunes to attract visitors. Its outstanding arts scene includes highlights like the Carver Museum, Long Center, and even the quirky Cathedral of Junk. Work up an appetite exploring the city, and you can indulge in some of Austin's famous Tex-Mex eats, like the distinctive Brushfire or Mr. Orange from Torchy's Tacos. Whatever your agenda, there's an Austin hotel to fit your travel style. More from this guide...

"Be sure to join a free tour of the nearby State Capitol Building"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 01-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Everything is bigger in Texas, and few cities boast the stateliness and splendor of Austin. The capital of the 'Lone Star State' offers a diverse range of cuisine, entertainment, history and music. One weekend may simply not be enough to enjoy all that Austin has to offer. If you are lucky enough to attend a football game at the University of Texas, the crowds of fans wearing burnt orange while chanting "Hook 'Em Horns” will definitely cause excitement. Be sure to join a free tour of the nearby State Capitol Building, where many famous figures in Texas history are enshrined. Grab a drink at the Driskill Hotel, one of Austin's oldest establishments (But beware, the hotel is rumored to be haunted). The bars and restaurants along 6th street definitely “Keep Austin Weird,” as the locals say. After dinner, you can't escape the nightly live music scene, which is among the country's best. This is one city in Texas you definitely do not want to miss.

Austin Hotels/Accommodations

Embassy Suites Downtown / Town Lake Austin 300 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704 Website
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Most guests considered the lobby entrance to be so-so
  • Great location
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol - Austin
701 East 11th St., Austin, TX 78701
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 365 rooms
Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin 701 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
  • High end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 190 rooms
  • Great service
  • Every guests reviewed loved the menu selection
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
W Austin Hotel & Residences : 200 Lavaca St. 200 Lavaca St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Luxury 5-star hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
JW Marriott Austin 110 East 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Luxury 5-star property
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown / Conven in Austin 300 East 4th St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 270 sleeping rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hyatt Place Austin Downtown 211 East 3rd St., Austin, TX 78701
  • 3-star property
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Four Seasons Hotel Austin 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Most guests complained about the bathroom
  • Food is to die for
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Doubletree Suites by Hilton Austin 303 West 15th St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 10 meeting rooms
  • Spacious rooms
  • The majority of guests were happy with the shuttle service
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt 605 Davis St., Austin, TX 78701
  • High end property
  • Gym is available on property
Hampton Inn & Suites at the Capitol / University 1701 Lavaca St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 137 rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
At & T Hotel & Conference Center at the University - Austin 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • About half of guests found the room service acceptable
  • Near city centre
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hotel Ella 1900 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX 78705
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 4 suites in property
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Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel in Austin 2200 South Ih 35, Austin, TX 78704
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Excellent front desk staff
  • Bathroom could be optimized
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Residence Inn Austin University Area in Austin 1209 East 51st St., Austin, TX 78723
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Driskill Hotel in Austin 604 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Don't miss brunch
  • Pastries in the cafe are delicious
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown : 700 San Jacinto at 8th St. 700 San Jacinto at 8th St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 20 floors in property
  • Management is acceptable
  • The majority of guests criticized the unstylish hotel
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Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center 300 East 4th, Austin, TX 78701
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 270 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Parking is rare
  • Hot water didn't work
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin 111 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 99 suites
  • The majority of guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
  • All guests thought it was a great value
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Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Austin : 200 San Jacinto Blvd. 200 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701
  • Just a block from the Austin Convention Center and three blocks from Sixth Street, the Hampton Inn and Suites Austin Downtown boasts luxurious guest rooms and plenty of meeting space for the business traveler. Guest rooms include a multi-line cordless phone with voicemail, spacious desk with an ergonomic chair, a flat-screen television with premium channels, a refrigerator, and coffee maker. The hotel is also home to a 45-foot swimming pool, fitness room with treadmills and weight machines, and complimentary wireless Internet access.
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 16 floors in property
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • Free happy hour
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hilton Austin - Austin 500 East 4th St., Austin, TX 78701
  • Adjacent to the Austin Convention Center, the Hilton Austin soars 26 stories into the sky and offers all the amenities needed for a relaxing stay. Guest rooms offer beautiful views of downtown and feature a pillowtop mattress, down comforter, cable television with premium channels, and a multi-line phone with voicemail. The hotel boasts a rooftop patio with a splash pool and spa tub; a 16,000-square-foot health club with free weights, cardio machines, steam rooms, and more; and a concierge desk that can help with event and tour recommendations.
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown University - Austin 810 Red River St., Austin, TX 78701
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 5 meeting rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hyatt Regency Austin 208 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3pm
  • Good fitness area
  • Lovely bar service, according to 84%
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown 500 North Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78701
  • Located in the Sixth Street district, the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown is fresh off a renovation that left it with upgraded amenities and décor. While at the Hilton, guests will be within walking distance of many of Austin’s top attractions including the Texas State Capitol, Paramount Theater, Esther Follies Comedy Club, and the Blanton Museum of Art. Guest rooms include luxurious amenities like a Serta mattress with plush bedding, a spacious desk, an HD TV with premium channels, dual-line phones with voicemail, and a clock radio with mp3 connectivity.
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 18 floors
  • Pool wasn't cleaned and wasn't fit
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Austin's Inn at Pearl Street : 1809 Pearl St.
1809 Pearl St., Austin, TX 78701
  • 4 star hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
  • Great parking, according to 100%
  • Hard boiled eggs
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When to Visit Austin, Texas

Austin's sweltering summers are a big deterrent for visitors considering a trip to the city between June and August. However, the high temperatures also mean low hotel prices. If you can stand the potential for temperatures above 100, book your stay in summer and cash in on the savings.If you're looking for a comfortable season in which to visit this Texan destination, plan a trip between September and November or March and May. During these months, highs are typically in the 70s or 80s. This is also prime time for festivals and special events.Visitors in October will find the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin Film Festival, and Formula One Grand Prix for added excitement. In March, the city hosts South by Southwest and the Star of Texas Fair and Festival. April sees the Austin Fine Arts Festival and Austin Food + Wine Festival. Come in May for the Pecan Street Festival.If you're after discount hotel rates, however, you'll want to avoid these popular seasons. Visit between December and February to find moderately lower hotel prices and decent, if somewhat chilly, weather. Cold fronts are short-lived and temperatures hover in the 60s. December is particularly fun, thanks to the Austin Trail of Lights and Armadillo Christmas Bazaar.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Austin, TX:

seasonality of hotel rates in Austin

Austin, TX: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Austin, TX. Browse these illustrations to determine the best dates to book a room in Austin for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Austin, Texas

4 Star Average Prices: $216.09

If you're looking for luxury and pampering, you'll find several choices in Austin. This city has many highly rated hotels with perks like on-site spas and supremely comfortable accommodations.The Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin is one of the most luxurious picks in the city. Guests enjoy twice-daily housekeeping with evening turn-down service, so their rooms are always pristine. In-room amenities include L'Occitane bath products, a private bar, and wireless high-speed Internet. You can order room service or dine on site at TRIO or the Lobby Lounge. The hotel spa offers eight treatment areas, a relaxation lounge, and a steam room. The outdoor saltwater pool provides another welcome spot for relaxation.The Hyatt Place Austin Downtown is a luxury pick with added value in the form of a complimentary Kitchen Skillet breakfast and free WiFi. Families will love the indoor pool for recreational fun year-round. The spacious rooms here feature separate sleeping and dining areas complete with a sofa bed and ample work space. From granite countertops to 42-inch television sets, there's plenty to love.If you swoon for sleek, modern accommodations, book your stay at the W Austin. This luxury hotel takes comfort to a new level with 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and goose-down comforters. Grab a drink or snack any time from the signature W MixBar. Whether you're soaking in the Greek tub or relaxing under the Bricor Vac.Flow Venture showerhead, you'll discover what real luxury means at this hotel. Beyond your room, amenities include the WET pool with private cabanas, AWAY Spa with seven treatment rooms, and 3,600-square-foot FIT gym.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Austin

Affordable Hotel Options in Austin, Texas

3 Star Average Prices: $127.23

If you're planning your Austin visit on a budget, you can trim travel expenses by booking a room at one of the city's many affordable hotels. Quality Inn hotels throughout Austin offer complimentary breakfast and low nightly rates, so you can bundle a budget stay with free food to keep costs down.Austin's Motel 6 locations have some of the lowest lodging rates in the city. Stay at one of these properties and enjoy the convenience of an on-site restaurant and free parking. Select locations, including Midtown and Austin Central-South, even offer outdoor pools.Rooms at the Howard Johnson Inn Austin I-35 feature refrigerators and microwaves, so you can keep snacks and small meals on hand and avoid expensive restaurant dining some of the time. This hotel also offers a free continental breakfast for added value. A business center and fitness center will help you take care of business while you're away. Complimentary WiFi keeps you connected for both business and pleasure.Do you prefer local finds to national chains? The Heart of Texas Motel is a family-owned establishment that offers an affordable stay with a real taste of Texas hospitality. Rooms include microwaves and refrigerators for your convenience. While the room amenities are low-key, on-site fun is available with an outdoor swimming pool and putting green.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Austin

2 Star Average Prices: $85.83

2 Star Hotel Prices in Austin

Which Austin hotels have real discounts?

Hotel discounts can help you trim your travel expenses, no matter what type of accommodations you're after. Loyalty programs are one of the best ways to save when you're travelling. If you have a favorite brand, sticking with a familiar chain can help you accrue points that are redeemable for special discounts or rewards on future trips.Accrue or redeem Marriott Rewards points at one of the company's many Austin locations. You can stay near the Blanton Museum of Art at the Courtyard by Marriott Austin South, head downtown to stay at the Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center, or book one of nearly a dozen other participating locations. Marriott hotels offer discounts for AAA members, seniors, government employees, and military personnel.The Hilton HHonors program is another popular choice for accruing hotel discounts. Book at a location like the DoubleTree by Hilton Austin or Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown/Convention Center and build up your points. You'll also find special offers at these destinations, with perks like daily breakfast for a family of four or premium WiFi services.Howard Johnson hotels offer a wide variety of discounts with something for nearly every traveler. Check out special rates for AAA and AARP members, seniors, groups, government employees, and corporate travelers.You don't have to stay at a budget hotel to enjoy top-shelf discounts. The Four Season Hotel offers discounted rates, hotel spa and dining credits, free nights, and special celebration packages for various bookings.

Best Value Options in Austin, Texas

Austin offers a broad range of mid-priced hotels. With so many options, it's not always easy to find the best room for your vacation. These value-packed picks will give you the most amenities and convenience for your dollar.America's Best Value Inn-Austin South offers affordable rooms with numerous perks that add value to your stay. You'll enjoy a free continental breakfast each morning to help you start the day right. A seasonal outdoor pool provides the perfect place for on-site recreation. In the room, you'll find a fridge and microwave so you can keep snacks close at hand. The hotel's central location on I-35 makes it an easy pick for visitors headed to the Texas Capitol, Bob Bullock Museum, St. Edwards University, and more.If you want some added space to stretch out during your stay, try the Comfort Suites Austin Airport. This hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast, free WiFi, fitness center, and business center. With free airport transportation, you won't need the added expense of a rental car. This hotel is conveniently located near the Austin Zoo, making it an ideal pick for families.For a truly distinctive stay, try Habitat Suites. This hotel offers both a complimentary breakfast in the morning and complimentary wine, beer, and light snacks in the evening. Suites include separate dining and living areas as well as a private balcony or patio. Non-toxic cleaning products, organic cotton sheets, organic coffee, and 100-percent natural hygiene products make this an eco-friendly choice for a green visit to Austin.

Getting Around Austin, Texas

Navigating Austin can be a bit tricky, so it's best to map out your itinerary ahead of time. Austin is best explored by car, so you should consider a rental if you want to truly get out and see all that this sprawling city has to offer.Keep in mind that many highways in Austin have multiple names, so you can move seamlessly from Highway 71 to Ben White Boulevard without ever making a turn. Locals joke that every road has two names, and in many cases this is true. Downtown, you can streamline your navigation somewhat by remembering that even-numbered streets run one-way to the west, and odd-numbered streets are one-way running east.If you're exploring Austin without a car, your best option is the MetroBus. Use the MetroBus Trip Planner or Google Transit to map out your journey ahead of time. The MetroRail offers service between Leander and downtown Austin on weekdays, and between Lakeline and downtown on weekends.Whether you're looking for an affordable hotel for a budget trip to the city, or you prefer all the trappings of luxury during your stay, you'll find the perfect accommodations for your agenda in Austin.

A visit to Austin Recapped

Austin is shrouded in mystique, and the reason why the city differs from others may not be readily apparent. Unlike other cities in the US, Austin is extraordinarily welcoming and open, with a huge chunk of the population newcomers themselves, and the rest living laissez-faire. Located in Central Texas, Austin retains some remnants of its small-town charm. However, a glance of its progressive urban landscape will tell you that its reputation as a boring college town has been long forgotten. This Texan city ranks on many best-places-to-live in lists, primarily because of its value to both maverick thinking and creativity. In fact, the city is billed as the Live Music Capital of the World, as the city hosts the annual South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals every March. A tour around Austin is incomplete without treading to the Colorado River's south to savor South Congress's unique and enchanting vibe, with its delectable eateries, oh-so-cool clubs, and colorful antiques shops. The wildflowers that cut the multi-colored swaths of the roadsides may be a sweeping view, but Warehouse and Second Street Districts has all the liveliest and hippest bistros, a crack from that entire mystique.

Recent traveler guest reviews of Austin, TX

Below are reviews of the city of Austin, TX from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Highly Recommend"
Score 5.0 / 5

Austin is very happening town. Old, historical and lots of funky and good eating places.

Coby P., from 14-Feb-2017
"Bad Traffic But Beautiful Place"
Score 5.0 / 5

Austin is my hometown and truly a beautiful place. Hate the traffic but it is what it is.

Lisa L H., from 03-Jan-2017
"Love It"
Score 5.0 / 5

Love it, as I am originally from Austin, however am not surprised at all of the growth is has become. Traffic is still horrible, but wasn't as bad as other days. Love it, and miss my family but Austin is still beautiful!

Robert R., from 20-Sep-2016
"I Would Like to Return for Leisure"
Score 5.0 / 5

Was there for three events, so did not have an opportunity to view the city. But, I would like to return to get to know the city.

Joan H., from 11-Sep-2016
Score 4.0 / 5


Lynn Geen K., from 11-Jul-2016
"Great Area"
Score 5.0 / 5

The ATX area is my favorite location aside from home.

Charles W., from 08-May-2016
"So Entertaining"
Score 4.0 / 5

Always something to do!!

Sharon B., from 02-Apr-2016
"When in Austin"
Score 4.0 / 5

LBJ Museum, Texas State Capital Tour, and the Dueling Pianos Establishment were all great to see!

Robert H., from 25-Nov-2015
"The Best City in Texas"
Score 5.0 / 5

The amazing food, outdoor activities, and weather.

Evan D., from 01-Oct-2015
"Stay Great Austin"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lake Travis was beautiful. We also went to the biker rally and 6th street.

Jonathan S., from 16-Jun-2015
"Great Vibes. Lots of Beauty."
Score 4.0 / 5

The best city. Running paths, water activities, parks, art, sculpture gardens, music, and food. All the best.

Sara C., from 31-Mar-2015
"Unique and Lively"
Score 5.0 / 5

Variety of eating and shopping choices.

Frankie G., from 30-Mar-2015
"Very Diverse"
Score 4.0 / 5

Watch out for the traffic and road confusion. The highways were an after thought, and the on/off ramps are really loops. It's interesting.

Kore G., from 29-Jan-2015
"Very Friendly and Helpful People in This City."
Score 5.0 / 5

There is so much to do for every age group! Lots of activities both indoor and out.

Margaret M., from 28-Jan-2015
"A Christmas Tradition"
Score 5.0 / 5

Our senior citizens' group take a short trip every year to view Christmas lights in different places. Austin was chosen this year and everything was beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed most of the lights there and in Roundrock.

Nettie D., from 06-Dec-2014
"A must see!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The blue hole park was wonderful with a beautiful swimming venue.

Bobie M., from 05-Aug-2014
"Vibrant Atmosphere"
Score 5.0 / 5

Austin has energy, awesome music and great people!

Sheri B., from 31-Jul-2014
Score 5.0 / 5

Austin is a very warm and friendly city. The people are really hospitable and rich in the cultural arts.

Michelle O., from 09-Jun-2014
"Exciting and Fun"
Score 5.0 / 5

Austin is exciting and fun, with more to do than we could fit into a long weekend. Food is excellent, as are live music venues, museums, and shopping.

Cate S., from 29-May-2014
"Pete's Dueling Piano Bar"
Score 5.0 / 5

Austin is a great city. There are many choices of dining and entertainment. Check out Pete's Dueling Piano Bar. You won't be disappointed.

Henry H., from 27-May-2014
"Gorgeous Scenery"
Score 4.0 / 5

I like the city of Austin because of the beautiful landscape.

Fleashia Ford F., from 13-May-2014
"Love this city!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Austin is fabulous. Love it, love it, love it!! Such a variety of activities, restaurants, the Capitol, 6th Street. Even the weather cooperated this weekend. It was hot but the humidity was not incapacitating.Had a great time.

Rose B., from 05-May-2014
"Lovely People"
Score 4.0 / 5

Loved Austin and the people. Hope to return someday!

Donna S., from 20-Apr-2014
Score 4.0 / 5

Festival city. Lots of fun.

French S., from 15-Apr-2014
"Great hospital"
Score 5.0 / 5

Dell's Children Hospital is awesome!

Michelle F., from 13-Jan-2014
"Wonderful City and Wonderful People"
Score 5.0 / 5

The food trucks, the university campus, the capital, Congress Avenue at night, the sheer beauty of the location, the friendliness of the people. It is a city to which we will return when we can explore it for a longer period of time.

Bonnie S. W., from 11-Jan-2014
"Amazing fun town"
Score 4.0 / 5

Austin is an amazing fun town with great food! Love Austin, glad son lives there so we visit often!

Kathy M., from 01-Dec-2013
"Highways and expressways were easy"
Score 4.0 / 5

I was there on Business, I had no time for fun. A easy city to get around in.Highways and expressways were easy to follow.

Maryhelen N., from 15-Nov-2013
"I love the downtown atmosphere"
Score 4.0 / 5

I live here. I love the downtown atmosphere, Rainey street, the parades, the shopping, everything.

Joseph M., from 13-Nov-2013
"Beautiful city"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful city

Edward D., from 13-Nov-2013
"Museums, live music, great restaurants, nightlife, outdoor activities"
Score 4.0 / 5

Austin has something for everyone--museums, live music, great restaurants, nightlife, outdoor activities! Activities I would recommend include the hike/bike trail on Lady Bird Lake, hiking the greenbelt, renting a kayak or paddleboat on the lake, the sights/shops/restaurants on South Congress, trailer dining at Torchy's on South 1st and Garj Mahal on Rainey Street, the LBJ Museum and Bob Bullock Museum for a little history, a visit to the State Capitol Building.

D'ann K., from 12-Nov-2013
"Traffic can be very tough."
Score 4.0 / 5

Traffic can be very hard to get around at any point in the day.

Allison F., from 06-Nov-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Austin, TX shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews
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