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Resolved to Get More Sleep? Try One of Austin’s Most Unique Hotels

After the hectic holiday’s it’s important to get back into your normal routine and find time to relax and sleep. There may be no better places to do that than at one of these uniquely Austin hotels, hostel or bed-and-breakfast. From the quaint and historical to the mod and hip — and one that even comes with your own butler!


Hotel San Jose
1316 S Congress Ave

Concrete floors and minimalist interiors to afford impeccable cleanliness and a sense of calm. Handmade furniture. Custom sheets and kimono bathrobes. A minibar curated to address a variety of thirst and snack needs. Live music is a staple of the groovy and casual outdoor patio and locals love to come and just hang out while the DJ spins some mellow melodies to midnight.


Travaasa Austin
13500 FM2769

Upscale spa resort set on a hilltop of a gorgeous nature preserve with forested canyons, located on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. Its 72 rooms are housed in seven buildings and offer private balconies with beautiful canyon or garden views.  An infinity-edge pool enclosed by a wooden deck and a luxurious spa are just some of the amenities here.  There’s a restaurant serving organic, local fare, with many of the ingredients used sourced from the hotel’s own farm.  The serene atmosphere is furthered by the over-16 policy.

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Hotel Saint Cecilia
112 Academy Drive

With just 14 rooms, it is a quaint little hotel with a sexy patio lounge and chic rooms. Each of the five suites, six poolside bungalows, and three studios embodies an equal love for the elegance of old world luxury and the irreverence of the owners’ muses – The Stones, Bill Burroughs, Anne Sexton, Hunter S. Thompson among them. The secluded property and lush grounds are open only to hotel guests, thereby offering a unique sense of privacy situated steps away from the heart of South Austin.


Hotel Ella
1900 Rio Grande

Constructed in 1900, the Greek revival-style mansion underwent an extensive renovation in 2013, and now offers the perfect balance between modernity and a rich history rooted in the fabric of the neighborhood and the university. Features 47 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites featuring premium amenities. Each room has custom-designed furniture, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 47-inch LED television, twice-daily housekeeping and a thoughtfully curated minibar.


Heywood Hotel
1609 E. Cesar Chavez St.

The Heywood Hotel embodies the intangible elements that define Austin: Creative. Easy going. Thoughtful. Cool. Located smack dab in the middle of the hip East Austin neighborhood and surrounded by local restaurants, lounges and shops, this modern boutique hotel is an easy walk to downtown, Rainey Street, Sixth Street, the Convention Center, and Lady Bird Lake. Each of the Heywood’s lucky 7 rooms offers a custom experience.


Kimber Modern
110 The Circle

For the independent urban traveler seeking a unique escape during their visit to downtown Austin, the Kimber Modern holds particular appeal. Perhaps it’s the clean lines of this architectural work of art tucked away within the hip and vibrant SoCo district. Maybe it’s the abundant light filtered through the canopy of oaks in the artfully landscaped Courtyard. Or it could be the absolute comfort and attention to detail found in each thoughtfully designed and technologically sophisticated room in this breathtaking designer boutique hotel.

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Hotel 11
1123 E. 11th St

Offers 14 rooms (many with city views) and a bar serving great wines and local beers where you can mingle with the neighbors, all in Austin’s bustling east side. Hotel Eleven’s contemporary design maintains a sense of warmth and a unique aesthetic felt from the lobby to the café, and the outdoor spaces to each of its unique guest rooms. Private roof deck for guests to enjoy the stunning views of downtown Austin, the Texas Capitol and the University of Texas.


Firehouse Hostel
605 Brazos St

Not your typical hostel— cool and hip located in the city’s oldest standing fire station, built in 1885. It also features a speakeasy hidden behind a bookcase in the lobby! The atmosphere is warm and inviting, further heightened by the selection of craft cocktails, prohibition-era drinks, and timeless attention to detail. While updating the building to 21st century standards, they worked to maintain the old world charm and structure of the original firehouse. Featuring a kitchen and common area, free breakfast each morning, and a variety of room styles.


Hancock Guest Cottages
Various Locations

Hancock Guest Cottages are ideally located in central Austin minutes away from downtown, museums, the Capitol, Medical Center, and the University of Texas. There are 5 lovely and modernized homes to choose from, located throughout Austin, including the lake, Shoal Creek and Hyde Park, and they take the boutique home to a whole new level.


The Adams House
4300 Ave G

This hotel is located in historic and central Hyde Park and was built in 1911 and restored to include many of its historical features. In 2010 it was granted Austin Historic Landmark status. A classic bed-and-breakfast for a relaxing get-away.


Inn at Pearl Street
1809 Pearl St

Austin’s Inn at Pearl Street is a hidden treasure nestled in the uptown cultural district where guests can enjoy the ambiance of an authentic vintage boutique hotel. This bed and breakfast, also referred to as a self-service boutique hotel, covets its peaceful personalized luxury accommodations with themed rooms.

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South Congress Hotel
1603 South Congress Ave

Super modern and chic, located in the trendy SoCo district, offering 71 guest rooms, 10 suites, and 2 premier suites with views of South Congress Avenue and historic Travis Heights. They have 6 different places to eat/drink, 24 hour services, BMW X5 House car service (within 3 miles) as well as motorbike and bicycle rentals.


Hotel Granduca Austin
320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy

Austin’s newest luxury hotel with an Italian theme.  Described by locals as the Palace of the Duke, the stunning Hotel Granduca Austin is inspired by the life and history of Adalberto Malatesta, Granduca of Monfallito. Rooms are from 480 sq ft to 1,350 sq ft. It sits atop a hillside oasis on Bee Caves Road and Loop 360 in the beautiful and easily accessible Westlake area.  They have 24 hour in room dining and one room even features dedicated butler service.


Lone Star Court
10901 Domain Dr

A retro inspired hotel…Combining Retro Hip and Modern Cool. Offers “glamping” aka glamorous camping.  The unique outdoor environment delivers the premier Austin camping spot, with over four acres for relaxation and escape or retreat to a luxurious guest room. Enjoy the food trailer court and live music at The Water Trough every Wednesday through Saturday evening.

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