The Texas State Capitol building in Austin. Some beautiful architecture nestling within serene park grounds. It is here that the laws of Texas are hammered out, some of which can be quite controversial. You can tour the building most days, either on your own or with a tour guide. Be sure to spend some time looking at the finer details inside the building itself, such as the ornate door hinges and wall decorations which include portraits of all the Texas governors.
#architecture Bat departure M.O.S.H - mobile office studio home. As best I can tell, three dudes drive this around the country while they figure out what to do with themselves.
Check them out at 7cees.org. Austin, Texas at night. The statue of famous musician Stevie Ray Vaughan invites you to come and check out a city that claims to be the live music capital of the United States. Tons of music venues can be found throughout the city, especially around its famed 6th Street.
During all nights of the week, great live music can be found of all varieties! Austin has a pretty great skyline, especially lit up at night. The reflections of the Austin skyline off Lady Bird Lake The skyline of Austin continues to grow and change, and is a constant source of photographic inspiration for me. I have shot it from so many angles, and am always looking for new ones. I grabbed this one yesterday while we had some nice clouds in the sky and cooler temps in the air. All in all, a great start to what is hopefully going to become winter around here! :-) From http://nomadicpursuits.com/ Easy hike for everyone and depending on when you visit the park rangers may or may not allow you to go into the water due to high levels of bacteria. Cherry pie doughnut holes, known as Cherry Bombs. Cake doughnut holes topped with cherry glaze and sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar and cake-mix. A view of Austin fro the boardwalks on Ladybird Lake, directly south of the city. A great spot for walking, running or just enjoying the views of downtown Austin! As always Zilker provides the best waterlilies! Start going from April through August! It is hot during the day, but so pretty! Also if you go in the morning you can get some great shots and be done before it's too hot!
Taken with Canon T3i and edited with Aperture. Right before sundown, millions of bats fly out from underneath the bridge and put on a show. #Colorful #atx #flipintexfotos #bluehoir #batbridge Koriente has delicious Asian cuisine in a cool atmosphere. You order at the counter and the food is ready quickly. Entrees are inexpensive-- $6-$9. Rotundas always seems to be extraordinary #lifeatexpedia So, in March there isn't a lot of flowery things to take pics of at Zilker Botanical Gardens, but I was able to get a few things. mostly macro. Even though I borrowed my mom's DSLR I was using my Olloclip more. Bilker is a beautiful place to stop at any time of year. There are water falls, trails, butterflies, and cool cactus garden. Since SXSW is starting it was pretty busy, but in April, like Mayfield, everything changes and because it's getting warmer the flowers are everywhere!
Taken with iPhone 6 using Olloclip and edited with Aperture. The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum at night.
Located in Austin, Texas, this museum tracks Texas history from its earliest occupants through to the present day. It makes for an interesting few hours.
The museum is also home to Austin's IMAX theater which always offers great documentaries and feature movies, in standard or 3D. Observe warning signs. #troverATX Congress Avenue Bridge. August, 2011. Jalapeño cheddar sausage and moist brisket will activate your flavor sensors, but warm them up first with some fried pickles. House brews are great too, with enough variety to suit every wish (lager, amber, pale ale, etc). Reasonable prices. This huge, beautiful tree lives near the Central Market playground and is a favorite with kids. Its huge branches grow out in all directions, many of them conveniently arching all the way to the ground to provide easy access for children. #treetrove The Dome at the Capital Building, Austin Texas
#architecture #tnkarts #building #rotunda #urban #historic #austintx #austin #texas We didn't get to explore it much but this building was a wonder at night An ACL sunset The beautiful Dome at the Hey cupcakes is a one of the many trailers that lines a street in downtown Austin, these cupcakes are huge and run out quickly. State Capitol Need a way to get around in Austin? Use the pedicabs. #6thstreet #Colorful #flipintexfotos #atx Only have craft beers made in Texas Capitol evening Look for the sneaker art during the Trover walking tour of East Austin. The Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin, Texas. A phenomenal purpose-built track about 30 mins away from downtown Austin, it's home to the American Formula One car race held in November of each year.
The track, also referred to as COTA, is also host to MotoGP, Le Mans and various other races throughout the year including vintage cars. The Aussie V8 Supercars raced here in 2013. The track also successfully bid to host the popular X Games.
The track also can be rented by car clubs from around the USA. Additionally, you can visit the track and view it from its main tower for about US$20.00. Texas Capitol Jimmy Ray Vaughan statue along the lake. View of Barton Springs from Barton Springs Rd. in Austin. The water is beautiful and the weather is usually perfect for paddle boarding or other water activities. Capital A perfectly balanced salty/sweet margarita and delicious table-side guacamole make Iron Cactus a must-have when in Austin. Thirst exhibit installation on lady Bird Lake, hike&bike trail The graffiti park at Castle Hill in Austin, Texas. Lots of very creative work here, and some neat exploring to do through this concrete fort sitting in urban Austin. Keep an eye out for dangerous rod iron as you negotiate the climb up the hill! Chuy's No. 1 on Barton Springs Dr. In Austin opened in 1982. This was a new kind of funky retro hipster Tex-Mex joint with ceilings armored in hubcaps and with lighted '58 Cadillac fins jutting out of the walls. Many people flocked here to try out fajitas for the first time. 33 years and 50 locations later, the hubcaps have not tarnished on the birthplace of the It's long way up to the cupola of the Texas Capitol, but you can make out the letters of the word TEXAS around the star. This is a very impressive building. Bat Bridge A nicely yarnbombed stop sign in French Place. #Austin #streetart #yarnbomb Nutella peanut butter gelato at Tèo. Yes, please. Android in google village. SXSW rocks! My contribution: a Trover stencil. #Trover #SXSW #graffiti party The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888 in Downtown Austin, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. Designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed from 1882 to 1888 under the direction of civil engineer Reuben Lindsay Walker. A $75 million underground extension was completed in 1993. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.The Texas State Capitol is 308 feet (94 m) tall, making it the sixth tallest state capitol and one of several taller than the United States Capitol in The Texas State Capitol by night from the Congress Avenue. The beautiful pink granite looks lovely lit up on all sides. Beautiful structure with some lovely views.
#stunningstructures There are two long hallways at the capitol building here in Austin that almost look like mirror images of each other. The lights are perfect, the floors are shined, and everything lines up. Always great for a symmetrical shot. Tip: This is also a great black and white shot! #architecture Capital Building, Austin Texas. Inside the Rotunda
#architecture #tnkarts #building #rotunda #urban #historic #austintx #austin #texas Capitol dome Austin Natural spring fed, cold cold water!! Vegan wonderfulness. Open Tues-Sat noon-6, or until the food runs out! Downtown Austin, Texas skyline as seen from the hike and bike trail that surrounds Lady Bird Lake. Observing graffiti at the HOPE Outdoor Gallery
Parking is free for 2 hours and along the street. Austin artist BRiKS put this giant piece up. I have done this before. But this shot I think came out the best. #tnkarts #niborderlens #steelwool #austintx #skyline During the summer months in Austin, Texas, millions of Mexican Freetail bats nest underneath the Congress Street bridge downtown. Go there at sunset and you will be able to see them leave the bridge and head out for their nightly feed. Luckily, they just go for insects! Seeing them swarm into the dusk sky is quite a sight! Restoration starts with a shiny new Chevrolet badge. Texas State Capitol Building Create your own Trover t-shirt at the best party in town. Join us for live street art, car painting, and a free drink. Next food you'll find some great food trucks.
Last chance to party Monday 6-9pm. Order at the food truck and dine under the tent. Line moves pretty fast. The pork ribs were excellent. The moist brisket was a bit peppery, but a dose of BBQ sauce cuts it nicely for an overall pleasing flavor. Come early before they run out of brisket! Stop by Gourdough's across the street for some Sea salt caramel gelato with chocolate. This stuff is insanely delicious. It's worth a trip in itself, but the whole menu at Blue Dahlia is quite good. A #stikman in the crosswalk on 2nd street. This made me paws. A crazy art car in Hyde Park. This one I processed it a bit. Brought up the contrast and a bit more saturation. It made the patterns of this building stand out much more
#architecture #tnkarts #building #urban #austintx #austin #texas #downtown TX State Bird (mockingbird) in front of State Capitol bldg. happy July 4th. Different shades of #green
View from hike and bike trail bridge over to Barton Springs Rd bridge. #austin Impressive building worth a visit Another alternative thing to do in Austin is swim in the natural spring fed pool.
It's just south of downtown, still in the city proper and is really quite gorgeous. Great Pulled Pork! Fun stuff here! We enjoyed delicious coffee made from locally roasted beans. And the Pionono was amazing, too. (Cake soaked in kalhua liquer and coffee syrup with strawberries and whipped cream.) Beautiful blue bonnets are the Texas state flower. Also... This is a private garden, but when the gate is open your welcome to go in and enjoy.... Yummy cheap pho open till 4 am on Saturdays 1am all week :) A charming hula hoop #stencil. #austin #streetart #REVOLT on the side of Home Slice pizza. #Austin #streetart Snacks on the patio Austin, Texas at night. A great city where you can have a brilliant time day or night. It has a strong live music scene, especially around the 6th Street area. Also, you'll find superb eateries and bars, ranging from Tex-Mex to modern fusion, which you can eat in either standard brick and mortar restaurant or at the growing number of food vans. The latter seem to bring a wider international variety to the fray, including great Asian and Mediterranean foods. Deathfox piece at Castle Hill. Texans are very proud of this building, as they should be. I like Wisconsin's Capitol much better. #Austin Met up with one friend who we met through USA Track and Field of Albany at the Friehaufer's Women Run. Carmin and her hubbie live and work in the Austin area. Carmin is an elite athlete who had run all over the world. Visited the capital of Texas. Cool city despite walking around in the rain at some points. Sooo many food trucks! The Capitol is harder to navigate through than one might think. Take the guided tour. Great walking path and beautiful views The 360 Bridge in Austin on a rather gloomy New Years...
#LifeAtExpedia A fun rootsy, dive-bar with a great food truck out back - East Side King. Really rocking on the weekends. Gem under Cesar Chavez I got 99 problems but this pizza ain't one. #Stencil on Home Slice Pizza. #Austin #streetart Curious art and terrific food. Authentic east Austin! The Austin Nature Center is a great place to take kids. It has hands-on kid-friendly exhibits, a big sandbox with model dinosaur fossils inside for kids to discover, and an animal sanctuary with a bobcat, a coyote, foxes, snakes, spiders, lizards, owls, and more. And it's free! #austin #KidsFun #Colorful trailer by #bRiKS and Lucas Aoki at Castle Hill Texas Natural Science Center A drafthouse/movie theater. What an AMAZING idea. LA are you listening? #Sly at work on East 5th. #austin #graffiti #streetart #gats sticker on South Congress. #austin #streetart Austin, Texas
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Get an overview of this hotelDowntown Austin hotel, 3 blocks from state capitol

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Restaurant
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool

Downtown Austin music

This Austin hotel is situated within easy walking distance of the state capitol, Erwin Center, 6th Street, and the University of Texas campus, offering music, cultural, and entertainment experiences.

Indoor/outdoor pool

The Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol provides a 24-hour fitness center, a connected indoor/outdoor pool, a spa tub, and The Yard restaurant with Southwestern fare and outdoor seating.

Sweet Sleeper beds, Internet

Guestrooms offer Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge, 42-inch LCD TVs, and desks with ergonomic chairs.

Languages Spoken

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This downtown Austin hotel with distinctively modern architecture and majestic views of the city is within a half-mile of state government offices, the convention center, the University of Texas, and the 6th Street Entertainment District. Business amenities include a Link@Sheraton and 20,000 square feet of meeting space. Free wireless Internet access is available in the hotel lobby. Recreational facilities include a fitness center and a pool with indoor and outdoor sections. The on-site restaurant specializes in Southwestern cuisine.

Through March 2016, the lobby will be undergoing improvements. During this time, various sections of the lobby will be closed. Minimal noise and guest disruptions are anticipated. Please contact the hotel for further information.

The Sheraton Austin at the Capitol is entirely smoke-free.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 15 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1858 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 20000 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 367 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 16 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: ,

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LCD TV 
  • Hydromassage showerhead 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

The Yard - The hotel restaurant specializes in Southwestern cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Starbucks - The hotel's coffee bar serves light breakfast items.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel provides a spa tub and an indoor/outdoor pool. Indoor and outdoor sections of the pool are separated by glass panels. The fitness center includes cardio-vascular equipment, free weights, and Nautilus machines.

Jogging paths on Waller Creek are adjacent to the property, and tennis courts are four miles away. Riverside Golf Course is five miles from the hotel, and Cimarron Hills Golf Course is 18 miles from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 60 per pet, per stay, plus a one-time cleaning fee of USD 250.00
  • Dogs only
  • Up to 40 lb
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 18.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 30.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 38.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 60 per pet, per stay plus USD 250.00 one-time cleaning fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Austin Sheraton
  • Austin Sheraton Capitol
  • Sheraton Austin
  • Sheraton Capitol
  • Sheraton Capitol Austin
  • Sheraton Capitol Hotel Austin
  • Sheraton Austin Hotel Capitol
  • Sheraton Hotel Capitol
  • Sheraton Austin Capitol

We should mention

Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


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