Start planning your ultimate Austin runcation and include one of these luxury hotels
Make Austin Marathon weekend that much more memorable when you runcation in luxury! If you want to take your experience to the next level, these luxury hotels are a great place to start. Relax in comfort before your race and recover in style after! From heated pools and spa treatments to delicious food and margaritas, you’ll see why Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared Austin “the best city to recover in!” Need an added bonus? All of these luxury hotels are within walking distance of all the Austin Marathon action.
Pro tip: these 6 hotels offer late check-out if you’re looking to extend the party.
Austin Marriott Downtown
The highly-anticipated Austin Marriott Downtown (304 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas 78701) will open in October 2020. It’ll feature more than 600 iconic guest rooms and 25 stunning suites. Stay here and enjoy a rooftop pool with breathtaking views, three bars, and locally-inspired restaurants. Austin Marriott is four blocks from the Austin Marathon start line and within walking distance of 6th Street.
Experience Austin Marathon weekend in style! Fairmont Austin (101 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78701) is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star property. The 37-story luxury hotel features 1,048 guest rooms and suites, including Fairmont Gold. Guests experience personalized service, unique views, and five restaurant and bar offerings. Relax after your race at the seasonally heated pool and their award-winning spa. Take your time race morning because you’ll be six blocks from the start line.
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Austin’s particular brand of cool is evident in every detail of Four Seasons Hotel (98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701). Warm-up with a quick 3-block-jog to the Austin Marathon start line. Then recover post-race with Texas-inspired spa treatments. Come for their incredible margaritas and saltwater pool, then stay for lawn games. Stretch your legs before race day on miles of trails by Lady Bird Lake.
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt (605 Davis Street, Austin, Texas 78701) is a refined riff on Austin’s world-famous music scene. It’s your front-row seat to all the Austin Marathon weekend action! It’s located in the historic Rainey Street District, just seven blocks from the start line. You’ll have access to the trail around Lady Bird Lake. Enjoy the many restaurants, bars, and shops that are within walking distance. Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is distinguished, laid back, and designed from the ground up to be an all-access pass to an authentic Austin experience.
The LINE Austin
Book your stay at the crossroads where Town Lake meets downtown and the Austin Marathon start line. Seriously, walk out the front doors and the start line is a block away! The LINE Austin (111 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas 78701) draws influence from both the surrounding natural beauty and the creative energy that fuels Austin. Fun fact: it was once home to a jazz club that broadcast live on local radio in the late 1960s.
The Westin Austin Downtown
Get swept up in the excitement of 6th Street at The Westin Austin Downtown (310 E. 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78701), just not before race day! The Westin’s location puts you two blocks from the finish line festival, five blocks from the start line, and six blocks from the finish line. You’ll also be within walking distance of numerous Austin restaurants, bars, and shops.
These six luxury hotels can take your Austin Marathon experience to the next level. All of them are within walking distance of the start and finish line. Their downtown locations put some of Austin’s finest restaurants and well-known bars just a few minutes away. Book at one of these luxury hotels and experience why Austin is the best city to recover in!