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.