Austin offers a real variety of accommodation, from luxury hotels and budget B+Bs to far more quirky and unusual stays.
One of the most iconic places to stay in Austin is the Austin Motel, famed not only for its recognizable sign, but also for its great value and fantastic location.
Within view of State Capitol, the Austin Motel is in walking distance of downtown Austin and is only fifteen minutes from the airport. Surrounded by independent shops, restaurants and bars, and at around $100 a night, the Austin Motel proves a great choice for those on a city break.
Lone Star Court
If you want a get a real feel for retro Texas, look no further than Lone Star Court.
This boutique hotel focuses on giving guests a sense of Americana, with themed rooms, live music, outdoor fire pits and even an on-site food truck to give an authentic Austin experience.
From $160 a night, Lone Star Court isn’t a budget option, but will give a unique vacation like no other, and help guests get to grips with southern hospitality.
On the other end of the boutique hotel scale is the chic and modern Archer Hotel. The luxurious Archer Hotel encapsulates the eclectic feel of Austin, bringing a traditional Texan style up to day with lavish, high-end décor and amenities.
Opulence at the Archer Hotel starts at $190 a night, but it is situated in a fantastic location. Close to Rock Rose, which is full of shops and restaurants, it is the perfect place for a luxury getaway.
For something really unusual, Travaasa offers guests a really unique way to experience Austin, with a huge range of guided cultural, fitness, food and adventure activities.
Guests can take part in hiking adventures, spa sessions, yoga classes, cooking classes and dance lessons, and enjoy gorgeous views of the Austin countryside. Prices vary depending on what you want to gain from your stay, but the staff are incredibly friendly, and are there to help you plan your stay.
With AirBnB becoming ever more popular with travelers, Austin’s Verde Camp offers a similar feel as staying in someone’s home, but with even more to offer.
Located in the South Congress area, Verde Camp provides guests with an entire house to themselves, with a fully fitted kitchen, off street parking and modern amenities, all under a large canopy of oak trees. With seven houses available to hire that share a large open garden, each has its own unique style so suit every traveler.
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
If what you’re after is simply a beautiful place to stay in the city, Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is a good call.
Neighboring Austin’s Rainey Street music scene, the cool and classy Kimpton is where hip meets plush, with each room equipped with a yoga mat, access to a rooftop pool, and bikes available to use.
At $500 a night, the Kimpton isn’t the cheapest option, but the casual luxury will make a great crash pad for those looking to check out the music scene.