Austin Staycation Guide - Where to Stay

June 20, 2018 | By Schuyler Williamson

The dog days of summer are here and we’re ready for a staycation! Whether you need an opportunity to get away with your partner, your kids, or a girls’ weekend, Austin has a place for you to stay!


Austin Motel


Located on South Congress, this iconic and funky Austin landmark was recently renovated to highlight the original architecture and kidney-shaped swimming pool. Plus it just landed on the Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List, a selection of the world’s best hotels.

Native Hostel


Found in a historic structure located near Downtown, Native Hostel contains a variety of sleeping quarters plus a restaurant, bar and lounge. This stylish hostel is a place for both travelers and locals to hang out and enjoy an assortment of events from live music to movie screenings to art events.


Hotel Van Zandt


Music lovers will appreciate Hotel Van Zandt’s rock ‘n’ roll theme and it’s proximity to Rainey Street.  At Geraldine’s, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, you can check out live music from local favorites Monday through Saturday night and live jazz during Sunday brunch. Bonus - each of the rooms have Bluetooth speakers and suites come with their very own record players.


Driskill Hotel


Steps away from Sixth Street and downtown bars and restaurants, the Driskill Hotel is the perfect location for a luxurious staycation. The hotel was built in 1886 and exudes Texas elegance with hide-upholstered couches and longhorn busts hanging in the bar. It may or may not be haunted by two ghostly brides who took their lives on their wedding nights in the same room, 20 years apart.  


Heywood Hotel


You can find the eclectic and elegant Heywood Hotel right in the middle of East Austin. Close to restaurants, lounges, and shops, this modern boutique hotel is housed in a refurbished 1925 Craftsman bungalow. The hotel only has seven rooms but they are all one-of-a-kind – it almost feels like you are staying at a good (and tasteful) friend’s home.