The Best Spa Hotels in Austin, Texas

Recharge after your nights out in Austin with a stay at one of the citys best spa hotels
Recharge after your nights out in Austin with a stay at one of the city's best spa hotels | © Kim Karpeles / Alamy Stock Photo
Justine Harrington

Austin is renowned for its live music and hip festivals, such as SXSW. Even if you’re living it up, you can still spoil yourself at one of the best spa hotels in the Texas capital – from sleek downtown health clubs to expansive Hill Country retreats.

1. Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa

Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel

Double bedroom at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa with wooden furniture and a balcony
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You’ll find everything you need for a full-scale spa experience at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, located on over 4,000 acres (1,620ha) in the scenic Hill Country, about a 15-minute drive from downtown. The resort boasts four distinct 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts, four swimming pools, hot tubs and nature trails, in addition to the acclaimed Mokara Spa – which features a whopping 22 treatment rooms, an adults-only plunge pool, a rooftop deck and more.

2. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Hotel, Spa Hotel, Golf Hotel

Double bedroom at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa with french doors out to garden
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The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is known for its family-friendly amenities. The Crooked River Water Park and Pool Area boasts a 1,000ft (305m) lazy river, a shaded deck with chaise lounges, private cabanas and a children’s pool with a giant waterslide. Adults will love basking in the serene Hill Country beauty and indulging in treatments at Spa Django, where music complements each revitalizing treatment. Guests can even match their mood to the music (choosing signature sounds from Austin, the state of Texas and more).

3. Lakeway Resort and Spa

Spa

Two double beds in room at Lakeway Resort and Spa with balcony
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Perched atop a towering limestone bluff above the blue-green waters of Lake Travis, Lakeway Resort and Spa is a marvel to behold, with some of the best views you’re likely to find in the Austin area. The resort offers luxurious spa services, including (but not limited to) a Texas river rock massage, honey and wild sage scrub, green clay detox and a wide variety of facial treatments.

4. Fairmont Austin

Hotel

Neat double bedroom with striped carpet and large windows overlooking city at Fairmont Austin
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Downtown Austin’s biggest spa is at Fairmont Austin, a sleek, towering 37-story landmark that’s just steps away from Rainey Street, Second Street, the Capitol and the rest of the entertainment district. All of the facilities here are impressive, but it’s the spa that truly sets this hotel apart, providing a diverse array of body treatments, alongside salon and nail services. The lavishly appointed solariums with floor-to-ceiling views of the skyline don’t hurt either.

5. Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Hotel

Suite at Four Seasons Hotel, Austin with grey L-shaped sofa and doors out to large balcony
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Scenically situated on Lady Bird Lake, the Four Seasons is a classic pick, beloved by many for its impeccable service, heated saltwater pool, distinctively luxurious in-room amenities and front-row views of the lake. The spa has quite a reputation, thanks to its decadent offerings. There’s a relaxation lounge with a pink Himalayan salt wall, along with thoughtful touches like iced fruit water, healthy snacks and herbal-scented towels, plus a host of seasonal treatments for the body and mind.

6. JW Marriott Austin

Chain Hotel

Stylish double bedroom at JW Marriott Austin with large windows overlooking city
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Featuring more than 1,000 guest rooms, the sky-high JW Marriott Austin is the largest JW Marriott in the US, and the second largest in the world. This hotel has a prime downtown location, with next-door proximity to the Austin Convention Center. Although it’s perhaps best known for its massive 24-hour business center, the rest of the property is pretty swanky, too. At the Spa by JW Austin, guests can work on their wellness with treatments that run the gamut from HydraFacials to nail services.

7. W Austin

Hotel

Living room and dining area in room at W Austin with view over the city
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It’s all about the pool at the W. In the summertime (and well into fall, because, hey, it’s Austin), gobs of glammed-up revelers can be found cooling off at the Wet Deck, enjoying live DJs, pitchers of margaritas and stunning views of the downtown skyline. The hotel is also pressed up against Austin City Limits, the city’s most famed live music spot. Prepare to be seriously pampered in the Away Spa, located right next to the pool, or you can opt to book in-room spa services.

8. Hilton Austin

Chain Hotel

Double bedroom at Hilton Austin with large window and doorway to living room
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Smack-dab in the middle of downtown, attached to the Austin Convention Center, the Hilton Austin seamlessly blends modern amenities and sleek, understated design. The main attractions here are the Skyline Spa & Health Club (think a eucalyptus-infused steam room, hot stone massages, hydration facials and more) and easily one of the most spacious, well-equipped business centers in Austin. Most rooms boast expansive views of downtown, but you’ll likely want to spend the bulk of your time at the poolside tiki bar on the eighth floor.

For more stylish options, see the best boutique hotels in Austin. Traveling with the kids? Discover our guide to the best family-friendly hotels in Austin, now bookable via Culture Trip.

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