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What you should know about Downtown Austin

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Austin has always maintained a certain level of cool, but it's only in the last few years that the downtown area has emerged as the new place to be seen. During the day the curbs buzz with office workers, but by night the district comes into its own with the sounds of live bands emanating from music venues into the streets. For the best deals on Downtown Austin lodging, visit during the shoulder months when the weather has thawed after winter or cooled after summer, and the festive season hikes have all but disappeared.

What are the Top Hotels in Downtown Austin?

The Omni Austin Hotel might be a chain hotel, but the glass-fronted design oozes cool. Think rooftop pools, lounge bars, and one of the most impressive lobbies we've seen in a while. If you're picking a spot for a business meeting or event, the Omni has you covered with its 4,000 square feet of events space. The W Austin Hotel gives the Omni a run for its money with spa treatments, cocktail bars, and DJ sets. For something completely different, stay at The Driskill, an opulent hotel housed in a marble-clad late 19th-century building.

Where are the best areas for Hotels in Downtown Austin?

Rarely does anywhere in Downtown Austin disappoint, but if you want a little retail therapy and some restaurants to boot, nab a room in one of the hotels near 2nd Street. Like most areas with the same name you can expect a gentrified neighborhood of renovated pads and hotels, a hip crowd, and boutiques, plus live music in the Warehouse District. If you find yourself in one of the smattering of hotels along West 6th Street, you can expect to be near art galleries, craft beer joints, and the flagship Whole Foods Market store.

What are Hotels like in Downtown Austin?

Downtown Austin's hotels are as creative and diverse as the people who live here. Many of the hotels are super-modern and you can expect all the bells and whistles, from concierge services to fitness studios, and funky decor in the large ensuite guestrooms There are a few exceptions, though. The downtown is home to several older buildings now inhabited by hotels. Here, it's all about old-world opulence with marble pillared lobbies, glistening chandeliers, and crisp white linen tablecloths. Throw in the odd spa treatment and you may never want to leave.

How much do Hotels typically cost in Downtown Austin?

The hotels around Downtown Austin tend to be a little more indulgent that the rest of the city and this is reflected in the pricing. For top of the range 5-star properties you'll be paying anything between $350 and $600 a night. That might seem a little scary, but you get plenty of bang for your buck. For something decidedly more wallet-friendly, a comfortable 4-star in the heart of downtown hovers around $250 to $350. There isn't such a thing as budget accommodation here, but you can score a room for the night for around $200.

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