A Luxurious Downtown Hotel in Austin, Just Steps From All the Action - W Austin, a new luxury hotel in downtown Austin - located in the Second Street District and next door to the famed Austin City Limits music venue, in the center of the Live Music Capital of the World. Austin's Second Street District features six-blocks of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues and is located north of Town Lake, along the south edge of downtown Austin, TX. Hotel guests of the new W Austin Hotel will love the fact that they are located in the heart of this vibrant and pedestrian-friendly area, surrounded by local shops, restaurants, the Austin Convention Center, City Hall, and many things to do while visiting Austin.
Start with a luxury hotel, mix in a little Miles Davis cool, Jagger’s energy, and the unfettered creativity of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” phase. What results is W Austin Hotel, a fabulous 4-star hangout brilliantly reflecting its center stage setting in the “Live Music Capital of the World®,” just steps from the landmark Austin City Limits music venue. Tap into downtown’s iconic scene with one of 251 chic rooms serving as your ultra-luxury crash pad. Stir your Austin evening to life with cocktails before heading out or make a night of it with dinner at TRACE Restaurant. Allow your inner VIP to be indulged with pampering spa therapies and beauty treatments at AWAY Spa. Don, your shades and swimsuit, find a comfy chaise, order up a drink and soak up the poolside vibe at WET. Slip into a laid-back, DJ-soundtracked rhythm by the fireplace in The Living Room. It’s all happening at W Austin.
Rooms & Suites - Settle into your rhythm, whether it’s a hard-driving, up-tempo business beat or a laid-back, leisurely melody, in any of the 251 individually designed and furnished hotel rooms and suites at W Austin. With the downtown Austin music, dining, and nightlife scene providing background vocals, your stay will leave you begging for an encore. Step into a 100% smoke-free space that’s minimalist and cool in design while maxing out comfort and style. Sophisticated whites, silvers, and blues are complemented by plush settees that pop with bright red fabrics and vivid pillows. Sweet dreams are a promise in the signature W bed with 300-thread-count linen and goose duvet. Creature comforts like high-speed Wi-Fi, Bliss® Spa sink-side six bath amenities, W MixBar treats, and state-of-the-art televisions and sound systems help you find your happy place and stay there.
Get a behind-the-music glimpse of how a star was born. Prints from Austin photographer Scott Newton preserve some of Austin City Limits’ best performances from the last decade, charting how the city went from up-and-coming talent to the “Live Music Capital of the World’s®.” Views of Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin beckon you to come out and play. Thoughtful touches like in-room recycling and Bricor Venturi “high-pressure/low-flow” showerheads keep things in harmony with Austin’s green-friendly spirit and sustainable vibe. For a downtown stay that hits all the high notes, W Austin Hotel will have you dancing in the aisles.
Decadent Dining to Savory Snacks - Drop the same old hotel restaurants, spinning the same tired tunes, from your dining playlist, and savor the freshest culinary beats at the W restaurants in downtown Austin. Each is vibrant, decadent, and playful, but serious about serving great food in a friendly, welcoming style. Kick back with Happy Hour drinks and eats by the fireplace in the intimate Living Room. Indulge in an orchestra of flavors and kaleidoscopic design at uber-sophisticated Trace Restaurant. If you’re staying from March to October, check out downtown Austin’s tastiest pool party at WET Bar. If leaving your room is proving to be too much of a commitment, allow the 24-hour, in-room dining service to do all the heavy lifting.
Spa & Fitness - FIT Workout and AWAY Spa - Austin demands total commitment, but all that fun can take its toll on a body. If you’re overheating, under-hydrated, or going sideways with stress, AWAY Spa at W Austin Hotel is a downtown oasis that has just what the doctor ordered. With a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa treatments, you’ll get body, mind, and spirit back in tip-top shape in no time. Choose from a diverse menu of massages, couple’s treatments, manicures and pedicures, and fabulous body treatments designed to put back in whatever your Austin visit has taken out of you. You can also hit your stride at FIT, a gym offering 3,600 square feet of inspiration through perspiration. Whether you achieve fitness nirvana by lifting, biking, jogging, or yoga-ing, your body will thank you.
Area & Attractions - Fun Things to Do in Austin - Austin is many things: cutting-edge live music; the seat of Texas government; a thriving foodie landscape; an outdoor adventurer’s dream town; home to exotic wildlife ranging from North America’s largest urban colony of Mexican free-tailed bats to nomadic herds of UT Austin students usually seen foraging for food or a good time. However you choose to describe it, Austin is unlike anywhere else in the world, except Austin, of course. At the epicenter of it all, near the Austin Convention Center, the University of Texas campus, and the Austin capitol building, you’ll find W Austin Hotel. The vibrant 2nd Street District's location gives you a front-row seat to the legendary Austin City Limits music venue, the annual South by Southwest music festival, and the roughly 250 nightclubs, theaters, and concert arenas that make up the “Live Music Capital of the World.”
When you want to clear your head or work up a sweat, the city has plenty of places that will put you through your paces. Kayak or swim in Lady Bird Johnson Lake, then dry off and hit the Hike and Bike Trail that runs along the shore. Set sail on Lake Travis and find out why it’s called the “Crown Jewel” of the Central Texas Highland Lakes. Get your daily lap swim in at Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park, which is where you’ll also find the Botanical Gardens, Science & Nature Center, a miniature train, and a disc golf course. When it comes to shopping, dining, and nightlife, the 2nd District neighborhood is the first place guests and Austin locals go. Head in any direction from the hotel to check out eclectic, almost entirely locally-owned shops, restaurants, and clubs. Venture a little further to the Warehouse District or SoCo, and it’ll be easy to see why Austin’s music, dining, and socializing scene is one of the most diverse in the country.