Travel back in time during Austin Marathon weekend when you stay at these historic Austin hotels
Spend Austin Marathon weekend at a historic Austin hotel. Take a step back in time at one of these two beautiful hotels. Both are within walking distance of the start/finish lines and all of the action. Historic hotels not your thing? We have you covered! Check out all the newly reduced rates at these hotels that also offer late check-out.
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Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin
Immerse yourself in Austin’s history at the InterContinental® Stephen F. Austin. A landmark hotel in Austin featuring the historic Art Deco façade and opulent décor, the hotel combines authentic Texan hospitality with elegantly appointed rooms and plush amenities. Drift into the prohibition era with a vintage cocktail at the Stephen F’s Bar, host your next signature event at the beautifully customizable meeting spaces, or let the Concierge Desk curate your personalized, unforgettable stay.
Recognized as a coveted Austin hotel since 1886, The Driskill offers a historic setting entrenched in timeless charm. With a prime downtown location off 6th Street, the hotel is the perfect vantage point for exploring Austin’s entertainment district and beyond. Surrounded by Austin’s foodie scene, nightlife, and live music, we’re less than 10 minutes by foot from historic attractions like the Texas State Capitol Building and Congress Avenue Bridge. Experience the luxury rooms, storied dining, and impeccable service that only The Driskill can provide.
You’ll recognize this motel from its 25-foot-tall glowing red sign that’s been a South Congress staple for nearly 80 years. The historic Austin Motel sits just south of Town Lake and Downtown, in view of the State Capitol, and walking distance to the Austin Marathon start line. Part of the beloved South Congress neighborhood, the motel is surrounded by some of the city’s most interesting dining, nightlife, and shopping. They have easy access to Austin’s lovely hike and bike trail that connects to Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, and the Greenbelt. Photo credit – Austin Motel Facebook
Built in 1936 as an “ultramodern” motor court, Hotel San José has been transformed into a 40-room urban bungalow-style hotel. It’s tucked behind stucco walls and set amidst lush garden courtyards. Hotel San José is located on South Congress Avenue a few blocks from the Austin Marathon start line. It’s in the heart of one of Austin’s favorite neighborhoods within walking distance of Town Lake. In addition to being a unique place to sleep, the Hotel San José serves as a gathering place and occasional hub of community activity for locals and visitors alike.
Both of these historic Austin hotels are near all the weekend action, including downtown restaurants, shops, and bars. And everything is within walking distance. Take your Austin experience to the next level and enjoy a trip you’ll never forget!