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Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Austin 360
    "modern elegance Trace Restaurant bar provide plenty of options."(6 Tips)
    Erika P.
    "One of the best hotels in Austin."(3 Tips)
    Social N.
    "record room and sip a drink on one of the nights DJ Mike Swing"(3 Tips)
    Heather D.
    "Wet deck has an incredible view and gorgeous pool"(2 Tips)
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  • Wayne S.
    Wayne SurberJanuary 5, 2013
    Right across the street from Lady Bird Lake Trail. Terrific run/walk. Ask for a map at the front desk. Many distance options. Comparable to running at the Charles in Boston/Cambridge without the wind.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaFebruary 11, 2015
    A rooftop apiary provides honey for the sleek farm-to-table restaurant, TRACE, downstairs, which also has its own forager. Don’t miss brunch on the patio on Sundays, complete with live jazz. Read more
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    More hotels should have this multi mobile device charging station. Although one of the drawbacks is that you'll need to keep up with new connectors like the new one for iPhone 5 & iPad 4 and beyond.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BMay 13, 2013
    comfortable beds, love the rooms and can walk to everything DT very easily. The staff was awesome too. Check out 2nd Street Kitchen, Moonshine or Amy's ice cream for those who have never been to ATX.
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JusticeMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best and romantic bars in Austin. It goes on forever, many nooks and hidden areas to share a quiet moment with your mate.
  • ºDamian W.
    ºDamian White ºNovember 29, 2012
    I wanted some fruit. They said choose anything. I felt like a king. And THEN they gave me the best presentation ever! (The mmmpanadas were delish too!)
  • Tim M.
    Tim MillsNovember 24, 2012
    Possibly the best hotel experience ever. They were so wonderful to our dogs and the staff was so friendly. I don't give complements easily but they really went above and beyond.
  • Room 77
    Room 77March 6, 2012
    Two words: Drunken Doughnuts. These tasty pastries are served with tequila chile fudge sauce, bourbon dulce de leche and vodka whipped cream. Get them at the on-site restaurant TRACE. Read more
  • Austin American-Statesman
    Austin American-StatesmanFebruary 27, 2012
    One of Austin’s newest hotels is located on the trendy 2nd Street District. The W is also the home to the “Austin City Limits” studio, which hosts concerts as well as the TV show tapings year-round.
  • Dachis Group
    Dachis GroupSeptember 21, 2011
    Being the location of the 2011 Social Business Summit, we can say that the conference services and food & beverage are top notch. Check out the 2nd story deck when the weather is mild.
  • Pam R.
    Pam R.March 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Complimentary show shine and they'll bring a coffee maker to your room if you ask. Roof deck by pool is amazing for lunch or just relaxing.
  • Carmine Gallo
    Carmine GalloJanuary 4, 2012
    W offers great rooms and one of the best audio-video systems I've seen in a long time. Conference rooms have powerful Bose speakers. Enjoyable place to deliver presentations.
  • Grace B.
    Grace BurnsOctober 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Coffee by 10am. Record room is cool! Get workout in and if warm, pool is good. Trace for lunch, good but not cheap. I like this W...
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettJanuary 18, 2015
    One of the cooler Ws I've seen. Trace has great burgers for you're looking for a quick bite, need an old fashioned, and can find the entrance...
  • Ricardo G.
    Ricardo GuerreroMay 25, 2013
    Try the Gazpacho Three Ways - So hungry nearly forgot to take a pic - 1 is #creamy, 1's #spicy, 1's #herbaceous. Can you tell which is which?
  • Chris G.
    Chris GampatNovember 23, 2016
    Pretty much in the heart of everything. Lots of good bars and restaurants around.
  • Jenn
    JennNovember 19, 2011
    Went there during the summer I enjoyed the saline pool over the standard chloride pools in most hotels. and the refreshing cucumber and lime water poolside. Very bright place, pricey$$$$$.
  • Ricardo G.
    Ricardo GuerreroNovember 11, 2012
    Try the Shrimp and Grits - #Nom! Shrimp is perfectly cooked. Grits are #creamy & a bit #salty. Great #balance. + gluten-free!
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360March 29, 2012
    Choose your adventure at this multi-venue establishment. The casual Living Room Bar, the swanky "hidden" bar, or the modern elegance Trace Restaurant bar provide plenty of options.
  • FoundersCard
    FoundersCardJune 28, 2013
    Be sure to check the Austin City Limits schedule when you book here. Music lovers will appreciate that it is attached to the hotel.
  • Fatma G.
    Fatma GencAugust 23, 2015
    Great hotel but seems a little bit behind its other brothers and sister in all public spaces. Or has it changed already?
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoJuly 30, 2011
    Pet friendly! Pet welcome kit includes toys, treats, dog bed, turn-down service and more. However, guests with pets will have to cough up an additional $25 per night and a $100 "cleaning fee." Read more
  • Ricardo G.
    Ricardo GuerreroJune 22, 2013
    Try the Market (Egg White) Omelette with Arugula Salad - Nice, light balance of #veggies & local goat #cheese.
  • TglPtrn M.
    TglPtrn MarioNovember 8, 2014
    The bar at the lobby is huge. A lot of rooms and each one with a bar. The bathrooms are mixed. Nice place.
  • Mikey C.
    Mikey ChangAugust 26, 2014
    Hotel gym is LEGIT. They have a full squat rack. If you're a gymrat and hoteler, you know how rare that is.
  • Chele R.
    Chele RocksJanuary 13
    Very well located & a Nespresso machine in every comfortable room. Plus, bedside charging stations.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    3X the points if you choose to go from automatic room maintenance to "green" and have cleaning by request only.
  • Dj S.
    Dj SandersDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Must have the Texas sticky toffee pudding dessert from room service. Order a fruit plate to go with it.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HennessyFebruary 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my all time favorite hotels.
  • Rick V.
    Rick VillarsMay 5, 2011
    The W needs to update it's video service. The digital feeds for about 5 stations (including ESPN and Fox) don't work. BTW: some of us now bring our own video. Open up the TV ports please!
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerApril 12, 2011
    Book the mid-priced Fabulous Rooms, with wraparound windows that showcase the pride of Austin—Lady Bird Lake.
  • JoVonna C.
    JoVonna CarterMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food and cocktails. Great place to meet new people after 9 most nights!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussJanuary 21, 2015
    One of the best hotels in Austin. Good healthy food at Trace.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.December 27, 2012
    Fun hotel lobby bar. Way more people than I originally thought would show up, and a well dressed crowd.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SpectorApril 4, 2015
    Still a hangout for SXSW goers and Austinites who like to hang out in luxe environs.
  • Justine  E.
    Justine  EzarikJuly 7, 2012
    There are residences here.... Be careful because they'll probably try to take you back to their "house"
  • David J. N.
    David J. NeffJuly 9, 2013
    Always look for @realaustin @jenneraustin and @lizziecamp while you are here.
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy TannerApril 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They won't valet your motorcycle, but they will find you a great spot to park it.
  • Larry Chiang C.
    Larry Chiang CEO Duck9May 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you wanna pool party pass, bring me a pint of Amy's ice cream
  • Cassandra S.
    Cassandra SchloserJanuary 2, 2015
    The brunch menu is great & very affordable. $3 mimosas🍊🍸
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]July 4, 2011
    Don't lean up next to the window in your room, otherwise you and the pavement on the first floor could become BFF!
  • Brandon E.
    Brandon EvansMay 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great hotel and pool. Get a sandwich from Which Wich across the street, good stuff
  • Peter F.
    Peter FasanoFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to make reservations with the Acura Experience desk to drive you to the great South Congress shops and eats!
  • ASK Gwen C.
    ASK Gwen CashJune 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Believe or not, but the W Hotel has the best late night room service burgers.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LevineMarch 3, 2011
    Great location! The gym is sick, it has an amazing view. Everything is new and who doesn't like new?
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha S.March 12, 2013
    The jalapeño & cucumber lemonade is a heavenly quenching spice.
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SteinDecember 28, 2010
    Great space... Lovely amenities is the rooms! Very helpful staff... Killer sound in the lounge
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RudolphMarch 14, 2015
    Good drinks, love the multiple seating areas.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 30, 2012
    Sit in the record room and sip a drink on one of the nights DJ Mike Swing is spinning!
  • Wayne S.
    Wayne SurberJanuary 5, 2013
    Parking: Don't be a tool, park one block away for $5 a night/day starting fri-sun. W is $29 a night and that valet shit is for lazy fat bastards ( or those on their way).
  • Cassandra L.
    Cassandra LawinSeptember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pool has a Vegas vibe. Perfect spot for some day drinking!
  • April B.
    April BennettOctober 26, 2014
    Mohito's are refreshing here :)
  • Song L.
    Song LiMarch 23, 2015
    I checked the lounge and lobby and found the decoration too raw/industrial, not my favorite W.
  • Gerry A.
    Gerry AFebruary 23, 2011
    The Acura Experience... Perfect alternative for a rental car... Courteous staff and drivers
  • Alex R.
    Alex RichMarch 11, 2013
    Hottest spot in Austin; hotel lobby bar post midnight is a must
  • Peter Y.
    Peter Yesawich Jr.December 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Rad, but no financing of beverages. You pay San Francisco prices. Make sure you have your spending money ready. If you see me, say "hi." I just might buy you a drink.
  • Natalya R.
    Natalya ROctober 1, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Try to get a room with the view of the Frost tower
  • Ross M.
    Ross MonsenFebruary 2, 2013
    Get the jalapeño cucumber drink. It's unique and refreshing
  • Erika P.
    Erika PetersonSeptember 10, 2011
    One of the best hotels in Austin. Highly recommended :)
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Creepy hallways... Like an updated version of the hotel in The Shining
  • Mark P.
    Mark PrinceJanuary 19, 2016
    Cool, elegant and sophisticated vibe
  • Dany C.
    Dany CamposSeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great ambience and awesome dj!
  • Beatriz S.
    Beatriz SaldanaApril 15, 2011
    Try their cucumber jalepeno cocktail! So effing good!
  • korkypeachmom
    korkypeachmomDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cucumber cilantro margarita trumps the ginger lemon smash.
  • Heather D.
    Heather DumfordMarch 12, 2013
    Wet deck has an incredible view and gorgeous pool
  • Josh K.
    Josh KurzweilJanuary 26, 2014
    Try the Salad - Roasted root veggies
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RagovinMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Brisket sliders are a nice treat
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy TannerApril 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The wallpaper here looks strangely familiar...
  • A. Wil C.
    A. Wil CJuly 29, 2012
    Valet parking at checkout is slooooow. Be prepared to wait.
  • Preston K.
    Preston KJuly 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent location. Other than that, a very subpar W Hotel. Not impressed.
  • Matt V.
    Matt VandeverMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the cucumber jalapeño margarita. And chug
  • Do512
    Do512March 2, 2012
    It's SXSW time... you KNOW there's amazing things going on here. Check do512.com for all the details!
  • @mrfboyer
    @mrfboyerMarch 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Late night this place is always going until close!
  • Charles H.
    Charles HudsonOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hang out in the record room and you might meet the guy who built this place...
  • freecreditscore.com
    freecreditscore.comMarch 15, 2012
    Rooms out of your budget? Get the W vibe in the lounge!
  • Austin H.
    Austin HealyDecember 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you don't sit by someone who says a "seat is taken" because the W doesn't do that... translation: they're tourists!
  • Brandon T.
    Brandon TraberMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I heard that the mayor looks like a donkey f*cked a piñata and threw up!
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WillridgeApril 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Heaven on earth
  • Greg O.
    Greg OdumOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The sofa heavy lounge is awesome -
  • Leisha M.
    Leisha MagsisiJune 8, 2015
    Awesome pool at the residences!
  • Desarae V.
    Desarae VeitMarch 13, 2012
    They held my bag for free while I went to jay z .. W is awesome
  • Jeffrey S.
    Jeffrey StarkeFebruary 7
    The gym is amazing!
  • Tara B.
    Tara BerkoskiMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free wi-fi in the Living Room and NOT in the rooms.
  • Missy M.
    Missy ModerOctober 19, 2014
    Don't have to go far to paint the town red at the W lounge.
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GunnMay 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hit the pool early, then knock out your day. Read more
  • Neil O.
    Neil OnsdorffMarch 7, 2014
    Beware of the rich homeless people.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RagovinMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the wet deck!
  • April B.
    April BennettFebruary 15, 2012
    Happy hour M-TH until 6:30pm.
  • Sergio F.
    Sergio Fernandez de CórdovaMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing view. Great location.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoundsSeptember 27, 2011
    Best Hotel in Austin...
  • EstelaMarie
    EstelaMarieNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Player penthouse ! If only I lived here..
  • Michael W.
    Michael WaltonDecember 29, 2010
    Check out the wall of vinyl..cool.
  • Bradley C.
    Bradley CollinsMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can walk in and out of here 1000 times and they'll never remember you.
  • Jackie S.
    Jackie SudanoMay 18, 2012
    Don't valet your car here unless you want to pay 3x as much as all other parking lots. Ridiculous.
  • Nichole S.
    Nichole SpencerDecember 28, 2014
    Beautiful hotel
  • Erik W.
    Erik WellerJune 22, 2011
    Try the chicken wings... They taste like chicken
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilliamsonMay 26, 2013
    Try the donuts!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The see and be seen scene.
  • Mac
    MacMarch 13, 2012
    Try the beds!
  • Christina C.
    Christina CreanAugust 24, 2013
    Kick'em in the groin.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromMarch 12, 2011
    More Hollywood than Hollywood. You decide if that's a Good thing.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MorelandDecember 30, 2010
    Strawberry Stormy FTW!
  • Anita T.
    Anita TandonSeptember 17, 2011
    DJ Mike Swing kills it!
  • Nick U.
    Nick UhlmanMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    I hear that the mayor is a sexy beast.
  • Evan O.
    Evan OlsonMarch 17, 2012
    Do not order the wings unless you like ketchup
  • Brian M.
    Brian MorrisseyMarch 13, 2011
    Avoid the atrocious turkey wrap.
  • Jacques C.
    Jacques CasimirFebruary 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get good seating early
  • Wendell S.
    Wendell SMay 21, 2011
    Don't order the bloody Mary
  • Tony M.
    Tony MatthewsFebruary 13, 2011
    Love it!
  • Will B.
    Will BinghamAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the North East Corner unit
  • Megan M.
    Megan MurrayMarch 8, 2012
    Don't do it. Or maybe, do.
  • Sara W.
    Sara Walker-SantanaMarch 11, 2011
    Take a pedi cab here
  • Art T.
    Art TrevethanMarch 14, 2011
    welcome to town!
  • TY
    TYMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Punch everyone in the face.
  • Yesi O.
    Yesi OrihuelaMarch 12, 2011
    It's a maze
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