4.5
Very Good 1113 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Revue, the property’s upscale food hall that features Asian and Italian eats
  • 13 private cabanas by the seasonally heated swimming pool
  • The eucalyptus steam grotto at the full-service spa (the only one of its kind in Austin)
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows in every guest room

What To Know

  • With a whopping 1,048 rooms, this is Fairmont’s largest property in the U.S.
  • The hotel’s state-of-the-art gym contains Skillmill technology, a treadmill system used by the NBA and NFL
  • The Fairmont Gold program comprises 131 rooms with private check-in, complimentary breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres, and a dedicated concierge team
  • The property offers direct access to the Austin Convention Center

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Concierge
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Central business district behemoth that wows with a nature-inspired aesthetic, five restaurants, and live music showcases

The Lowdown

Though it would be easy to dismiss this 37-story tower as one that means strictly business (after all, it’s the first city hotel to seamlessly connect to the Austin Convention Center, thanks to the Red River Canopy Walk), the Fairmont Austin’s verdant accents suggest otherwise. The lobby’s topiary garden and green-and-blue dress code take cues from Austin’s citywide obsession with the outdoors. Case in point: the hotel’s 4-acre backyard, Palm Park, is currently being revived for an ambitious second act, while the light-strung oak tree centerpiece in the lobby pays homage to a more famous counterpart in nearby Rockport. Rooms are well appointed, with cushy Stearns & Foster pillow-top mattresses, a Texas Hill Country landscape-inspired color scheme, and sweeping city views, but you’ll probably spend more time exploring the gourmet wonderland downstairs. With a whopping five restaurants to choose from, including the Garrison (a grill house with international influences), Rules & Regs (a 7th-floor pool bar with casual eats like poke and rice paper rolls), the aforementioned food hall, and a classic cocktail bar, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave this buzzing skyscraper.

In the Area

Start with a healthy dose of local history at the nearby Bob Bullock Museum, stocked with 500 artifacts, tucked between the State Capitol Building and the University of Texas campus. Get a taste of the city’s nationally renowned weird side at Esther’s Follies, a performance venue that successfully mashes up comedy, political satire, and magic. No single activity better captures Austin’s signature laidback spirit, however, than a kayak ride around Town Lake (grab a vessel at Zilker Park Boat Rentals). If you’d prefer to stay on foot, sign up for a street art tour so you can get an informed and entertaining take on the city’s vibrant graffiti and mural scene.

How to Get There

Fairmont Austin
101 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1113 Reviews
Beautiful Hotel, fantastic service
Reviewed 8 hours ago

The hotel was beautiful and in a great location. I mentioned a suggestion at checkin and was delighted when the general manager reached out to me to help remedy the issue I saw. Not only did he solve the issue but went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. I was traveling for business and every single person that left a suggested received a personal note and thank you for the hotel. This team was amazing. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

Fairmont review Jun 2019
Reviewed 9 hours ago

Excelent servir. Hugh quality atención. Personnel helpfull any time. Ver y quiero at Night. Nice pool más rooft with a bar were you can tale drinks ir eat. Aldo quality restsurant at lobo with very good service

Amazing Visit
Reviewed 12 hours ago

All staff were very polite and helpful.. Room accommodations were excellent, very clean. Staff were very pleasant and very helpful checking in and also when checking out. I would recommend this hotel.

Wow!
Reviewed 12 hours ago

The hotel is brand spanking new, I loved the decor, pool and overall crowd. The live entertainment in the lobby bar was added bonus. The room was trendy and super clean, I highly recommend this hotel when traveling to Austin.

Rally in Austin
Reviewed 13 hours ago

Fairmont Staff is the best! Staff from the restaurant for breakfast was very unpleasant. We did not enjoy having breakfast there. They made us seat at the bar saying that they did not have tables for us. When we were leaving I took a picture of several tables for two empty since the time we arrived in the restaurant that morning.