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Where to Stay in Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest Festival

by Katie Skrzek

Feb 27, 2024

© Westin Austin Downtown

Destinations / North America

If you’re traveling with your family to Austin, Texas, for the annual South by Southwest Festival, held March 8–16, consider booking a stay at one of these properties.



© Aloft Austin Downtown

Aloft Austin Downtown

Situated in the popular 6th Street Entertainment District, this property boasts three dining outlets. Popular attractions including University of Texas at Austin, Zilker Metropolitan Park and Lady Bird Lake are all close to the hotel.


Austin Marriott Downtown

This 31-story property in downtown Austin boasts 613 guestrooms and 25 suites. Guestrooms start on level seven to ensure guests experience city views. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of popular attractions, bars and restaurants.

rooftop pool

© JW Marriott Austin

JW Marriott Austin

This luxury property is home to an on-site spa, seven bars, four restaurants and a Starbucks. Guestrooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows for picturesque views of Austin. The property also features more than 120,000 square feet of meeting and event space.



© The Otis Hotel

The Otis Hotel

The Otis Hotel is the first Autograph Collection property in Austin. The hotel pays homage to Austin’s music history with record players in each room and a vinyl library in the lobby.


Westin Austin Downtown

Westin Austin Downtown is within walking distance of 6th Street and Austin Convention Center. Indulge in southern cuisine at the on-site restaurant Stella San Jac. Head to the hotel’s rooftop for fire pits, stunning views, and light bites and cocktails.


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