Our Favorite Hotels of the First Half of 2020 in Austin

Emma Bittner

Whether you’re coming to Austin for a weekend getaway, work, or going to one of the many conventions and events Austin hosts, finding a place to stay is essential. Austin is known for being unique, and the hotels in the city live up to it. While balancing strict COVID-19 guidelines, all of these hotels are committed to keeping their guests safe, while also creating a memorable trip. Here are some of the must stay-at hotels in Austin! 

Hotel Ella

Located right on the edge of the University of Texas’s campus, Hotel Ella is a quaint boutique hotel with the perfect balance of modern-day decor and the historical past of Austin. Hotel Ella is committed to keeping Austin’s historic roots alive through art and historical pieces that are intertwined in the boutique hotel. The modern, historic charm of Hotel Ella is complimented by in house dining from Goodall’s and a pet-welcome environment with no extra charge.

The LINE Hotel

One of the most elusive hotels in Austin, the Line is home to coffee shops and restaurants that have a beautiful view of the lake. The LINE is known for hosting celebrities when they are in for events, ACL, and other concerts. Located in the lobby of the LINE, the only non-California location of Alfred Coffee is a hot spot to visit when in the city.

South Congress Hotel

Right in the heart of the South Congress shopping, dining, and entertainment district, South Congress Hotel has it all. In addition to being close to local restaurants and iconic Austin destinations, the South Congress Hotel features three restaurants, a coffee shop, a rooftop pool, lobby bar, and retail shops. The South Congress Hotel offers three different guest rooms, a variety of suites, and two premier suites with views of South Congress Avenue. You can even take a virtual tour of the hotel to get a feel for it before you book.

Austin Proper Hotel

A luxurious hotel right in the middle of downtown, the Austin Proper Hotel, is home to 244 rooms and suites with a long list of amenities. With Austin as their muse, rooms are inspired by local artists. Additionally, the Austin Proper Hotel has a rooftop restaurant and a Mediterranean coffee shop. One of a kind, the Austin Proper Hotel is steps away from local boutiques and Lady Bird Lake and is sure to make your stay memorable.

East Austin Hotel

In the heart of East Austin, the East Austin Hotel is located centrally to the University of Texas, the Texas Capitol, Austin Convention Center, and downtown. The locally owned boutique hotel has rooms that range from 1900s bungalow to sleek modern rooms that give it a true real Austin feel. The hotel is even home to three restaurants and bars to not only satisfy your cravings but also give you a luxurious dining experience.