The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

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Indoor pool
Indoor spa tub
Terrace/patio
Premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds, in-room safe

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The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Sixth Street

8.8/10 Fabulous

955 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is $179
Price available on 7/3/2022
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701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, 78701
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Spa tub
  • Business center
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Car rentals on site
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Austin
  • Paramount Theater - 1 min walk
  • Sixth Street - 1 min walk
  • Lady Bird Lake - 10 min walk
  • Texas State Capitol - 10 min walk
  • Moody Theater - 11 min walk
  • Austin Convention Center - 13 min walk
  • University of Texas at Austin - 14 min walk
  • South Congress Avenue - 15 min walk
  • Rainey Street - 16 min walk
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS) - 17 min drive
  • Austin Station - 23 min walk
  • Downtown Station - 9 min walk
  • Plaza Saltillo Station - 22 min walk

About this property

The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

You'll be in a fantastic location at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel, just a 5-minute walk from Sixth Street and Paramount Theater. The indoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at The Roaring Fork, which serves regional cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a bar/lounge, a 24-hour fitness center, and a fitness center. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff and restaurant. Public transportation is close by: Downtown Station is just 9 minutes by foot.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 190 rooms
  • Arranged over 15 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • Up to 2 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (2 per room, up to 30 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Covered onsite valet parking (USD 52.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) on weekend mornings 7:00 AM–noon
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

Working away

  • Business center
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (6000 square feet)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • On-site car rental
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1924
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An indoor pool
  • Spa tub

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch LCD TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

More

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

The Roaring Fork - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: USD 80.00 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-in between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Christmas Day:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue

Pets

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay

Parking

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Covered valet parking costs USD 52.00 per night with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Overall score and ratings

8.8

Fabulous

9.3/10

Cleanliness

9.1/10

Staff & service

8.4/10

Amenities

9.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.9/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent room, large, well appointed, clean. Very comfortable bed and good quality bedding. Nice city view. Great restaurant on the premises and a nice breakfast place right across the street. Very pleased with our stay!
Ioana, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel!
Sergio, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Leesa, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Jade, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Missing just a bit
The staff were extremely friendly and always cheerful. The location is great but the hotel itself needs a few updates to carpet and pillows based on the price per room
Karin, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Kean, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Concert Fun!
Great! Beautiful hotel, great location, wonderful terrace bar, thank you
Laura, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

lovely stay
The hotel is lovely, staff was friendly and helpful, the room was gorgeous! We had a suite with a view of the capital.
megan, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Meh
They had cleaning challenges; given cleanliness is so critical to the room experience would have expected a strong customer oriented response. The hotel is not soundproof from street noises. I was on an upper floor during a busy and disruptive weekend.
Cynthia, 3-night business trip
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