As joyous as the holiday season can be, there are still many stresses such as shopping for presents, busy social calendars, and of course, finding the perfect place for your family members to stay during their visit. From boutique hotels to luxurious country escapes, we’ve teamed up with Expedia.com to present the best hotel around Austin to put up your family this season.
For a taste of Austin history, set up your family at Hotel Ella—a boutique hotel situated in the historic Goodall Wooten House. Featuring a cabana-lined pool, wrap-around veranda, and chic guest rooms, your loved ones are bound to have a relaxing holiday getaway at this destination. While you’re there, be sure to check out their display of handmade wreaths from local artist Maggie Stephens. 1900 Rio Grande St., 512-495-1800
Situated in the heart of downtown Austin, the J.W. Marriott offers a convenient location for relatives looking to take in all the city has to offer. To give them the local Austinite experience during their visit, book the I love Austin so much package, which features local craft cocktails and a map of the best Instagram photo ops in town. 110 E 2nd St., 512-474-4777
For the music-lovers in your family, gift them tickets to a show at Austin City Limits, and put them up in the W hotel, which is conveniently located next door to the venue. For larger families, we definitely suggest booking their coveted extreme WOW suite, which features panoramic views of Lady Bird Lake, two bedrooms, a living room, and a dining room with a table that seats 7—perfect for hosting a holiday feast right in the comfort of their own room. 200 Lavaca St., 512-542-3600
Located in Texas Hill Country, Hotel Granduca is reminiscent of a private Italian villa with its beautifully designed spaces and spectacular views. We suggest booking their borgo or granduca suites, which will come with a treat during the holiday season. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with the Chef’s choice of house made sweets, as well as receiving VIP turndown service with nightly chocolates. 320 S Capital of Texas Hwy, West Lake Hills, 512-306-6400
Westin Austin Downtown
Surrounded by restaurants, historic sites, live music venues, and some of Austin’s best shops, the Westin has everything needed for an exciting city experience. But perhaps the most enticing part about staying at this hotel during the holiday season is their life-size gingerbread house, which doubles as an extension to their on-site restaurant, Stella San Jac, and is available for both lunch and dinner for up to six people. 310 E 5th St., 512-391-2333