South Congress Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Balcony
Balcony
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds

Overview of South Congress Hotel

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South Congress Hotel

4.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, 78704

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAnn W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge2 min drive
  • Popular LocationLady Bird Lake3 min drive
  • Popular LocationRainey Street4 min drive
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)13 min drive

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About this area

Austin

Located in Austin, South Congress Hotel is in the entertainment district. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park, while Moody Theater and Paramount Theater are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Frank Erwin Center or Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge - 2 min drive
  • Lady Bird Lake - 3 min drive
  • Austin Convention Center - 3 min drive
  • Moody Theater - 3 min drive
  • Rainey Street - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Austin Station - 4 min drive
  • Downtown Station - 4 min drive
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) - 13 min drive

Restaurants

  • Cafe No Se — 1 min walk
  • Central Standard — 1 min walk
  • Guero's Taco Bar — 2 min walk
  • Gueros Taco Bar — 2 min walk
  • Home Slice Pizza — 3 min walk

About this property

South Congress Hotel

4-star hotel in the heart of South Congress
Close to South Congress Avenue, South Congress Hotel provides free WiFi, 3 bars, and a coffee shop/café. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 onsite restaurants, which feature Californian cuisine and al fresco dining.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Breakfast (surcharge), a free area shuttle, and a rooftop terrace
  • Valet parking (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk, and express check-out
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the location
Room features
All 83 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, as well as perks like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guest reviews speak well of the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, and pillowtop mattresses
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • LED TVs with premium channels
  • Free infant beds, daily housekeeping, and desks

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Covered self parking on site (USD 42.00 per night)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 42.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Free area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–1:00 PM: USD 12-25 per person
  • 3 restaurants and 1 1 coffee shop/café
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space (2355 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 3

Outdoors

  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • LED TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • In-room massage
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay free
Dogs welcome
1 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Covered self parking fee: USD 42.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 42.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
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 credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

South Congress Hotel
South Congress Hotel Hotel
South Congress Hotel Austin
South Congress Hotel Hotel Austin

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 284 out of 408 reviews
5 - Excellent 70%
Rating 4 - Good. 75 out of 408 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 30 out of 408 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 408 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 408 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel is great !! Walking distance to all the fun places. I wish they stop charging for parking! That will be even better.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
Understaffed and the ones working not really making an effort. Air conditioning system extremely loud and annoying. Could not rest at all. Definitely not again… overhyped hotel for what it actually offers.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Too many weddings, night after night. For $550 it's not worth the noise.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
very pretty and well designed property. Felt like the service was good but not great… At least for what I would expect from a four-star hotel. The staff was friendly enough, but there were a few requests that I made which had to do with repairs in our room, and they were either forgotten or disregarded until I reminded them at the end of the day. There were also a few amenities that we were not able to take advantage of because of private events that took over the common areas and pool area of the hotel on the second of our 2-night stay. Additionally there were a few things about the room that I would recommend they change for the future including bringing back the rugs and throw blankets (as pictured In the hotel’s marketing photos) and the addition of slippers if they are not going to bring back the rugs. The rooms are very cool but also a bit austere and I believe those two additional decor items would make a difference. And maybe swapping in more lamps with shades as opposed to the bright shadeless globe lights - cool but not ambiance-creating. lastly, and this is really important for guests who are not romantically involved: This is a hotel with rooms for either couples, or very very close friends who do not mind seeing each other naked while they shower. This hotel’s rooms have an exposed glass wall between the sleeping room and the bathroom shower, which makes it so there is no way to take a shower without the person in the bedroom seeing.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Exceptional & hip!
What an exceptional hotel with exceptional service. I will definitely be back next time I come through Austin!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021