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InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel

  • 701 Congress Ave. Map It
  • Downtown and Capitol Area
  • Practical Base


  • Well run
  • Centrally located
  • Historic


  • Some rooms rather small
  • Pricey valet parking

Updated 10/08/2014

Fodor's Review

This historic 1924 hotel reopened after a 12-year vacancy in 2000 following a top-to-bottom renovation, including restoration of many original architectural features. The location is ideal: one block from 6th Street, four blocks from the Capitol, and next door to the historic Paramount Theater. Rooms are dressed in dark woods, and the decor is sparked with understated nods to Texas, like the Lone Star emblem on the headboards—all in all they are a bit bland apart from

the opulent bathrooms with marble vanities. At the end of the day, relax at the terrace bar, whose balcony overlooks Congress Avenue and the Capitol, or at Roaring Fork, a critically praised Western bistro and saloon.

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Hotel Information


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

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512-457–8800; 800-327–0200

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 189 rooms, 16 suites

Updated 10/08/2014

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