For big sports games and festivals, Fairmont Austin is the place to be (the hotel is often an official sponsor for events, which means there’s usually an activation to experience without leaving the property). The 37-story hotel is home to Garrison, a restaurant that's famous for steak, while a rooftop lounge, Rules & Regs, hosts legendary drag brunches during Pride. Fairmont Spa Austin recently reopened, too, making it a stellar choice for a post-celebration detox with nine treatment rooms, solariums, a saline soaking pool, eucalyptus steam grottos, and dry heat saunas.
A record number of visitors arrive in Bat City year after year, and the best Austin hotels give them every reason to stick around. Whether you’re here for one of the city’s big events (like SXSW, ACL, and F1) or simply in Austin to soak up the laid-back vibes (you’re spoilt for choice with things to do), you’ll find a dizzying number of accommodations that suit every style.
Certainly, the buzzing city has more boutique hotels than ever before. You’ll find a convivial hostel in a historic firehouse just steps from Dirty Sixth (the perfect place to meet new friends for a night on the town) and a batch of Hill Country destination spa resorts that’ll whisk you off the main drag into nature. Naturally, you’ll find plenty of swanky city bookings, too, that command enviable addresses near Austin’s best restaurants and bars.
Wondering where you should hang your hat while in town? From ultra-luxe hotels to all-casual boutiques, the best Austin hotels are here for every type of traveler.
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