Great architecture & interior design combine with exceptional service to make these small hotels the best boutique hotels in Austin.
Heywood Hotel is an architectural award winning small hotel close to 6th Street. They offer only 7 suites. Each suite is thoughtfully designed and with an understated luxury. It’s about quality and simplicity done well not ostentatious displays of luxury. Couples love this hotel, both for its location and its amenities.
The Driskill is Austin’s original Luxury Hotel, established in 1886. It’s rather large to be described as boutique, but it the term still fits. Perhaps because of its age? Or maybe its the quality of the service that make the title seem fitting. Whatever it is this grand old hotel is undoubtedly one of Austin’s most popular boutique hotels.
Commodore Perry Estate is 5 star luxury set on a historic 10 acre estate in the middle of Austin. Only 3 miles from 6th street. This is seriously luxurious and easily one of the best boutique hotels in Austin. Y’all will feel like you’re the State Governor, or perhaps the Governors mistress! It’s great for older couples, government and business leaders. There’s a range of rooms, suites and mansion suites, the rooms are spacious and the suites are huge. Everything is beautifully furnished.
Hotel Ella is a unique boutique hotel in downtown Austin. It’s built in historic Goodall Wooten House. This is one of the original Austin Estates and was once a private home. Built in 1900 it was extensively renovated in 2013 when it was turned into Hotel Ella. It’s an awesome opportunity to stay in a slice of Austin History, it’s also really close to UT and Texas Memorial Stadium.
Austin Motel with its iconic sign resembling a huge cock and balls is known locally as the penis hotel. The motel and that sign have been there since 1938. It is the height of cool, with very fun, funky rooms, and one of the best party pools in Austin. This is where cool people who aren’t rich yet stay and play. It’s far from being a dive motel – this is retro cool and very well done. An absolute gem of a boutique hotel, but more suited to those in their twenties than their fifties.
Hotel Saint Cecilia
This small boutique hotel in Austins South Congress District is built in an 1880’s Estate. They’ve got a great pool, and the rooms are all very high-end. You won’t be disappointed. Hotel Saint Cecilia is popular with couples; it’s really romantic. The super-cool rooms and suites all feature fancy sound systems. Saint Cecilia was the patron saint of music, after all. Its theme is history meets rock and roll in a 5-star hotel boutique hotel.
Hotel San José
Originally a motor court built in 1936 Hotel San José has had a long and interesting history. It was a residential dive hotel in a terrible part of town before gentrification transformed the neighborhood and visionary owner Liz Lambert transformed the hotel into the classy boutique hotel that exists today. Hotel SanJosé run an iconic music festival in the parking lot and really know how to put on an event. This place is cool as fuck.
The Carpenter Hotel is one of the finest boutique hotels in all of Texas. With 93 beautiful guest rooms. The hotel is very stylish and the architecture is remarkable. Located in easy walking distance of Lady Bird Lake, South Congress, Butler Park and Zilker Park. This is a great location for families and couples. A 20 minute walk from downtown.