Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Austin

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Austin as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
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  • 4.8 Heywood Hotel Austin

    Heywood Hotel, Austin

    Frommers

    “The Heywood Hotel is Austin’s hippest boutique hotel. Set in a burgeoning section of East Austin, it offers one of my favorite stays. This modern but warm hotel, completed in 2011, started off as a 1920s bungalow. After being gutted and expanded, the hotel is an entirely new space, with just seven sparse and spacious rooms.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Austin.

  • 4.6 Kimber Modern Austin

    Kimber Modern Hotel, Austin

    Frommers

    “The Kimber Modern is close to all that the popular South Congress Avenue area has to offer, although in spirit it’s miles away from the bustle of the SoCo strip. The property combines all the comfort of a fine hotel with the intimacy of a bed and breakfast.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Austin.

  • 4.5 Hotel San Jose Austin

    Hotel San José, Austin

    Frommers

    “Location, location, location, and style, style, style—that’s what the Hotel San José has going for it. It sits in a prime part of SoCo, just up the street from popular shops like Lucy in Disguise, Stag, and Uncommon Objects. It’s also just a stone’s throw from Guero’s, a hopping taco and margarita spot.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Austin.

  • 4.5 The Driskill Austin

    The Driskill Hotel by Hyatt, Austin

    Lonely Planet

    “Every city needs a beautiful historic hotel, ideally made from native stone and built by a 19th-century cattle baron. Although this one is now owned by the Hyatt, you’ll find no generic hotel decor here; everything is pure Texas.”

  • 4.6 Hotel Van Zandt

    Hotel Kimpton Van Zandt, Austin

    New York Times

    “Just off the trendy Rainey night-life scene, Hotel Van Zandt has 319 well-appointed rooms and an enviable bar, restaurant and live-music venue in downtown Austin.”
    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Austin.

  • 4.4 The LINE Austin

    Hotel The LINE, Austin

    CN Traveler

    “The LINE is big. Texan-style big. We are talking 428 rooms big. Though with Sydell’s knack for transforming spaces into landmarks of urban sophistication, it comes off as intimate and considered. The biggest selling point is location. The LINE is in the heart of the heart of downtown.”

    Featured in CN Traveler’s Best New Hotels of 2019.

  • 4.5 Miraval Austin

    Miraval Resort & Spa, Austin

    Fodors

    “On a hilltop ridge amidst the Balcones Canyonlands nature preserve, just 30 minutes from Austin, Miraval (previously Travaasa) delivers a refreshing spin on a luxury resort, inspired by its Hill Country setting.”

    Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Austin.

  • 4.6 South Congress Hotel

    South Congress Hotel, Austin

    New York Times

    “The new South Congress Hotel has an enviable location on one of the city’s coolest shopping strips, as well as a rooftop pool and popular lobby bar.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Austin.

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Heywood Hotel, Austin

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

4.8
169 euro 150 gbp 209 usd 22154 jpy 163 cad 163 aud 1636 hkd 275 sgd 196 chf 1327 cny 1724 sek 1262 dkk 1628 nok

Kimber Modern Hotel, Austin

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

4.6
161 euro 143 gbp 199 usd 21094 jpy 155 cad 155 aud 1558 hkd 262 sgd 187 chf 1263 cny 1641 sek 1201 dkk 1550 nok

Hotel San José, Austin

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Lonely Planet

4.5
153 euro 136 gbp 190 usd 20140 jpy 148 cad 148 aud 1487 hkd 250 sgd 178 chf 1206 cny 1567 sek 1147 dkk 1480 nok

The Driskill Hotel by Hyatt, Austin

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

4.5
145 euro 129 gbp 180 usd 19080 jpy 140 cad 140 aud 1409 hkd 237 sgd 169 chf 1143 cny 1485 sek 1087 dkk 1402 nok

Hotel Kimpton Van Zandt, Austin

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.6
129 euro 115 gbp 160 usd 16960 jpy 124 cad 124 aud 1252 hkd 211 sgd 150 chf 1016 cny 1320 sek 966 dkk 1246 nok

Hotel The LINE, Austin

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.4
117 euro 104 gbp 145 usd 15370 jpy 113 cad 113 aud 1135 hkd 191 sgd 136 chf 920 cny 1196 sek 875 dkk 1129 nok

Miraval Resort & Spa, Austin

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Frommers

4.5
129 euro 115 gbp 160 usd 16960 jpy 124 cad 124 aud 1252 hkd 211 sgd 150 chf 1016 cny 1320 sek 966 dkk 1246 nok

South Congress Hotel, Austin

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.6
153 euro 136 gbp 189 usd 20034 jpy 147 cad 147 aud 1479 hkd 249 sgd 177 chf 1200 cny 1559 sek 1141 dkk 1472 nok

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Austin?

The capital of Texas, Austin, is situated in the south of the United States. It is one of the largest sates in the U.S. This is also an excellent tourist place. The people of Austin are very friendly. The state is developing rapidly. The accommodation prices are quite high in Austin, but in some areas, you can find cheaper options. When it comes to the best area for enjoying a better-staying experience, Downtown is the best option. However, there are more such areas which you can choose to stay in. If you are visiting Austin for the first time, then here is the list of some best areas where you can stay.

Five neighborhoods to stay in Austin

6th Street District
The area comes under the Downtown Austin. However, it has some unique characteristics which make this a perfect place stay. Here you can enjoy great nightlife as it is the hub of live music. The 6th street district is famous as a major entertainment district in Austin, Texas. So, if you are visiting Austin to enjoy its impressive nightlife, then you can stay in 6th Street District.

Downtown Austin
It is referred to as the heart of Austin. The reason is it is the commercial and financial center of the state. The area houses a lot of luxurious hotels and offers best-staying facilities to business travelers. Here you will find some major landmarks of Austin, like Rainey Street, Congress Avenue, and 6th Street.

East Austin
This is one of the fastest-growing areas in Austin. This is the area located east of Interstate 35. The area has everything that you need to live comfortably. You will find Mexican food trucks, luxurious restaurants, fashion stores, and more. The nightlife of the area is also amazing. There is no doubt that we will enjoy a fantastic staying experience in this area. The best thing about the place is you can easily find accommodation at a much affordable price.

Near the University of Texas
The University of Texas is situated in the north of Downton Austin. This is a central area and houses a lot of commercial and residential buildings. Besides, it is the home of different tourist attractions such as the Bullock Texas State me Museum, Texas State Capitol Building, the Blanton Museum of Art and more. Here, you will find all types of accommodations, starting from luxurious hotels to cheap lodges. If you are planning to visit Austin, then you can book a hotel located in this quiet and peaceful area.

South Congress Avenue
Are you looking for a best and happening place in Austin? If yes, then SoCo - South Congress Avenue can be the best option for you. SoCo is a cultural and commercial district of Texas and houses a lot of music and art place, shops, restaurants, and hotels. It divides two neighborhoods, i.e., Bouldin Creek and South Austin. For alternative travelers, this is the best place to stay.

Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Austin.

What is the best budget hotel in Austin?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Austin, then try Hotel THE LINE. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.

What is the best luxury hotel in Austin?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Austin, then go for Heywood Hotel. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.

Which hotel serves great breakfast in Austin?

If you're looking to start your day with some great breakfast, try the Kimber Modern Hotel. Reviews for their breakfast have been excellent.

How much does it cost to stay in a hotel in Austin?

The average prices for a 3-star hotel in Austin are $160 per night. For a 4-star hotel you can expect to pay around $250 per night and if you're looking for a luxury 5-star hotel in Austin, then you probably have to pay around $330 per night.

What are the best things to do in Austin?

Austin Biker Gang E-Bike Adventure. Cruise around Austin in style on a fat-tire electric minibike. These easy-to-ride bikes sit two people and travel at a top speed of 20mph. Price: $82.

Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour with Hotel Pickup. Discover the wineries and rolling hills of Texas Hill Country on a full-day tour with hotel pickup from Downtown Austin or San Antonio. Explore the famous LBJ Ranch, stroll around historic Fredericksburg, and experience the magic and music of Luckenbach. Price: $109.

Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour. Get outfitted with your bike and helmet, then set out with your guide to see the best of Austin. Price: $65.

More things to do in Austin

About Austin

Austin, Texas is known for many other things than just being the state capital. Austin owns the Formula 1 circuit of Americans Raceways. Austin is also known for being the biggest hub for live music in the world.

Here are some of the wonders that make Austin a lively place.

State Capitol

It is known as the historic landmark of Austin. You cannot miss this monument when you visit Austin. It is made up of red granite that makes it shine during the daylight. You will also get a cafeteria and a gift shop at the point. It is one of the greatest family-visiting places in Austin.

LBJ Presidential Library

It is one of the 13 presidential museums and libraries in the United States. The ambiance of the museum talks about the different war strategies discussed by Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ). There is an audio tour guide that tells the vision of the president towards society.

Springs Pool, Barton

It is a human-made pool filled with waters of Barton Springs. It is one of the largest spring pools in Texas. The popularity of this pool is due to its average temperature of 68 to 70 degrees. You are going to enjoy your vacation amidst nature. You won’t be allowed to eat anything inside the park, but there is a lot more to do.

SoCo District

This place is full of restaurants, galleries, antiques and music venues. The streets are colorful, giving you the best shopping experience. Grab a burger or pizza when hungry as there are many such joints on the street.

We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in Austin. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting the main attractions and hotel recommendations for each area. If you like our hotel recommendations for Austin, then you should also check out the recommended hotels in Dallas and the best hotels in Houston.