Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Austin Hotels

InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel

  • 701 Congress Ave. Map It
  • Central Austin/Downtown/Capitol Area
Check Rates


  • Downtown walkability
  • Gym and indoor lap pool


  • Some rooms are small
  • Pricey valet parking

Updated 12/18/2014

Fodor's Review

Locally known as the “Stephen F.,” this 1924 hotel underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2013, which modernized guestrooms, while retaining the landmark’s historic charms. The location still can’t be beat: smack in the middle of Congress Avenue, next door to the Paramount Theater, one block from Sixth Street and four blocks from the Capitol. Rooms, underscored by rich reds and hardwoods, feature understated Texas homages, like Lone Star emblems and cow skin throw pillows—all in all a bit bland apart from the stately bathrooms with marble vanities. Unwind at the hotel bar’s popular terrace, overlooking Congress Avenue and the Capitol. Roaring Fork, the in-house restaurant, specializes in wood-fired steaks and upscale American fare.

Hotel Information


701 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas, 78701, United States

Map It


512-457–8800; 888-424–6835

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 190 rooms
  • Rate includes No meals; Some meals

Updated 12/18/2014

Book A Hotel


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all hotels in Austin

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?







No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.