A hip, city-inspired hotel in Austin
96 Rooms / 75 Suites
Located in the constantly evolving Domain Northside entertainment and shopping district, Archer Hotel Austin is a newly opened ode to this city — rustic but thoroughly modern. The eight-story, 171 room boutique hotel blends the pastoral soul of Texas Hill Country with Austin’s vibrant music scene and its location near Apple, Dell, IBM and National Instruments make it a great destination for business and urban explorers looking for chic accommodations that well-represent the colorful capital city.
The lobby opens up to a lofty atrium showcasing an elegant chandelier, a grand staircase juxtaposed with wild horse imagery, and earth-tone leather furniture contrasted with glam silver tree trunk tables. Rows of reclaimed leather belts discreetly line the wall behind the reception area and stately blue velvet armchairs face a flickering fireplace.
On the second level, you’ll find more seating areas brightened with touches like cowhide chairs, a bright turquoise leather couch and “Hey baby.Que paso?" scrawled in neon, inspired by a Texas Tornados song.
Both the Atrium Suite and Terrace Suite meeting spaces overlook the lobby and Second Bar & Kitchen restaurant below, but the latter also leads out to a terrace featuring a bar area, multiple tables and chairs, rocking chairs and a fire pit. Right across the hall, Grand Salon can be split into five different sections, which makes it versatile for a number of different events, from corporate retreats and presentations to weddings and receptions.
A fitness studio, outfitted with new cardio machine models and weight systems, overlooks the extraordinary rooftop patio, which features a spacious round pool (with the star of Texas painted on the bottom of it) and is surrounded by sleek cabanas. But the pièce de résistance is the 14-by-7-foot screen towering over a long gas fireplace, perfect for film screenings and game day parties.
Keeping with the theme, the hotel’s hallways are mini-galleries featuring storied local artwork, including framed black-and-white photos capturing Austin’s live music scene through the years. Rooms and suites come in six different design palettes with a variety of options, plus design elements like bluebonnet accent walls, black leather trunks and vintage crystal chandeliers.
Some, like the Archer King Suite, offer private balconies, fireplaces and free-standing tubs. Others, such as the Archer Den, come with a wet bar stocked with bar accessories and a sitting area filled with board games. All the rooms have amenities like Eurotop mattresses, Malin + Goetz bath products, Frette bathrobes, his and hers slippers, locally produced minibar offerings and nightly turndown treats.
Second Bar & Kitchen launched its anticipated second location with the opening of the Austin hotel, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to providing in-room dining and poolside service.
Executive Chef David Bull not only oversees daily operations, but he also offers culinary experiences exclusive to the hotel, such as a Chef for a Day immersion plus seasonal demonstrations and cooking classes. The restaurant itself, which features a ceiling full of twinkling stars, is a destination — even for those who haven’t yet experienced a stay at the Archer Hotel. Expect inventive New American cuisine like smoked salmon rillettes, grilled flank steak with Fresno chilies and chimichurri, and a jalapeño Caesar salad.