Six SXSW Hotels to Check Into in Austin
The South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals offers a truly one-of-a-kind mixture of innovative music, independent films, and up-and-coming technologies. With SXSW quickly approaching, you're going to need a place to stay. So here are our picks for the six best SXSW hotels to rest your weary head while visiting the city of Austin, Texas.
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Hilton Austin: Located in downtown Austin, and just one block away from the wildly popular Sixth Street nightlife scene, the Hilton Austin is an ideal SXSW hotel choice. The days can get long at South by Southwest, so be sure to make an appointment at the hotel's Tower Health & Spa for a much needed massage, facial or trip to the sauna.
W Hotel Austin: The newest addition to the Austin hotel scene is the hip W Austin. South by Southwest travelers lucky enough to book a room at this SXSW hotel hotspot will get to enjoy such amenities as SWEAT gym and AWAY spa. Oh and at the W Austin your pooch or kitty can stay over as well since this is a P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcome) hotel.
The Driskill: Late 19th-century style can still be found in Lone Star State if you choose to stay at Austin's historic Driskill Hotel. Besides enjoying your time at South by Southwest, you will be able to tour this Texas landmark. A member of the Historic Hotels of America and Associated Luxury Hotels International, the Driskill is a SXSW hotel that truly offers a memorable experience without even leaving the lobby.
Four Seasons Austin: Looking to class it up on your South by Southwest visit? Then you're going to love the Four Seasons Austin. This SXSW hotel is situated on the banks of Town Lake and just minutes from the Convention Center and entertainment district. Networking all day can build up an appetite, so be sure to make a reservation at the Four Season's TRIO Restaurant, which is known for its exceptional steak, fresh seafood and world class wine list.
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown: Another luxurious SXSW hotel options is the Omni Austin, which is located in the heart of the bustling downtown business center. While in town for South by Southwest you will be just steps away from the Austin Convention Center and city attractions like the Texas State Capitol and the 6th Street Entertainment District.
Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown: Located in downtown Austin across from the Austin Convention Center, the Residence Inn by Marriott offers guests easy access to 6th street, the University of Texas, State Capitol and the business district. The all-suite SXSW hotel offers guest rooms with kitchens fully equipped with a coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator. Stay connected at all times during South by Southwest with complimentary wired and wireless high speed internet access. Grab a bite to eat at Champions Bar and Restaurant and get your caffeine fix at the Starbucks Coffee Shop, both located in the hotel's lobby.