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The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

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Exterior
Indoor pool
Indoor spa tub
Terrace/patio
Premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds, in-room safe

Overview of The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

VIP Access

The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

4.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, 78701

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSixth Street1 min walk
  • Popular LocationLady Bird Lake10 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Texas at Austin14 min walk
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)16 min drive
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About this area

Austin

The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel is located in Downtown Austin, a neighborhood in Austin, and is in the entertainment district and near a metro station. Sixth Street and South Congress Avenue are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Frank Erwin Center.

What's nearby

  • Sixth Street - 1 min walk
  • Frost Bank Tower - 4 min walk
  • Texas State Capitol - 8 min walk
  • Lady Bird Lake - 10 min walk
  • University of Texas at Austin - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Austin Station - 7 min drive
  • Downtown Station - 9 min walk
  • Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Ruth's Chris Steak House - 2 min walk
  • Eureka - 3 min walk
  • Quattro Gatti Ristorante - 3 min walk
  • Italic - 3 min walk
  • Voodoo Dougnut V - 3 min walk

About this property

The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

4-star hotel near University of Texas at Austin
Close to Sixth Street and Austin Convention Center, The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel provides a terrace, a bar, and a 24-hour gym. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. Enjoy regional cuisine and happy hour at the two onsite restaurants. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a business center.
Additional perks include:
  • An indoor pool
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and an electric car charging station
  • Express check-out, 6 meeting rooms, and books
  • A 24-hour front desk, an elevator, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the dining options and helpful staff
Room features
All 190 rooms boast comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as thoughtful touches like air conditioning and separate sitting areas. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable, quiet rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop mattresses, and down comforters
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and shower/tub combinations
  • 50-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, separate sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves 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, and dinner
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
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 valet parking on site (USD 52.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee weekends 7:00 AM–noon: USD 20 per person
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • The Roaring Fork
  • Stephen F’s Bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space (6000 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 6

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace

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 (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Books
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 50-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee for check-in between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 18 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 80.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Covered valet parking fee: USD 52.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

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. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
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
Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool access is from 6:00 AM–11:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel?

As of Nov 26, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel on Dec 18, 2022 start from $143.1, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel allows pets (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel?

Valet parking is available for USD 52.00 per night.

What time is check-in at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel?

Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime. Late check-in is available from 2:00 PM–4:00 PM for a fee.

What time is check-out at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel located?

Located in Downtown Austin, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sixth Street and Texas State Capitol. Lady Bird Lake and Austin Convention Center are also within 15 minutes. Downtown Station is 9 minutes by foot and Plaza Saltillo Station is 22 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 655 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 218 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 80 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 27 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 24 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 2%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.5/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Eva Elise
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Awesome Austin landmark hotel! The service was impeccable.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Robert
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Eileen
Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
with the exception of every bartender.. who were all nasty.. the rest of the staff was wonderful
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Peter G
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent staff! Great location. Cool place, and good value for the money. Their staff is their best attribute, however.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Mirtha
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Andrew
Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly and accommodating staff. Great location. Super pup-friendly.

5/5 Excellent

Nathan
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were excellent and super polite. The balcony seating was great. Across the street the elevate bar is cool!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Michael
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great overall stay and the location was walking distance to everything we wanted to do!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sherry, San Angelo
Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
good food. Helpful staff. Big bathrooms.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Macenzee
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely service all around- wonderful Expedia VIP recognition. Perfect location :) Thanks! We will return
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022