The LINE Hotel Austin
What We Love
- The hotel’s main restaurant has prime seats to Austin’s renowned sunset “bat show”
- Craft cocktails by the infinity pool
- Custom artwork by emerging local artists in all guest rooms
- Inventive pastries—Matcha conchas, Eggs Benedict kolaches—at the lobby café
What To Know
- A rooftop lounge with sweeping Lady Bird Lake views will open soon
- The hotel’s comprehensive redesign was a collaborative effort between Austin architect Michael Hsu and the L.A.-based designer Sean Knibb
- Capitol King rooms overlook the statehouse
- Pets stay for free
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
Yesteryear Austin landmark does a dramatic about-face, with an all-star restaurant lineup and an allegiance to its longstanding musical roots
This former Radisson, long a stodgy mid-century eyesore on Austin’s otherwise effervescent skyline, was overdue for a stem-to-stern reinvention. Fortunately, the Sydell Group who knew just what to shed and keep. The hotel’s once gaudy lobby is now the site of trendy Alfred, an L.A.-based café that made the phrase “but first, coffee” Instagram-famous. The dreadfully out-of-touch TGI Fridays was replaced with Arlo Grey, an edible excursion through France and Italy by way of Central Texas, helmed by Top Chef winner Kristen Kish. The formerly corporate rooms now exude a firm sense of place, replete with gentle nods to Hill Country’s sunsets, green spaces, and rivers: light fixtures are styled to resemble fireflies and bed boards mimic topographical maps. In its earliest form, the building was the site of a 1960s-era jazz club that broadcast live on radio, and the property’s decades-old commitment to music remains alive and kicking in the form of an upcoming artist-in-residency program and sound-bath meditations by the neighboring lake.
In the Area
Whether it’s a walk through the distinguished Texas State Capitol, just a mile from the hotel, or an afternoon taking in a festive Dia de los Muertos exhibit at the Mexic-Arte Museum, downtown Austin pairs small-town scenes with big city swagger. Because you happen to be in the world’s live music capital, don’t leave without a two-step lesson and some boot-scootin’ at Broken Spoke, a 55-year-old dance hall with a celebrity guest list that includes Garth Brooks, Clint Eastwood, and Willie Nelson.
How to Get There
The LINE is currently in "preview" till 2019, but provided lovely accommodations, friendly service, and reasonable rates. The decor is modern, which may not be for everyone (platform beds and the like) but the view of the water provides a picturesque background. Some other amenities, such as a coffee maker in the room, are available upon request. And they are adding a new restaurant and full gym in the near future! All in all, a nice place to stay.
I liked the lobby upon entry and was checked in by the perfect hostess. Pool area was cool (with a gate to Lady Bird Lake and the bat bridge). I only used the restaurant for breakfast and that we very nice. I liked the style of my room. Not much else to say.....
My boyfriend and I stayed here this past weekend for his birthday. Everyone was beyond nice. The location is in close walking proximity of everything. I love how the rooms are so chic and gives off a home feeling. The view from our room was so beautiful. Only negative is that there isn’t an iron in the room but if you call for one, they will bring it without any issue. Will stay here again!
When seeking a romantic hotel for our anniversary, we were told to stay at Austin's newest spot, The Line. It was a very nice renovation of an old hotel.
We asked for their best spa suite. They don't have one yet, but we hear they are coming in 2018.
Our room was small, there were no drawers, or counters for luggage, and half the closet was used as the minibar. They had robes (Which I love) but they were the thinnest, cheapest robes I've ever seen in a hotel. We were there during their "preview" time, so I won't dock them for the construction noise that woke us up way too early, but I do take umbridge with the thermostat reading 10 degrees warmer, with not way to cool the room down. We had a terrible night's sleep. Another fun fact. They have a very cool bed (albeit very low to the ground) with USB charging stations. However, they were not iPhone compatible. Tried both iPhone8 and iPhoneX... no go.
When checking out, I told the front desk of our disappointment, and we were told "Thanks for staying with us" .... Hopefully they will work the kinks out.
Stayed at the Line Hotel over the course of 4 nights for business. Check in was very smooth, with a room on the 11th floor. There wasn't a lot of details provided during check in - like times on hotels or details around the wifi - but no big deal. The hotel lobby is pretty happening with a coffee shop and restaurant right there. The hotel is modern in design, and slightly dark - which seems to be the trend these days with hip hotels.
My room was fairly big - double queen, overlooking a street. Clean room, lots of closest space, room stocked with mini bar, snacks and water - all at very reasonable prices. The bathroom was very large as well - I liked the hair conditioner and body soap, but the shampoo wasn't good. Didn't really lather all that well.
Overall I liked the hotel, the wifi had good signal - found the hotel to be quiet for the most part - though in the mornings I could hear a kid across the hall. I would highly recommend this hotel. The only downside was the hotel didn't have a gym .. which I thought was little odd. Looks like they are opening a gym in the new year.