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
I know it’s the Four Seasons, but the main lobby, restaurant and bar area are under complete construction. As soon as you walk in, there are construction walls throughout the lobby that only allow you to get to the reception desk and the elevators. The staff is great as always and the rooms have been updated, but I can’t get over the price for a room where the amenities are limited. I’m sure when they are finished with the remodel it will be worth it, but for now it’s too expensive.
Clearly not a cheap place to stay but this must be one of my favorite places to stay at. Has been the third time now that I visited for business and hope to once return for leisure. So what it is it that I like about (Four Seasons) Austin; the laidback feeling, both the city (6th Street only few blocks away) and Lady Bird Lake very close by. Basically, the very nicely appointed gardens of the hotel sit directly on the lake/river so enjoy a beer in the garden, take a swim in the pool or go for a run early morning when the heat is not too oppressive yet. The rooms are truly perfect, great bathrooms and beds, all that one could wish for. Also the lobby and restaurant are very nice although under construction as we speak. Hope they don't do the casual, laidback feel of the place any harm. And that they do keep the garden in its original state (as they were cutting down some trees). Anyway, if that's all guaranteed I'll certainly hope to return!!
The hotel staff made this a wedding to remember! From the champagne welcome to the personalized snack table on our own floor! The staff was very visible to meet any needs you might encounter. They even set-up a dvr in the bridal suite for the bridesmaids to watch personalized movies while getting ready!
Under construction and not aware. Pool chair saving policy is idiotic. Way too much money for the embarrassing amenities. Would not stay there again. Value was not there.Rooms were redone, and we were told. However, no one said anything about restaurant and lounge being under construction. A small ballroom was used as the restaurant and lounge. Pathetic. Hopefully, they get this fixed soon.
Great personal attention . Always enjoy the four seasons . There doing construction in the lobby all summer of 2018 so that may bother some people .. otherwise they never lack customer service .. enjoy