Resorts and Hotels in Austin

by Lee Morgan

Welcome to the Live Music Capital of the World. When visiting Austin you'll need a place to stay while browsing the nearly 200 live music venues and touring the city's art galleries, museums or while visiting the University of Texas. No matter what brings you to Austin, you’ll find plenty of quality hotels and resorts to accommodate you during your stay.

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

Located on the University of Texas campus, the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is a modern building in the middle of a high-energy environment. The constant foot traffic of college students and its position along a main thoroughfare on the way to the city's entertainment district make it an excellent choice for your visit. This hotel offers spacious guest rooms and a long list of upscale amenities. The hotel’s campus location puts visitors within walking distance of many of Austin’s top attractions. Texas Memorial Stadium is a short walk from the hotel for those in town to see the Longhorns play football. The largest university-owned art collection in the nation is located on campus inside the Blanton Museum, and lively Guadalupe Street is also just blocks away. Guests at the AT&T Hotel have access to a swimming pool, flat-screen televisions and MP3-compatible stereos. The hotel also has a fine-dining restaurant, casual eatery, and coffee and pastry shop.

Lost Parrot Cabins Resort

If you are looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city on your trip to Austin, check into the Lost Parrot Cabins Resort on the outskirts of the city. This resort is colorful and quirky. You’ll know this isn’t a typical hotel when you drive up to see the Caribbean-influenced design of the bungalows, splashed in bright colors. These secluded bungalows have their own decks with hammocks and plenty of rocking chairs. Walk past the many hand-painted murals on the way to the outdoor swimming pool or hot tubs. During warm weather live bands play on Saturdays at the resort, meaning you may not even want to bother making the drive into the city.

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

For travelers who expect the best of everything, a familiar name like the Four Seasons is always a welcome sight. Booking a hotel at the Austin location on the banks of Lady Bird Lake will take you a few miles out of the hustle and bustle of the city and put you in the lap of luxury. This tranquil setting offers more of a home-away-from-home feel than many competing hotels. Oversize rooms and suites are available. All of the rooms open up to a private balcony that overlooks either Lady Bird Lake or the Austin skyline. Flat-screen televisions, plenty of space for you and guests, CD and DVD players, iPod docks, private bars, terry bathrobes and round-the-clock room service are all options for guests here. The Four Seasons has a pool, full-service spa and TRIO restaurant and wine bar.

Barton Creek Resort and Spa

Twenty minutes outside of downtown Austin, the four-star Barton Creek Resort and Spa awaits visitors on 4,000 secluded acres. Get lost in the hill country setting, where a glass of wine with a book from the on-site library may be all you need for a relaxing day. Others may choose to play 18 holes of golf or take a steam in the sauna at the health spa. Barton Creek features four championship golf courses, full-service spa and state-of-the-art fitness center. Take a dip in either the indoor or outdoor pool and grab a bite to eat in one of the resort’s three fine restaurants. Tennis players have access to 11 on-site lighted courts and may take lessons while staying here. Take a hike around the rolling green landscape surrounding the hotel, have a soothing soak in a whirlpool or host your own private barbecue outdoors in the picnic area. It's all available at Barton Creek.