Need a staycation? Here are 9 boutique hotels in Central Austin

Hotel San Jose is among the boutique hotels in Central Austin.

Hotel San Jose is among the boutique hotels in Central Austin.

These Central Austin boutique hotels, defined by their room count of 100 or fewer, offer locals a staycation accommodation or visitors a unique experience in the city.

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Austin Motel


Although its iconic 24-foot-tall Austin Motel sign has remained intact for nearly 80 years, the rest of the Austin Motel has recently seen some changes, from a renovated lobby and gift shop to retro room upgrades.

  • complimentary Wi-Fi

  • dog-friendly

  • pool


Room rates start at $120. 1220 S. Congress Ave. 512-441-1157. www.austinmotel.com

Casulo Hotel


Casulo Hotel includes five types of rooms, including the Jacuzzi Suite, with a French-modern airbath, or the 636-square-foot petite suite with a reading corner and desk. The hotel boasts a Zen theme and includes a cafe.

  • complimentary breakfast

  • complimentary Wi-Fi

  • pool

  • restaurant/bar/cafe


Room rates start at $99. 3017 S. I-35, Austin. 512-610-1116. www.casulohotel.com

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Heywood Hotel


Located in East Austin, the modern Heywood Hotel displays arts and crafts from local artists, offers free bicycle rentals for guests and free coffee. Guests can also rent the entire seven-room property.

  • complimentary Wi-Fi


$199-$349 1609 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-271-5522. www.heywoodhotel.com

Hotel Eleven


Owned by husband-and-wife team Mark Vornberg and Shelly Leibham, Hotel Eleven features 14 guest rooms, a street-facing cafe, a beer and wine bar, and three outdoor covered patios. Local artwork can be found throughout the hotel, and snacks, coffee and other beverages can be purchased at the hotel lounge.

  • complimentary Wi-Fi

  • restaurant/bar/cafe


$199-$319. 1123 E. 11th St. 512-675-0011. www.hotelelevenaustin.com

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Hotel Ella


Located in downtown Austin and within walking distance of The University of Texas campus, Hotel Ella is a boutique hotel housed in the historic Goodall Wooten House, one of Austin’s original landmark estates. Constructed in 1900, the Greek Revival-style mansion underwent an extensive renovation in 2013.

  • complimentary Wi-Fi

  • dog-friendly

  • pool

  • restaurant/bar/cafe


$189-$500. 1900 Rio Grande St. 512-495-1800. www.hotelella.com

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Hotel Saint Cecilia


Old-world luxury meets rock 'n' roll at Hotel Saint Cecilia, named after the patron saint of music and poetry. A retail store inside the lobby carries a selection of local products, records and books. The hotel, opened in 2008, also includes a pool and covered terrace.

  • pool


About $400-$1,200 112 Academy Drive 512-852-2400. www.hotelsaintcecilia.com

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Hotel San Jose


Built in 1936 as a motor court, or motel, the property was renovated by hotelier Liz Lambert into a bungalow-style minimalist hotel with stucco walls and garden courtyards along South Congress Avenue. Guests can rent bicycles, borrow typewriters and Polaroid cameras, and get Jo’s Coffee delivered to their rooms.

  • complimentary Wi-Fi

  • dog-friendly

  • pool

  • restaurant/bar/cafe


About $145-$550 1316 S. Congress Ave. 512-852-2350. www.sanjosehotel.com

Kimber Modern


Geared toward the independent urban traveler, the Kimber Modern boutique hotel features minimalist and modern rooms as well as a multilevel courtyard with a 24-foot glass water feature and multiple lounge areas. Guests can also reserve the entire seven-room hotel.

  • complimentary breakfast

  • complimentary Wi-Fi


About $200-$400. 110 The Circle. 512-912-1046. www.kimbermodern.com

South Congress Hotel


At the South Congress Hotel, rooms are named after neighborhoods around South Congress Avenue. Several restaurants, including Central Standard, Otoko and Cafe No Se, are located on the hotel property.

  • complimentary Wi-Fi

  • pool

  • restaurant/bar/cafe


$229-$1,409. 1603 S. Congress Ave. 512-920-6405. www.southcongresshotel.com

This list is not comprehensive.




Coming Soon


A list of boutique hotels that are coming soon to Austin

Arrive Hotel


Chicon Street and Sixth Street • www.arrivehotels.com

Commodore Perry Estate


4100 Red River St. • http://commodoreperryestate.com

Hotel Zaza


Lavaca Street and West Fourth Street • www.hotelzaza.com/austin




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