Skyline or Parks: Austin endlessly beautiful vistas
There’s magic to be discovered when gazing at the Austin skyline from Zilker Park. Lake Travis looks stunning from sunrise to sunset. And the iconic Texas Capitol really shines in the evening cityscape. Truth be told, this Lone Star city is filled with treasured sights. Our mission is to help you get there–and get you that coveted room with a view. We compiled our favorite hotels with killer sights of Austin, so you can take it all in from the comfort of your bed.
This luxury spot is an adults-only sanctuary in the Balcones Canyonlands–a sprawling expanse of Texas Hill Country outside Austin. This is where treetop views blend with magic hour bliss, and take place on sprawling roof decks or by the pool. From outdoor dining to morning yoga, Travaasa breaks the mold and creates spaces that invite the outside in.
Westin Austin Downtown
This household hotel name got the Downtown Austin makeover for this location. They offer killer views of the high-rise buildings that adorn the city’s skyline. Head up to the pool for a dip, and enjoy a drink or two as you look out into the Texas vistas.
Kimpton Van Zandt
One of the city’s best spots, period. The Kimpton Van Zandt is proud to waive the “Keep Austin Weird” flag, and does so by championing all things local, quirky, and rock n’ roll. We highly recommend staking out a spot at their rooftop pool, which offers a perfect lens to view the city skyline and all that lies beyond. You’ll probably feel inspired to head out into the city after gazing at it–but don’t worry, the pool will still be there when you get back.
This new boutique hotel collection is quickly rising as a top preference around the country. What we love about the Austin Archer Hotel is its sense of understated luxury, with large windows, fresh designs, and even balconies in some rooms. The pool patio offers some pretty stellar rooftop views, aside from an extensive space for lounging.