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East-austin: Close to Downtown & Walk to Franklins BBQ
5/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Perfect for a big group

"We spent new years with group of friends here. We enjoyed it very much. Chris was a excellent host, he was very responsive and helpful. Kitchen had everything we needed. Fun board and card games were a really nice touch. Place is very close to famous 6th street."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

East-austin: Close to Downtown & Walk to Franklins BBQ
Exotic-like Villa Lake, Pool, River & Hikes ALL Here -views!
5/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)
Great Place To Stay

"Great experience. Property Manager was superb -- attentive to every detail and communication was great! Thanks!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Exotic-like Villa Lake, Pool, River & Hikes ALL Here -views!
Modern Apartment Near the University of Texas
5/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)

"Rice is an exceptional host. The property is convenient, clean, and comfortable. A memorable stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Modern Apartment Near the University of Texas
A Rustic Cabin Paradise ON Reimers Ranch Next TO Hamilton Pool
5/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Perfect getaway during the pandemic

"Great cabin to stay in and to strike out to do some activities. Able to visit some Travis county parks nearby. Did some hiking and playing in the river. Afternoon we got dinner at fetch. A local area that has food trucks. We brought Dinner back to cabin and see an incredible sunset. Next day went ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

A Rustic Cabin Paradise ON Reimers Ranch Next TO Hamilton Pool
Old Town Escape. A Beautiful, Spacious Home In The Heart Of Georgetown
4.9/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Georgetown

"Spacious 2 bedroom house with extra sleeping in an enclosed side porch. great location for walking to restaurants downtown."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Old Town Escape. A Beautiful, Spacious Home In The Heart Of Georgetown
Jesse Cooper Cottage on Wilbarger Point
4.9/5Exceptional! (59 reviews)
Peaceful retreat

"This cottage was perfect! Just right for us and our little pup. We had all the amenities of home. The area is quiet, and the scenery beautiful. Susan and Jimmy made us feel at home. The homemade blackberry jelly was an unexpected treat! We stayed over 4th of July and they even brought us over some ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Jesse Cooper Cottage on Wilbarger Point
Georgetown Square Minutes Away - Romantic Cabin on Riverfront Farm , Pet, Rural
4.9/5Exceptional! (178 reviews)
R & R

"This was our second time here at the Palette Pad. We didn't think we could top the first visit, but we sure did! We love this place. It is the PERFECT place to recharge, reset, and relax. My wife and I were so overdue for this visit and it was exactly what we needed. It was the first time for our ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Georgetown Square Minutes Away - Romantic Cabin on Riverfront Farm , Pet, Rural
Recently Renovated Victorian-style Home In Downtown Pflugerville
4.9/5Exceptional! (107 reviews)
So much space!!

"This place is huge!! We had 7 people staying plus a toddler and we never felt crowded. The house wasn’t perfectly clean when we arrived, but nothing terrible!! There were two A/Cs, one downstairs and one upstairs, which we were so thankful for during that heatwave. Grocery store was less than 5 minutes ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Recently Renovated Victorian-style Home In Downtown Pflugerville
Available1 Hot Spot! Water View of Lake Austin, Across St. From Hula Hut!
4.8/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)
Nice weekend getaway

"Property was very clean. Nice location. Plenty of towels in the linen closet across from the bathroom. Great AC and plenty of hot water."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Available1 Hot Spot! Water View of Lake Austin, Across St. From Hula Hut!
Fabulous, Tastful, And Fully Furnished Condo On Lake Travis Island Villa!!!
4.7/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)

"Property was clean, there were deer every where which was neat and very pretty view of the lake coming into the property."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Fabulous, Tastful, And Fully Furnished Condo On Lake Travis Island Villa!!!
Lovely, Tasteful, And Fully Furnished Condo On Lake Travis Island Villa!!!
4.6/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)
Fantastic. Love the place. Condo as very nice. It was just what I needed.

"It was great. No issues at all."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Lovely, Tasteful, And Fully Furnished Condo On Lake Travis Island Villa!!!
Hotel Ella
4 out of 5
1900 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $134 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (716 reviews)
Ames love Ella

"The best! When we can travel again, Ella will be our choice. The best staff and accommodations. Lots of love, C and N"…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Hotel Ella
The Driskill - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
4.5 out of 5
604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $136 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)

"I love it there it’s nice and staff was very nice !!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

The Driskill - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
4 out of 5
701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX
Free Cancellation
The price is $139 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (988 reviews)

"We were only there for one night but our room was very clean and comfortable. They take COVID seriously with temperature checks, masks, and hand sanitizer. Staff were super nice and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
5 out of 5
98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $495 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (215 reviews)

"The four seasons Austin property is a gem the rooms are super clean. A friendly happy staff, great bathrooms Comfy beds and beautiful grounds"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Austin
BEST WESTERN- ROUND ROCK
2.5 out of 5
1851 N I-H 35, Round Rock, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (680 reviews)

"Due to COVID- Round Rock & all Austin areas are a required Mask wearing community. It felt GREAT to come home knowing we took necessary precautions to keep ourselves & others safe from this pandemic! Thank you Best Western- Round Rock, TX (Jordan, MJ & D) and Expedia for a safe & fun trip ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

BEST WESTERN- ROUND ROCK
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About Austin Historic Hotels

When you go on a Austin trip out of town, it is easy to choose a modern hotel, or a chain you are familiar with. You know that your accommodation will have all the essentials. But sometimes choosing to stay in a more unique location can enhance your holiday. A stay in a Austin historic hotel still accommodates you with a well-appointed room and one with lots of character. Moreover, it allows you to surround yourself in Austin's past.

Grab Your Place in History

A night in one of these Austin traditional hotels can give you a feel for a bygone period as soon as you pass through the lobby. From unique architecture to locations infused with a rich history, these surroundings will make you instantly think like you have stepped into a history book. Luckily, you won't have to live totally in the past. Although these accommodations may be older, they have many up-to-date amenities to help you relax during your stay. You'll notice rooms furnished with a comfortable bed and just about anything you'll need for a marvelous getaway.

Once you've checked-in and had a look around your hotel, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich area by touring the museums and prominent landmarks. You can kick-off your adventure by sightseeing significant sites like Texas State Capitol and Governor's Mansion. Both can be a good way to not only learn a little more about Texas State Capitol, but also see what other great adventures this area offers. You can also scan through our comment section. You may find suggestions on what else there is to see or a fine place to have a nice meal. Additionally, the hotel's staff may be able to direct you to some local favorites or the best-kept secrets in Austin

Reserve a Austin Historic Hotel Today

Austin has 5644 vintage hotels that have the feel and look of another era. Some of these hotels are where prominent novelists may have stayed. You are sure to reserve a place that has all the amenities and the qualities you desire. Be sure to book your vintage hotel soon, or you could miss out on one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect on my historical trip to Austin?
The historical sites in Austin are probably at the top of your sightseeing list. Be sure to check out the college campus and acclaimed theater scene while you’re here. You can also discover the great live music in this vibrant area.
What's the best place to stay in Austin to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin is a top 4-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers 3 restaurants. Frost Bank Tower is a short walk away. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Hotel Ella and Four Seasons Hotel Austin.
How many historically relevant hotels are there in Austin?
Austin is home to 5619 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 232 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the top historical sites and other places in Austin?
Austin is notable for landmarks like Austin Public Library, Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, and University of Texas Tower. Known for its live music and festivals, cultural venues include Paramount Theater, Moody Theater, and Blanton Museum of Art. Other popular sights include Sixth Street and Texas State Capitol.
What is a historic hotel like in Austin?
A historic hotel gives guests the opportunity to stay in a place that’s been recognized with an official historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world can take the form of castles, palaces or even pubs or old police stations — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in Austin often retain original qualities like traditional architecture and period features in guestrooms or communal spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
The two are similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to emphasize the architecture and building. A heritage hotel draws meaning mainly from the cultural value that the place has and how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Austin have modern facilities?
Yes. Every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Guests can expect the amenities from a contemporary hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, and updated bathroom facilities. In Austin, booking a historic hotel doesn’t mean you’re choosing a place that’s rundown.

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