Hampton Inn and Suites – Downtown
Trying to make sure SXSW doesn’t break your budget? Hampton Inn is less expensive than some other options on this list – and maybe less glamorous – but if location factors into your SXSW game plan, you won’t find many better deals. It’s one block from the epicenter of SXSW action, Austin Convention Center, and less than a five-minute walk from most other venues. The hotel has fitness facilities and a rooftop pool. Next door you can eat like a Parisian at Le Café Crêpe, a cafe run by a French brother and sister.