NamesCon: 9 Alternative Hotel Options in Austin, Texas.
Quick Summary of Contents
- 1 The Driskill in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
- 2 The Westin Austin Downtown
- 3 Hilton Austin
- 4 Aloft Austin Downtown
- 5 InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
- 6 Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown – University
- 7 Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Downtown/Convention Center
- 8 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown – University
- 9 DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin
With only a few weeks away from NamesCon arriving in Austin, Texas, many hopeful attendees are planning last-minute travel and lodging.
Although I’ll be vacationing and unable to attend, I’ve compiled a list of alternative hotel options to help save money for those planning to attend NamesCon this year.
Nevertheless, below is a compiled list of hotels in downtown Austin, mostly 3 or 4-star hotels in no certain order or preference, worth considering should the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown is a bit expensive for your budget. Most of the hotels are within walking distance, although Uber, Lyft, scooters, bikes, cabs, etc. are there as an alternative transportation.
In addition, it may be worthwhile to explore VRBO or AirBnB as options if the Omni and alternative hotels are a bit pricey.
(4-star hotel) $215/night
Discover the epitome of timeless luxury at The Driskill in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, nestled in the heart of Austin, Texas. This iconic hotel exudes an irresistible charm, blending historic grandeur with contemporary elegance. From its opulent interiors and world-class amenities to its unrivaled hospitality, The Driskill offers an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Austin’s vibrant spirit.
(4-star hotel) $235/night
Immerse yourself in the lively spirit of Austin, Texas, at The Westin Austin Downtown. With its prime location in the heart of the city’s vibrant entertainment district, this upscale hotel offers a seamless blend of contemporary elegance and Texas charm. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, savor delectable cuisine at the on-site restaurant, and take in breathtaking cityscape views from the rooftop pool. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, The Westin Austin Downtown ensures a memorable stay filled with the essence of Austin’s unique culture and hospitality.
(4-star hotel) $275/night
Experience true Texan hospitality at the Hilton Austin, a premier hotel nestled in the heart of Austin, Texas. From its stylish and spacious guest rooms to its top-notch amenities, this hotel provides a luxurious oasis for both business and leisure travelers. Indulge in culinary delights at the on-site restaurants, unwind by the rooftop pool with panoramic city views, and take advantage of its convenient location near popular attractions and entertainment venues. With its warm ambiance and exceptional service, the Hilton Austin promises an unforgettable stay that captures the essence of Austin’s vibrant energy.
(4-star hotel) $165/night and an approximate ~2-min walk from Omni.
Experience the vibrant spirit of Austin at Aloft Austin Downtown, a trendy and modern hotel in the heart of the city. From the moment you step into the stylish lobby, you’ll be captivated by the eclectic decor and energetic atmosphere. With its sleek guest rooms, rooftop bar boasting breathtaking city views, and proximity to the city’s renowned music venues and cultural hotspots, Aloft Austin Downtown offers a dynamic and unforgettable stay for travelers seeking an authentic Austin experience.
(4-star hotel) $155/night and an approximate ~2-min walk from Omni.
Step into the timeless elegance of the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, an iconic hotel nestled in the heart of Austin, Texas. With its rich history and luxurious amenities, this historic landmark offers a truly refined experience for discerning travelers. From the grandeur of its meticulously restored architecture to the impeccable service and sophisticated accommodations, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin is a haven of comfort and sophistication in the vibrant city of Austin.
(4-star hotel) $150/night
Experience the vibrant energy of Austin at Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown – University, where modern design blends seamlessly with the city’s artistic and cultural scene. Located in the heart of downtown and steps away from the University of Texas, this boutique hotel offers a unique and immersive stay. From the stylishly curated artwork to the locally inspired cuisine, every detail at Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown is thoughtfully crafted to reflect the spirit of Austin and provide guests with an unforgettable stay that captures the essence of the city’s dynamic atmosphere.
(4-star hotel) $150/night
Immerse yourself in the vibrant heart of Austin at the Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Downtown/Convention Center. Located steps away from the Convention Center and within walking distance of iconic attractions like 6th Street and Lady Bird Lake, this hotel offers the perfect blend of convenience and comfort. Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, the modern and spacious rooms, complimentary hot breakfast, and rooftop pool with breathtaking city views make the Hampton Inn & Suites an ideal choice for your Austin stay.
(3-star hotel) $140/night
Discover the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and affordability at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown – University. Located in the heart of Austin and steps away from the University of Texas, this hotel offers easy access to the city’s vibrant attractions and bustling downtown scene. From the modern and well-appointed rooms to the complimentary hot breakfast and 24-hour fitness center, every aspect of your stay is designed to ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites is your home away from home in Austin.
(3-star hotel) $135/night
Experience the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin. Located in the heart of downtown, this hotel offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas, providing ample space for work and relaxation. Indulge in delicious cuisine at the on-site restaurant, take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool, or explore the vibrant attractions and live music scene just moments away. With its warm hospitality and convenient location, the DoubleTree Suites is the ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers seeking a memorable stay in Austin.
*Disclaimer: Listed hotels are not official NamesCon-backed hotels at the time of publishing. In addition, the hotels below are listed only due to price and proximity to the hotel. Please perform your own due diligence on each hotel’s reviews, service offerings, and amenities.
While I prefer lodging onsite at events, I often opt for AirBnB when my wife and family travel with me. This greatly helps with the budget and allows for a convenient “home away from home” experience for our family while traveling.
In closing, let me know if you have any questions in regard to Austin and all it has to offer. While I’ve moved to Fort Worth since the last NamesCon, Austin is still a second home that I often visit. Nevertheless, I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction with the right information in hand.
Thanks, and that’s all for now!