Four Seasons Hotel Austin

A waterfront gem in downtown Austin
Since opening in 1986, Four Seasons Hotel Austin has maintained its reputation for elegance and top-notch hospitality. Situated along Lady Bird Lake, just a stone’s throw from the Congress Avenue Bridge, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel has the benefit of peaceful privacy from its tucked-away spot in lively downtown Austin.

The property’s central yet secluded locale has attracted guests traveling both for business and pleasure, and made it a favorite of visiting musicians and celebrities.

The hotel recently underwent a massive renovation, enhancing the its 294 guest rooms (including 33 sumptuous suites) and introducing a brand-new Austin-inspired restaurant and bar. Savor modern Texas fare with a Latin flair from restaurateur Richard Sandoval at Ciclo, or pull up a seat and savor the flavors of Guadalajara in bites and beverages from the indoor-outdoor Live Oak lounge. 
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The moment you pull into its circular drive, you’ll know that Four Seasons Hotel Austin is unlike any hotel you’ve ever been to. Perched upon the banks of the placid Lady Bird Lake, this hotel is an oasis amidst an urban desert.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Austin is located in one of the coolest cities in the Southwest. With Lady Bird Lake on its south side and downtown on its north, guests get the best of both worlds while staying at this hotel.
  • Stepping into the lobby that’s served Austin as a classically luxurious destination, you’ll see an homage to Texas. The interior of the hotel flaunts that rustic Texas style, but gilded with Austin’s adoration of art.
  • Austin is also the Live Music Capital of the World; whether the entertainment is watching the sunset from the Live Oak lounge or catching one of the various music festivals in town, the downtown location is top notch.
  • You’re just a few blocks away from the live music and pandemonium of the rowdy crowd on Sixth Street if you want a raucous night out.
Things to Know
  • The hotel’s brand-new facade allows more sunlight into guest rooms, while the entryway has been refreshed with the addition of limestone columns, a modern chandelier and steel-glass doorways.
  • The 1,750-square-foot fitness center has been redesigned to incorporate natural elements, like a wall-length wooden oak tree mural, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that face the lush lake, opening to let air in.
  • A recent renovation has also been completed on the 4,000-square-foot spa, incorporating water and nature-inspired art, warm lighting, a eucalyptus steam room and a pink Himalayan salt wall.
The Rooms
  • Newly renovated rooms feature classic, midcentury-modern design and airy shades of white, beige and taupe with navy and gold accents.
  • The hotel features 33 recently refreshed suites, each with a panoramic view of Lady Bird Lake or the Austin city skyline.
  • A linens package features customizable Stearns and Foster beds (plush, medium or firm) as well as Phoenix down pillows (soft, firm or hypoallergenic).
  • Rooms come with Bose Bluetooth speakers, flat-screen Samsung televisions, white noise machines, classic alarm clocks and plenty of USB ports and outlets.
  • Bathrooms feature gray marble top sinks, travertine shower tile, rain showerheads and L’Occitane bath products.
Nearby Attractions
  • Right near the Austin hotel is the famed Congress Avenue Bridge, where 1.5 million bats emerge at dusk from roughly March through November.
  • The historic South Congress District, known for its local boutiques and restaurants, is just a stroll up the street from the Congress Avenue Bridge.
  • Inquire about the hotel’s bicycles, which are complimentary to reserve, and then cycle the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, which runs adjacent to the Four Seasons and Lady Bird Lake.
  • The heart of downtown Austin, where you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants plus attractions like the historic Paramount Theatre and the Texas State Capitol, is a quick walk from the hotel.
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78701
AUS (16-24 min)  
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