Of all the luxury hotels in Austin, these are our hand-selected picks of the ones that fully immerse you in the cultural hotspot of the Lone Star state.
Also known as the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin, Texas provides visitors and locals alike with an abundance of cultural adventures all year round. Its unique character also made it the perfect place for our SmartFlyer ONE celebration. While we were there, we visited four distinct properties this vibrant city has to offer. These residential estates-turned-boutique suites and glamorous highrises at the heart of the city are guaranteed to give the full scope of the place Austinites love to call home.
Hotel Saint Cecilia was originally built in 1888 as the Miller-Crockett house and is among the five remaining Victorian homes of twelve originally built along this stretch of the Colorado River. Each of this Austin luxury hotel’s five suites, six poolside bungalows, and three studios consequently embody old-world elegance. Additionally, the secluded property and lush grounds offer guests a calming sense of privacy from the heart of South Austin. Chiefly, Saint Cecilia’s 50-foot heated lap pool is their crowning jewel, open to guests twenty-four hours a day. Pop music history lovers will especially love how deeply music is integrated into this property. For example, all rooms and suites also offer Rega turntables and Geneva sound systems. Additionally, the hotel invites guests to borrow from their library of vintage LPs, rock biographies, and poetry anthologies.
At Four Seasons Hotel Austin, luxurious accommodations and superb amenities are underlined by gracious Texas hospitality and five-star service. This luxury hotel is steps from Austin’s top restaurants and lively nightlife scene in addition to its cushy accommodations. Lady Bird Lake and the verdant greenbelts are also just outside the hotel’s back doors, giving it a resort-like feel. Their spa includes a tranquil Relaxation Lounge – equipped with a Himalayan pink salt wall – as well as Eucalyptus-infused steam rooms. Finally, unique amenities – including an On-Demand Margarita Cart and Guitar Concierge – convey a distinct sense of place.
Fairmont Austin is a landmark luxury hotel in the Lone Star state’s capital. The Forbes Travel Guide also praised it for its unrivaled hospitality and picturesque vistas of the State Capitol. Firstly, stylish guest rooms and suites and the exclusive Fairmont Gold “hotel within a hotel” make up this 37-story skyscraper. Fairmont Austin also offers guests an array of amenities and dining experiences like the acclaimed Garrison modern American grill. When there, make sure to dive into their seasonally heated pool on the seventh-floor terrace. Afterwards, indulge in a Texas Hill Country Awakening full-body treatment at the Fairmont Spa Austin.
Commodore Perry Estate is a modern-day interpretation of a residential estate from yesteryear that brings a new level of contemporary glamour and whimsical soul to the city of Austin, Texas. For instance, guests are invited to explore art exhibits with emerging artists, intimate musical performances, partner chef’s dinners, and more. Additionally, walking through the accommodations feels as if you’ve arrived in the stately country home of an old family friend. Whether you book the Mansion Suite or a Room at the Inn, you’re guaranteed some true Austin charm with European flare.