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W Austin

Downtown Austin, Austin
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chele R.
    Chele RocksJanuary 13
    Very well located & a Nespresso machine in every comfortable room. Plus, bedside charging stations.
  • 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?
  • Chris G.
    Chris GampatNovember 23, 2016
    Pretty much in the heart of everything. Lots of good bars and restaurants around.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Lia K.
    Lia KoutelouJanuary 17, 2016
    Hotel is great but using key to our room was problematic 3 times in a row! Did not feel very welcomed after all!
  • JoVonna C.
    JoVonna CarterMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food and cocktails. Great place to meet new people after 9 most nights!
  • 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.
  • Justine  E.
    Justine  EzarikJuly 7, 2012
    There are residences here.... Be careful because they'll probably try to take you back to their "house"
  • Matt S.
    Matt SpectorApril 4, 2015
    Still a hangout for SXSW goers and Austinites who like to hang out in luxe environs.
  • 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!
  • David J. N.
    David J. NeffJuly 9, 2013
    Always look for @realaustin @jenneraustin and @lizziecamp while you are here.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussJanuary 21, 2015
    One of the best hotels in Austin. Good healthy food at Trace.
  • 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🍊🍸
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • ASK Gwen C.
    ASK Gwen CashJune 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Believe or not, but the W Hotel has the best late night room service burgers.
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SteinDecember 28, 2010
    Great space... Lovely amenities is the rooms! Very helpful staff... Killer sound in the lounge
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha S.March 12, 2013
    The jalapeño & cucumber lemonade is a heavenly quenching spice.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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!
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