Sonder - The Catherine

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Overview of Sonder - The Catherine

Sonder - The Catherine

4 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
214 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78704

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSouth Congress Avenue5 min walk
  • Popular LocationLady Bird Lake7 min walk
  • Popular LocationSixth Street16 min walk
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)14 min drive

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Deluxe Studio, Balcony

No guest room rating
  • 580 sq ft
  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

  • 943 sq ft
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 King Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Design Suite, 1 Bedroom

No guest room rating
  • 828 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Deluxe Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Balcony

  • 1428 sq ft
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 King Beds and 1 Queen Bed

About this area


Located in Austin, Sonder - The Catherine is near a metro station. Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge and Austin History Center are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Frank Erwin Center or Mike A. Myers Stadium.

What's nearby

  • South Congress Avenue - 5 min walk
  • Lady Bird Lake - 7 min walk
  • Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge - 9 min walk
  • Moody Theater - 12 min walk
  • Sixth Street - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Austin Station - 3 min drive
  • Downtown Station - 3 min drive
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) - 14 min drive


  • Zax Pints and Plates — 2 min walk
  • Terry Black's BBQ — 10 min walk
  • Lamberts — 11 min walk
  • Malaga Tapas & Bar — 12 min walk
  • III Forks — 12 min walk

About this property

Sonder - The Catherine

4-star Austin aparthotel in Downtown Austin with free parking
Located in Bouldin, a historic neighborhood bordering the Colorado River, The Catherine boasts lavish amenities including the outdoor lounge with panoramic views of downtown, a state of the art fitness center, and an infinity-edge pool. The tall ceilings, bright windows, and stylish finishes complete this urban space without sacrificing comfort. There is no paid street parking, but there are paid lots available two blocks away.
Sonder - The Catherine offers 5 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Accommodations at this 4-star aparthotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Property amenities


  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Family friendly

  • Free crib/infant bed


  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Shampoo

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Sitting area


  • 40-inch flat-screen TV with digital service

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Laundry detergent

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Elevator
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services

Location highlights

  • Near a metro station

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center


  • 5 rooms
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and lockbox information; access will be through a private entrance

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Lockbox, private entrance


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Property is also known as

Sonder The Catherine
Sonder - The Catherine Austin
Sonder - The Catherine Aparthotel
Sonder - The Catherine Aparthotel Austin

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
It’s great stay. It’s one bedroom Unit in one of luxury residential apartments near to downtown. Very safe and nice neighbors. Free coffee in the lobby. All as pictures and extremely clean. The staff responded quickly. Brought extra blanket within one day.
Stayed 8 nights in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
The 24hr concierge is a bit intrusive, but other than that I had a great stay! Very quiet...OH YEH THE PARKING SUCKS! You have to pay outta pocket like 32 a night...
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
The location and view were amazing. The parking situation was a nightmare. You think when you book a hotel the parking would be organized but it was not. There is an automatic gate in the garage that will not open if you are not a permanent resident of the apartment complex, this was a pain trying to get in and out and when arriving back after 7pm there was no more parking and you had to park in an outside lot with no security , which yo I had to pay for for 2 days to stay over night.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved the apartment, it was spacious and clean, fabulous view, and enough amenities that if I wanted to stay there for a while I would have been very comfortable. The view was gorgeous, we could easily walk across the bridge to Downtown Austin which we did several times during our short stay, and there was a pool and rooftop bar as well. It costs about the same as a hotel in downtown but I much prefer the privacy, the homey feel and actually dealing only with passcodes and no keys or front desk was really nice. I'll definitely Sonder it again now that I have tried it!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful place but not a hotel
Beautiful apartment but this is not a hotel! Made it difficult initially to leave our luggage though the apartment concierge did do us a favor ultimately. Trade for having full amenities of kitchen, laundry and beautiful rooftop view is no food services and very noisy construction early in the morning
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020