Your Go-To Austin Hotel Guide This Summer

Immerse yourself in the warm weather and southern hospitality of Austin, Texas, with our curated hotel guide for a memorable summer getaway. Explore the urban charm of Colton House Hotel on South Congress or indulge in lakeside tranquility at Lakeway Resort & Spa. The pool is calling—we recommend you pick up!


Lakeway Resort & Spa

If you prefer a more serene and scenic retreat, Lakeway Resort & Spa is the perfect choice. Located on the shores of Lake Travis, this resort offers breathtaking views, luxury accommodations and a range of outdoor activities, making it an ideal destination for those looking to escape to the Texas Hill Country.

The resort features multiple swimming pools including an adult-only pool equipped with a swim-up bar so you don’t have to interrupt your dip to grab a drink. Your stay isn’t complete without a trip to the full-service spa or a quick walk (or golf cart ride) to the marina, which offers direct access to the lake. Guests can enjoy activities such as boating, fishing and paddle boarding at Lakeway Marina. 

For culinary enthusiasts, Lakeway Resort & Spa offers several dining options including Back Porch Bar + Lounge, TR Restaurant + Bar and Sol Taqueria. Whether you are looking for a poolside snack, happy hour cocktails or elevated Texan cuisine, this resort has you covered.

Austin is a prime destination that offers something for everyone, no matter your interests or how you wish to spend your time here – and choosing the right hotel can truly enhance your experience. Whether you prefer to be centrally located at Colton House Hotel or relaxing by the lake at Lakeway Resort & Spa, both properties can all but guarantee a memorable experience. So, start planning your summer getaway and take advantage of everything Austin has to offer.

Texas as a whole is known for its warm weather and southern hospitality – and Austin is a shining example of both. (No, we’re not at all biased.) For those of you who are planning a summer getaway, we’ve curated a hotel guide featuring two exceptional properties in the Austin area: Colton House Hotel and Lakeway Resort & Spa. Whether you’re seeking urban charm in the heart of the city or lakeside tranquility in the Texas Hill Country, these hotels promise an unforgettable experience.

Colton House Hotel

Nestled on Austin’s iconic South Congress Avenue, Colton House Hotel is a boutique hotel that has a lot to offer. Beautifully designed rooms and event spaces? Yes. A state-of-the-art gym and yoga studio? Also yes. A pool? Necessary in the Texas heat (so yes). The property also boasts an on-site coffee and cocktail bar in the form of Simona’s, which features seasonal favorites as well as tried-and-true staples you’ll want more than once. 

What really sets Colton House Hotel apart from the crowd is its suites. The hotel offers 80 bespoke suites, all of them Texas-sized and luxurious with full baths, living areas and full kitchens to make yourself comfortable. To go a step further, Colton House’s rooms range from studios to three-bedroom suites, so it’s easy for groups – like families or, dare we say, bachelorette parties – traveling to Austin for a taste of everything it has to offer. Colton House’s suites are also available for short- and long-term stays, making it the perfect spot to call home no matter how long you’re here. (It’s worth checking out just for the large soaking tubs. Trust us on this one.) 

Don’t just take our word for it. Colton House has been featured among Austin’s coolest boutique hotels in Condé Nast Traveler. They were also named one of the best travel experiences in Good Housekeeping’s first-ever Family Travel Awards and have been recognized in Tripadvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards in both 2022 and 2023.

Kayla Lavender and Jacqueline Fierro

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