The Westin Austin Downtown
Why We Love This Hotel
- Newer upscale hotel with rooftop pool, and chic Southern-inspired eats just one block from the Sixth Street Entertainment District
- TripAdvisor reviewers laud the stellar customer service and Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed
- Across the street from legendary blues club Antone’s, where renowned players like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker have played
- Five-minute walk to the convention center makes it easy to get to work on time
Whether you’re in Austin for business or leisure, the city’s reputation as a live music mecca is evident as soon as you arrive at the Westin Austin Downtown. Guitar-inspired details are sprinkled throughout the common areas, including a wooden mural featuring close-up guitar details and floor-to-ceiling sets of metal strings found throughout the first floor.
There’s tons of other chic touches here, including mid-century modern style seating in shades of cactus green, carved wood details on the walls and ceilings and slate-covered pillars in the lobby. A hip rooftop pool area with a bar and fire pit is a popular place to grab a cocktail and watch the crowds in the lively area below.
To experience the local music, check out legendary blues club Antone’s just across the street from the hotel. The famed venue has hosted well-known blues musicians like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and remains a launching pad for up-and-comers. Guests can also walk a block to the Sixth Street Entertainment District to visit dozens of clubs and music venues.
Business travelers are a five-minute walk from the Austin Convention Center and can fuel up before or after a day of hard work at the hotel’s Stella San Jac, a Southern-inspired restaurant.
However guests spend the day, unwinding in the hotel’s signature Heavenly Beds rarely garners complaint. Contemporary guest rooms also have floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of light and, on the higher floors, views of the action below. Ask for a room facing Fifth Street if you’re a light sleeper, as the revelry from the action on Sixth Avenue could be too noisy.