The 10 Best Luxury Hotels In Austin Texas
1. Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Hotel Van Zandt is located in the heart of Downtown Austin, just steps away from the bustling entertainment district known as “The Live Music Capital of the World.” This boutique hotel offers guests a unique experience unlike anything else in town, from our carefully curated collection of classic rock songs played daily in our lobby lounge to our signature suites, featuring custom furniture and handcrafted artwork. Our location puts us within walking distance of many popular attractions including the Paramount Theatre, the University of Texas campus, Congress Avenue, Lady Bird Lake, SXSW, and the best shopping, dining and nightlife in Austin. We’re proud to offer complimentary shuttle service to nearby venues like SXSW and ACL Fest.
2. Hotel Ella
The historic 1900 Wooten Mansion came under new ownership in January 2013, undergoing an impressive $5 million dollar renovation to create a luxurious boutique property that retains its historical charm. Located in downtown Austin’s bustling entertainment district, Hotel Ella offers guests a unique experience within walking distance of music venues, restaurants, bars, museums, art galleries, shopping and live theater.
From the moment you step into the lobby, you are greeted by warm hospitality and exceptional service. A spacious lobby welcomes guests with comfortable seating areas, a fireplace and a 24-hour concierge desk. Guests enjoy access to our free Wi-Fi throughout the building, plus a fully stocked fitness center, an indoor pool, steam room, sauna and hot tub.
Guests staying in the main house will find themselves immersed in history. Originally built in 1892, the Wooten Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was once owned by famed Texas oilman Humble Oil Company founder John S. Lubbock Jr., whose family still owns the landmark today.
Our beautiful guestrooms feature richly appointed furnishings and amenities including plush beds covered in down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets, marble bathrooms with walk-in showers, work desks, 32-inch LCD televisions, iPod docking stations, iHome alarm clocks, high speed internet access, ironing boards, hairdryers, premium toiletries and much more. Our state-of-the-art gym includes cardio equipment, weight machines and free weights.
On site is also Goodall’s Restaurant & Bar, where Chef James Goodall serves up modern American cuisine inspired by his native England. The menu changes seasonally and features dishes like crispy duck breast with honey mustard sauce served over braised red cabbage, slow cooked pork belly with sweet potato mash and caramelized onions, and filet mignon topped with blue cheese crumbles, bacon and truffle butter.
Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Reservations are highly recommended.
The Heywood Hotel embodies the timeless qualities that make Austin special. A place where you can relax, unwind and enjoy yourself. With a laid-back attitude and friendly atmosphere, it’s the perfect setting to experience Austin like no other city.
4. Lake Austin Spa Resort
This award-winning destination spa is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and consistently ranks at the top of wellness resort lists nationwide. Lake Austin Spa Resort offers over 100 treatments along with luxurious accommodations, gourmet meals, fitness activities, and special programs. The guest rooms are beautifully appointed, and the cottages allow dogs. From yoga and paddle boarding to cooking classes and life skills workshops, rates include three gourmet meals and daily fitness activities. With over 25,000 square feet of space, the Lake House Spa is an oasis that offers both overnight and day spa guests the opportunity to escape and relax. You can also follow Chef Stephane’s healthy and delicious recipes by using some of the herbs from the resort’s own garden in one of the signature treatments, Gifts of Our Garden.
5. InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
The InterContinental Stephen F., located at 1020 E. 11th St., has been part of the downtown Austin scene since 1954. In fact, it was the second hotel built in the area. When it opened, there were no elevators and guests had to climb stairs to reach their rooms. Today, the property offers modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, 24/7 gym access and a rooftop pool. Guests can enjoy a drink at one of the many bars onsite, including the famous “Terrace Bar,” where patrons can sip cocktails while taking in views of Congress Ave.
6. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Barton Creek Resort Austin offers 4,000 acres of secluded rolling hills outside Austin, Texas, as well as outstanding accommodations, a full spa, four golf courses, pools, meeting spaces, and great dining. There is no end to the experiences you can share with your family, whether it is a day at the pool, a hike along a nature trail, miniature golf or hunting for treasure. Within a short drive of the city, you will find all of this. Secluded on 4,000 acres of secluded land, the resort offers convenience and world-class entertainment while remaining far enough away from everyday life to enjoy the luxuries of life. With four golf courses on site, you can play with friends or relax under the deft hands of trained masseuses. Sample delicious Texas cuisine at one of Austin’s premier dining destinations and enjoy perfectly cooked steaks or seafood prepared to perfection. Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway or a luxurious family getaway in the comfort of elegantly appointed guest rooms.
7. Hotel Saint Cecilia
Photo courtesy of Hotel Saint Cecilia Hotel Saint Cecilia is located in Austin’s South Congress district, just blocks from downtown. This boutique hotel offers five suites, six bungalows, and 3 studio rooms. Each room features original art work by local artists. All rooms include free WiFi, flat screen TVs with cable channels, mini refrigerators, coffee makers, and hairdryers. Guests can enjoy breakfast served in the garden patio area or take advantage of the complimentary bicycles for exploring the city. The hotel provides valet parking and 24 hour access.
8. Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta In the heart of Midtown, Four Seasons Atlanta welcomes guests to experience classic American hospitality and modern elegance.
– Located just steps away from Peachtree Street, the hotel sits across the street from the Fox Theatre and Ponce City Market.
– With 290 guestrooms and suites, the property features lavish accommodations including spacious living areas, plush bedding, and luxurious bath amenities.
– A full-service spa provides tranquil relaxation while the 24-hour fitness facility allows guests to keep up with their busy schedules.
– The hotel’s signature restaurant, TRIO, serves seasonal dishes inspired by local ingredients and paired perfectly with award-winning wine selections.
– GUEST ROOMS AND SUITES – All guest rooms are appointed with high-speed Internet access and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. Suites include separate sitting areas and wet bars.
– HOTEL FACILITIES – Each room includes a mini bar stocked with beverages; iron/ironing board and hair dryer upon request; and a turndown service. Additional amenities include complimentary newspapers, coffee makers, irons, and safes.
9. W Austin
Set at the center of the vibrant 2ND Street District in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” W Austin is a setting for contemporary luxury, amplifying the city’s electrifying eclecticism. Several tapings of Austin City Limits and other entertainment performances are also held here. TRACE Austin restaurant serves fine dining, AWAY Spa Austin offers spa treatments, WET offers water sports, and The Living Room serves handcrafted cocktails and live music during your stay. Throughout the lobby and common areas, you’ll find cool artwork and Austin music memorabilia.
10. The Driskill – in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Photo courtesy of The Drisklll The Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin, TX is part of the Hyatt Unbound collection. This property joins seven others across the United States, including locations in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Hyatt Unbound properties are designed to provide guests with a unique experience and a sense of place. Each location is individually owned and operated by Hyatt, and each offers guests personal touches like local art, locally sourced food and beverage offerings, and local entertainment.