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
- 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
My husband, son and I recently stayed for three nights at the Four Seasons in Austin. Although we frequently stay in high-end hotels, I cannot say that we’ve ever received better customer service. Absolutely everyone was super friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Juan at the front desk was a gem and knew that we would have more comfortable accommodations after the first night and showed us different rooms to meet our needs. We did end up changing rooms and had an incredibly pleasant experience. We will absolutely recommend it to our friends and stay there again, especially if our son attends UT. Thank you for making our stay amazing!
A very nice place. They are service oriented, and very pleasant and helpful. They have amenities I would have used, but it was a short stay and I only found out about them too late to avail myself of them. It pays to research a bit in advance.
From the moment I opened my door I felt at home. The view of the lake was outstanding. Being able to complete my day on the back lawn overlooking the lake with a great glass of wine couldn't be beat! The staff is always friendly and the hotel looks great!
Hotel was family wedding destination. Facility, Food and Staff 5 star!! Easy to walk around downtown. Staff handled all our needs promptly and efficently. Food in Restaurant and Bar was great. View over the lake/river spectacular.
Stayed here for two nights during the AWBD conference and it was an excellent experience.
Everyone from the bell-men, front-desk, house-keeping, valet-parking and management, were very accommodating and professional.
The room was clean, the bed was comfortable and had great pillows, the bath-room water was hot, and the lake-view was great!
On Sunday morning, they have a brunch unlike any where i have ever seen!
It is a smorgasbord of quality foods, drinks and delights that has something for everybody's taste, and some!
Our waiter, Oliver, was on top of his game as he provided top-notch service for our experience!
We will be coming back again soon!!!