Where To Stay In Austin, Texas: 8 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2023

where to stay in austin

Austin is a city full of life with delicious food, live music, great nightlife and friendly locals. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious hotel experience, an eco-stay or a trendy Airbnb, Austin has you covered. Airbnb’s allow you to stay in someone else’s home and are a great way to feel like a local and get a sense of the different neighborhoods. So get ready to be pampered, lay by the many rooftop pools or get adventurous and stay in your very own treehouse!

1. Park Lane Guest House (from USD 274)

Just off the bustling South Congress Avenue, Park Lane Guest House is a perfect and private eco-oasis just walking distance from downtown. Relax in their private cottages, with a swimming pool, outdoor shower, organic gardens, and onsite massage therapy at your leisure. This hotel offers vegan or vegetarian breakfast and has a beautiful outdoor patio area to enjoy it on under a live oak tree. Choose between three different cottages, each with its own Victorian charm. Small pets are welcome but are an additional 25 USD. There are even chickens and beehives on site to add to the charming B&B style cottages.

Park Lane Guest House

Address: 221 Park Lane

2. South Congress Hotel

For a more traditional style hotel near South Congress Avenue, head to South Congress Hotel. It is a trendy boutique hotel with 24-hour concierge service, six restaurants/bars to choose from, including a rooftop pool bar with lounge chairs perfect for sunbathing. They have 71 guest rooms, 10 suites and 2 premier suites to choose from. Their rooms are immaculate, offering hardwood floors, tall ceilings, custom-designed furniture and a 46 inch TV. Some are equipped with balconies that look out to South Congress Ave to watch the bustling street go by. If you’re looking for a trendy hotel in an ideal location and looking to be pampered, this is the place to be.

South Congress Hotel

Address: 1603 South Congress Avenue

3. Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt (from USD 226)

Rated in 2015 as one of the ‘Best New Hotels’ by Fodor’s and in 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards for 'Top Hotels in Texas’ by Conde Nast Traveler, Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is a prime spot for your next stay in Austin. Located near the popular nightlife destination of Rainey Street, this boutique hotel will give you a taste of an authentic Austin experience. With a full service rooftop pool, live music at Geraldine’s and Kimpton’s custom designed public bikes, you’ll fee like a local in no time. Head here for a laid-back but luxurious hotel accommodation that’s close to the center of all-night dancing.

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

Address: 605 Davis Street

4. JW Marriott Austin

If you’re looking for a hotel downtown, check out JW Marriott in Austin, which was awarded a 2016 Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award as one of the ‘Top 50 Hotels in the World’. This hotel offers three restaurants, a poolside bar and a Starbucks inside. Head to their Corner Restaurant and try to grab a seat outside. The outside patio is a great place to grab a tasty drink or some dinner and people watch under heat lamps or fans, depending on the weather.

JW Marriott Austin

Address: 110 East 2nd Street

5. Hideaway Guest Suite, Travis Heights (from USD 165)

If you’re looking to find a local Airbnb, this Hideaway Guest Suite is a great option. The price varies depending on the time of the year but typically is around 164 USD for 2 guests. It is in a great location at the heart of South Congress Avenue and has a heated outdoor pool and waterfall. The patio is filled with tropical plants and high-end design, making it a refreshing place to call your home during your stay. One thing to note, the patio and pool area are shared with guests of the next door vacation space on the same property.

Enjoy the Heated Pool at a Beautifully Designed Getaway
Austin, Texas, United States
817 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bill's place is stylish comfy and cozy with great amenities like an espresso machine and a superb bed
stylish and unique decor and comfortable furniture
bill’s place had everything we were looking for- convenient location great amenities and plenty of room
the heated pool was a great touch and offered a peaceful escape
the heated pool was a great addition
very clean and organized
prompt communication and perfect cleanliness
super clean lux linens & towels
the space itself is clean and beautiful
and was very clean
bill is a great host and has lots of recommendations for local restaurants
fabulous host and property thank you bill
kind host willing to help with any issues or suggestions
- bill was a very communicate & responsive host
bill couldn’t have been a better host
the location was great
great location and beautiful setup
the location is great with walking distance to many restaurants and murals
wonderful place amazing tucked away location
quiet location amazing private pool
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6. Treehouse Studio (from 129 USD)

For a unique experience, check out this one bedroom South Congress Treehouse Studio. That’s right, you can stay in an upscale treehouse throughout your trip! The studio has great natural light, an open floor plan and is encircled by large oak trees. It comes equipped with a full kitchen, TV with basic cable, bathroom and a queen bed. It’s located in a great spot, just a block from the hip South Congress Avenue strip where you can find delicious eateries, including food trucks and cute boutiques to window shop along.

1BR SoCo Treehouse Studio

Price: from 129 USD

Number of Guests: 2

7. Studio near 6th Street (from USD 111)

This cute private studio is located in the Historic District, close to the nightlife hotspot of 6th Street and Rainey Street. This quaint studio fits 3 guests with one double bed and one single. Keep in mind it does come equipped with a refrigerator, TV, microwave, coffee maker, but no working cooktop. If you’re looking for a clean, quaint place to call your home base that is in proximity to nightlife and easily accessible via pedicabs (bicycle taxis), check out this Airbnb.

Walk to 6th, Rainey St and Convention Ctr
Austin, Texas, United States
623 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
check-in was easy and the kitchen was well stocked with coffee tea and snacks
the beds are extremely comfortable along with all the extra blankets available
the coffee shop around the corner is great a very safe and comfortable place
this is a wonderful cottage-like apartment that has everything you need
sylvia provides loads of tv apps for your entertainment
the apartment was clean and well decorated
her space was very clean and tidy
cleanliness: it was incredibly clean which was very nice communication: messaging with sylvia was fast and easy
place was quiet clean and well-appointed
the space is cozy clean and comfortable
sylvia was a great host
she was very helpful
sylvia is a great host
the host was kind responsive and accommodating
great host would stay again
great location and close to everything
the location is great
great location on a quiet street near downtown austin
perfect location near convention center
great location with everything you need
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8. SOCO Treehouse

Another treehouse experience, this South Congress Airbnb is a two-story free-standing treehouse, situated in a beautiful garden area. It has a private balcony, garden with a fire pit and a stone terrace to enjoy your meals al fresco! It comes equipped with a full kitchen, high ceilings, 1 queen size loft bed, 1 full-size bed and 1 full-size pullout sofa. The beauty of this spot is the location and the outside environment; sit on the deck and enjoy a glass or wine, or sit around the fire pit and catch up with friends. This rental sleeps 5, but you can also rent our their main house that accommodates eight more guests, if you’re looking for a great rental for the whole family or a big group of friends.

SOCO South Congress ATX Your Modern Guest House!!
Austin, Texas, United States
405 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated the netflix and amazon prime access for the tv
very cozy cool stylish place to stay in the heart of south congress with a really wonderful host
everything on the inside looks just like the pictures and the bed is super comfy
full kitchen was nice
sparkling clean as well
the venue was really clean upon arrival
the place was clean and had everything we needed
place is very clean and neighborhood very safe
tracy is great and the house is clean quaint and quiet
our host was kind and thoughtful
tracy is an amazing host
very friendly and responsive host
great hosts great place great yard
tracy does a great job as a host
the location is great close to everything
great location and unique space
great location and beautiful place
location was superb walking distance to lots of local attractions
this is such a cute place and close to all sorts of restaurants in walking distance
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Stay at one of these places the next time you book a trip to Austin!

Austin is an amazing city that will have you eating breakfast tacos, queso, and frozen margaritas for days while you sit by the pool or take a walk through the beautiful Zilker Park. Make a treehouse your home, try a trendy boutique hotel with 70’s vibes or stay in a downtown luxury hotel the next time you’re in Austin. Trust me, you’ll want to return a few times!

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