You get what you pay for in superior service and amenities at this elegant hotel on beautifully manicured grounds overlooking Lady Bird Lake. Rooms are average size, but stylish. Beds with goose-down pillows and comforters, flat-screen plasma TVs, and iPod docking stations are standard. Some rooms have terraces, and upper-floor units have impressive views. Extras include a lending library of Texas literature and in-room martini bars. The hotel has an attractive outdoor
saltwater pool, an indoor pool, and a whirlpool, as well as a modern fitness center and a gorgeous spa, installed during extensive 2007 renovations. There are two business centers. Smoking is relegated to one floor.
Jul 25, 2006
I have to admit, I was a little discouraged after reading the reviews on this Four Seasons location about reserving a room. Considering there are not a lot of luxury hotels to choose from, I went for it and was pleasantly surprised. The staff was courteous and friendly, room was clean, albiet a little stale smelling, was roomy and inviting. The location couldn't be better if you are in town to go out and eat great food!
Apr 1, 2003
The Austin Four Seasons is quickly becoming one of my favorite hotels. Although I have stayed there more for business than pleasure, I would suggest taking a weekend trip to Austin and staying there. Be sure to get a room with a balcony and enjoy the lake, the sunset, the smells of the fires set in kettles by staff throughout the beautifully landscaped grounds, and the sights and sounds of the Texas crew team practicing at dusk. Spend Saturday at
the modestly equipped fitness center and spa. By night, head out of the hotel to the great nightlife Austin has to offer. When Sunday morning rolls around take a stroll around the lake. Then head inside to enjoy a good (but not great) Sunday brunch. Although most rooms are a bit small, they are very comfortable. The service is a little young and inexperienced, but they try hard. Overall, the hotel is on the verge of being a world-class hotel, but falls just a little bit short. Don’t let that stop you from visiting it though. It is worth the trip.