Austin’s Best Staycation Ideas and Weekend Getaways

If you find yourself wanting to take a vacation 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 staycation right here in Austin and its surrounding areas. Realty Austin searched hotels and resorts between 1-30+ miles from Downtown Austin and created the perfect list!


  • Hotel Ella

    Photo of Hotel Ella in Austin

    1900 Rio Grande St
    Austin, TX 78705

    Only a short walking distance from The University of Texas and eccentric Guadalupe Street, Hotel Ella is a historical Goodall Wooten mansion. The hotel creates a picturesque setting with romantic courtyard grounds and a pool that abounds with private cabanas.

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  • W Austin Hotel

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    200 Lavaca St
    Austin, TX 78701

    The W Austin hotel attracts both international visitors and Austinites for business and pleasure. Escape into AWAY Spa, WET pool deck, or enjoy local fare at TRACE restaurant. Afterward spin records inside the groovy lounge or venture out into the Second Street District.

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  • Hotel Saint Cecilia

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    112 Academy Dr
    Austin, TX 78704

    Hotel Saint Cecilia is a secluded paradise, with large oaks adorning the property and keeping out the hustle and bustle of Congress Street. Inspired from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, this hotel is vintage and one-of-a-kind.

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  • Hotel Van Zandt

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    605 Davis St
    Austin, TX 78701

    With prime location in the heart of Rainey Street, Hotel Van Zandt offers a front-row seat to all the action of Austin’s world-famous music and bar scene. Guests can find more than music, including a rooftop deck pool with cabanas and coveted views of Downtown Austin.

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  • Hotel San José

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    1316 S Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78704

    If simplicity and minimalism is what you are in search for, look no further than Hotel San Jose! Lush pathways leading to the courtyard and pool area, plus walking distance from great shopping and dining options are just a couple of the great things this hotel offers.

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  • Kimber Modern

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    110 The Cir
    Austin, TX 78704

    Kimber Modern is geared for 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.

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  • JW Marriott Austin

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    110 E 2nd St
    Austin, TX 78701

    JW Marriott Austin features more than 1,000 modern guest rooms, making it one of the biggest, unparalleled upscale hotels in Austin. The hotel has countless amenities, including a fitness center, pool, meeting event space, and walking distance to Downtown Austin attractions.

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  • The Westin Austin Downtown

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    310 E 5th St

    Austin, TX 78701

    Located one block from the Austin Convention Center and 6th Street Entertainment District, The Westin Austin Downtown is in prime location. The hotel features include two bars, rooftop pool overlooking Downtown Austin skyline and a Southern-style restaurant on ground floor with an eclectic Austin-American menu.

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  • The Driskill

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    604 Brazos St
    Austin, TX 78701

    Built in 1886, The Driskill is a historic hotel steeped in character and an old fashioned sense of hospitality. Some guestrooms still maintain their 19th-century architectural details with balconies and the hotel is rumored to be haunted.

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  • Austin’s Inn at Pearl Street

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    1809 Pearl St
    Austin, TX 78701

    Austin’s Inn at Pearl Street is a Victorian boutique hotel in historic Judges Hill with themed rooms, free WiFi, Jacuzzi tubs and large deck with a fountain.

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  • Four Seasons Hotel Austin

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    98 San Jacinto Blvd
    Austin, TX 78701

    Overlooking Lady Bird Lake, Four Seasons Hotel Austin is an upscale hotel with saltwater pool, a gym & spa, lakeside restaurant, and amenities that include an evening car service.

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  • Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin

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    701 Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78701

    Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin is an Austin landmark hotel with Art Deco facade, indoor pool, a gym & spa, and only a 9-minute walk to the Texas State Capitol.

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  • Heywood Hotel

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    1609 E Cesar Chavez St
    Austin, TX 78702

    Heywood Hotel is the ultimate representation of Austin. The hotel is contemporary, a total of seven rooms each individually styled, plus amenities that include loaner bikes and parking.

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  • Lone Star Court

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    10901 Domain Dr
    Austin, TX 78758

    Lone Star Court, located in The Domain, is a hip boutique with retro decor, wraparound porches with rocking chairs, outdoor pool, fitness center, live music and outdoor fire pits.

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  • Hotel Granduca Austin

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    320 S Capital of Texas Hwy
    West Lake Hills, TX 78746

    Inspired by a 16th-century Italian palace, Hotel Granduca Austin overlooks a wooded hill and offers polished rooms, saltwater pool, hot tub, plus spa treatments.

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  • Renaissance Austin Hotel

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    9721 Arboretum Blvd
    Austin, TX 78759

    Adjacent to the Arboretum, Renaissance Austin Hotel is modern and sophisticated hotel with upgraded rooms, club lounge, gym, outdoors pools, as well as a sauna.

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  • Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

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    575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd
    Cedar Creek, TX 78612

    The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort And Spa is a luxurious Texas escape nestled between Austin and Bastrop, Texas. The hotel activities include river recreation programs, horseback riding, birding, live music, and a 1,000 ft. flowing River Water Park.

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  • Sage Hill Inn & Spa

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    4444 Ranch to Market Rd 150
    Kyle, TX 78640

    Sage Hill Inn & Spa sits on top of a hill on 88 acres above Onion Creek with panoramic views of the Hill Country. Get away from the city life and sit by their outdoor fire pit, relax in the large jacuzzi spa, or play horseshoes. The inn also offers a biking trail, pool, a bocce court, and many other attractions!

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  • Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

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    8212 Barton Club Dr
    Austin, TX 78735

    The luxurious Barton Creek Resort & Spa is a perfect place to go if you’re looking to golf and fine dine. Nestled in the Hill Country, this resort winds through the 4,000-acre property that offers two swimming pools, fireside sing-along, Three Springs Spa, and much more!

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  • Lakeway Resort and Spa

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    101 Lakeway Dr
    Austin, TX 78734

    Lakeway Resort and Spa overlooks beautiful Lake Travis and has the best ambiance for anyone wanting to fully relax. From offering numerous types of water activities to The San Saba Spa that is an ideal retreat for re-energizing while on vacation, this resort is perfect for the whole family.

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  • Travaasa

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    13500 Farm to Market Road 2769
    Austin, TX 78726

    Unbelievable hill country views of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and all the indulgences to revitalize your soul, it is no surprise Travaasa is known as an “experiential resort and spa.” The resort is complete with plush rooms, serene grounds and a robust schedule of activities.

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  • Lake Austin Spa & Resort

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    1705 S Quinlan Park Rd
    Austin, TX 78732

    Fronting the west end of Lake Austin, this world-class resort offers the best in charming accommodations, relaxed adventure, and peaceful rejuvenation. Culinary experiences, luxurious pampering and a variety of programs and events draw guests from all around the world.

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  • Canyon Lakeview Resort

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    872 Ledgerock Dr
    Canyon Lake, TX 78133

    If you’re a water sports enthusiast, Canyon Lakeview Resort may be the staycation for you! The town of Canyon Lake sits on the lake and the Guadalupe River and has a ton of water activities available to keep the whole family entertained! Canyon Lakeview Resort offers watercraft rentals, guided tours of nature, and much more!

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  • Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock

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    300 Trois Ln
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

    The Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock provides fun, adobe-style rooms and homemade breakfast every day to the guests. Also, if you’re a hiking enthusiast, Enchanted Rock and its 4-mile trail may be the perfect staycation to keep you on-the-move and afterward you can cool off in the Trois Estate pool.

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  • Full Moon Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Photo of Full Moon Inn Bed and Breakfast in Fredericksburg

    3234 Luckenbach Rd
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624

    If it’s been awhile since you last pulled on those boots, it may be time for you to visit Full Moon Inn Bed and Breakfast. Stay at the cozy and quaint Old Smokehouse Cottage that was featured in Southern Living’s “Best Texas Getaways.” This cute cottage is inexpensive, pet-friendly, and offers spa services.

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  • T Bar M Resort

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    2549 Texas 46
    New Braunfels, TX 78132

    T Bar M Resort can be a resort hotel, a spacious villa, or private Sunday Haus Cottage depending on what you think is perfect for you. The property offers a sports center, tennis court, a lushly landscaped swimming pool, putting green, spa, and much more!

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  • The Lodges at Lost Maples

    Photo of The Lodges in Vanderpool

    77 Lower Sabinal River Rd
    Vanderpool, TX 78885

    If you’re looking for a quiet place and to get some rest, The Lodges at Lost Maples can help. The rugged terrain and high elevations of the area make it popular for motorcyclists and bicyclists. Nearby to visit is Lost Maples State Natural Area, Lost Maples Country Store, and Lone Star Motorcycle Museum.

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