Hotels in Austin

Austin Guide

Weird is a way of life in Austin. On any given day, you can visit a death-metal-themed pizza place, a cathedral made of garbage, and the Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata, which displays an 1893 World’s Fair stereograph and one of Marilyn Monroe’s cigarette butts. Though it’s the capital of Texas, locals seem to revel in the "Keep Austin Weird" mentality that makes it stand apart from the rest of the state when it comes to politics and culture.

Music Mecca

Austin is one of the best places for live music in the United States. Partly due to a ready-made audience of college students at the University of Texas, a bumper crop of beer-soaked venues sprang up in the 1960s and ‘70s, attracting blues-rock and outlaw country stars including Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Janis Joplin. Today, the scene is a wonderful mishmash of genres and independent artists—everything from cowpunk and samba to psychedelic rock and jazz.

  • Festival central: The South by Southwest and Austin City Limits festivals are bigger than they’ve ever been, bringing in huge headliners—Lady Gaga, Coldplay, and Jack White have appeared in recent years—and millions of lanyard-wearing fans in the spring and fall. If you’re going, make sure you book accommodations far in advance.
  • Artists based in Austin: Spoon, Gary Clark, Jr., Dixie Chicks, Explosions in the Sky, Shawn Colvin
  • Great places to see a show: Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (blues, rock, country); Emo’s (punk, indie, metal); the Carousel Lounge (independent / experimental acts)
  • Local gem: People of all ages dance to everything from salsa to Johnny Cash at Donn’s Depot, a piano bar located in a former train station.

Take a Bite Out of Austin

  • Meals on wheels: Texas pioneered the food-truck concept in the 19th century with the chuckwagon. The tradition continues today in Austin. Some of the best food trucks hang out downtown and near the UT campus. Try the banh mi slider or pad thai taco at The Peached Tortilla, which has two roving units patrolling the city.
  • Top-tier BBQ: The story goes that the best barbecue in town is actually out of town, in the small communities around Austin. It’s worth making a day trip to nearby Driftwood to get the all-you-can-eat brisket special at The Salt Lick. In the city proper, the ribs at Franklin Barbecue on 11th Street are worth their salt, too.
  • Tex-Mex: Mexican fare gets a hearty twist in this classic fusion cuisine. Try the fried avocado taco at Torchy’s Tacos or the breakfast tacos at Tacodeli.

Go Outside

  • Congress Avenue Bridge bats: The largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in North America makes its home under a bridge spanning Town Lake. From March to November, crowds gather at sundown to watch hundreds of thousands of the creatures emerge to search for food.
  • Pack a picnic: For a pleasant afternoon, head to Zilker Park and set up shop next to Barton Springs, a spring-fed swimming pool open year-round. Zilker hosts several special events, including a kite festival and summer fireworks displays.
  • Texas Hill Country has been compared to Tuscany for its rolling landscape and preponderance of wineries. If you have time and a car, consider driving about a half-hour west of the city for some great views.
  • Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail: This 10-mile loop around a reservoir is one of the oldest incorporated trails in the state. It’s flat, well kept, and scenic.

Where to Stay

  • For nightlife: The Hyatt Place Austin Downtown hotel is close to the many restaurants and clubs clustered around Sixth Street, the city’s major downtown thoroughfare.
  • For luxury: It’s hard to top Hotel Ella, a boutique property set in a grand mansion with Romanesque pillars. A popular hotel for weddings and other swanky affairs.
  • For families: Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa takes full advantage of its picturesque location in Hill Country: there are beautiful views from the hotel’s veranda, a challenging golf course, and kid-friendly movies by the pool.
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Austin Boutique Hotel Overlooking Lake Travis
Austin Boutique Hotel Overlooking Lake Travis

Vintage Villas Hotel & Event Center

Lake Travis

Secluded villas 30 minutes from downtown Austin with scenic views of Lake Travis from private balconies

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Rustic Texas Lodge Close to Lake Bastrop
Rustic Texas Lodge Close to Lake Bastrop

Lake Bastrop Lodge

Bastrop, TX

Rustic lodge near downtown Bastrop with lots of communal outdoor space and an onsite café

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Stylish Hotel in Texas Hill Country
Stylish Hotel in Texas Hill Country

Country Inns & Suites Hotel San Marcos

San Marcos, TX

This welcoming and updated country inn offers a deluxe free breakfast and is close to premium outlets and Texas State University

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2-Night Stay at Cottages in Texas Hill Country
2-Night Stay at Cottages in Texas Hill Country

Serenity Farmhouse Inn

Wimberley, TX

Nestled in Texas Hill Country, this romantic bed and breakfast features heart-shaped whirlpool tubs, farm animals, and vintage furniture

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Charming Inn in Texas Hill Country
Charming Inn in Texas Hill Country

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites

Fredericksburg, TX

Spacious inn on 5 acres in Texas Hill Country with outdoor pools, a picnic area, and a stone fireplace

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Golf & Spa Resort in Texas Hill Country
Golf & Spa Resort in Texas Hill Country

The Resort at Tapatio Springs

Boerne, TX

A Texas Hill Country resort with golf course, two restaurants, an outdoor pool, and spa; 30 minutes from San Antonio

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Hotel near Six Flags & Downtown San Antonio
Hotel near Six Flags & Downtown San Antonio

Best Western Plus Fiesta Inn

San Antonio, TX

The comfortable hotel a short drive from San Antonio attractions offers several amenities, including free WiFi and breakfast.

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Wyndham Garden in San Antonio
Wyndham Garden in San Antonio

Wyndham Garden San Antonio near La Cantera

Northwest Side

Wyndham Garden across the street from the University of Texas at San Antonio; amenities include an outdoor fireplace and hot tub

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European-Inspired Hotel in Texas Hill Country
European-Inspired Hotel in Texas Hill Country

Hotel Alsace & Spa

Castroville, TX

A hotel in scenic Texas Hill Country with an onsite spa and Alsatian Restaurant, which serves schnitzel and beef bourguignon

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Omni Austin Hotel South Park
Omni Austin Hotel South Park
Austin, Texas

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Located in Austin, Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark is in the business district and minutes from Austin Department of Veterans Affairs and Mabel Davis District Park. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Battle Bend Park and St. Edward's University.

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Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Cedar Creek, Texas

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Located in Lost Pines, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is on a river and within the region of Bastrop State Park and Lost Pines Golf Club. This 4-star hotel is within the region of Circuit Of the Americas.

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Lakeway Resort and Spa
Lakeway Resort and Spa
Austin, Texas

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When you stay at Lakeway Resort and Spa in Lakeway, you'll be on a lake and within the vicinity of Falconhead Golf Club and Lake Travis. This 4-star resort is within the region of Windy Point Park and Tom Hughes Park.

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Courtyard Austin North/Parmer Lane
Courtyard Austin North/Parmer Lane
Austin, Texas

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With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Austin North/Parmer Lane in Austin, you'll be close to St. David's North Austin Medical Center and The Domain. This hotel is within the vicinity of Kiddie Acres Amusement Park and Miniature Golf and Pfluger Park.

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The Westin Austin at the Domain
The Westin Austin at the Domain
Austin, Texas

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With a stay at The Westin Austin at The Domain in Austin (Northwest Austin), you'll be minutes from The Domain and close to St. David's North Austin Medical Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Arboretum at Great Hills Mall and Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios.

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Hyatt Place AustinNorth Central
Hyatt Place AustinNorth Central
Austin, Texas

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With a stay at Hyatt Place Austin North Central in Austin (North Central Austin), you'll be close to Highland Mall and North Cross Mall. This hotel is within close proximity of Norris Conference Centers and Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park.

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Courtyard by Marriott Austin Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Austin Airport
Austin, Texas

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With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Austin Airport in Austin, you'll be near the airport and close to Riverside Golf Course and Lady Bird Lake. This hotel is within the vicinity of Mabel Davis District Park and McKinney Falls State Park.

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AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, Texas

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A stay at AT&T Hotel & Conference Center at the University of Texas places you in the heart of Austin, walking distance from Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Blanton Museum of Art and University of Texas Tower.

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Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Austin, Texas

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Sheraton Austin at the Capitol is centrally located in Austin, walking distance from French Legation Museum and close to Capitol Visitors Center. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Esther's Follies and Millett Opera House.

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Hilton Hotel Austin
Hilton Hotel Austin
Austin, Texas

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With a stay at Hilton Austin, you'll be centrally located in Austin, steps from O. Henry House Museum and minutes from Esther's Follies. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Austin Convention Center and Mexic Arte Museum.

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Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott
Austin, Texas

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With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Austin South in Austin (Franklin Park), you'll be convenient to Battle Bend Park and Stassney Heights Shopping Central. This hotel is within close proximity of Austin Department of Veterans Affairs and Mabel Davis District Park.

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Embassy Suites Austin - Downtown/Town Lake
Embassy Suites Austin - Downtown/Town Lake
Austin, Texas

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Located on South Congress Avenue, the Embassy Suites Hotel Austin is perfectly situated for much of what the city has to offer. Its centralized location put it practically on top of Austin’s iconic bat sculpture, which heralds the spectacular show of 1.5 million bats that take flight from under the bridge nightly. Guests can easily access downtown right across that same bridge, and all of the uniquely Austin points that lay beyond. The lobby entrance makes an impression with its open atrium with a cascading waterfall and aquarium, while an outdoor patio comes equipped with loungers for relaxing, before stopping off at the indoor pool, hot tub or fitness center. Each of the beautifully furnished two-room suites provide separate bedroom and living areas, making it perfect for extended stays. The onsite Copper Bar and Restaurant serves creative cuisine, and a business center is available for guest needs.

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Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center
Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center
Austin, Texas

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This newly-renovated hotel is perfect for business travelers and those coming to town for a convention, with its location just steps from the Austin Convention Center. Courtyard Austin Downtown is also just a short stroll away from 6th Street and all the music, restaurants and fun that downtown Austin has to offer. The lobby and common areas are inviting, and in keeping with the Austin theme feature guitars lined along the walls. Rooms are more understated in décor, simply appointed in a host of warm neutral colors. The on-site Champions Sports Bar is open for three meals daily, and an attached Starbucks helps to keep guests fueled. A fitness center and indoor heated pool with whirlpool offer workouts and relaxation year round, and the hotel itself offers more than 6,000 square feet of meeting space for business travelers. Don’t miss the view of downtown from the rooftop terrace.

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Embassy Suites Austin - Arboretum
Embassy Suites Austin - Arboretum
Austin, Texas

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This Northwest Austin hotel is located within walking distance from the many restaurants and shops of the Austin Arboretum, and is close to the high-tech hub of the city. All guest rooms inside the Embassy Suites Austin – Arboretum are spacious two-room affairs, featuring a kitchenette with wet bar, microwave and refrigerator, plus a 42-inch HDTV. Common areas are well-appointed, with an indoor heated pool and spa, 24-hour fitness center and atrium lobby with a relaxing water feature. Cooked-to-order breakfast is included with the room rates, and there is also a nightly reception for guests, complete with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the lobby. The on-site restaurant D.J.’s American Grill offers more dining and drinking options without leaving the hotel, and functional work spaces make staying on-site an easy, viable option.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin South
Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin South
Austin, Texas

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The Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin South is perfect for travelers looking to stay south of downtown and near the airport. Tucked into the area’s sprawling business section near the IRS and State Comptroller's offices, this all-suite hotel is business-friendly, including complimentary WiFi, workspaces in each suite and an onsite business center. It’s also a great place to bring the family, as guest suites are available in one or two bedroom sizes, each with a separate living area that also includes a pull-out sofa, full kitchen and flatscreen TVs. Warmly toned walls are accented with light oranges and darker tans, while outdoor common areas include a grilling area and pool, perfect for families and anyone looking to escape the Texas heat. A non-refundable deposit is available for those looking to bring along a pet.

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Holiday Inn Austin-Town Lake
Holiday Inn Austin-Town Lake
Austin, Texas

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One of the first hotels in downtown Austin, the Holiday Inn Austin – Town Lake provides a perfect location for local travelers, just off I-35 and Lady Bird Lake. Many of the original features were updated during a renovation in 2008, and now architectural photos from around the city hang on the retouched lobby walls, while a complimentary theater room offers free new release movies. The hotel also has bicycle, Segway and kayak rentals available in the lobby. The centralized location means this hotel is popular with vacationers and business travelers alike, but is also a top venue for weddings, with a ballroom, banquet space and five meeting rooms. The Pecan Tree Restaurant offers casual dining for three meals a day, and the rooftop is a nice place to enjoy the sunset views of downtown, also offering a heated pool.

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Doubletree Hotel
Doubletree Hotel
Austin, Texas

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The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin is an elegant Spanish Colonial style destination, just five minutes north of downtown Austin along I-35. Guests are greeted with offers of freshly baked cookies, and welcomed into the stylish lobby that looks out onto a beautiful courtyard that comes alive with charming cobblestone walkways, lush greenery and water features. Guest rooms are comfortably appointed, with easy chairs and a nice workspace, while those looking to unwind can hit the fitness center or swimming pool. A complimentary business center is open 24 hours a day, and more than 22,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space is sure to fill most needs. Several restaurants are located next door, and the onsite Courtyard Café offers a cozy fireplace and large-screen televisions for late-day relaxing.

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Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin
Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin
Austin, Texas

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Enjoying one of the best locations in Austin, right at the Congress Street bridge home to the city’s famed bat colony, the Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown puts you in the center of all the downtown action. The upscale hotel offers stylish guest rooms and a brand new chef-driven restaurant, Chavez, which has already been generating local buzz. There is also a Starbucks on site, a six-floor parking garage, well-equipped fitness center and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel. Situated right on the beautiful ten-mile hike and bike trail that skirts through Austin, Lady Bird Lake is also your backyard. The heated, infinity saltwater pool makes a statement, and nice guest perks like a forgotten items service, concierge, gift shop and business center look to fulfill just about any need.

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Barton Creek Resort and Spa
Barton Creek Resort and Spa
Austin, Texas

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The stunning Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa deserves the many accolades it regularly receives. Set in the natural Texas Hill Country landscape, this golf resort and luxury spa property covers 4,000 secluded acres west of Austin that includes four championship golf courses, the full-service Three Springs Spa and the 309-room luxury hotel. Guest rooms are stylishly appointed with casual elegance, and all offer great views of the spectacular grounds. Four top-notch dining options onsite and meeting/event facilities are available to guests, but the real draw here is the golf. Fairways abut cliffs and waterfalls, and wildlife is abundant in the natural surroundings. The spa offers many specialty treatments using locally-sourced ingredients, and the gourmet dining here is a real pleasure.

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Marriott Courtyard
Marriott Courtyard
Austin, Texas

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The Courtyard Austin – University area hotel is nicely situated for anyone visiting Austin’s medical district, or looking to bed down while exploring the nearby University of Texas. Simultaneously, this generously apportioned hotel is within striking distance of both North Austin downtown, making it an easy jumping-off point for all manner of activities. The rooms themselves are a nice draw, however, featuring work stations, flatscreen TVs, luxury bedding and occasional views the Austin’s sparkling skyline. Suites and Executive King rooms are fuller and include refrigerators and separating privacy walls, while free WiFi, an outdoor pool and relaxing gazebo provide ample opportunity to stay on site and relax. The attached Courtyard Café is open for breakfast.

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Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown
Austin, Texas

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This mid-range property makes many efforts to push itself beyond the generic, and its personality is evident inside. Texas-inspired décor is found throughout common areas and guest rooms, including pictures of Austin landmarks and UT sports memorabilia. Guest rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown include the revolutionary Garden Sleep System Bed, which is customizable to contour to your body, while a 24-hour fitness center and unique pool (complete with waterfall) are nice hotel-wide touches. A 24-hour business center offers secretarial services, and the hotel’s nearly 10,000 square feet of flexible event space are perfect for working professionals. The on-site 18th-floor Eighteenth Over Austin restaurant and bar rounds out the offerings.

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Hilton Garden Inn Austin North
Hilton Garden Inn Austin North
Austin, Texas

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Six miles north of downtown Austin, the Hilton Garden Inn Austin North is a convenient place to stay when you need to get around the greater Austin area, thanks to the nearby I-35 corridor. Guest rooms feature Hilton’s signature Garden Sleep System beds, along with large work stations that include ergonomic chairs, iPorts, a refrigerator, microwave and free WiFi. There is also a spacious seating area apart from the bed, ensuring spaciousness and comfort for guests. Work out in the fitness center or outdoor heating pool, or simply relax in the nice outside lounge areas. The Great American Grill combines with the daily cooked-to-order breakfast and Pavilion Pantry, open 24 hours a day for snacks, to fulfill guests on-site dining needs.

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Embassy Suites Austin
Embassy Suites Austin
Austin, Texas

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Located in Austin’s Central Corridor, just ten minutes north of downtown, the Embassy Suites Hotel – Austin North puts many of a home’s natural amenities right at your fingertips. Each of the all-suite guest rooms offer private bedrooms and a separate living area, and also come equipped with a kitchenette offering microwave, wet bar and mini-fridge. There are plenty of amenities in the common areas as well; the lobby has a soaring garden atrium that hosts a complimentary social reception each evening, and over 10,000 square feet of function space including boardrooms and a ballroom are available. A fitness center and indoor pool round out the offerings, while the attached Lynx Restaurant works for three square meals a day.

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Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn
Austin, Texas

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North Austin’s Holiday Inn Austin NW – Arboretum Area is a business-friendly hotel that’s conveniently located near the city’s bustling high tech corridor. The simply-appointed hotel knows their location well, and plies the business travel trade with six meeting rooms, free high-speed wireless internet, executive floors and a business center. Of course, there are also plenty of recreational features, such as an indoor/outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center and two on-site restaurants. Guest rooms feature a modern décor, spacious work desks and extra touches like in-room video game consoles. This is also an IHG Green Engage hotel, which adheres to advanced sustainability practices.

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InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
Austin, Texas

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Named for Stephen Fuller Austin, the state’s iron-willed founder, Stephen F’s Bar & Terrace is sophisticated with a light Texas touch. A mounted longhorn over the bar and comfy, overstuffed chairs set the tone for an extensive drink menu and wine list. Located on the 2nd floor of the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel

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Hotel Allandale
Hotel Allandale
Austin, Texas

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Hotel Allandale offers a cozy, convenient escape from the city's dizzying bustle. This siesta stronghold feels like an impressive home away from the doldrums of actual home, greeting lodgers with a cottage-style exterior atop a beautifully landscaped lawn, then warmly welcoming them to a spacious, pet-friendly interior. Each one-bedroom suite comes with a sofa-stocked living area, kitchen with a dining bar, cable TV with HBO and Showtime, complimentary WiFi and high-speed Internet, wall safe, and snug, secluded bedroom. The bed chambers themselves are equipped with either two double beds or a king-sized bed and a pullout sofa bed and can accommodate up to four sleepers, depending on how loud each person snores divided by their total number of limbs. For an extra $30, at the time of booking, Groupon customers may also choose to upgrade to a two-bedroom suite.

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Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott
Round Rock, Texas

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When you stay at Courtyard by Marriott Austin Round Rock in Round Rock, you'll be in the suburbs and convenient to Rock Creek Plaza and Stella Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Round Rock Premium Outlets and Mesa Village Park.

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Wingate by Wyndham
Wingate by Wyndham
New Braunfels, Texas

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Located in New Braunfels, Wingate by Wyndham New Braunfels is close to Gruene Hall and New Braunfels MarketPlace. This hotel is within close proximity of Schlitterbaun Waterpark and Christus Santa Rosa Hospital New Braunfels.

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The Westin La Cantera Resort
The Westin La Cantera Resort
San Antonio, Texas

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With a stay at The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio (Northwest - Six Flags), you'll be convenient to Shops of La Cantera and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Palmer Course at La Cantera and The Rim Shopping Center.

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Hilton San Antonio Hill Country
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country
San Antonio, Texas

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When you stay at Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa in San Antonio, you'll be next to a golf course and convenient to San Antonio SeaWorld. This spa hotel is within the region of Wilford Hall Medical Center and Wolff Municipal Stadium.

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