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Vacation or Staycation? Our Favorite Hotels in Downtown Austin

  • March 08, 2023
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Austin continues to be a bustling mecca of nature, tech, artwork, and of course live music… it’s no wonder travellers come through frequently to your lovely southern oasis. With downtown Austin so locally accessible to all the reaches of the city’s outskirts, there’s no shortage of premier hospitality options to choose from. Read our guide on some of our favorite hotels in Downtown Austin!

Canopy By Hilton

Your escape in Austin is here with Canopy by Hilton’s youthful take on their classic hospitality. Whether your visiting or need a quiet place to enjoy a staycation, Canopy is home to phenomenal food and drinks, gorgeous balconies, and generous room amenities. Enjoy the relaxing of a walk-in shower, unlimited closet space, a Nespresso machine, and a beautiful canopy bed aligned with Austin’s natural landscape.

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Moxy Austin - University

Plan your next vacation or staycation with this colorful hotel nestled right in the UT neighborhood on Guadalupe Street. Moxy By Marriott is home to eclectic interiors combining aesthetic furniture, artwork, and neon signage all over the lobby you can’t take your eyes off it! You’ll never want to leave this oasis of joy when you experience their range of hotel amentities. Walk-in showers, flat-screen TVs hooked up with YouTube and Netflix, walk-in closets, a in-house bodega, and you can bring your pets!

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📷 Thompson Hotel Austin

Thompson Hotel Austin

The Thompson Hotel Austin is one of the newer hotels in the downtown area and it is absolutely stunning. It’s also in a perfect location. If there is an instagrammable hotel in the city, this is it! There is so much happening in the music capital of the world, Thompson Hotel offers features for the film and production industry as well. You are able to work with their coordinator on setting up photoshoots with their indoor and outdoor spots. They also have the fabulous Wax Myrtle’s Club and Pool which will be the hottest spot to be this summer.

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Hotel Always Open
Wax Myrtle’s is open daily from 4-11pm

📍506 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX 78701

Colton House

Home to gorgeous interiors and an awe-inspiring view of downtown Austin, Colton House does not disappoint. Enjoy stunning spaces to stay with their beautiful rooms that can occupy families or just yourself! Colton House has a sense of design and artwork in mind. Local artists and curators carefully decorate their interiors, you’ll feel like you walked a West Anderson movie set. Feel the luxury when you stay in the bespoke company of Colton House.

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Vacation or Staycation? Our Favorite Hotels in Downtown Austin
📷 Hotel Granduca

Hotel Granduca Austin

Sometimes you have to escape to the Texas Hill Country and get out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin. Hotel Granduca offers an oasis out of the concrete jungle the metro area by providing the natural beauty of the hilly countryside. Linger for an extended staycation of vacation when you book your stay at this luxury hotel inspired by Italian villas.

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📷 JW Marriott

JW Marriott

This downtown Austin establishment is your home away from home. Check into JW Marriott for your stay and feel right at home when you put your feet up. The downtown JW Marriott features picturesque skyline views, heated rooftop pool, onsite spa, fitness center, and an enormous conference center, in case you are working on the road.

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📷 The W Hotel

The W Hotel

Dive into vacation mode when you check into this iconic downtown Austin hotel. The W Hotel is a mainstay for Austinites and visitors alike. Their rooftop pool is a summertime destination, which means most of the year here in the south! The W Hotel Wet Deck is home to tons of day club parties that will have you splashing the day away with all of your friends. Non-hotel guests can also access the pool by purchasing day passes during their open hours!

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📷 Fairmont Austin

Fairmont Austin

Located in the Central Business District of Austin, the Fairmont Austin is your tropical oasis amidst the hustle of the downtown metropolitan area. This luxury hotel offers beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake and the Austin skyline. Within its doors are over 1,000 guest rooms, several suite tiers to choose from, an assortment of restaurant lounges, and an expansive seasonal heated pool.

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📷 Line Hotel

The LINE Austin

Get the best of both worlds with natural landscape and the city right at your fingertips. The Line Hotel in downtown Austin is a premier destination if you’re looking to be right in the middle of everything. Enjoy gorgeous rooms or lounge poolside with and take in the views.The hotel’s history dates back to when it used to be home to a live jazz broadcast lounge, keeping up with Austin’s claim to fame as the “Live Music Capitol of the World.”

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📷 thetaniaortega

East Austin Hotel

Welcome to where the locals go: the Eastside! East Austin is one of the best places to find good food, cocktail bars, breweries, parks, you name it there’s something for everyone! The East Austin Hotel is the perfect spot nestled right in the Eastside, just a mile away from Capitol building, a few miles away from the UT Drag neighborhood and downtown Austin. Enjoy their pool pass (even if you’re not a guest!) and all of the surroundings when you stay at the East Austin Hotel.

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Hotel ZaZa Austin

Reside in luxury when you stay at this iconic downtown Austin hotel. The Hotel ZaZa is something to be admired. With several different suite accommodations, you can call this ravishing place home for a few days. Enjoy their conceptual dining options complete with their poolside cabana bar that offers brilliant city views of our gorgeous city!

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📷 Origin Hotel Austin

Origin Hotel Austin

The Origin Hotel Austin is where you can find a unique, modern staycation experience. Their modern interior design makes for the best and most relaxing stay. They have unique amenities such as Peloton bikes in room, yoga mats, and on-site retail locations! Everything you need for a staycation at a hotel in downtown Austin is here at the Origin Hotel Austin!

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📷 Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

Hotel Van Zandt

Looking for an instagrammable place to getaway? Then Hotel Van Zandt is the place for you! This hotel has an amazing view of downtown Austin and offers rooms based on what view you would like. They also have Geraldine’s, which is a restaurant and bar that offers amazing food that you will be sure to love! Don’t miss out on this one of a kind hotel in downtown Austin!

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Always Open

📍 605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701

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📷 The Otis Hotel

The Otis Hotel

The Otis Hotel is Austin’s first Autograph Collection hotel! This hotel offers an easygoing luxury stay that overlooks downtown Austin. All rooms are equipped with a vinyl record player and they have tons of records for you to choose from. They are always pet friendly so you never have to leave your fur baby behind! So pack a bag and enjoy your stay!

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📷 Austin Proper Hotel

Austin Proper

There is no denying that this unique hotel will make you fall in love with its amazing interior. Not only do you get to enjoy the view of downtown Austin from your room, but you can also enjoy it from the rooftop pool! There is also an amazing spa, bar and restaurant that you get to enjoy during your stay as well. What sounds better than staying at the Austin Proper hotel?

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Always Open

📍 600 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

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📷 Hyatt Centric Austin

Hyatt Centric

At Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin you will find fun, creative, unpredictable decor in their vibrant colored rooms.  From guitar amp nightstands to vintage posters you will be sure to love the decor! Located on Congress also means endless activities! Just minutes away from limitless amounts of fun you won’t want to miss! This is the perfect hotel in downtown Austin for your next trip!

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