Four Seasons Hotel Austin
What We Love
- The lobby lounge’s Cap City Flip cocktail, made with ingredients produced within 100 miles of Austin
- DIY s’mores on the patio outside Trio restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 to 10 p.m.
What To Know
- Overnight valet parking is extra
- The hotel books up far in advance for popular weekends such as Austin City Limits, SXSW and, yes, even University of Texas football games
- Basic WiFi is extra
- Read more about what to see and do in Austin in our magazine section
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Past the hotel lobby, which is anchored by a beautiful flower arrangement, the Four Seasons grounds open up to a sprawling lounge with a Southwestern vibe and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook leafy Lady Bird Lake. It feels like the hotel’s nerve center, though downstairs at the Trio restaurant you’ll get equally good views, the same relaxing neutral color palette, and a livelier vibe, especially during happy hour. Guests also take advantage of the waterfront lawn, which is dotted with a pool, shady live oaks and park benches.
Bed & Bath
Most of the hotel’s 291 guestrooms have water views. Of those, snag one of the 49 with a balcony. Amenities such as private bars, 32-inch flat-screen TVs and L’Occitane bath products add a flourish to the comfortable earth-tone rooms. Guests also get free fresh fruit and bottled water on arrival and can borrow books from the in-house library.
The Four Seasons is a relaxed social hub. The Trio restaurant, headed up by chefs Elmar Prambs and Grant Macdonald, serves expertly prepared steaks in a handsome dining room. Don’t skip the sides: The crispy Brussels sprouts and rosemary-dusted fries are especially tasty. There are eight treatment rooms in the hotel spa, which offers a range of services (massages, facials, mani/pedis) and uses products with Texas-grown ingredients whenever possible.
In the Area
Travelers can’t visit Austin without listening to live music. Luckily, there’s a band in just about every corner of the city. Hear headliners at Stubbs or go to Austin City Limits tapings at the Moody Theater. Along Rainey Street, a popular nightlife spot just minutes from the Four Seasons, music groups often play in backyard bars such as Banger’s or hip Icenhauer’s. Cross over to the East Side for modish restaurants and cafés. Cenote, located in a charming blue house, serves beautifully crafted coffees. On East 6th Street, gourmets find the new Qui — helmed by Top Chef winner Paul Qui — easily the buzziest restaurant in town.
How to Get There
I cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin is. We had a very small intimate wedding on Halloween and everything was just amazing. Beautiful room, wonderful dinner. Mauricette Rodriguez and all the staff helped us put together an unforgettable evening:)
The team at this hotel is awesome. Even when you check in after mid night everyone is smiling and making you feel like you are at home. We have stayed multiple times here and always have a great experience. It is a must stay for a great weekend.
Our 9:30 PM flight from NY to Austin was delayed an hour & we got to the hotel about 2 AM, exhausted. We had called earlier to confirm the reservation & tell them we'd be late. The 2 front desk clerks couldn't find our reservations, seemed inept at using the computer, and check in took about 20 minutes getting us to our room at 2:20 AM,, only to discover they'd given us the wrong keys.
Also, maid service was slow & twice I had to ask for the room to be made up in the middle of the afternoon.
BUT....Victor Aviles, General manage & Levi, front desk clerk did everything they could to ameliorate the problems & make sure there were no future ones.
AND...the rooms are beautiful, they gym is great & the food in the restaurant is outstanding.