Best Austin Design Hotels

The New Wave of Austin Hospitality

The Austin design spectrum is a reflection of the city’s many elements. You can peruse every neighborhood and find a roster of aesthetics–from vast and modern to southern rock n’ roll–and everything in between. Austin hotels have proven to be a treasure trove of both design and comfort. We’ve taken on the difficult task of narrowing down Austin’s most design-focused hotels into a short list for you. Now the hard part is to pick just one.



Kimber Modern

There’s no place quite like the Kimber Modern in Austin. Bypassing the rustic trends that dominate much of Austin hospitality, this property is bright, inviting, and clean. They employ minimal lines and supplement with wood detailing to soften the atmosphere. Their communal, open air spaces set the mood–as they’re perfect for relaxing under the lush trees that surround the property.

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Heywood Hotel

The Heywood Hotel is stylish and modern, but not sterile. Its down to earth, inviting nature makes it a favorite amongst Austin locals and travelers in creative fields. Each of the seven intimate rooms is unique, and outfitted with custom furnishings. For some moments in the Texas outdoors, spend some time at shared spaces like the courtyard, front porch, and patio.

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Hotel San Jose

Hotel San Jose is where Southern comfort, natural materials, and mid-century silhouettes unite. This unique spot offers a Spanish-inspired stay in the heart of South Congress, where great design abounds, and a culture of pursuing beautiful aesthetics is championed. The rooms feel organic, light-filled, and clean from clutter.

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Hotel Ella

A historic boutique hotel in Downtown Austin, Hotel Ella is housed in the Goodall Wooten House–an original Austin landmark estate in Greek revival style. Inside, the design is modern and comfortable. Contemporary and luxurious furnishings make guests feel right at home in the grandiose space. This spot is a favorite for weddings amongst locals.

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