200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
| +1 512-542-3600
Photo courtesy of W Austin
W AustinSurrounded by downtown Austin’s vibrant music scene, the W Austin draws on the neighborhood’s rock-and-roll roots for its hip bar scene, glam roof-deck pool, and colorful, mid-century–inspired decor. Live music wafts through the lobby on weekends, the Living Room’s Records Room houses more than 8,000 vinyl records, and even the spa is aimed at helping rock stars recuperate after a show, with treatments like the Led Zeppelin–inspired "Over the Hills and Far Away" full-body detox.
Austin isn’t just one big after-party, though; it’s also an eco-conscious city with a sustainable food-loving bent, and the W embodies those attributes. In 2012, the building was the largest of its kind to receive LEED certification. The W also has a sleek farm-to-table restaurant—complete with its own forager. And that restaurant, TRACE, is a local hot spot in its own right; don’t miss a true Texas brunch on the patio on Sundays, complete with live music.
AFAR Local Expert
about 6 years ago
Stay in Style: W Austin
W Austin Hotel is about luxury in the heart of downtown Austin - located in the Second Street District and next door to the famous ACL music venue. Wine and dine at Trace Austin Restaurant, pamper yourself with a spa treatment at AWAY Spa Austin, have drinks poolside at WET, or enjoy the specialty drinks in The Living Room. There's live DJ mixing also!
about 4 years ago
W Austin’s WET Deck
Summer’s hot in Austin––and it gets even steamier on the W Austin’s WET Deck perched above the dining, drinking and shopping mecca of downtown's stylish 2nd Street District. Wet and wild pool parties unfold on the WET Deck during SoundWave, the rock-n-roll hotel's popular downtown pool party series which takes place from noon until sundown Sundays and holiday Mondays throughout the summer––just $20 gives sun- and fun-seekers poolside access where they can sip quenching cocktails and dance to DJ-spun beats. During the weekdays, Austin’s hottest happy hour happens here too and it’s free to the public. Head up to the WET Deck to sip a cool cocktail (or two) while nibbling $5-$7 bites poolside Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Having a rough day? Stop off at the adjacent AWAY Spa to melt away stress with an array of rejuvenating treatments (or request a poolside service) before lounging in a posh cabana or taking a chilling plunge––Texas residents get lucky with 30 percent off any treatment Monday through Thursday. Not ready to leave when the sun goes down? W Austin has you covered with 251 chic-meets-cozy guest rooms, dinner downstairs at TRACE which serves crave-worthy, locally-inspired cuisine and the Living Room Bar where you can top off your day with a nightcap while spinning your favorite record selected from 8,000 vinyls lining the Records Room.