South Congress Hotel
What To Know
- The hotel has a very hip and young scene but is still family friendly
- When you're hungry, head outside to the aistream campers turned food trucks
- Guestrooms have Apple TV
- If you're a light sleeper, opt for a room that doesn't face the street – they can be quite noisy at night
- Bathrooms are stocked with Aesop toiletries
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Austin, South Congress Hotel is on the Strip and convenient to Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge and Austin Convention Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Governor’s Mansion and Zilker Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 83 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LED televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 2 mi.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Austin? This hotel has 2355 square feet (219 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.
How to Get There
Was too tired to bother, so I grabbed the hair/dust clumps and threw them out. It seemed to be that they had transferred in the wash. The sheets were washed, just that I guess no one checked before the bed was made. Also. there was a lot of dog hair on the rug, enough that I'd have to wipe off my socks before putting on my shoes. Expected more from a place that charged this much.
We stayed here for five nights in one of their luxury suites. we had some minor issues with changes to their cancelation policy prior to our arrival but while on-property everyone was wonderful to deal with. The hotel is very funky, cool and retro in style. If you arent a fan of exposed concrete and period furnishings, this might not be your place. The location is fabulous with so much going on just steps away and their connected businesses and dining options make for easy access to variety if you don't feel like going anywhere else for a meal.
The suite was very roomy and VERY dark. hard to see anything in there after the sun goes down. the bed was super comfortable and the living room furniture actually worked which is rare ina htol in my experience. The outdoor patio was huge but our view was mostly of an empty pool that was closed for maintenance on one of the busiest weekends of the year with the Formula 1 US Grand Prix in town. Many guests and even some team drivers were in the hotel.
Odd things about the suite were the inability to adjust the water temperature at all at the sinks. it was just cool water, all the time. The master bathroom was again very dim to the point my wife had to do her morning routine in the living or bedroom (which is just one big room separated by a open shelf storage/entertainment unit). A second bathroom is always our preference and the one here was spacious and functional, albeit with the same siimply on/off faucet. The shower was good but an open shower in a big concrete room can be very chilly and with no door to the bathroom, no one can be in there without disturbing anyone else in the suite.
Furniture and walls are shgowing a good bit of wear and can use a refreshing.
Houskeeping was routine but spotty with consistency. for three nights we were only brought a single new wash cloth each day but then the last two days we got two new wash cloths each day.
The house bathing products are fine but the guest bath had hand soap at the sink while the master bath had body wash at the sink.
We had one lamp with no light bulb and one set of sheers came right of the track when opened.
The bluetooth connected Stanmore/Marshall amp was excellent and the two TV's were fine but slow to navigate. AC was also fine but the thermostat is exceedingly complicated.
the snack tray in the room is pretty sdtandard with the unexpected addition of condoms for purchase, but then this is Austin.
The lobby bar was awesome. William there was a total asset to the property with his making our evenings outstanding every night. Excellent selection of cocktails, really good bar food options and access to the full menu of the connected restaurant that is also an outstanding breakfast spot.
Front desk and door staff were great as well.
We would definitely come back and hope they make a few minor adjustments and maintenance.
This hotel is very chic and trendy. And I cannot say enough great things about the staff! Big thank you to Sam! I appreciate everyone's assistance and recommendations while I was visiting Austin. This location is perfect, and easy to get to from the airport and to downtown. I highly recommend staying here if you're looking for a hotel in Austin.