Bringin’ the whole dang family to Austin? These great family friendly hotels will make sure all y’all have a good time.
The Best Family Hotels in Austin
Kalahari Resort Round Rock
Kalahari Resort is the best hotel in the Austin area for anyone traveling with kids under 15 years old. The resort has 3 acres of outdoor pools, plus the world’s largest indoor water park. There are 20 pools in total, plus 30 water slides, and best of all, the waterpark is free for guests. In addition, there are 4 restaurants, including a buffet, a steakhouse, and an Italian restaurant.
The room options are built with families in mind, with many rooms offering two queens plus a sofa bed, meaning families with 3 or 4 kids can still be accommodated in a single room. But don’t worry; they have all kinds of 2 and 3 bedroom suites if you can afford them. There are 975 rooms all up. Oh, and they have a theme park too (extra charges apply for that).
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Twenty miles from downtown Austin, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa sits on 410 acres. All this space means there’s plenty of room for a water park with a lazy river and a slide also for a golf course, archery, and trail rides.
With a range of suites and seven dining options, your family will love Lost Pines Resort and Spa. That’s right; there’s a spa too.
Lakeway Resort and Spa
Located at Lake Travis around 30 minutes drive from downtown Austin Lakeway Resort and Spa is the perfect place to stay with kids. It’s got acres of pools, including a kids pool with slides. And plenty of outdoor activities, hire a boat and get out on Lake Travis, go zip-lining, or relax and enjoy the resort.
Families love Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. In particular, they love the pools. But also the location, being away from downtown, is an excellent option for families, especially those with younger kids. In addition, they have 4 championship golf courses if you need a little time away from the kids.
Family Hotels in Downtown Austin
Families of 4 will have no trouble finding a great hotel in downtown Austin as most of the fancy hotels offer double Queen or double King rooms. Many also offer interconnecting rooms and some offer magnificent suites if you can afford it. The one thing to watch out for is some hotels with awesome rooftop pools tend to have an adult focus in the pool with afternoon and evening adult only parties that make the pool off limits to children.
We’ve hotels for families with a focus on hotels that have capacity for families with 3 or more kids, or have great family friendly pools, or other facilities families will love. If you’re travelling with 2 teenage kids you might be better off looking at luxury hotels, or all downtown hotels.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown
Downtown Austin has a lot of great rooftop pools, but they are not all family-friendly. Some of them sell pool passes and are full of hordes of 20 and 30 somethings there to drink. Holiday Inn Downtown has a great rooftop pool your kids will love. They also have family rooms with two Queen beds. And a convenient downtown location.
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol is a large 3.5 star hotel. Families will love the two swimming pools. It’s a short walk to the Austin Children’s Museum. Kids under 12 stay free in the same room, extra bed may be provided at no additional cost.
Hyatt Place Austin Downtown
Hyatt Place Austin Downtown is a great location for families who want to stay in the heart of downtown Austin. The family rooms has 2 queen beds plus a sofa bed. there’s and indoor pool that’s not full of drunk 20 somethings, and the location is really central, near the convention center.
Hilton Austin is the perfect hotel for your family. Kids will love the rooftop pool (adults will too). Extra beds are available where they’ll fit at $25 a night. All the rooms offer cable TV – a must when travelling with kids.
As Austin’s oldest hotel it makes sense that The Driskill has been looking after families for longer than any other hotel in Austin. It’s a luxury hotel that offers a real Texas experience your kids will remember for ever.
Holiday Inn Austin – Town Lake
Your kids will love the relaxed rooftop pool and the proximity to the lake. This is a great family hotel on the edge of downtown Austin. There is a lot for families to do near here including the bike trail, Barton Springs pool, The children’s museum as well as many great restaurants.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown South Congress
Located just South of Lady Bird Lake a short pleasant walk from downtown is Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown South Congress. Offering a single room with two queen beds plus a sofa bed this is a great value option for families with 3 kids. Breakfast is included too. It’s also a great part of town for Families close to Barton Springs pool, Zilker park and South Congress.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin
Families looking for a little more space will appreciate the suites at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin. This hotel has a basic kitchen as well as a small lounge and 2 queen beds. It’s located in the downtown area and you can walk to UT and Texas Memorial Stadium as well as to second street from here. The hotel has a poo, and a restaurant. t’s more suited to families with teenagers.
Super 8 by Wyndham Austin Downtown/Capitol Area
Super 8 by Wyndham Austin Downtown/Capitol Area is not for everyone. Y’all will know if you’re a Super 8 family or not. But this hotel offers unbeatable prices for the location. And for large families they offer 3 queen beds in a room.
During major events this Super 8 is popular with groups of friends in town to party so not the place for young kids if you come during ACL or SXSW or any other major event. But otherwise a great value option for families wanting to stay near the city center on a budget.
Family Hotels in North Austin
Renaissance Austin Hotel
Renaissance Austin Hotel is another great option for families. Located a short drive from The Domain where there’s great shopping and dining. And it’s only a 15 minute drive to downtown. The hotel has 2 swimming pools for your kids to enjoy.
They have family rooms available with two queen beds, and interconnected rooms are available for larger families.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Arboretum
Embassy Suites by Hilton Arboretum is located near The Domain. It’s a 3 star hotel that offer safe clean family rooms in a nice part of town at a reasonable cost. Family rooms have two queen beds plus a sofa bed so even if you have 3 kids all y’all can stay in the same room. this is a great value family hotel. Even more so as breakfast is included.
Archer Hotel Austin is often thought of as a romantic hotel for couples, or the perfect girls weekend. But it is a great option for families too. They offer either double Queen or Double King rooms. The double Queen rooms an interconnect to a King suite. The location is great too. Archer Hotel is in the Domian, with great shopping and plenty of dining options.
Northwest Family Hotels
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin NW – Lakeline
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin NW – Lakeline is another great option for families. It’s location is in Austin’s North West, 9 miles from Lake Travis. It’s a 10 minute walk from Lakeline Mall. The double Queen rooms all offer sofa beds as well which makes it economical for larger families.
Family Hotels in South Austin
Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Southwest
Marriott’s Residence Inn in Austin Southwest offers double queen rooms with a sofa bed that can accommodate a family of up to 6. There is a fabulous outdoor swimming pools with views of the Texas Hill Country. The Hotel itself is a 3 star and has everything you need, there’s even a jacuzzi. Located about 9 miles from downtown it’s nice quiet part of the city, perfect for families.
Austin Southpark Hotel
Austin Southpark Hotel is an older upscale hotel in South Austin. Families love the heated pool which starts indoors and allows you swim outside. The pools pretty large, kids old enough to swim unsupervised will have a lot of fun here. They offer double queen rooms, but larger families will need two rooms.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin South
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin South is located just off the i35 a couple of miles south of downtown. The neighborhood isn’t the best but the hotel is great. The rooms are really generously sized and well priced. the double queen room has a sofa bed as well so can take up to 6 people. They offer a basic breakfast and it’s not far to downtown and even closer to South Congress.