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112 Academy Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
A compound-like hideaway on a leafy street a block from trendy South Congress, Hotel Saint Cecilia is a retro-glam love letter to the 1960s and '70s rock music scene, named for the patron saint of music and poetry. But that doesn’t mean that...
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200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Surrounded 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...
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1705 S Quinlan Park Rd, Austin, TX 78732, USA
In the heart of Texas Hill Country, on a serene section of the Colorado River, the famously luxurious Lake Austin Spa Resort might be just half an hour from Austin’s city center, but it feels miles away from anywhere, an oasis surrounded by...
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13500 FM2769, Austin, TX 78726, USA
This hotel is closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen in late 2018.

Overlooking sprawling Lake Travis, amid rugged Texas Hill Country, Travaasa Austin is equal parts eco-resort, wellness retreat, and outdoor adventure getaway. Thirty...
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1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
A Greek Revival family mansion built at the turn of the 20th century, Hotel Ella owes both its name and its grandeur to its very first lady of the house, Ella Wooten. Known for her impeccable style and grand tastes, Ella was a fixture of Austin...
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604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Austin’s very own grand dame, this landmark hotel opened in 1886 as the city’s first iconic hotel, both a testament to and display of the success of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, who wanted to build his beloved frontier town a palace to...
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1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Hailed as one of the country’s first true boutique hotels, Hotel San José started its life as a 1930s tourist court and became a 1950s roadside motel before falling into disrepair in a bad part of town. In the mid-1990s, Liz Lambert...
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1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
As one of the oldest buildings in sleepy Travis Heights, the Dutch Colonial–meets-Revival-meets–Craftsman house that now holds the Gateway Guesthouse has long held a place of honor on Riverside Drive in Austin, looking out at the...
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98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Set right on the banks of Lady Bird Lake as it passes downtown, the Four Seasons Hotel Austin performs the impressive juggling act of feeling like both a glamorous city stay and a picturesque, elegant resort. On one side is the Lobby Lounge, a...
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1609 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
One of Austin’s newest boutique hotels (opened in 2011)—and one of the first in the trendy East Austin neighborhood—­the Heywood Hotel feels more like an achingly cool designer friend’s house than a hotel, and in the...
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1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Clark's is a small, West Austin neighborhood restaurant for fresh oysters, simply prepared seafood, sustainable selections of caviar, house baked bread, hamburgers, brunch and a carefully curated beverage program. Opened in Fall of 2012 by chefs...
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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
"The outdoor seating at Perla’s, under a huge oak tree on a corner not too far from the San Jose, is a good spot to people-watch while you enjoy seafood pozole and a drink," shares hotelier Liz Lambert. This appeared in the March/April 2016 issue....