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Where to stay in Austin

If you're a first time visitor to Austin, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Austin.


What's the best area of Austin to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Austin are: South Congress, Congress Ave, Downtown Austin, Lake Travis, Driftwood, Warehouse District, and San Marcos.

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"I would suggest near to the Downtown Austin or South Congress area."  See More

"Definitely check out the South Congress area, too which is, I think a little less hipster."  See More

"Hotel Saint Cecilia is in the Travis Heights neighborhood and walking distance to South Congress (SoCo) where all the shops and restaurants are."  See More

"It's easy walking distance to South Congress, and there are a few beautiful city parks as well."  See More

"South Congress (the map is a touch off-- the nice stuff runs on Congress from a few blocks south of Elizabeth street north most of the way to the river)."  See More

"the heartland is between Congress Ave and S Lamar Blvd (east to west)."  See More

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  1. South Congress
  2. Congress Ave
  3. Downtown Austin
  4. Lake Travis
  5. Driftwood
  6. Warehouse District
  7. San Marcos
What are some good hotels in Austin?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Austin, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"I don't know what your budget is, but I can tell you that if you can afford it The Driskill Hotel (a historic property with a great vibe) is a great place to stay."  See More

"is great - Hotel Saint Cecilia, Hotel San Jose, South Congress Hotel and of course the super kitschy staple the Austin Motel."  See More

Want to research more popular hotels in Austin? Click the blue button below.

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  1. Hotel San Jose
  2. The W Austin Hotel
  3. The Driskill Hotel
  4. Austin Motel
  5. Hotel Saint Cecilia
Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

 Agnes Sowul from New York City asked:
Do I need to rent a car for a week in Austin?  (12 answers)

 Jennifer Nguyen from Culver City asked:
Best neighborhood to stay in Austin?  (8 answers)

 Tony Wright from Seattle asked:
Interesting walkable neighborhoods in Austin?  (3 answers)

 Janine Wilde from Seattle asked:
Unique hotels in Downtown Austin for first week of January  (3 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Austin.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Austin? Click the blue button below.

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  1. Chuy's Restaurant
  2. Torchy's Tacos
  3. Uchi Restaurant
  4. Salt Lick
  5. The County Line
What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Austin? Click the blue button below.

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  1. Franklins BBQ
  2. Zilker Park
  3. Barton Springs Pool
  4. Continental Club
  5. Rainey Street
Where can I find out more about Austin?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Austin locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Austin.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Austin? There is one major airport for commercial flights. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Austin.

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