The Best Romantic Hotels In Austin

Austin's 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
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18 November 2020

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.

Austin Proper Hotel

Hotel
4.2/5 (79 Reviews)
Austin Proper Hotel
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Price Drop
Now from $363 per night
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).
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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.
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The Driskill

Independent Hotel, Luxury
4.5/5 (962 Reviews)
Historic artwork and luxury linens emit a level of elegance in each of the 189 rooms
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Price Drop
Now from $195 per night
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.
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The Otis

Hotel
4.7/5 (123 Reviews)
Otis Hotel
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Price Drop
Now from $146 per night
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.
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W Austin

Hotel
4.3/5 (783 Reviews)
W Austin
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Price Drop
Now from $294 per night
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.
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  • 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.
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    Hotel Granduca Austin

    Hotel
    4.6/5 (934 Reviews)
    Hotel Granduca Austin
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    Price Drop
    Now from $156 per night
    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.
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    The Four Seasons

    Chain Hotel
    4.5/5 (231 Reviews)
    The Four Seasons, Austin
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    Price Drop
    Now from $866 per night
    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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