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Colton House Hotel - Austin - Lounge
Colton House Hotel
9.2 Wonderful
Dawson$259+
$259+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Downright Austin, A Renaissance Hotel - Austin - Restaurant
$246+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
The Carpenter Hotel
8.9 Very good
Zilker$250+
$250+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Archer Hotel Austin
9.1 Wonderful
$306+
$306+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
$115+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Austin Marriott Downtown
8.4 Very good
Downtown$309+
$309+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Wyndham Garden Hotel - Austin
7.4 Good
Parker Lane$112+
$112+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly

Austin hotels near Sixth Street

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Fairmont Austin - Austin - Living room
Fairmont Austin
8.8 Very good
Downtown$285+
$285+
Pool
Pet friendly
The Line Austin - Austin - Building
The Line Austin
8.1 Very good
Downtown$244+
$244+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool

The 10 best hotels in Austin

Discover the top hotels in Austin handpicked by local expert Veronica Meewes.
Veronica Meewes
December 6, 2023

Austin, Texas seems to be on everyone’s lips these days. Once a sleepy town known for both college football and bohemian misfits, it has evolved into a bustling tech hub made vibrant by seemingly endless entertainment. It should come as no surprise that the city of perpetual sunshine is one of the fastest-growing metropolises in the country. The skyline has grown considerably in the last several years, as both condos and hotels rise to accommodate an endless stream of transplants and visitors. Whether you’re traveling for an epic music festival or simply to eat your weight in barbecue and breakfast tacos, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting a hotel in Austin. Read on for some of my favorite accommodations in the city, all located right in the center of the action.

1.

Colton House Hotel

Address:

2510 South Congress Avenue

Price:

$208-750/night

This South Austin hotel combines residential sensibility with upscale hotel amenities for an experience that is as luxurious as it is comfortable. Colton House features 80 suites – organized by studios, one-, two-, and three-bedrooms – with spacious living and dining areas.
Full kitchens, complete with cookware and appliances, plus washer and dryer sets, make select suites ideal for extended stays, while balconies and soaking tubs make others more desirable for an urban escape. The rooftop pool features private daybeds and chaise lounges, a 24-hour gym boasts Peloton bikes and a private yoga studio provides the perfect space for hosting retreats and classes.
Simona’s, the hotel’s on-site coffee and cocktail lounge, is home to a food truck serving family-friendly classics like avocado toast, burgers and grilled cheese throughout the day.

2.

Austin Proper Hotel, a Member of Design Hotels

Address:

600 West 2nd Street

Price:

$321-1312/night

If you prefer to rest your head downtown, my top hotel recommendation is The Austin Proper Hotel. This is the boutique group’s fourth property and the only one outside California. The 32-story hotel marries the vision of Handel Architects with award-winning interior designer Kelly Wearstler, who has expertly enrobed the property in contrasting textiles and an earthy, neutral palette.
The 244-room hotel also has a LEED Gold certification, resulting in rigorous environmental standards like reclaimed irrigation systems, energy-efficient LED lights, and insulated windows. McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality leads the culinary program, which spans from elevated Mediterranean cuisine at The Peacock to breezy coastal Mexican food and cocktails at La Piscina, located on the rooftop pool deck.
That same level also features Verbena, a true getaway for rest and relaxation, plus a state-of-the-art fitness center, which looks out onto Austin’s Second Street District below.

3.

Hotel Saint Cecilia

Address:

112 Academy Drive

Price:

$420-2133/night

This luxurious, bohemian hideaway – named for the patron saint of music and poetry – is tucked away on a side street off busy South Congress Avenue, Austin’s famous shopping and entertainment district. Each of the 14 rooms takes design inspiration from the 1960s and 1970s, with unique details like technicolor walls, modern screen prints right next to black-and-white photos, and turntables (guests can borrow vinyl from the hotel’s lending library).
Though the vibe here is artsy and relaxed, the amenities are top-notch. Each room features Geneva speakers and luxurious mattresses from Hästens. The best place to start your vacation is with a cocktail in the richly hued lounge, where breakfast and a succinct (but tasty) all-day menu are offered.
Then slip into one of Bunkhouse Hospitality’s signature serape bathrobes and relax at the pool under the iconic neon sign spelling out “SOUL.”

4.

South Congress Hotel

Address:

1603 South Congress Avenue

Price:

$70-1891/night

If you want to stay in a place that feels like quintessential Austin, look no further than the South Congress Hotel. The spacious lobby is bathed in earth tones, with pops of orange and blue, and tropical plants aplenty. This same Craftsman aesthetic carries through to its 83 rooms, which are beautifully curated with details like handmade pottery, bronze lighting fixtures, white subway tile and local artwork.
The hotel features rooms looking out onto the main drag or the Travis Heights neighborhood, plus suites featuring private balconies overlooking either the midcentury-inspired rooftop pool or downtown. There’s even a bunkroom, with two sets of queen-sized bunks, perfect for bachelorette parties.
Rooms also boast luxurious amenities like custom bathrobes, soaking tubs, walk-in rainfall showers and locally sourced mini-bars. Pro tip: the city’s best omakase, Otoko, is located inside the hotel, but you’ll want to book far in advance to score seats.

5.

The Loren at Lady Bird Lake

Address:

1211 West Riverside Drive

Price:

$119-1779/night