4.5
Very Good 372 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

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.

Rooms

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

South Congress Hotel
1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 372 Reviews
Rooms
Reviewed 5 days ago

The rooms are not appropriate for 2 people. There are windows in the shower that look onto the head of the bed! One can’t shower with the light on if the other is sleeping! Also, very dark and difficult to put in makeup!

Terrific Location - Ultramodern & comfortable
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to visit South Austin, this is the best hotel in the area - recently built, beautifully designed, comfortable. Although the ground floor bar area -- and South Congress Ave. itself --can be extremely noisy on weekend nights, the rooms seem fairly sound-proof and the noise doesn't carry. Courteous staff.

Flat out not worth it.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Th.-Sun. Stay. We were told upon arrival we would get 15% off in the connected stores, at Revival they said no it’s 10%. At Sunroom, no discount. On Friday we had breakfast in room, left for the morning and came back right before lunch. Our room still hadn’t been serviced, “no big deal, maybe they just haven’t made it to our room yet”, so I left the service tag on our doorknob just to be sure. We then left for lunch, returned around 5:00 to get ready for dinner, still no service. At this point I had to call and request it directly. Saturday, we had very late service as well, around 5, 5:30. The room seemed very used, a wooden stool in the shower sat over the drain and seemed to make the entire room smell like feet, the lights (that weren’t burned out) should have come with an instruction manual. Valet was great, which one should expect at $32 a night. Bar service was great, pool and lounge, but the pool was pretty dirty. They have “complimentary” items such as an iron, ice, etc. at the request of a phone call downstairs, +tip. My wife and I had our engagement party here about a year ago, and it turned out great, but we didn’t stay with the hotel that weekend. So we came back to try it out. I expected a lot more from this hotel, and the employees will make you expect a lot too. Do your research when choosing in Austin at this rate. We won’t be back.

Excellent venue
Reviewed 1 month ago

Attended a wedding here recently so only saw the public areas. The rooms where the event was held were very nice. The hotel staff was helpful and the event was well run. The bar area is welcoming and the décor is modern. Great location!

Well appointed but beyond that.....
Reviewed 2 months ago

Let me start out by saying I like simple hotels: quiet, clean, and easy. I don't need frills and never ending added costs.

Pros:
Decorations: Probably the nicest room I have stayed in a long time. I would not mind my house being decorated this way.
Staff: Staff and valet are very nice.
That is it

Cons:
-Loud: bring a white noise machine. our room was on the pool level and luckily it was cold so nobody was using pool because it would be extremely loud and offers zero privacy.
-this hotel is odd. You could hear the bar through the bathroom vent, nowhere else.
-Expensive: crazy expensive. For the price you could stay at Four Seasons.
-Dark: this is by far the darkest room I've ever stayed in. be sure to bring a flashlight or be ready to use your phone flashlight.
-Rain shower: nothing good about rain showers, just put in a normal shower or a wand
-Ironing board: don't think so. Had to ask house keeping to bring one
-Closet: don't bring too many hanging clothes.