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Realty Austin’s Hippest Staycation Destinations

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Find yourself staring at your screensaver while everyone else is packing to get away to a tropical paradise? Are you looking for a getaway that doesn’t necessarily take you away? Look no further than your own backyard. From the banks of Lake Travis to the bright lights of downtown, you can find the perfect staycation right here in Austin! Don’t believe us? Check out Realty Austin’s hippest staycation destinations to enjoy this season.

Realty Austin’s Top Staycation Hotels in Austin, TX

South Congress Staycations

Hotel Saint Cecilia (pictured above)

Address: 112 Academy Drive, Austin TX 78704

Phone: 512.852.2400

Amongst the large oaks that adorn the property, visitors will find the unique seclusion from Congress Street within the walls of the Hotel Saint Cecilia. Upon one visit to the hotel, there is no wonder why artists, musicians, poets, and writers bask in the glow of its unique soul. A studio will cost you $235/night; suites start at $285/night; and poolside bungalows range from $360 – $575/night.

Hotel San Jose

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Address: 1316 South Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78704

Phone: 512.852.2360

If simplicity and minimalism is what you are in search of, then Hotel San Jose is the place to be. Its effortless charm and access to the hottest spots in SoCo, make this 40-room hotel a favorite amongst famous travelers and locals. The courtyard lounge offers local light fare with either beer or wine, while the plunge pool keeps it simple. The front desk offers the infamous “dipsters” for those who forgot their swim attire. This stayaway is located in the heart of South Austin with great shopping and more dining options are a short walk away. 

Downtown Austin Nightlife Staycations

W Hotel

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Address: 200 Lavaca Street, Austin TX 78701

Phone: 512.542.3600

“Whatever, whenever” is the property’s motto, and proves true at this downtown hot spot. If you are wanting to don strappy high heels and sip martinis with music-lovin’ movers and shakers, then camp out at the W Hotel. A Willie Nelson statue welcomes guests to the  property adjoined to ACL-Live Moody Theater, the 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. Afterwards spin records inside the groovy lounge or venture out into the Second Street District.

Hotel Ella (formerly Mansion at Judges’ Hill)

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Address: 1900 Rio Grande Street, Austin TX 78705

Phone: 512.495.1800

Located at historical Goodall Wooten mansion, 48 elegant rooms and 10 luxury suites make up this downtown Austin favorite.  The hotel pool abounds with private cabanas at this boutique, pet-friendly property, and the courtyard grounds are picture perfect for a romantic setting. Room rates start at $179.

Resort Lifestyle Staycations

Barton Creek Resort & Spa

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Address: 8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin TX 78735

Phone: 512.329.4000

If golfing and fine dining are what you seek, then visit luxurious Barton Creek Resort & Spa. A nature trail winds through the 4000 acre property that is home to the number one golf resort in Texas. Mix and mingle in the many outdoor common areas, two resort swimming pools, or fireside sing-along. Other than a professional golfing experience, the Barton Creek Country Club has several other offerings. Three Springs Spa offers the perfect getaway into tranquility. Golf and romance packages start at $150 per person.

Lakeway Resort and Spa

Address: 101 Lakeway Drive, Austin TX 78734

Phone: 512.261.6600

San Saba Spa will rejuvenate you after playing 18 holes of golf at one of the nearby championship golf courses: Flintrock Fallas, Falconhead, Yaupon, or Live Oak. Overlooking beautiful Lake Travis, Masterson’s Steakhouse serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests; and the resort’s pool offers cabanas, swim-up bar and poolside menu. Lakeside rooms range from $189 to $400/night; suites $300 to $700/night.

Outdoor Mind Body and Soul Staycations


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Address: 2769 FM 2769, Austin TX 78725

Phone: 512.258.7243

Unbelievable hill country views of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and all the indulgences to revitalize your soul, will make you forget you are in Austin! Known as a “experiential resort and spa”, Travaasa is complete with plush rooms and serene grounds.  Savory culinary packages offer hands-on or group cooking demos; adventure packages for the outdoor lover; fitness packages for the yogi; culture packages range from Texas two-step dance lessons to ecology explorations. Inclusive rate starts at $350/night and a la carte $200/night.

Lake Austin Spa & Resort

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Address: 1705 S Quinlan Park Road, Austin TX 78732

Phone: 512.372.7300

Fronting the west end of Lake Austin, this world-class resort offers the best in charming accommodations, relaxed adventure and peaceful rejuvenation. Culinary experiences, wellness, and luxurious pampering in a natural setting allow for personal growth for mind, body and soul at this exceptional destination. Intimate garden cottages and cabins, coupled with the resort’s variety of programs and events, draw guests from around the world. Special offers and 3 night packages available. Did we mention that the Lake Austin Spa & Resort is pet friendly?

These are just a few of our favorite spots. Tell us what we missed below!

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