The Best Business Hotels in Austin

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A city overflowing with leaders in technology, aerospace engineering, finance, and gastronomy, Austin is a must-see destination for business travelers and vacationers alike. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, southern hospitality is proudly on display in Texas’s capital city.

Three Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here, along with Formula One’s Circuit of the Americas raceway, the host of the Grand Prix. As one of the fastest-growing large cities in the United States, corporate travel to Austin is consistently in high demand.

Below is a curated list of the top business hotels in Austin, Texas, along with tips for a successful business trip.

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Choosing a Business Hotel in Austin, Texas: Factors to Consider

COVID-19 Safety

The pandemic threw a wrench into corporate travel programs, making what used to be a few clicks a much more tedious process.

Between social distancing, reduced capacity, and increased sanitization stations, the hospitality industry has adapted to the current market conditions and local regulations to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and keep guests safe.

Look for properties with high cleanliness standards and contactless check-in for a more seamless experience for your teams—review aggregators like TripAdvisor will help paint an accurate picture of what to expect.

Business Necessities

Whether it’s a 24/7 business center, complimentary high-speed WiFi, ergonomic furniture in the suites, or conference rooms, tailored amenities for business travelers are a huge plus. Concierge service and even 24/7 room service are also great luxuries to take advantage of when working late in your hotel room.

Flexible Reservations

The unpredictability of COVID-19 requires hotel and airline bookings to be flexible in the event that anything needs to change last minute. Check on cancelation policies beforehand, and consider paying a small premium for the flexibility to cancel within 1-5 days of arrival.

Location and Commuting

Austin is loaded with attractions, concerts, and festivals that happen year-round. Look for a property that’ll put you within proximity to these areas so that you can work by day and enjoy yourself at night.

Even more crucial—aim for an airport that’s within 30 minutes of your meetings and the airport, ideally, to avoid a time crunch when commuting.

Top Business Hotels in Austin, Texas

Fairmont Austin

A Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Property, this downtown hotel is conveniently located around the city’s top restaurants and bars. Within walking distance of the Austin Convention Center, the Fairmont is ideal for business travelers attending conferences in that venue. 

Other amenities: 

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary parking
  • Lake view suites
  • Exclusive club quarters
  • Five dining options
  • Rooftop pool
  • Full-service spa and salon

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

As one of the most luxurious hotels in Austin, Four Seasons is perched over Lady Bird Lake and is less than one mile from the Texas Capitol. With a host of luxuries and services ideal for any traveler, this is a five-star property that does not disappoint. 

Other amenities: 

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Valet parking
  • Saltwater pool
  • Full-service spa and hair salon
  • 24/7 fitness center
  • Private car service
  • Several onsite dining options

JW Marriott 

Featuring elegant event space and contemporary suites, JW Marriott is a four-star property conveniently located only minutes from the Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas at Austin. With a Starbucks on-site and 115,000 square feet of meeting space, business travels in Austin are made easy at the JW Marriott. 

Other amenities:

  • Valet parking
  • Rooftop restaurant and lounge
  • Seven bars
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows 
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • On-site car rental
  • Easy access to the Austin Convention Center

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

Situated in Austin's Rainey Street Historic District, Hotel Van Zandt is minutes away from an array of restaurants and bars. Known for its funky yet upscale vibe, its rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows exposing lake or city views, and sometimes both, if you score a corner room! Hotel Van Zandt has a 24/7 fitness center, access to business services, and 24/7 room service available. This stunning IHG property was rated the #1 Hotel in Texas by Condé Nast Traveler in 2017 and 2018 makes for an excellent choice for all business and bleisure trips to Austin, Texas.

Other amenities:

  • Valet parking
  • Full-service rooftop pool with a fireplace and bar
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • On-site bike rentals
  • Upgraded WiFi included in its amenity fee, for faster internet speeds
  • Soaking tubs and walk-in showers in specific room types

The LINE Austin

Once a Jazz club, today a mid-century hotel, The LINE is an essential piece of Austin’s entertainment history. Only miles from the State Capitol and the nearest rail station, its location is ideal for guests looking to stay downtown. A stunning outdoor pool and several dining options serve as the perfect place to unwind after a long day of work meetings and events. 

Other amenities: 

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Valet parking
  • Suites include kitchens, bars, and pool tables
  • Outdoor infinity pool
  • Complimentary yoga and fitness classes
  • Coffee shop on site
  • Bicycle rental

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

Only ten minutes from the Texas State Capitol, this modern high-rise is located around the entertainment district on Sixth Street. Trendy suites and exclusive club quarters provide guests with the amenities and luxuries needed for a successful business trip. 

Other amenities: 

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Valet parking
  • Rooftop pool
  • Rooftop fitness center
  • City view suites
  • Glass atrium with Southwest dining 

W Austin

Perfect for music lovers, the W Austin is located in the heart of 2nd Street District, right next to the world-famous Austin City Limits venue. Trendy and vibrant, business travelers will feel like they’re on vacation by sunset. The hotel is also within walking distance of the city’s train station and Austin City Hall. 

Other amenities: 

  • Outdoor pool
  • Valet parking
  • Full-service luxury spa
  • WiFi
  • 24/7 fitness center
  • Tequila bar and record room
  • Multiple dining options