With its unique blend of Cali cool, Texas charm, and Manhattan swank, Austin Proper has all the ingredients for a chic downtown stay. You’ll find it sitting tall and pretty in the Second Street District, with an always-happening ground floor patio restaurant called The Peacock, and an equally turned-up poolside rooftop lounge, La Piscina. All 244 rooms and suites (as well as the social spaces) are outfitted by renowned designer Kelly Wearstler, who beautifully layers textures and patterns in earthy tones and adorns vintage furnishings with local art, Round Top antiques, and sumptuous amenities such as Wearstler x Parachute Home custom robes. They’re perfectly lit too, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows which take advantage of Austin’s almost year-round sunshine. For the ultimate in Texan pampering, try Verbena Spa’s Tequila: The Proper Way, a detoxifying massage and meditation using the healing oils of agave and tequila.
The mood? Effortlessly cool.
Location perks? You're right next to Shoal Beach, which is the perfect excuse to grab one of the hotel's free bikes.
Budget range? A luxurious two-night stay.
Time Out tip: Want more tequila? Look out for DJ events on La Piscina for added fun times.