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Specialty Hotels in Austin Texas

published on June 5, 2012

Austin’s specialty hotels offer a quirky and character-full respite for both travelers and new Austinites still conducting an Austin home search. Specialty hotels are located in every corner of the city, with most locations in easy walking distance of restaurants and shopping districts.  

Aloft Austin 

Aloft hotel AustinThe boutique style daughter of W Hotels, Aloft features state-of-the-art technology coupled with a stylish urban attitude. Guest rooms create impressive but cozy spaces with nine-foot ceilings, oversized windows and soft beds, as well as roomy walk-in spa showers. Public spaces include the Re:mix communal lobby area and W XYZ bar. The Re:charge fitness center and Splash pool give travelers options to de-stress and re-energize. The bar is a popular spot for both locals and hotel guests, offering signature drinks and appetizers alongside pool tables and DJ’s who spin favorite tunes. The Aloft Hotel is in North Austin, close to Falcon Pointe. 

The Driskill 

Built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, The Driskill Hotel remains a legendary landmark of Texas hospitality. Located in downtown Austin, the iconic hotel is convenient to all the city has to offer, including the Texas State Capitol, Austin Convention Center, Lady Bird Lake, The Long Center, Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater, opera, symphony, dining, shopping, and Austin’s 6th Street music scene. Restored to its original opulence, The Driskill features a magnificent columned lobby with marble floors and a stained-glass dome. As a member of The Historic Hotels of America, The Driskill is among the world’s finest hotels, offering an unforgettable level of luxury and service.  

The W Hotel 

Setting the stage for contemporary luxury, W Austin amplifies the city’s electrifying eclecticism, headlining the vibrant 2nd Street District. Upon arrival, guests are invited into vibrant lounges and modern guestrooms that create more than just a hotel experience, but a luxury lifestyle destination. Each W hotel and resort is uniquely inspired by its destination, mixing cutting-edge design with local influences and creating a place to play or work by day or to mix and mingle in high-energy spaces by night. The W Hotel is a favorite choice of local residents who live in hill country neighborhoods like Steiner Ranch and Seven Oaks and want a place to stay for a night on the town.

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