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
Had the best massage I’ve ever had! Just thought my LomiLomi from Hawaii was the best. Can’t wait to return. Love the lobby bar. Great cocktails and people watching! It’s within walking distance of lots of fun sights in Austin.
Every single person on staff that I interacted with were friendly, personable and helpful. So impressive to have that level of service and professionalism across the board. The facilities were beautiful and well maintained.
I stay here a few times/year. They renovated recently but the renovation seemed lackluster. Some decor changes but they kept the old (scratched) phones in the rooms and old power stations. Given I’m here fairly often, then provided an amenity — a small box of chocolates. They box has a sticker for a seal — when i opened two of the four chocolates were missing! The box had been pilfered. Also no laundry bag in the room (I looked everywhere), sparse furnishing (must be struggling financially) and they never performed turndown (I was out from 6 pm until 8:30 pm). The rooms now seem more marriott than four seasons. I’d try again on the renovation and upgrade the service (check for missing items and find out who is stealing chocolates!).
I stayed at the four seasons in Austin in Nov for 4 nights whilst attending a conference. It was a beautiful hotel which offered an oasis of calm and impeccable service. My room was very special overlooking the water but what made my stay was the attention to detail and the service withs a genuine desire to help. I will definitely stay there every time I visit Austin.
Beautiful property with courteous and professional staff. Well appointed, clean rooms with all the amenities one would desire. Well located to explore and enjoy Austin. Relaxing views of the river and access to trail complement the newly decorated lobby and restaurant.