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Where to Stay in Austin?

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Where to Stay in Austin?

Hi! I'm visiting Austin for the first time (and well, Texas, for that matter) in February with a couple of girlfriends. We are all single twenty-somethings just looking to have some fun while exploring the city! Where's the best place to stay if we want to be close to some great nightlife? Also, any bar/restaurant "must visit" recommendations would be awesome, too. Thanks!

Edited: 08 January 2013, 19:27
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1. Re: Where to Stay in Austin?

This question gets asked a lot and there are many posts with great info.

Will you have a car? What it your budget?

The downtown area is the place to go to be close to a lot of night life. There are a number of hotels, but they tend to be pricey, although deals and discounts can be found.

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2. Re: Where to Stay in Austin?

I suggest you stay in a hotel in the heart of downtown which would be blocks from 6th Street bars. Why? Because in Feb if a cold front comes through on your dates it could be icy cold.

http://www.6street.com

http://www.2ndstreetdistrict.com

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3. Re: Where to Stay in Austin?

I'd look at the W in the 2nd St District (spa time at Milk+Honey would be bonus!). If you want to stay close to 6th St, we like the Hilton Garden Inn (although there are many hotels close to 6th), and for funky S. Congress, look at the Hotel San Jose or Austin motel. All 3 of those are in the middle of music, bars and restaurants.

Do you have a budget? Specific interests?

Edited: 08 January 2013, 23:43
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4. Re: Where to Stay in Austin?

There a a number of very nice hotels downtown. I really like the Embassy Suites at 300 South Congress. It is close to Threadgills which is a great place for music. The Embassy Suites have a great breakfast and a wonderful happy hour in the evening. For something a bit cheaper, there is the La Quinta Austin Capital on East 11th. It is a bit of a walk to 6th, but not that bad.

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5. Re: Where to Stay in Austin?

All below are Downtown:

http://www.2ndstreetdistrict.com

http://www.6street.com/6s_pg_warehouse.htm

http://www.6street.com

http://www.firstthursday.info Ignore the 1st Thurs. info, this is a great 4 block area south of downtown about 8 blocks away from Lady Bird Lake

http://www.austinhikeandbike.com

http://www.acl-live.com

http://www.austin360.com

http://www.austintexas.org

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