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Element Austin Downtown

Experience Downtown Austin From Our Apartment-Style Hotel

Experience downtown Austin from our apartment-style hotel

Immerse in the world-famous charm of Austin at Element Austin Downtown. Situated in the heart of downtown, only one block from the dining, entertainment and nightlife of 6th Street, our hotel is perfectly positioned to explore all that Austin has to offer. Ideal for extended stays, our well-appointed hotel rooms and suites feature fully-equipped kitchenettes, Heavenly Beds, free WiFi, Smart TVs and a contemporary, open-flow style. Stay near your conference at the Austin Convention Center, attend ACL at Zilker Park, or root on the Longhorns at the University of Texas. Start your day with local roasted coffee and fresh pastries at The Coffeehouse at Caroline, then after exploring the area, enjoy modern American fare at Caroline, our neighborhood restaurant. After dining, visit Upstairs at Caroline, our rooftop bar and gaming yard, or decompress with a workout in our modern, 24-hour fitness center.

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One-Bedroom Suite
Guestroom featuring workdesk and yellow wall with hallway
One-Bedroom Suite

Extended Stays

Stay Longer in Downtown Austin

Spend your extended stay in an apartment-style hotel room, with a full kitchen, free Wi-Fi, Smart TVs with Netflix and Hulu and rainfall shower, here at Element Austin Downtown. Relax in a studio room with a pull-out couch or in a one-bedroom suite with a separate living area.

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Apartment-Style Guestrooms

Our apartment-style guest rooms provide all the comforts of home, including kitchenettes, an ergonomic workstation and chair, seating area, Smart TV for watching your favorite shows, and more. At the end of a long day, relax in a signature Westin Heavenly Bed.

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Guestroom Kitchenettes

Kitchenettes are located in every guest room at Element Austin Downtown. Complete with cooking utensils, pots/pans, a refrigerator, microwave, serving plates and cutlery, you have everything you need to prepare - and even cook - a meal just the way you like it. There is even a dishwasher to make clean-up a breeze. Head downtown to visit the Restore pantry in the lobby to pick up a few snacks or microwaveable meals for your stay.

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Featured Amenities
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Free Wi-Fi
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Laundry On-Site
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24-Hour Fitness Center
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Rise: Complimentary Breakfast

Start your day on the right foot with Rise®, our complimentary and customizable breakfast that ranges from quick grab ‘n’ go’s like whole fruit, to a build-your-own Chobani yogurt station, or a hot, freshly made full breakfast.

Relax: Evening Reception

Enjoy some well-deserved down time at our complimentary evening reception. Cheers to a successful day in downtown Austin with a selection of soft drinks, wine, and local beers paired with light bites. *temporarily suspended

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Restore: Gourmet Pantry

When hunger strikes, just head to the pantry. Restore has everything you need to prepare delicious meals in the comfort of your private in-room kitchen. You can also choose from a wide variety of salads, yogurts, and easy grab 'n' go snacks. Forgot your toothbrush? We carry toiletries and other travel necessities too. *temporarily suspended

Upstairs at Caroline

An Urban Backyard

Hotel guests and locals play at this unique outdoor dining experience, designed to be reflective of an Austinite’s backyard. Grab a handcrafted cocktail, street taco or ceviche to enjoy while playing cornhole, foosball, shuffleboard and more.

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Upstairs at Caroline - Game Yard
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Upstairs at Caroline - Street Tacos
Offers and Packages
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Stay Longer & Save

Discover our exclusive extended stay rates for stays of 5+ consecutive nights at participating hotels and 7+ nights at resorts.

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Stay Longer & Earn a $25 Grocery Gift Card

Settling in for an extended stay? Receive a $25 grocery gift card on us when you stay for 7+ consecutive nights.

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Experience a Summer Staycation

Create memories in your own backyard with our Summer Staycation Packages. Check rate details for full offer inclusions.

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Craft & Draft

We're serving up coffee + cocktails! Book your stay and enjoy coffee at our coffeehouse, then after a day exploring, wind down with cocktails at Upstairs at Caroline.

Our Location

Getting Here

Element Austin Downtown

109 East 7th Street,Austin 78701 Texas USA

Tel: 1 (512) 473-0000

Airport Phone: +1 512-530-2242

Hotel direction: 8 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Estimated taxi fare: 20 USD (one way)

Bus service, fee: 1.25 USD (one way)

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Driving directions

Get on TX-71 from Spirit of Texas Dr, take US-183 N and E 7th St to E 8th St in Austin, turn left onto E 8th St, turn left onto Congress Ave, turn left onto E 7th St, Element Austin Downtown will be on the right



9401 Rental Car Rd, Austin, TX 78719, USA

Phone: +1 512-530-3600

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Map & Directions

Element Austin Downtown is located on the corner of Congress and 7th street, just one block from the 6th Street Entertainment District. Explore the local area, and our convenient location to the area's best shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Bring Your Best Friend to Austin

Element Austin Downtown welcomes your four-legged guest to our pet-friendly hotel. Dine at our neighborhood, casual restaurant with your pet, then relax in your room with a complimentary dog bed, water and food bowls, treats and toys. Contact us for a waiver if your dog is larger than 40 pounds. Should you have additional questions regarding our pet policies, please contact the hotel prior to your arrival.

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Bikes to Borrow

When you've had enough of the indoors, borrow one of our complimentary bicycles and head out on the town. You can explore all sorts of nearby landmarks and hot spots, from the famed 6th Street Entertainment District or the Texas State Capitol, to the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake. Rainey Street, 2nd Street District, and the University of Texas at Austin are also an easy pedal away. Helmets and bike locks are also provided for your safety.

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