If you find yourself wanting to get out of the house but don’t have the time to plan an extensive trip, a staycation is the perfect solution to solve your problems. Luckily, you can find the perfect places right here in Austin and its surrounding areas. We searched hotels and resorts between 1-30 miles from Downtown Austin and created the perfect list! If you’re looking for fun things to do instead of where to stay, check out our Austin guides!
Best Places for a Staycation within 30 miles from Austin
- Archer Hotel
- Fairmont Hotel
- Four Seasons Hotel
- Heywood Hotel
- Hotel Ella
- Hotel Granduca Austin
- Hotel Saint Cecilia
- Hotel San José
- Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
- Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin
- JW Marriott Austin
- Kimber Modern Boutique Hotel
- Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
- Lakeway Resort and Spa
- Lake Austin Spa Resort
- Lone Star Court
- Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
- Renaissance Austin Hotel
- Sage Hill Inn & Spa
- South Congress Hotel
- The Driskill
- The Pearl Vintage Hotel
- The Westin Austin Downtown
- Travaasa Austin
- W Austin Hotel
3121 Palm Way, Austin, TX 78758
Archer Hotel is north Austin’s most anticipated new hotel, bringing a luxe boutique hotel experience and sincere Southern hospitality to The Domain! With a nod to its Texas heritage, the eight-story boutique hotel mixes Texas limestone and wildflowers with the eclectic, creative soul of Austin. Discover 171 luxe guest rooms and suites, the acclaimed Second Bar + Kitchen with celebrated chef David Bull, and a covered patio. Shop locally loved brands and national favorites, and experience how energetic and iconic Austin restaurants, bars, and spas are!
101 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
A towering icon within a vibrant Central Business District, Fairmont Austin is uniquely located amid the lush greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek and directly connected to the Austin Convention Center! The newly opened 37-story luxury hotel features 1,048 richly appointed guest rooms and suites with picturesque vistas of Lady Bird Lake, a dramatic cityscape, and the State Capitol. Guests indulge in exquisite dining, a pampering spa, and state-of-the-art meeting facilities. Fairmont Austin engages guests with the city’s famed music scene, as well as the area’s celebrated cuisine and diverse artistic lifestyle!
98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Austin’s particular brand of cool is evident in every detail of the Four Seasons downtown, from local art to Texas-inspired spa treatments. Come for their incredible margaritas and saltwater pool, then stay for their famous s’mores on the lawn, miles of lakeside trails and spacious rooms overlooking idyllic Lady Bird Lake. Drink in warm sunshine and fresh breezes from a private balcony, which looks out to the best “backyard” in Austin: the Four Seasons’ manicured lawns, verdant gardens, and Lady Bird Lake!
1609 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
The Heywood Hotel embodies the intangible elements that define Austin; creativity, easy going, thoughtful and cool. Located smack dab in the middle of the hip East Austin neighborhood and surrounded by local restaurants, lounges, and shops, their modern boutique hotel is an easy walk to downtown, Rainey Street, Sixth Street, the Convention Center, and Lady Bird Lake! The Heywood Hotel is so cool that The New York Times wrote an outstanding review and said that, “A stay at this comfortable, stylish hotel feels like a visit to a good friend’s house — a friend with good taste, that is.”
1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
Located in downtown Austin and walking distance to the University of Texas campus, Hotel Ella is a stylish boutique hotel housed in the historic Goodall Wooten House, one of Austin’s original landmark estates! Constructed in 1900, the Greek Revival-style mansion underwent an extensive renovation, and now offers the perfect balance between modernity and rich history rooted in the fabric of the neighborhood and the university. With 47 guest rooms, a cabana-lined pool, and a wrap-around veranda overlooking their front lawn, Hotel Ella features beautifully designed outdoor and indoor spaces perfectly suited for your vacation, wedding, corporate event and more!
320 S Capital of Texas Hwy, West Lake Hills, TX 78746
Described by locals as the Palace of the Duke, the stunning Hotel Granduca Austin is inspired by the life and history of Adalberto Malatesta, Granduca of Monfallito. Hotel Granduca offers a luxurious, sophisticated, and secluded environment reminiscent of an Italian Villa. Discover the magic of their ‘little corner of Italy’ in the heart of the Texas Hill Country by enjoying live music in Visconti Bar every Thursdays through Sundays, eat lunch or dinner at Al fresco at Visconti Ristorante and experience the tranquility of their Veranda and Courtyard. If you want to go to Italy, but don’t want to travel there, Hotel Granduca is the perfect place solution!
112 Academy Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Created in honor of the patron saint of music and poetry, Hotel Saint Cecilia takes inspiration from the great era of the late 1960’s, and early 1970’s when a revolution of rock and roll and beat poetry overran the hallowed halls of an established convention! Hotel Saint Cecilia offers five different suites, six poolside bungalows, and three studios that embody an equal love for the elegance of old-world luxury. The secluded property and lush grounds are open only to hotel guests, thereby offering a unique sense of privacy situated steps away from the heart of South Austin!
1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Concrete floors and minimalist interiors to afford impeccable cleanliness and a sense of calm. Handmade furniture. Custom sheets and kimono bathrobes. Malin + Goetz bath amenities. A minibar curated to address a variety of thirst and snack needs. Built-in 1936 as an “ultramodern” motor court, Hotel San José has been transformed into a 40 room urban bungalow-style hotel tucked behind stucco walls and set amidst lush garden courtyards! Their rooms and amenities are designed to establish a backdrop for a life of adventure and inspiration, without the clutter of everyday existence. The Hotel San José is located on South Congress Avenue, a few blocks from downtown and Lady Bird Johnson Lake in the heart of one of Austin’s favorite neighborhoods!
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
Nestled on 400 acres along the banks of the lower Colorado River, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is a memorable escape just 23 miles from Austin. Their resort blends in with the natural landscape and each room boast views of rolling hills. For an exceptional stay, reserve the Governor’s Suite, with 20-foot vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, and a dining room, library, and living room! Spend your day horseback riding, kayaking the Colorado River, relaxing or playing in the crooked river water park or go hiking through nearby McKinney Roughs Nature Park! It’s the perfect weekend getaway for a romantic weekend or a family friendly adventure!
701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Originally built in 1924 as the city’s first high-rise hotel, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin’s rich history, and luxurious accommodations offer a truly unique experience of Texas hospitality. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Austin next door to The Paramount Theatre, it’s the perfect hotel to travel back in time at. Known to Austinite’s as the Stephen F, and their historical Art Deco façade has been a famous landmark for more than 90 years. While staying at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, make sure to unwind after a busy day in their health club or on the terrace at our Stephen F’s bar!
110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Experience a modern urban resort in the heart of Austin. Located just two blocks from the Austin Convention Center and surrounded by nearly 200 live music venues, JW Marriott Austin is one of the best hotels in Austin for business and leisure! Ideal for group travel or entertaining, their sophisticated suites features a separate living and meeting area along with upgraded amenities and breathtaking Austin views. Sample authentic Italian cuisine in Osteria Pronto, enjoy a Texas-sized burger at the food truck-inspired Burger Bar, or head over to Corner for authentic Austin fare and downtown views. Indulge your senses at the Spa by JW or mix and mingle at our own Edge Rooftop Pool, which boasts private cabanas, handcrafted cocktails, and extraordinary views of the city below!
110 The Cir, Austin, TX 78704
Kimber Modern pays attention to each and every minute detail by creating an exceptional architectural work of art, tailored toward the independent urban traveler, who wants high-tech luxury but in an intimate setting! The hotel boasts a common area with computers and printers, plus a courtyard tucked under a canopy of old Texas Live Oaks. At Kimber Modern, you’ll have all the comfort of the finest hotel with the intimacy of bed and breakfast. Define your own experience through their invisible service concept where everything you could want or need has been provided effortlessly at your fingertips. Release yourself from the usual constraints and notions of the average hotel and spend the night here!
605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is a refined riff on Austin’s world-famous music scene and your front-row seat to all the action! A perfect base whether you crash hard or chill out and a leader among Austin hotels with signature happenings and exclusive hideouts geared for music tastemakers. U.S. News & World Report named Hotel Van Zandt “2018 Best Hotels in Austin” and was ranked “Top 10 Hotels in Austin” by USA Today! You can bet there’s a shot of creativity and a hot streak of independence roped in that only boutique hotels like Kimpton can muster. This hotel is distinguished, laid back and designed from the ground up to be an all-access pass to an authentic Austin experience!
101 Lakeway Dr, Lakeway, TX 78734
Relax and enjoy the tranquility of Lakeside Reflections at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. Perched above the shimmering waters of Lake Travis, their Texas Hill Country Resort provides a variety of sports and recreational amenities for the entire family! They also feature a full-service spa, three large swimming pools, a whirlpool, a swim-up bar and a slide area that’s terrific for kids. Enjoy cocktails with a view at our rustic lower lobby bar, savor creative Southern cuisine at our restaurant with outside seating featuring panoramic lake views and set sail for a day on the lake from the marina or tee off from a championship golf course. Escape to their beautiful lakeside resort and discover majestic Austin accommodations in a rustic setting that will inspire your senses and stir your soul!
1705 S Quinlan Park Rd, Austin, TX 78732
Tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, Lake Austin Spa Resort invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of life and head to their secluded retreat on the shores of Lake Austin! Embrace relaxation while enjoying all-inclusive packages complete with elegant accommodations, gourmet dining, unlimited indoor and outdoor fitness activities, and discovery programs! Whether you’re deserving of some quality pampering time, looking to reconnect with nature or desiring a guilt-free getaway, let your journey begin Lake Austin Spa Resort!
10901 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758
At Lone Star Court, you’ll enjoy a perfect pairing of modern convenience and traditional comfort in a unique blend of the past and present. Located in The Domain, Lone Star Court is a true piece of Americana, with attractive room decor and relaxing outdoor courtyards. They offer contemporary lodging in a traditionally Texan environment, with retro-inspired accommodations, live music, outdoor fire pits, and a dipping pool reflective of country swimming holes! If you’re nostalgic for the bygone days when travel was a true adventure, then set your sights on away at Lone Star Court!
8212 Barton Club Dr, Austin, TX 78735
Secluded in the rolling hill country of Austin, the 4,000 acre Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is a golfer’s paradise! Whether you want to relax under the care of our trained masseuses, play a round of some of the best golf in the country, or experience everything the “Live Music Capital of the World” has to offer, they’ll provide you the perfect accommodations for romantic weekends, golf getaways and memorable family vacations alike! Experience Austin’s world-class entertainment or stay and explore the resort’s luxurious spa, refreshing swimming pools, a miniature golf course and premier dining destinations.
9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
An extraordinary stay awaits you at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Conveniently located near The Arboretum, their hotel blends contemporary sophistication with the awe-inspiring beauty of its Texas Hill Country surroundings! Settle into their sleek rooms and suites, which feature local artwork, pillowtop bedding, stylish bathrooms and high-speed internet access. Take a seat on the outdoor patio at Knotty Deck & Bar and enjoy a cocktail and tasty American dishes. If you’re looking to explore, the best of the area is within your reach; from shopping at The Domain and The Arboretum to sporting events at the University of Texas at Austin and more!
4444 FM150, Kyle, TX 78640
Sage Hill Inn & Spa sits atop a hill on 88 acres above Onion Creek, with sweeping views of the Hill Country to the West! The location offers beautiful views of the Hill Country, the ideal setting for a romantic Texas getaway. The sunsets are spectacular, and because the night sky is unimpaired by city lights, you can enjoy a sweeping view of the stars. Our bed and breakfast land is rich with wildlife including deer, blackbuck antelope, wild turkey, foxes, raccoons and abundant birdlife. The Sage Hill Inn & Spa is in an ideal location near Austin, right in the middle of the Hill Country Wine region, a few minutes from the Salt Lick BBQ, yet only fifteen minutes from the San Marcos Outlet Malls. You’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle but be able to drive there in no time!
1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
South Congress Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of the South Congress neighborhood in Austin, Texas. The hip hotel offers many different restaurants, bars, cafés and hotels rooms with views of River City, Travis Heights and Bouldin Creek! These rooms offer peaceful views of the hotel’s interior courtyard and green scape, where you’ll also find coffee shop gem Mañana, Austin’s historic Travis Heights neighborhood, and are quiet retreats, complete with bespoke Matteo bed linens, a locally sourced minibar, and a large walk-in shower that features a rainfall showerhead and C.O. Bigelow bath & body products!
604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
On the corner of 6th and Brazos streets, in the heart of downtown Austin, stands a historic landmark of Texas hospitality: The Driskill. Built in 1886, The Driskill is a historic hotel steeped in character and an old-fashioned sense of hospitality. For more than a century, this iconic hotel has hosted restful nights, inspired gatherings, momentous occasions and more. With 189 well-appointed guestrooms with 19th-century architectural details, three top-notch food and beverage outlets, storied spaces and matchless service, The Driskill is ready to welcome you to be a part of Texas history!
1809 Pearl St, Austin, TX 78701
The Pearl Vintage Hotel is a hidden treasure nestled in the uptown cultural district of downtown Austin, where guests can enjoy the ambiance of an authentic vintage boutique hotel. This vintage boutique hotel sits in a peaceful location and offers personalized accommodations. They are conveniently located in the heart of Austin (a block from the UT campus), making it easy for you to experience Austin’s culture, including some of the best live music you will find anywhere in the world!
310 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Experience the Live Music Capital of the World from the comfort of The Westin Austin Downtown. Just one block from the Austin Convention Center and 6th Street, the Westin is steps from historic sites, inspiring cuisines, eclectic shops, and outdoor events! Indulge with diverse cuisine and cocktails at Stella San Jac or connect in their expansive event spaces with internet access. Their rooftop pool and adjacent fitness studio offer one of the most scenic views in Austin! The Westin’s 366 guest rooms and suites are designed to keep you feeling your best so that you can enjoy stunning city views and vibrant artwork inspired by Austin’s live music tradition!
13500 Farm to Market 2769, Austin, TX 78726
Travaasa Austin is undergoing a series of extensive renovation projects. During this time, they will be adding additional spaces for new experiences, enhancing their rooms, and (believe it or not) making their pool even more amazing than it already is by adding another one! As a result, the resort will be closed from September 2017 through August 2018.
200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
Setting the stage for contemporary luxury, W Austin amplifies the city’s eclectic energy, headlining the vibrant 2nd Street District in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and pulsating with its spirit of independence and creativity! Local eats at Trace restaurant, socializing in the Living Room, getting into rock star shape at FIT, detoxing in AWAY Spa, and soaking it in at a WET pool party, all while making it easy to be green! Settle in and indulge in the comforts of the W’s 251 rooms-perfectly positioned windows with postcard views of Lady Bird Lake or the downtown skyline!
Map of Austin’s Best Staycation Destinations