Heywood Hotel is a 1925 bungalow outfitted with seven suites and marked by timeless interior touches like longleaf pine floors and cathedral ceilings mixed with modern locally-made furnishings such as handcrafted bed-frames and throw pillows designed by local artists. Each is bespoke — take, for example, the King Deluxe on the first floor with its warm red tones, decorative fireplace, wet bar with Instahot filtered water for hot tea or French press coffee (which is complimentary), and internet jukebox. The hotel also provides free bicycles to use as you wish, so why not cycle along East’s food strip or down to the trail at Ladybird Lake?
Contrary to popular belief, it ain’t all ranches and dusty motels down south—Austin is a modern metropolis filled with swanky lounges, tech offices, and big-name events, meaning fabulous hotels of all sorts to keep up with the demand. The Texan capital provides the perfect opportunity to elevate a stay, you know; designer furniture with a little feng shui, small-batch spa products from local perfumers, acclaimed on-site restaurants with camera-roll pretty plates… And the odd poolside firepit. This is Texas, after all. Basically, y’all have your eyes set on a boutique hotel to make your stay a stay to remember, don’t cha?
Whether for a weekend break or a staycation, we’ve rounded up the best boutique hotels in Austin that pack bags of character, style, and, of course, food (don’t forget to check out our list of best restaurants and best bars while you’re at it), and we promise, these are an experience in their own right. Who says hotels are just for sleeping? Check in and let the fun times roll.
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