For a seasoned traveler like myself, I can appreciate a hotel that caters to all types of travelers. Brands of hotels have spent millions creating the perfect hotel stay, a home away from home. In Austin, they do things differently. These hotels offer unique experiences for a particular type of traveler, but all have one thing in common: great locations and great rates for a trip to this hip Texas town.
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Environmentally Friendly Traveler
Located north of Austin, Habitat Suites Hotel is a wholly sustainable, family-friendly hotel. A former apartment complex, the hotel suites offer spacious rooms with a kitchen in each unit. Lush local foliage surrounds the beautifully maintained paths that carve through the green. It’s an oasis in the center of Austin. They use solar power and serve clean organic foods in the on-site restaurant. A saltwater pool gives you that beach feels without the sand. It’s the perfect place to enjoy all that Austin has to offer and respect Mother Earth at the same time.
Fun Time in the City Traveler
If you are a country dweller and want to experience a city vacation, Austin has a great urban life. A perfect pedestrian city, Austin also offers reliable public transportation to all local monuments and attractions no matter where you stay in the city. For a proper city vacation, and to get the full Austin experience, you need to stay in the city as well. Hampton Inn & Suites Austin is a budget friendly, family friendly hotel in the center of Austin. The all-suite hotel offers great amenities, spacious, comfortable rooms, complimentary breakfast, and a rooftop pool to stay cool on those warm Austin days.
Family Road Trip Traveler
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For a road trip veteran, you know the most important part of the journey besides having gas in the tank is where to sleep. Nothing beats an off the highway hotel with free breakfast and great amenities. Crowne Plaza Austin Hotel, located off Highway 35 just south of the city, offers easy access to the highway and downtown Austin. After being cramped in the confines of a car, you can enjoy the spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and the hotel pool and fitness center. Another important feature for the road trip traveler, the hotel offers free self-parking.
In and Out Traveler
I know what you’re going to say — an airport hotel — but you haven’t seen the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel. If the unique shape doesn’t spark your curiosity (it’s a perfect circle), the airport on Austin Bergstrom International Airport Campus is not your typical airport hotel. The rooms are impeccable and luxurious on a budget. Plus, they are sound proof. No jet engines waking you up at six a.m. The hotel offers a Starbucks (you had me at Starbucks), and the Creeks Restaurant offers full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus with a mix of local dishes and traditional American fare. I stayed here the first time because of the great rate but have returned because of the experience.
What type of traveler are you?