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. Want more tequila? Look out for DJ events on La Piscina for added fun times.
As one of the most exciting cities in the US, Austin’s hotels provide the very best in luxury. Bat City plays host to the likes of NASCAR and SXSW, a booming tech industry, and attractions galore, so the appetite for five-star experiences is pretty darn insatiable. If luxury is what you’re after, consider it served right here…with sides!
Luxury can mean many things, too. For some, it is the coolest boutique hangout with fine-dining restaurants and an elevated bar; for others, it is a tranquil spa resort tucked away by the hills. It’s fair to say at least that the overall expectation is beautiful interiors, impeccable service, and a chance to indulge. For anyone looking to splurge a couple of nights (or more), take a look at our list of the finest Austin hotels, all of which are an ideal base for exploring the best things to do in Austin.