One of the best-managed hotels in the city, the all-suites DoubleTree has a staff that anticipates your every need. Business travelers, sports teams, and families frequent the downtown high-rise. The Capitol—visible from many of the rooms, spectacularly so from upper-story balconies—is only a short walk away. Most of the classically decorated suites have one bedroom and large, separate living area (with fold-out couch); some have two bedrooms, two baths, and three TVs. Each has a small kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. The onsite 15th Street Café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
All rooms are suites and come with a kitchen, living room and separate bedroom. The upscale suites have rooftop patios and all feature the Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree Sleep Experience with custom plus top mattress, down pillows and high-thread-count sheets. Many suites come with excellent views of Downtown Austin and the Texas Capitol.
Large bathrooms featuring granite countertops, flattering lighting, and Crabtree & Evelyn bath products.
The high ceilings, pillars and accent lighting create a warm and welcoming environment. The color palette features natural shades and plenty of millwork.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Make sure to grab your welcome cookie when you check in.
An outdoor lap pool with lounge chairs and views of downtown.
15th Street Café serves up American and Southwestern-influenced breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Seating is available inside or on their patio poolside.
In-room dining is also an option.
Located in north downtown means walking is an option, but if you want to get places like Sixth Street or Congress Avenue, a pedicab, Uber or bike rental is a better idea. The hotel also offers a free two-mile radius shuttle.
Located a hop, skip and a jump from Austin’s beloved Texas Chili Parlor (2-minute walk). This funky bar and restaurant was featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof for good reason—it’s delightfully kitschy. The food is cheap, the Western décor is fun, and chances are you’ll see cowboy politician catching up with his or her peers. The Clay Pit (3-minute walk is a long-standing Indian restaurant that serves up a popular lunch buffet and first-rate dinners in a 19th-century building.
At first, you wouldn’t guess there was an underground bar right next to the Texas Capitol, but The Cloak Room (4-minute walk) is there waiting for you to visit. The ceiling is low and the staff is a little cantankerous, but that’s what makes this local gem appealing. Since 1933, The Tavern has been serving German-inspired fare and burgers in an old Tudor building. The copious amount of seating makes it great for groups or those wanting to catch a game.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This chain is always reliable, offering up comfortable, spacious suites with breath-taking views and friendly service. With its close proximity to just about everything, this spot is perfect for the business traveler with meeting downtown or family needing extra space.