by Eileen Ogintz
W Austin is for the families looking for luxury, but a different vibe. The chic property is surrounded by Austin’s famous music scene and offers world-class dining, a spa and even in-room spa services for parents who want to be pampered. There are also The Residences at W Austin with hotel amenities and 24-hour room service, as well as The Trace Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There, you can get a steak and fries, mac and cheese or a sophisticated dish like Quail Gnocchi. You can also order a quick to-go lunch. The hotel is located in the Austin Second Street District with six blocks of shopping, dining and entertainment, and just north of Town Lake. Other pluses: The hotel is pet friendly and touts an eco-friendly initiative. Decline housekeeping and you get extra Starwood points.
Check-in is at 3 p.m.; check-out is at noon.
Our Editor Loves
- Great location
- Onsite restaurant
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
This is a nice hotel in a good location. Like all W’s it’s got a hip vibe too. The rooms are comfortable & clean. The lobby & bar areas are good places to meet colleagues or friends. I’d stay here again without hesitation.
Stayed here b/c I’m a Marriott platinum member. I usually do the four seasons in Austin but hubby always wanted to try the W. So we tried it. Felt nickeled & dimed. No free water. My mini bar bill was insane. No one responded when I inquired about it.:( The JW is better. Four Seasons best.