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"A paradigm of actual Southern comfort" -- Surface Magazine

South Congress Hotel

Austin, TX
  • Modern, design-focused rooms in the center of the eclectic South Congress neighborhood
  • Custom minimalist decor, Aesop toiletries, and individual Wi-Fi networks in each room
  • Dining options include Japanese restaurant Okoto by Top Chef winner Paul Qui
  • A rooftop pool and bar offers skyline views for idyllic lounging
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1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX, 78704
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Situated on its bustling namesake avenue, the modern South Congress Hotel recently opened in the fall of 2015. This trendy respite blends in with its neighboring eclectic establishments and the socially-conscious patrons that frequent them.

Hardwood floors and custom-designed furniture inspired by mid-century modernism outfit the 83 guestrooms and suites, each equipped with bespoke Mateo linens, Aesop hair and body products and a locally-curated minibar. In stride with Austin's thriving tech-scene, rooms are connected to individual Wi-Fi networks and equipped with Google Chromecast, Apple TV and a bluetooth alarm clock radio.

Adding to the iconic South Congress restaurant and retail scene, the hotel is home to tenoverten nail salon, a women's clothing boutique and a motorcycle shop. Dining options include the all-day bistro Cafe No Se, the classic American bar and grill Central Standard, a juice and coffee bar, and Otoko, a Japanese restaurant by James Beard awarded and Top Chef Winner, Executive Chef Paul Qui. Cocktails and small bites are available in the lobby bar and a bar next to the rooftop pool, which offers skyline views of downtown Austin.

Guests have access to the hotel's complimentary BMW x5 house car for drop offs within three miles. For those bringing a car, valet parking is steep at $10 a day, or $29 overnight. Free parking is available on side streets, just be sure to read zone and permit signs.

From the press:
  • "Set to become the meeting place for what’s cool in Austin" -- Domino Magazine
  • "[The hotel] takes everything you love about the Live Music Capital of the World and rolls it into a three-story structure on ultra-vibrant South Congress Avenue." -- Travel + Leisure 
  • "Designed in a rugged minimalist style characteristic of Austin with materials inspired by the Texas terrain" --  Architectural Digest


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
    • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
    • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
    • Valet parking fee: USD 32.00 per night (in/out privileges)
    • Pet fee: USD 125 per accommodation, per stay
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per day

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

The hotel is a 20 minute drive from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Taxi or Uber fare from the airport is approximately $20.


  • 1603 South Congress Avenue
  • Austin, TX, 78704
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

Questions? Check out our FAQs or give us a call.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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