Austin, TX

Hotel Van Zandt

Megan Crawford
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Hip hotel within walking distance of Austin's world-famous live music
  • Free bikes available to explore downtown and the adjacent Lady Bird Lake
  • On-site restaurant features nightly live music from local artists
  • Pets of all sizes and breeds stay free

"Oozes Kimpton sophistication" -- Travel + Leisure

93% (58 Member Ratings)

"It's pet friendly and they give you LOTS of free beverages - beer at check in, margaritas during social hour, and lots of bottled water."
Aug 08, 2016
Richardson, TX, United States


Map & Directions

The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Visitors can expect to pay approximately $35 in taxi fare.

Rooms & Rates

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Opened in December 2015, this new downtown boutique hotel gives guests a front-row seat for Austin’s world-famous live music scene. Nestled in the Historic Rainey Street District, steps away from the area's many bungalows-turned-bars, Hotel Van Zandt offers stunning views of Lady Bird Lake and the Austin skyline.

Designed with sophisticated clean lines and a warm color palette, the hotel features worn-leather couches, chandeliers crafted from musical instruments and a wood-burning fireplace that keep the common areas comfortable and inviting. Rooms offer views of downtown Austin or Lady Bird Lake and are decorated with dark woods, crisp white linens and brushed bronzes. Tech-savvy rooms keep travelers connected with free Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers.

Like other Kimpton properties, the Hotel Van Zandt is known for “over-the-top pet friendliness,” says Southern Living. Man’s best friend is invited to stay at the hotel, no matter the size, breed or weight. Furry guests are welcomed with a bed, bowls, and the concierge-curated list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks and groomers.

Soak up the Texas sun from a poolside cabana looking out over Lady Bird Lake. The Pool Deck serves up cocktails, craft brews, pressed juices, and local fare for brunch and lunch. After the sun goes down, the party heats up with live music 365 days of the year at Geraldine’s. The fourth-floor space affords almost panoramic views of the city and is oriented around a stage, transforming the room from grown-up to “rowdy,” with nightly performances from local artists (The Austin Chronicle).

No matter the travel itinerary, Hotel Van Zandt makes it easy to stay healthy while away from home. The hotel’s fitness center is open 24 hours a day, each room is equipped with a free yoga mat and PUBLIC bikes are available at the front desk. 

From the press:
  • "It may have a bit of the aura of Kutsher's Country Club, but it’s at the moment when Patrick Swayze jumps off the stage" -- The Austin Chronicle of Geraldine's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children under age 19 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for children up to the age of 4. Rollaways available on request and in Standard Rooms & Suites only (double beds cannot accommodate rollaways): $30 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge with no restrictions on size or type. Guests must sign pet waiver at check-in stating that they are responsible for any damage caused by the animal. They will also collect your cell-phone number in the event you are out, and the animal is causing a disturbance.

Cancellation: 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: A Valet Parking Fee of $36.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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

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

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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58 Member Reviews
(93% Positive)
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Other Comments: Upon arriving in the pouring rain and unsuccessfully awaiting assistance from the valet staff to receive our car and bags, we assisted ourselves and proceeded to the bellman stand where a gentleman with an umbrella finally approached to offer coverage from the rain. We also experienced the same lack of responsiveness by the outside valet attendants on two more occasions, when looking for a cab to go out on the town, and also the next morning when our call to the valet at check out time went unanswered. We had to rely on the front desk attendant for assistance on each occasion. The lack of responsiveness of the valet staff would be somewhat more acceptable if they were busy, but that was not the case and it left us feeling frustrated with the hotel overall.
Kathryn Aug 22, 2016 Horseshoe Bay, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: We were offered drinks at check-in. Wine/beer offered in afternoon in large gathering area was nice, plus coffee in the morning. They had water available in lobby all the time. Location was good. Could walk to most places downtown. Bed was comfortable and black out curtains were a nice touch. Great sunset view from roof top bar.
Other Comments: Not the type of atmosphere we enjoyed for a relaxing vacation. Very busy and loud. The walls between rooms and hall were paper thin. We had trouble with check-in and had to call and go down to the desk to get refrigerator key and pool access passes. Plus, the fridge was too full of mini bar items for purchase. We didn't have room for our own things. No coffee maker in room. Valet took long time to get car and that was our only option for parking. Plus, our final bill had a higher price for the valet parking than was published on the website and initial reservation.. Pool area was too busy and located next to fine dining restaurant. Not very intimate with public viewing.
Elizabeth E Aug 10, 2016 Dallas, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: It's pet friendly and they give you LOTS of free beverages - beer at check in, margaritas during social hour, and lots of bottled water.
Other Comments: We had an awesome bartender in the Writer's Lounge.
Rebecca Aug 08, 2016 Richardson, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful rooftop pool, great location, delicious food at Geraldine's.
Other Comments: In room dining is not worth the plethora of service charges. There's often no one available to answer the phone to place an order. Just go downstairs to get a coffee or snack from the cafe.
Lindsay Jul 25, 2016 Conroe, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very nice hotel! Lots of amenities! Enjoyed the City View and being so close to Rainey Street.
Nicole Jul 25, 2016 Orange, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: The whole vibe and the employees
Other Comments: Above and beyond service encountered multiple times
Stacy Jul 18, 2016 San Antonio, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: The view of the river is priceless!
Other Comments: Loved the lobby, access to popular local restaurants, and the pool view.
Jehaan Jul 11, 2016 Austin, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Everything
Marion Jul 10, 2016 Chicago, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The property is beautiful, the location is terrific and the staff friendly.
Other Comments: The pool music was much too loud and disturbing. I wouldn't return to this property for this reason.
Melissa Jul 05, 2016 Houston, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: The service and the dog friendly atmosphere.
Debbie Jul 05, 2016 Austin, TX, United States

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