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
- 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
Perfect addition to South Congress. I was afraid this hotel was going to overwhelm Congress Ave, but it fits in perfectly. Great Austin vibe! From the lobby, to the restaurants, to the lovely tea/coffee shop in the courtyard - they did an amazing job. Can't wait to go back again!
Top notch service at this well located hotel. Very modern, well appointed hotel with truly exceptional service. Loved the location in the middle of the South Congress scene. The Lime scooters out front were a fun way to zip to the river.
The hotel has great lounge areas and the staff is incredibly friendly and very good at their job. The hotel smells great, looks great, and the aesthetic is really nice. Whoever designed the interior did a great job.
I had heard many good things about S. Congress Hotel so I decided to stay there for a weekend. I thought the rooms were very nice, but I'm not entirely sure it was worth the price in comparison to other hotels I've stayed at in this price range. Rooms are very small compared to normal hotels and the hotel in general is very loud. I could hear other peoples conversations in entirety in the hallways and in the rooms next to mine. Not necessarily a deal breaker, but worth mentioning. If you're looking for a quiet and restful getaway this is probably not your spot. If you're looking for something exhilarating and high energy w/ lots of people around then it's perfect.
The South Congress was an excellent place to meet my parents for the week with our 6 month old daughter! They sent up a pack-n-play for us which was most helpful! The pool and bar area was excellent as we had to home-base it a lot with a napping infant. We probably tried most of the menu there, and drank our weight in frozen golden coladas! I loved the area; we could stroll out for breakfast, etc, and hop in the car quickly to get where we needed to go. We will most definitely be back!
Funny side-note: My parents got there a day earlier after driving all day, and the hotel was not what they were "accustomed to". They got there late at night and were unfamiliar with the area, so when they pulled up to the entrance the exterior seemed "a little dated" (it's new, beautiful, maybe a little mid-century modern.) My mother was a little weary, so she asked the lovely gentlemen at the front desk if she might peek into a room to see if it was "suitable". They were so kind to her and took her up to a room without hesitation and explained the building was built in 2015. She was very appreciative and of course, the rooms and hotel are all stunning and right up her design alley! The next day in the light of day (and rest), they could see how nice it was, and we all had a laugh about it!
We came down from Dallas for a quick weekend. SCH was a perfect choice; great location and on-property food was outstanding. Our only complaint (and it's a big one) is the temperature; it was warm in the room and VERY warm in Central Standard. In fact, it was so warm in CS that we ended up leaving and popping in to the small sushi lounge upstairs.
Dinner at Central Standard was fantastic; inventive food, served properly, great staff, fun drinks, and the room is truly delicious. We went twice. If the A/C had been working better we would have stayed longer.
The bar at Otoko was AWESOME! Ricky and Whitney behind the bar were great and guided us all over the place from a liquor standpoint. They were funny and engaging and we stayed late. We didn't get a chance to eat there but if the bar experience is any type of barometer we'll certainly be back there soon.
Our room was cool and spacious and modern and very comfortable. The bathroom was nice and had good amenities. However, the A/C wasn't working well and we hard a hard time cooling it down to a pleasant level. Also, the A/C control unit was SUPER complicated! We're travelers; all we want is the ability to make it cooler or warmer, that's it. This thing had so many buttons that were completely irrelevant to our two day stay; recirculating air button, child lock button, economy mode button, fan only button, etc... It went on and on and ultimately we quit trying to figure it out. We're smart people and we had a hard time with this thing.
The pool and pool bar were a great way to spend a day, and we did just that.
The service thru ought the entire property was polished and pleasant. Everybody seemed to be happy to be there and willing to help.
Our three star review would easily be 4 or 5 if the temperature hadn't been such an issue...