The Best Romantic Hotels In Austin

Austins best romantic hotels make a city break with your sweetheart an extra treat
Austin's best romantic hotels make a city break with your sweetheart an extra treat | © Carlos Alfonso / Unsplash
Justine Harrington

If your idea of a romantic weekend away is hitting up some of the US’s best live music, then head to Austin, Texas. With a cool, laid-back vibe and some excellent restaurants on offer, it’s guaranteed to be a weekend you won’t forget. Here are the best romantic hotels in Austin.

1. Austin Proper Hotel

Hotel

Austin Proper Hotel
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Lovebirds will thoroughly enjoy a stay at Austin Proper Hotel, which officially opened in 2020. The 32-story, 500,000sqft (46,500sqm) building (designed by famed Kelly Wearstler) is a marvel to behold, with its creative, high-end mix of Art Nouveau decor and local craftsmanship. This ultra-sophisticated hotel is the perfect place to hole up with your sweetheart for the weekend. The 24-hour fitness center and spa offers private wellness sessions, the fifth-floor pool overlooks Lady Bird Lake, and there are complimentary bike rentals (though you’ll undoubtedly have a hard time tearing yourself away).

2. The Pearl Vintage Hotel

Bed and Breakfast

The Pearl Vintage Hotel
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Somewhat of a hidden gem, in historic Judges Hill, the Pearl Vintage Hotel is a restored Victorian mansion surrounded by mature oak and pecan trees, where guests can enjoy a personalized stay. Rooms are homey and elegantly furnished, and some have private balconies and observation decks. The hotel offers in-room massages, and a hot breakfast can be delivered to your door upon request. There’s even a Romance Package, complete with strawberries, chocolate and champagne.

3. The Driskill

Independent Hotel, Luxury

Historic artwork and luxury linens emit a level of elegance in each of the 189 rooms
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The stately Driskill Hotel is a local institution. Situated directly on Sixth Street, this majestic, Romanesque-style hotel was built in 1886. Today, it remains one of the city’s most noteworthy landmarks. Sip a blackberry-and-bourbon cocktail in the hotel bar with your companion and listen to piano tunes, while admiring the gorgeous stained-glass light fixtures, decorative columns and massive oil paintings in the lobby.

4. The Otis

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Otis Hotel
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Located squarely in the UT campus district, the Otis offers an upscale boutique experience without being overly fancy or stuffy (this is laid-back Austin, after all). Couples will love the thoughtful amenities here, like in-room record players and an impressive vintage record collection, along with four swanky restaurant and bar concepts, plus a rooftop pool and lounge.

5. W Austin

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Living room and dining area in room at W Austin with view over the city
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In the heart of the Second Street District, right next to Austin City Limits, the W is characterized by its glammed-up decor, full-service spa and sizzling pool scene. The Wet Outdoor Pool is heated and features a fireplace, private cabanas and DJ music. For the couples who want to see and be seen in the city’s hip downtown, the W is the place to be.

6. Habitat Suites

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Habitat Suites
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Billed as a “green oasis hotel in the heart of Austin,” Habitat Suites is the ideal lodging choice for the eco-conscious sweethearts out there. Native foliage surrounds the property, and guests are encouraged to try the herbs and fruits planted in the organic garden. Every morning, a complimentary breakfast of fair-trade coffee, fruit and a rotating menu of hot dishes (like breakfast tacos and egg toast) is served.

7. Hotel Granduca Austin

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Hotel Granduca Austin
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Hotel Granduca is popular among the couples staycation crowd, beloved for its romantic style and serene location. This 38 acre (15ha) property is miles away from the hustle-and-bustle of downtown. Nearly all of the 194 rooms and suites overlook the lush, rolling hills that dominate the landscape. Most notably, the hotel has a heated, outdoor saltwater pool with cabanas and exceptional northern Italian cuisine at Visconti Ristorante.

8. The Four Seasons

Chain Hotel

The Four Seasons, Austin
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Located right on Lady Bird Lake, the Four Seasons is a classic choice for couples, with its reputation for high-class hospitality and timeless elegance. You and your beloved will love soaking in the heated saltwater pool and drinking margaritas while enjoying the lake views. Indulge in a couples massage at the recently renovated, award-winning spa, which boasts a relaxation lounge with a pink Himalayan salt wall, a eucalyptus steam room and a wide variety of treatments.

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