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The 10 Best Hotels In Austin


April 14, 2023

Austin is famous for being “weird,” and even as the city has grown and become more popular with travelers, it hasn’t lost its iconoclastic ethos. In the capital of Texas, street art and murals decorate downtown buildings, and there’s alway a quirky festival going on. There are abundant opportunities to listen to live music and shop at artist-owned boutiques. Visitors can also stay active by paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake and view hundreds of bats departing from beneath the Congress Bridge just before sunset.

Austin’s hotel scene is also anything but cookie cutter. Stylish boutique hotels and luxury resorts serve excellent cocktails and Hill Country cuisine while offering beloved local activities like live music jams and barbecue nights. Our top picks include a stylish and artsy hideaway on South Congress and a wellness retreat in the Hill Country. These are the best hotels in Austin for 2023.

Voted Best Hotel for Couples: The Archer Hotel 

Who Will Love It: Couples looking for a fun scene and good shopping

All-Star Amenities: Bathrooms with oversized rainshower heads; his-and-hers slippers; collection of Texas artwork throughout the hotel

What Not To Miss: Cuddling in front of the large fireplace or taking a dip in the rooftop pool

Location: Domain NORTHSIDE

At the bottom of the Archer Austin’s round pool, there’s a giant Texas star, signaling that the hotel, just like the state, likes to do everything big. On the pool patio there’s a 14-foot TV screen for watching big games, and the grand, modern lobby has oversized tables made from silver tree wood and a cinematic staircase. The property is still a romantic retreat, with bathrooms built for two with oversized rain shower heads, funky his-and-hers slippers and a stunning swimming pool. Archer Austin is located in Domain NORTHSIDE, a neighborhood anchored by large retail shops like Nordstrom. The artsy Rock Rose district is a quick walk away and known for nightlife and more locally owned restaurants.