The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

701 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 United States (USA) near Exit 234c on I-35 (~0.5mi)
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4 Star Luxury Property
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Very Good
4.5/5

Based on 1549 guest reviews

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  • Includes an indoor pool
  • The Avg. Group Saves 31.3%!
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 190 rooms in property
  • 16 floors in property
  • 21 suites in property
  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • 6 conference rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Texas State Capitol, Bob Bullock History of Texas Museum, LBJ Library, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, ACL Moody Theatre, the Long Center, Paramount & State Theatres, The Jones Center, Brazos Hall, Trinity Hall, Ladybird Lake Hike & Bike trails. Austin Detours for fun and unique tours of Austin and the Hill Country Within walking distance to four entertainment districts, including the Fare Ground on 2nd & Congress Avenue

Verified Reviews of The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Professional, kind, caring, accommodating,."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Excellent service and care. Friendly, professional, very helpful, kind and patient. Very Pleased.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Feb-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Feb 20 to Sun Feb 21 2021 at a $139.99 average nightly rate.
"Great service. Parking troubles."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
My truck wouldn't fit in the public garage so I had to valet. Valet guy named Daniel Wagoner took great care of my truck. There was a receptionist named Aaron if I remember correctly. Aaron took great care of us. Was very nice and helpful.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Jul-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 04 to Sun Jul 05 2020 at a $94.99 average nightly rate.
"IHG should be embarrassed!"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I booked with hotel in Feb for a five day stay in April. When calling the Stephen F Austin using the phone number provided on the web, unbeknownst to me the call was patched through to a 3rd party booking site (Getaroom), whose reservations were being booked by another 3rd party site called Hotel Planner. I was told that I could cance without penalty up to 15 days in advance of stay and that I would be charged when I checked out. The booking agent charged me the moment I booked. Then when coronavirus led to needing to cance the trip, all of this was revealed to me, as IHG, Getaroom and Hotel Planner still haven't refund my $1750+. The Booking manager at Stephen F Austin, Rodney has been professional and helpful but ultimately appears to have his hands tied with rectifying the situation. I have opened a fraud claim with BofA in hopes of rectifying. I recognize that Coronavirus led to a very difficult situation with the hotels, but IHG should be ashamed regarding their selection of booking partners and lack of controls around rectifying/refunding customers. I'm with the amount of travel I do, I can't afford to go through this ever again and as a result I'll need to book elsewhere. Pete Leonardson. Pete_leoanrdson@hotmail.com.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Apr-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Apr 15 to Sun Apr 19 2020 at a $366.95 average nightly rate.
"Wowie Ba zowie."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
From the time we arrived until the time we left, I was consistently surprised by the level of concern and care exhibited by the entire staff. Dining room servers, front desk attendants, maids, baggage handlers and car valets all seemed intent on pleasing us.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
17-Nov-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 15 to Sun Nov 17 2019 at a $324.00 average nightly rate.
"Fine but not above average."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Our stay was fine. There was a bit of a wait to check in but not a big deal. The room was fine but I found hair on a towel. We ordered room service which included a salad, but they didn't bring any dressing. It took two phone calls and over 30 min to get the dressing.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Jul-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 26 to Sat Jul 27 2019 at a $152.60 average nightly rate.
4.5 out of 5. Based on 1549 guest reviews

Property Description

I would like to take a moment to introduce the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel to you. We are an iconic, upscale, boutique-type property that would lend itself to be the perfect venue for your group! We offer a prime downtown location as we are walking distance to 4 Entertainment Districts as shopping and theatre. An added bonus, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel offers spectacular views of the State Capital from select function space and guestrooms ! The InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel offers 190 well-appointed Texas Chic style guestrooms with every possible amenity that your guests would desire; and our function space is state of the art and could easily accommodate your group's every need! The option to choose InterContinental Hotels would add not only prestige, but total luxury to your event.

Green Sustainability

Active Green initiatives in place. Involved in Green Engage and EnergyStar programs.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3pm
Check Out: 12pm
Year of Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 16
Rooms: 190
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 170
Handicap Rooms: 7
Rooms with 2 Beds: 16
Suites: 21
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 6 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 6456 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 330 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 3.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 12pm-2am
Pool Info:
Indoor lap pool & hot tub located in the lower level of the hotel. Open hours are 6am-10pm.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
72 hours
Nightly Parking: $44
Typical Group Deposit: 30%
Total Taxes: 17.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 17.00% (Includes state & local)
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 14.95 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 24.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 24.00%

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Currency exchange
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

11 miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Shuttle is $19 round trip.

Local Shuttle Info: Cab, Super Shuttle vans and private sedans, as well as Uber available

Breakfast Information

We offer a full American breakfast buffet just off the hotel lobby in the Club InterContinental. A la carte menu available at an additional charge. Breakfast buffet included with purchase of Club InterContinental access, as well as all day beverages and snacks and an evening reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

Valet parking only; daily and overnight parking available. Garage is enclosed and next to the hotel. Ask us about bus parking!

Internet / WiFI

Wifi costs $9.95 per day for the guest rooms, this is complimentary with an IHG Rewards Membership. If not a member, our Front Office team can assist you..

About Sonesta

  • For long stays, check out the Sonesta ES studio suites
  • More than 55 properties in brand
  • For groups they can typically comp 1 room per 40

The Sonesta highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Intercontinental Stephen F Austin, Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

Rate fluctuations of The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

The graph above is seasonality of prices for both our group rates and the lowest online individual traveler rates we could find at the time the group offer was placed. The best group rate shown is 41.8% in May 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $372 in the month of February 2020. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Feel free to use the The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Austin event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Capital Ballroom 95 x 40 x 11 3800316/316--1589110991--/--400380380
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Capital Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3800 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
95 x 40 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
All amounts are food and beverage minimums. Room rental fees are waived, if food and beverage minimums are met. Food and beverage minimums can vary by date and may be different than the quoted minimums.
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Assembly Room 50 x 22 x 11 1100--/92--462631267/6122110110
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Assembly Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1100 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
50 x 22 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
All amounts are food and beverage minimums. Room rental fees are waived, if food and beverage minimums are met. Food and beverage minimums can vary by date and may be different than the quoted minimums.
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State Boardroom 30 x 17 x 10 51016/20--------12--/----30--
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State Boardroom

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
510 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
30 x 17 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
All amounts are food and beverage minimums. Room rental fees are waived, if food and beverage minimums are met. Food and beverage minimums can vary by date and may be different than the quoted minimums.
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Cloakroom 31 x 16 x 8 496--/----------18--/--------
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Cloakroom

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
496 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
31 x 16 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
    Assembly A 25 x 22 x 11 550--/----20121212--/--5060--
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    Assembly A

    Room Type:
    General Meeting Room
    Total Size:
    550 Sq. Mi
    Dimensions:
    25 x 22 x 11 Ft.
    Floor Level:
    Natural Light?:
    No
    Obstructions?
    No
    Built In Screens?
    No
    Built In Stage?
    No
    Built In A/V?
    No
    Amenities Available

      FAQs about The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

      What time is check in?

      Check in time is 3pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

      What time is check out?

      Check out time is 12pm based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

      How many rooms does The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel have?

      There are 190 rooms in the property.

      Is there any meeting space at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel?

      Yes, they have 6 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

      What kind of breakfast is at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel?

      We offer a full American breakfast buffet just off the hotel lobby in the Club InterContinental. A la carte menu available at an additional charge. Breakfast buffet included with purchase of Club InterContinental access, as well as all day beverages and snacks and an evening reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

      What parking is available at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel?

      Valet parking only; daily and overnight parking available. Garage is enclosed and next to the hotel. Ask us about bus parking!

      How much does internet cost?

      Wifi costs $9.95 per day for the guest rooms, this is complimentary with an IHG Rewards Membership. If not a member, our Front Office team can assist you..

      Is there a gym at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel?

      Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

      Is there a pool at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel?

      Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Indoor lap pool & hot tub located in the lower level of the hotel. Open hours are 6am-10pm..

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