Everyone knows Austin is cool now, but it was here long before y’all noticed. These historic Austin hotels have everything you need.
The Driskill is Austin’s original Luxury Hotel, established in 1886. It’s located right in the center of town on 6th Street. This is Austin’s most iconic hotel, a mix of old west opulence with all the modern conveniences you need.
Commodore Perry Estate is 5 star luxury set on a historic 10 acre estate in the middle of Austin 3 miles from 6th Street. This is seriously luxurious and easily one of the best hotels in Austin, y’all will feel like you’re the State Governor. 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.
The LINE is a beautifully renovated mid century modern hotel. It once housed a Jazz Club/Recording Studio as well as an Inn. It was a very tired hotel before becoming The LINE when it was renovated to be one of the finest hotels in Austin. It’s now a place to see and be seen. Perfect for couples, with great restaurants, a stunning pool and rooms made for sex.
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.
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 offering that exists today. (She’s also the genius behind Hotel Saint Cecilia and Austin Motel). Hotel SanJosé run an iconic music festival in the parking lot and really know how to put on an ex=vent. This place is cool as fuck.