Boutique Hotels » Austin, TX

Boutique Hotels in Austin, TX

Considering a staycation? From a privately owned mansion steeped in historical beauty to a musician's urban paradise, we've scouted the top 10 boutique hotels in Austin.
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Casulo Hotel

Built upon the premise of providing all the comforts of home, the Casulo Hotel, meaning “comfort” in Portugese, encourages weary travelers to rest and relax in a peaceful, Zen-esque setting. Having visited Japan for inspiration, the owner of this 51 room property incorporated many adopted aesthetics from his travels. Each simplified room has a rain shower, separate six foot bath and five-star quality beds donning Egyptian cotton sheets. The property also features a swimming pool, as well as two indoor/outdoor hot tubs, one French the other Japanese inspired. Fear not the need for take-out, per guest requests, the on-property cafe serves gourmet Chinese food.

Habitat Suites

Known as the first hotel in Texas to be certified green, this location is primed for the eco-minded traveler. Keeping with the motto, "environmental consciousness in action", multiple sustainable elements abound at this quaint locale. From the solar-powered electricity and low-flow shower heads, to the non-toxic cleaning products and energy-efficient appliances, the owners concentrate on integrating green initiatives, both understated and obvious, throughout the property. During an overnight or extended stay, guests are invited to stroll amongst the herb gardens,  relax in the courtyard or take a dip in the refreshing pool, adjacent to an organic, pesticide-free garden. 

Hotel Saint Cecilia

Dedicated to the patron saint of music and poetry, this stylized sanctuary is popular for those who fancy themselves a splurge for off-beat and private accommodations. The secluded and renovated estate property houses five suites, six poolside bungalows and three studios, each dedicated to and decorated for various music eras and artists. A no less than $8000 Hastens mattress in every room speaks to the  “details reign supreme” theory at this lap of ornately eclectic luxury. Each room comes equipped with a Geneva sound system, including a turntable and ipod connections, and the option to rent vintage vinyl and books. Guests can often be found enjoying a cocktail at the wet bar or taking a dip in the 50 ft. lap pool.

Hotel San Jose

If its a bungalow style respite in the heart of the Austin social scene you seek, this is your spot. Swing through the wooden gate, past the koi pond and you'll find a zen-like urban oasis located just off the highly populated SoCo Ave. European-style standards and suites center around a crushed granite garden courtyard, a favorite spot for a glass of wine for guests and local passers-by. The concrete-floored rooms are minimalist, with low to the ground queen beds and ikat printed lightweight linens as the signature decor. A favorite to writers and musicians, perks include typewriter rentals and an eclectic music and book library. The room service is divinely local, though many venture next door to Jo's Coffee to enjoy atmosphere and live music.

Kimber Modern

Modern minimalist defines the atmosphere at this secluded hotspot. Both architecturally stimulating and warmly welcoming, the seven bedroom property, five standard rooms and two suites, including the new White suite with a private deck and loft-like room, center around a decked courtyard with water features and mod fire pits. Echoing the clean and bright atmosphere characteristically found in Palm Springs, each sleek, white space oriented room with strategic pops of color offers thoughtful minimal furnishings, along with luxuries like 500-thread-count sheets and Malin and Goetz bath products, an illustration of the property owners' attention to creating a warm vibe in contemporary digs. Keyless door entry, a virtual concierge, and a shared kitchen with state-of-the-art accoutrements, equate to an everything-at-your-fingertips experience.