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The Most Extravagant Hotels In Austin, Texas

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Updated: 9 February 2017
With a colorful nightlife, historical hot spots, live music and food that will impress your most foodie friend, Austin has always been a vacation destination. Austin has the credentials to put up some of the swankiest and most eccentric celebrities in the comfort and extravagance that they’re used to while keeping that odd aura that is distinctively Austin. Pack your bags and get ready to kick back in comfort and style while you stay at the most lavish hotels that Austin has to offer.
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The Westin Downtown

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, the Westin is in an ideal location to experience the city. Stella San Jac is the featured restaurant of this hotel and offers an upscale, updated Southern menu. The Azul Bar is located poolside overlooking downtown and is a perfect place to cool off with a cocktail. The WestinWorkout fitness studio promises to keep guests on their fitness routines while away from home with a state-of-the-art fitness center, offering New Balance exercise clothing rentals, and RunWestin, which supplies running maps and guided running groups.

The Westin Downtown, 310 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 391 2333

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Hotel Granduca

Inspired by Adalberto Malatesta, the Granduca of Monfallito, this hotel is adorned in Italian elegance. Visconti Ristorante and Bar offers Northern Italian cuisine featuring seasonal ingredients for guests to enjoy under the big Texas sky or in the comfort of air conditioning. The Visconti Bar features live music every evening from local musicians. Catering to golf enthusiasts, Hotel Granduca offers several ways for guests to play at some of the top courses in the Austin area.

Hotel Granduca, 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg. B, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 306 6400

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Hotel San José

Slip into a kimono bathrobe and enjoy the simplistic comfort of Hotel San José. Enjoy a cocktail in the courtyard lounge, or slip away to your room and soak yourself in Malin + Goetz bath products. Located on South Congress, this oasis is the perfect place to come home to after a night out. Lush trees and greenery make guests feel as if they are tucked away in some hidden garden out of sight from all the hustle of city life.

Hotel San José, 1316 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 444 7322

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Heywood Hotel

Located in the ultra-chic East Austin neighborhood, this seven-room boutique hotel promises to treat guests to a sampling of Austin’s creative scene. From the furniture to the art on the walls, this hotel aims to show patrons what local artists are creating. Most of the items are for sale and make for truly unique keepsakes.

Heywood Hotel, 1609 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 271 5522

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Hotel Ella

Modeled after the grace and style of the former owner, Ella Wooten, Hotel Ella offers luxury and comfort surrounded by Texas history. Goodall’s Kitchen offers Southern American food and specializes in private and group dining. Groups of six or less can dine in the Artist’s Wine Bar surrounded by works from local artists. Larger groups can dine on the veranda or in the Parlor Bar. All private dining includes a customized chef’s menu and the flavors of the new South.

Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 495 1800

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Hotel Saint Cecilia

Designed to honor the patron saint of music and poetry, Hotel Saint Cecilia combines the iconic rock and roll era of the 1960s and 1970s with the comfort of luxury. Guests can enjoy classic European dishes and cocktails tailored to their individual tastes in the lounge. Each room has a spa minibar stocked with Santa Maria Novella body care products that will surely keep skin moisturized and minds relaxed. The Lending Library allows guests to borrow from the hotel’s array of books and vinyl records to get them in the mood of the city and the hotel.

Hotel Saint Cecilia, 112 Academy Dr., Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 852 2400

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Travaasa is a resort that prides itself on the many experiences it offers to guests. Located on the edge of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, guests can stay in rooms overlooking the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Their on-site restaurant, The Preserve Kitchen + Bar, uses ingredients picked fresh from their on-site farm. Guests can learn to two-step, play the harmonica or burn off some calories with a mechanical bull workout or on the Prickly Pear Challenge Course. Each evening winds down around a bonfire where guests are encouraged to share their experiences from the day.

Travaasa, 13500 FM 2769, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 364 0061

Four Seasons

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Four Seasons Austin
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Four Seasons

The Four Seasons is located on the edge of downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake. This hotel promises the relaxed natural setting of Central Texas paired with an upscale lifestyle. Families can take in the view of the hotel grounds while roasting complimentary s’mores around a chiminea. Couples are urged to relax in one of the hammocks made for two on the hotel’s lush lawn. Enjoy an evening of fine dining at the Four Seasons on-site restaurant, TRIO. Patrons can dine with a view of Lady Bird Lake on the terrace or in the dining room. The Lobby Lounge offers artisan cocktails, afternoon tea and light plates.

Four Seasons, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 478 4500

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Kimber Modern

Located just south of downtown in the SoCo district, Kimber Modern is a boutique hotel that prides itself on being an oasis in the heart of Texas. This hotel is designed around modern, sophisticated beauty; from the furniture in the bedrooms to the art on the walls, everything has been chosen with this aesthetic in mind. Kimber Modern promises convenience with their stress-free check-in, complimentary wine bar and Continental breakfast, including organic and local delights.

Kimber Modern, 110 The Circle, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 912 1046

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The Driskill

The Driskill is a historical hotel located in the middle of all the downtown action. Built in the 1880s, The Driskill captivates a time when opulence and sophistication went into each detail of hotel design. When you walk into the lobby, you will be overcome by a sense of timeless decadence. This hotel exudes history and class and has been hosting elite Texans since opening its doors. With three restaurants that offer a variety of eats, this hotel has everything to tame the taste buds of the modern traveler. Just steps from Sixth Street, this hotel is in a prime area of downtown Austin.

The Driskill, 604 Brazos St., Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 439 1234