For your wedding night, significant anniversary, or other special occasion, there's no need to settle for an ordinary hotel room. Austin's premier hotels offer accommodations with incredible views, amazing decor, and extra touches. Here are our picks for top-of-the-line rooms to book for your big night.
Always dreamed of being a larger-than-life Texas cattle baron? That dream can come true in the appropriately outsized Cattle Baron Suite at the historic Driskill Hotel. The suite features spacious dining and living rooms, plus two bedrooms appropriately decked out with hardwood floors, leather furniture, opulent drapes, chandeliers, and a marble bar beneath 16-foot ceilings.
Inquire for Cattle Baron Suite pricing.
This boutique hotel in trendy East Austin has seven custom rooms. Book the No. 4 King Patio, which features access to a shared patio as well as its own private one, reclaimed hardwood floors, a full-sized soaking tub (bubble bath included), a walk-in shower, and a handmade king-sized bed in addition to a shared coffee bar area. The hotel's textiles and art are local and its furniture re-purposed.
King Patio rates range from $289-$349.
Hotel St. Cecilia
This property one block off South Congress Avenue has five suites in an original 1800s Victorian mansion, each with its own decorative theme and curated mini-bar. Suite No. 4 offers an entrance at the back of the house and a private yard featuring a fire pit, a deck, and festive strings of lights (ask about the s'mores offerings). Inside is a sitting room with comfy couches, a bedroom with a king-sized bed, and a walk-in shower in the bathroom. Hint: If No. 4 isn't available, go for Suite No. 1, which includes an outdoor shower.
Suite No. 4 rate is $605 (breakfast and two cocktails included).
This music-centric hotel's Fantastic Suite, a corner room on the 16th floor, features Austin City Limits photographs, a state-of-the-art entertainment system, and giant red sofas to lounge on, plus unobstructed views of Lady Bird Lake. Bonus: You can catch live music at ACL Live, just next door.
Fantastic Suite rates start at $349.
The Westin Austin Downtown
The Westin Austin Downtown has four executive suites on its southwest corner, each with views of downtown and lots of natural light. The suites include a seating area with a small bar, refrigerator, tables, chairs, and a couch. The bedroom has a king-sized bed and an upgraded bath with a Jacuzzi tub and rain shower. The hotel sports a guitar theme throughout: Look for guitar-strap designs on the walls, giant guitar strings as room dividers, and other touches.
Rates range from $269-$629.