If you’re planning a trip to Austin, whether for a big event like SXSW or ACL or just to explore the vibrant city, finding the right hotel is key to ensuring a memorable stay. Fortunately, Austin has several exceptional hotels offering top-notch hospitality and unique experiences. From trendy boutique hotels to luxurious resorts, here are some of the best hotels in Austin that will meet your expectations.
The Austin Proper Photo by The Ingalls
Designed by the renowned Kelly Wearstler, The Austin Proper is a trendy hotel offering a one-of-a-kind experience. With its speakeasies, delicious restaurants, and stunning decor, you might be tempted to never leave the hotel. The Peacock is the Mediterranean restaurant of everyone’s “Meet for lunch?” texts. Situated in the Seaholm District, The Austin Proper is centrally located and offers plenty of gems to discover, including The Quill Room, their new “secret saloon.” 600 W. 2nd St.
Photo courtesy of Commodore Perry Estate
Enter your Italianate manor era in Austin at the Commodore Perry Estate. This historical oasis, newly reimagined by interior icon Ken Fulk is nestled among lush oak trees—offering a whimsical, old soul in the heart of the city. The estate is known for its exquisite cuisine (don’t miss the bread) and picture-perfect wedding venues. Take a break from exploring the city and enjoy delightful cocktails at Lutties (named after the original Commodore’s wife), or relax by the iconic pool. 4100 Red River St.
Photo courtesy of The Driskill
As Austin’s oldest and most historic hotel, this spot is a must. The architecture alone is true to old Texas, but the staff and the bar with the live rockabilly, where cowboy hats are worn non-ironically (or for a bachelorette party), and deer head on the wall, is the last thing you expect when you’re staying on the soft sheets and the prime location, it doesn’t get ANYMORE Austin then Brazos and 6th. It’s the perfect place to soak in the ATX culture while simultaneously being the grandest hotel with the most illustrious history. (PS rumor is it is haunted) but don’t be alarmed. The staff is so kind. You’re in good hands. If you are on the hunt for local character—the Driskill is unmatched. 604 Brazos St.
Although not a new hotel, Hotel Viatta has recently been renovated, making it worth a visit. This stunning resort gives you a taste of the French countryside, just 15 minutes from downtown Austin and the Pennybacker Bridge. It’s the perfect option for those who prefer a more central location that allows easy access to the hill country. Hotel Viatta is ideal for large gatherings or weekends away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Plus, it’s just minutes away from great hiking spots and Lake Travis for those looking to enjoy outdoor activities. 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., West Lake Hills
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Just a short drive from downtown Austin, the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa offers a premier resort experience in the heart of the hill country. This resort is surrounded by lush acres and features a newly redesigned golf course, a calming spa, a lazy river, and various other amenities. It’s the perfect escape from the city while still being within reach. Whether you’re traveling with your family, partner, or friends, you’ll find everything you need at Lost Pines. 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines
Photo by Carly Diaz/courtesy of Lake Austin Spa Resort
Lake Austin Spa is the ideal choice for a peaceful getaway. This cozy spa, located on the shores of Lake Austin, offers a variety of relaxing activities, including hiking, boat rides, and outdoor dining. The attention to detail at this spa is remarkable, and you’ll find it hard to leave once you experience its rejuvenating offerings. Whether on a romantic getaway or a girl’s weekend, Lake Austin Spa will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world. 1705 S. Quinlan Park Road
The Loren Photo by Chase Daniels
If you’re looking for tranquility and breathtaking views, The Loren is the perfect choice. Located near Lady Bird Lake, the crown jewel of Austin’s scenery. The rooftop restaurant, “Nido,” boasts unmatched city skyline views. The midcentury modern rooms are designed to help you find inner peace. Guests have asked to buy their linens. It’s that good of sleep. With their only sister properties being Bermuda Turks & Caicos, ATX is lucky to get a slice of heaven in our midst. 1211 W. Riverside Drive