What We Love
- Cocktails such as the cucumber and jalapeño lemonade, made with local Deep Eddy Vodka, or the green bee, which uses honey sourced from the hotel’s rooftop hives
- The people-watching at Trace restaurant’s plush outdoor lounge, surrounded by trees with twinkling lights
- The W’s signature Bliss lemon-sage amenities
What To Know
- Overnight valet parking is $31 a night
- Print your airline tickets in advance: To do so in Wired, the business center requires an Internet fee
- While WiFi is free in public areas, it comes at a charge in the guest rooms
- Read more about what to see and do in Austin in our magazine section
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a city known for its casual vibe, the W Austin stands out as a playground for those who want to strap on stilettos and sip martinis in a swanky spot. Guests can take their pick of lounges: In the Living Room, colorful throw pillows, a wall of vinyls, and modern art dress up cozy couches and chairs, while in neighboring spaces, guests pull out computers in a natural light. Exposed concrete pillars anchor the soaring tower, giving every room an industrial edge.
Bed and Bath
Of the hotel’s 251 rooms, snag one of the 27 Cool Corner Suites for expanded views, as well as their spacious bathrooms and additional living rooms. All rooms touch on masculine and feminine design thanks to their cool palettes and splashes of color. Fashionable accents (bright red chairs, blue wine glasses, modish light fixtures) also grace the space. W-branded beds are cocoons of comfort, and Bliss sage-and-lemon bath products are hard not to hoard. Don’t miss locally inspired minibar snacks.
Foods are sourced locally whenever possible at Trace restaurant, divided into indoor and outdoor dining rooms, where standout dishes include the housemade charcuteries, goat rib-eye and seared, diver-caught scallops. Don’t skip dessert: drunken donuts (they come with a bourbon dulce de leche and vodka-spiked whipped cream) are a whimsical take on Café Du Monde’s famous fried dough. Work off your meal at SWEAT gym, a spacious workout facility that overlooks the city. For those who would rather relax, head to the WET pool surrounded by lounge chairs, or get spoiled with a massage or facial at the sprawling Away Spa with its seven treatment rooms.
In the Area
Guests can’t stay at the W without seeing a show or Austin City Limits taping at Moody Theater, attached to the hotel (check with the Insider, or concierge, to see if you can snag last minute tickets or a tour of the space). Around the corner on Second Street, order a cup of locally roasted Cuvée coffee at Jo’s, an Austin staple. If you want to go shopping, don’t miss jewelry by local designers such as Shaesby at Eliza Paige. Also close by, La Condesa is a top restaurant for haute Mexican cuisine and excellent margaritas.
How to Get There
Absolutely every detail of our stay was taken care of with the utmost care. We were checked in by Ernie, who was welcoming, professional, and made us feel like royalty!
The suite was exceptional and well appointed.
We will certainly return and we will recommend The W to anyone looking for an incredible experience.
Hello! Just wanted to express what exceptional customer service I experienced at the W, Austin. Brian Leibel, Dorian, Ronald and Hannah Coulter are incredible and provided me with world class customer service! Very grateful for all their genuine care.
Really enjoyed my short stay here! I had a late check-in and was quickly given a room as well as instructions to a nearby restaurant. They offered to take my luggage to my room while i went out to grab dinner - nice touch! Location is central to restaurants galore! Room and bathroom was very spacious and well designed. I’d stay again!
I was greeted by friendly gentlemen opening the door, and it only got BETTER from there. At check-in, Caleb was superb. His personality shined brightly when I asked him about a few local events. He even remembered my name when I waved the following day.
My room was immaculate, with a stunning view to the South. Everything in the room was clean and worked properly. The Nespresso machine in the room was a nice touch, but I prefer other brands.
The hotel is just a few short blocks from 6th Street, where many of the local pubs (and parties) can be found. Next door is where they film Austin City Limits. And numerous other local attractions are nearby as well.
Great hotel, great location staff very friendly at check in and room very nice and swanky, not much privacy in shower area but could get a curtain if needed. Positives excellent gym and equipment, Austin had a water issue but they provided plenty of bottled water for teeth etc, Nespresso coffee machine and plenty of room as you came in behind the door to stand cases, downside was lack of usable storage such as drawers, bathroom shelves for cosmetics and like many hotels don’t put plugs near mirrors for doing hair, makeup etc. Overall very nice and good breakfast available did valet parking and again staff were very helpful.