Welcome to W Austin

Embrace the unique charm of downtown Austin

Live it up in Austin TX the Live Music Capital of the World. Our four-star hotel in downtown Austin, Texas, is next to the world-famous Austin City Limits. Check out over 250 bars, restaurants, theaters and concert venues in Austin when you explore the area around our hotel. Our hotel's restaurants are distinct entities, from Trace Restaurant, offering an innovative menu with locally sourced ingredients, to the Living Room, which features four eclectic areas that provide very different and special culinary experiences. Stay in one of our hotel's luxury suites offering a stunning view of either Lady Bird Lake or downtown Austin. When your busy day ends, curl up on your own ultra comfortable W Bed. Order in-room service and watch the latest series on your flat-screen TV. You love to discover new things when you travel. Let our W Austin Austin, Texas, hotel be your guide.

On Track to Elevated Luxury: As improvements are made to our first floor, the hotel restaurant and bar are now located on the 2nd floor. Noise will be limited between 9am-5pm.

Rooms & Suites


Detox and Refresh

Re-charge your body and mind by escaping to AWAY Spa by W Hotels. Our therapists are at your service to re-energize you with our custom spa packages, including massage, facial and body treatment options. Perhaps you're looking to reward top performers with a spa treatment or want to escape for a little "me" time, we are here to make it happen. Advanced reservations are encouraged, by calling (512) 542-3626 or booking online.

Reception Desk and Retail
The Austin City Limits Experience Package
Enjoy a one night Saturday stay for two that includes an all-access pass to experience Music's Best Address: a backstage tour of the home of Austin City Limits Television show, ACL Live, and 3TEN on Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm. Guests will receive 2 SIP Tickets for the W Austin (up to a $16 value).


W Austin

200 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas, USA, 78701

Tel: +1 512-542-3600
Distance from Property: 8.1 Miles
Phone Number: +1 512-530-2242
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Bus Station

Greyhound Bus Station

Train Station


Plan and Prepare for your Stay

Concierge Desk

Plan a Gathering

W Austin features fantastic spaces to host your next party or event. From private dinners to important celebrations, W Austin can provide the ultimate VIP experience for you and your guests.

We would love to host your party and always look forward to booking events of all types:

  • Graduation Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Release Parties
  • Business Meetings
  • Happy Hours
  • Anniversaries
  • Reunions

Interested in serving lite bites or meals at your event?

For all inquiries in booking a reservation, please contact kristina.ramirez@whotels.com

Welcome and Concierge Desk


From 24-hour in-room dining and a 24-hour Welcome Desk to express check-out and a multilingual staff, we've got everything covered and more. You'll find everything you dream of in our stately sanctuary—with our Whatever/Whenever® service, no wish is too out there.

Rock out with our W list of Grammy Award-worthy amenities. No problem in getting the goods home post-2ND Street District shopping with our Luggage Forward Service. From 24-hour in-room dining and a 24-hour Welcome Desk to express check-out and a multilingual staff, we've got everything covered and more. You'll find everything you dream of in our stately sanctuary—with our Whatever/Whenever® service, no wish is too out there. We'll make your special moment magical and transform your dreams into reality. Planning a proposal? Bed forts? Bathtub of hot chocolate? At W Austin, enjoy whatever you want. Whenever you want it (as long as it's legal).

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P.A.W. - Pets Are Welcome™

W Austin is a pet-friendly hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. Our signature Pets Are Welcome™ (P.A.W.) program makes sure that furry friends enjoy their visit as much as you. At our pet-friendly Austin hotel, we treat your four-legged friend as part of the family.

  • Welcome letter with information about special pet services available through Concierge and a list of items available at Whatever/Whenever®
  • Pet toy
  • Clean-up bags
  • Custom W pet bed
  • Food & water bowl with floor mat
  • Litter box, litter & scoop
  • Pet-in-room door sign
  • Leashes
  • Dog & cat toys
  • Dog & cat food and treats
  • Wee pads
  • Litter boxes
  • Waste removal bags
  • Dog-sitting
  • Dog-walking
  • Locations of the nearest dog parks & dog runs
  • Veterinarian
  • Grooming services
  • Specialty pet stores
  • Birthday cake
Concierge Desk


This hotel is committed to making our facilities, amenities and services accessible to guests with disabilities.

  • Public entrance
  • Service animals welcome
  • Accessible route from public entrance to registration
  • Accessible route from public entrance to guest rooms
  • Accessible route from public entrance to restaurant
  • Accessible route from public entrance to meeting room/ballroom
  • Accessible route from public entrance to fitness center
  • Accessible route from public entrance to swimming pool
  • Accessible route from public entrance to business center
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool
  • Business center
  • Roll-in showers
  • Bathtubs with grab bars
  • Visual fire alarm


Wireless high-speed Internet in all guest rooms is available for $14.95 USD, per day. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available in public areas and the business center.

Going Green

The W Austin is an eco-friendly hotel in Austin, where we’re keen to be green. At W Austin, you can indulge without checking your conscience at the door. W Austin is part of Block 21, the first mixed-occupancy project of this type and size in the world to achieve LEED® certification. With nearly every facet of our hotel designed to support a sustainable future, we have perfected sophistication and sensational living down to a science. From exceptionally high percentages of sustainable, ecologically friendly and organic practices and verdant outdoor space to defy the conventions of urban concrete to incredibly efficient water and energy usage and in-room recycling, we are passionately committed to thinking green wherever and whenever possible.

Trace Patio

Just How Green Are We?

  • Low flow shower heads and low volume toilet
  • Light fixtures installed utilize compact fluorescent bulbs or tubes
  • Motion detectors to control lighting based on occupancy of given spaces
  • Variable speed drivers on all pumps & fans; motor run speed based on demand
  • State of the art thermostats in rooms; energy saving when unoccupied, uses motion detection
  • Kitchen exhaust is ‘cleaned’ before leaving the building with Pollution Control Units
  • 25-30% reduction on water consumption with LEED certified fixtures: Low flow shower heads and low volume toilet
  • Partnership with Texas Disposal Systems to haul and process all compostable, recyclable, and landfill materials for the entire mixed use building
  • Compost buckets and recycling bins are utilized in all kitchens, offices, bathrooms, and the employee cafeteria and all compostable and recyclable waste is separated, gathered, and deposited in the appropriate compactor
  • Recycling bins on front drive of hotel, in rooms and in public areas of banquet space
  • Concierge and Welcome desk uses electronic means of communicating directions, confirmations, folios and itineraries to guests rather than printing (unless requested)
  • Eliminated all most single serving packaging in restaurant and employee cafeteria
  • Collect used packing materials and keep at loading dock for reuse
  • All paint used in construction project & all repairs made after use low VOC paints
  • We aimed to use low toxicity adhesives during build-out/maintenance
  • CO2 sensors installed throughout building to ensure there that if there is a buildup of CO2, the system will circulate fresh air into that area
  • Use of mercury free fluorescent lighting in all guest rooms & back of house areas
  • Active Green Council meets monthly to review green policy and talent education
  • Green Council tours TDS (Texas Disposal Systems) to learn firsthand where and how our landfill, composting and recycling materials are processes
  • Have appointed a Sustainability Champion
  • Provide lockable bicycle parking stations for talent and guests
  • Use of bicycles to guests
  • Offer guests shuttle services to special events such as football games, Formula One track, etc.
  • We offer use of pedi-cabs to ours guests as an alternative means of transportation

Staying green is easy at W Austin - not to mention rewarding. For each day you decline housekeeping service, we'll reward you with 500 Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints® (except day of departure) redeemable for future stays at any Starwood hotel. To opt into the program, simply check the "Make a Green Choice" box (located in the Optional Information section) during the online booking process or request participation at check-in. Learn More about our green initiatives.

Scott Newton Photography

Since the early seventies, Scott Newton has artfully chronicled and captured the iconic moments of Austin’s music scene. His work spans Austin musical history continuously from 1970 on, longer than anyone else working the Austin music scene. Showcasing these legendary moments, Newton’s striking photographs bring music to life and can be seen in each of W Austin’s guest rooms.

Fantastic Suite - Living Room

Each print has a story. Whether it’s Willie Nelson running in a race, Jimmy Buffet drinking a beer or Merle Haggard performing at Willie’s Fourth of July Picnic, Scott was there to capture all the remarkable (and sometimes emotional) moments that made these famous musicians who they are today.

Other notable greats that line the wall in W Austin’s guest rooms collection include Elvis Costello, Mick Jagger, Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, James Brown, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, plus many more from the 70s and early 80s.

Scott has been the official photographer of Austin City Limits since 1979. Before that, he served as house photographer for the Austin Opera House.

His work can also be seen throughout Austin at the Keller­-Pfluger Gallery at the Moody Theater, etc. In 2010, Scott’s Austin City Limits photographs were exhibited for six months at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Need a great gift for the music lover? Scott has published several books to his name including Austin City Limits—A History in Photographs and more recent, "Austin City Limits -- A Monument to Music". Feel free to also take a look through his ACL galleries, which can be purchased, or take a glance at his signed fine art at the Modern Rocks Gallery. Definitely worth a look.

Property Details




Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Meeting Space

Dry Cleaning Service

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Free Wifi

Mobile Key

Digital Check In

Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Minimum Age to Check In: 21

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Welcome.

Up to 2 dogs or cats 50 lbs max with USD100 cleaning fee

Non-Refundable Pet Fee Per Stay: $100

Maximum Pet Weight: 50lbs

Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 2

Parking Valet

Daily: $59

Electric Car Charging Station
Additional Parking Information

Oversized vehicle charge is $64/day plus tax

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Cash, Credit Cards


Concierge desk service

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +1 512-542-3600

Accessible Hotel Features

Property has elevators

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Closed Caption TV

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Flashing Door Knockers

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Guests in mobility-accessible rooms may inquire about lowering the bed height

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors


TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Certified

LEED: New Construction Certified


Water Footprint: 900.28 liters per room night

Environmental Practices

Guest Room Recycling

Electric car charging

Frequently Asked Questions

The check-in time at W Austin is 3:00 pm and the check-out time is 12:00 pm.

The pet policy at W Austin is:

Pets Welcome Up to 2 dogs or cats 50 lbs max with USD100 cleaning fee Non-Refundable Pet Fee Per Stay: $100 Maximum Pet Weight: 50lbs Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 2

The parking options at W Austin are:

Valet: Daily: $59 Electric Car Charging Station Oversized vehicle charge is $64/day plus tax

The property amenities at W Austin are:

Restaurant Bar Spa Fitness Center Outdoor Pool 24 Hour Room Service Daily Housekeeping Turndown Service Meeting Space Dry Cleaning Service Room Service Wake up Calls Free Wifi Mobile Key Digital Check In Service Request

Yes, W Austin has free Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.