Whether you're thinking of taking a quick vacation to Austin or you're a resident and just need a break from your own place, you'll probably be on the lookout for the coolest and hippest places in Austin to lay your head. We've gathered our favorite five spots---some old, some new...
Hotel San Jose You can't do a list of Austin's hippest hotels without including the Hotel San Jose. Located in the equally hip South Congress Avenue area of Austin (just south of downtown), the San Jose offers its guests modern amentities, a secluded rest spot and an ultra-cool decor. And even if you're not staying at the San Jose, a visit to their poolside bar is a great idea while in Austin.
Hotel St. Cecilia From the same minds who brought you the Hotel San Jose is one of Austin's newest additions to the hotel scene: the St Cecilia. Featuring sleek suites and bungalows, each space has its own distinct and hip look. And you may even spot a celebrity or two while you're here.
Kimber Modern We've covered Kimber Modern on Apartment Therapy before, and with good reason. The streamlined and minimalist interiors of the Kimber Modern guest rooms will appeal to the modern decor fan crowd, while others will love it simply for its proximity to the hips spots of Austin.
Austin Motel If you're looking for a more affordable stay in Austin but don't want to skimp on style, the historic Austin Motel is a great choice. In the same hip neighborhood as the Hotel San Jose, the Austin Motel excels in making kitschy decor (like out-of-this-world wallpaper accents and bright patterns) look chic.
Driskill Hotel If your idea of hip is something luxurious, than you need not look farther than the Driskill Hotel, located in the heart of Austin and featuring tons of history. Rooms and suites here are chock-full of sumptuous details and you'll be close to all of the hip nightlight, too.
Did we miss your favorite place to stay while you're in Austin? Let us know! Or share your favorite memories from any of these places during your own trip to Austin.