Bringin’ the whole dang family to Austin? These great family friendly hotels have big rooms with plenty of space to fit y’all in. And they have what you need to ensure your family has a good time in Austin.
The Best Family Hotels and Resorts 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. They also have all kinds of 2 and 3 bedroom suites if you want more privacy. 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. There’s also 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 in Austin. 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. Omni Barton Creek is an excellent 5 Star Family Hotel in Austin.
Family Hotels in Downtown Austin
Families of 4 will have no trouble finding a great hotel in downtown Austin as most of the best hotels offer double Queen or double King rooms. Many also offer interconnecting rooms and some offer magnificent suites if your family can afford it. 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 have found Austin 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 hotel 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 who are there to drink. Holiday Inn Downtown has a great family friendly 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 in downtown Austin. 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 hotel is a great location for families who want to stay in the heart of downtown Austin. The family rooms have 2 queen beds plus a sofa bed. And there is an indoor pool that’s not full of drunk 20 somethings. While the location is really central, near the convention center.
Hilton is the perfect Austin hotel for your family. Kids will love the rooftop pool (adults will too). Extra beds are available at $25 a night in rooms where they’ll fit. And all the rooms offer cable TV – a must when travelling to Austin 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 forever.
Holiday Inn Austin – Town Lake
Your kids will love the relaxed family friendly rooftop pool and the proximity to the lake. This is a lovely mid priced 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 Austin is Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown South Congress. Offering family rooms with two queen beds plus a sofa bed, this is a great value hotel for families with 3 children. 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 pool, and a restaurant, it’s more suited to families with teenagers than those with younger kids.
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. It’s the best Austin hotel for large families on a budget as 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 are coming to Austin during ACL, SXSW, or any other major event. But otherwise it’s a great value option for families wanting to stay near the city center on a budget.
Family Friendly Hotels in North Austin
Renaissance Austin Hotel
Renaissance Austin Hotel is a great choice for families staying in Austin. 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 offers safe clean family rooms in a nice part of town at a reasonable cost. Family rooms all 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 can 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 Austin Family Hotels
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin NW – Lakeline
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin NW – Lakeline is another great hotel for families in Austin. 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 (you can fit up to 6 people in a room). This is the best option for families in town for the Rodeo.
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. It is great to see a hotel room in Austin that can accommodate a family of 6. There is a fabulous outdoor swimming pool 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 a nice quiet part of Austin, 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 pool is 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. Their double queen room has a sofa bed as well as the two queen beds, so it can accommodate a family of six. They offer a basic breakfast, and it’s not far to downtown Austin and even closer to South Congress. Perfect for any Family visiting Austin.
The best hotel pool in the Austin area isKalahari Resort Round Rock. While Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake has the most family friendly pool in downtown Austin.
Yes, some hotels in Austin that have rooms that can accommodate six people areHoliday Inn Express & Suites Austin South,Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Southwest,Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin NW Lakeline, andEmbassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown South Congress.
Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa is a popular 5 Star hotel for families visiting Austin.
Super 8 by Wyndham Austin Downtown/Capitol Area is a very cheap hotel in Austin suitable for large families on a budget.Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin South is a good quality cheap family hotel in Austin.
Residence Inn by Marriott Austin – University Area is the closest family hotel to Thinkery Interactive Children’s Museum in Austin.