Best Hotels Near Austin, Texas

Find your base to explore what Austin has to offer
Find your base to explore what Austin has to offer | © Mitchell Kmetz / Unsplash
Justine Harrington

From retro Americana decor to old southern guesthouses, there are plenty of eclectic hotels near Austin, Texas. Whether you are here for SXSW or live country music, you can stay just outside of Austin and still appreciate all the Fair City has to offer.

Austin, Texas draws the crowds each year for SXSW and regular live music concerts. Although accommodation in downtown ATX isn’t the cheapest, you can find some great deals just outside the city center. Sleep out under the wide-Texan sky, relax in a hammock by the pool or hide away in a cabin near Lake Travis, these are the best hotels near Austin, Texas.

1. Lone Star Court

Boutique Hotel

Lone Star Court
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Located in North Austin, in the shopping/entertainment/dining district known as The Domain, Lone Star Court pairs distinctive Texan charm with retro Americana style. Rooms are outfitted with cushy, cowboy-style decor. Guests can roast marshmallows and hot dogs at one of the outdoor fire pits, tuck into local Texas-style grub at on-site restaurant The Water Trough, and enjoy live music, lawn games, and a food truck in the courtyard.

2. Aloft Austin Northwest


Aloft Austin Northwest
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With a prime location near North Austin attractions, Aloft Austin Northwest has easy access to downtown via TX-45 and the MetroRail station. In-room amenities are plush, with pillowtop mattresses, flat-screens, and mini-fridges. The hotel also boasts a vibrant, airy outdoor patio, along with the W XYZ Bar, a heated outdoor pool, and Re:Fuel, a sweet and savory snack bar.

3. Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Casa del Sol
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Accommodation at Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast are certainly more eclectic than most. Take your pick from a vintage Airstream trailer, a king canopy bed that overlooks the pool, or an airy, light-filled ‘treehouse’ that you reach via an outdoor spiral staircase. This peaceful retreat is just 30 minutes from Austin, but its rustic-zen vibes and views of shimmering Lake Travis make it feel a world away.

4. Covered Wagon B&B

Bed and Breakfast

Covered Wagon
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You’re in for a Texas Hill Country treat at the Covered Wagon B&B in quaint Mason. Guests can discover their inner pioneer spirit by sleeping in a bed that looks like a covered wagon (the rug-covered concrete floor has even been painted to resemble the bare earth). Modern conveniences coexist alongside this 18th-century flair, in the form of an electric fireplace, a flat-screen TV, and a full kitchen. The porch makes for the ideal spot to sip your coffee in the mornings and enjoy the acres of lush meadow that surround this guesthouse.

5. The Cove BNB

Bed and Breakfast

Cove BnB
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On the banks of jewel-toned Lake Travis, in a private patch of two-acre wilderness, The Cove BNB offers respite from the city in the form of pure Hill Country nature and utter seclusion. Think shaded hammocks under giant oak trees, your own private dock, lakeside yoga sessions and complimentary kayak rentals. You can’t help but leave feeling refreshed.

6. The Ruby Hotel


Ruby Hotel
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The Ruby Hotel is nearby Round Rock’s first boutique hotel, whose entire design was inspired by an old love letter the developers found on the property, addressed to “Dearest Ruby”. This thoughtful approach is evident in every aspect of the hotel, from the preservation of the natural landscape (mature oak trees along Brushy Creek) to the ‘50s vintage decor of the rooms and communal spaces.

7. Plantation House

Bed and Breakfast

The Plantation Hotel
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Southern charm and old-world opulence reign at Plantation House, a stunning estate set on five impeccably landscaped acres in Pflugerville, fewer than 30 minutes from downtown Austin. Sip a glass of sweet tea on the sweeping veranda, enjoy a cocktail in the exquisitely decorated parlor, and indulge in tasty Southern breakfast fare every morning, such as freshly made buttermilk biscuits and French toast, heaped with cinnamon and powdered sugar.

8. Lucky Arrow Retreats

Hotel, Lodge

Lucky Arrow Retreat
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Sleep underneath the wide-open Texas skies in a cabin, guesthouse, or breezy yurt at Lucky Arrow Retreats, in nearby Dripping Springs, where guests can truly get a taste for Hill Country living. The lodging itself is undeniably cool but it’s the on-site amenities that truly set Lucky Arrow apart: guided tours in the property’s vintage Land Cruiser Troop Carrier, a heated outdoor pool, and even a covered beer garden.

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