A beautifully designed little oasis (with strong doors and high walls) in the thriving East Austin neighborhood. Staff was super nice and after 10 minutes I felt like we knew each other for years. The terrace is a beautiful hangout spot and the rooms beautifully designed.
But most interesting is the location - this really is a "neighborhood in transition"! A local travel guide told me that IN THE PAST, the area was notorious for gun smoke and knife stabbings (the cornershop still has a large selection of scary looking knifes...) but things are changing quickly. Now, you'll find the most coolest bars (Eastern), hippest backyard restaurants (forgot the name) and fantastic edgy cafes (Conete) of Austin here and staff will luckily give you a map. But there are still a lot of the old residents left as well - this area is not gentrified to death yet and you are well advised to keep your common senses with you if walking around at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An artisanal boutique hotel and unique Austin experience. Half upcycled bungalow, half courtyard hotel, the Heywood embodies the intangible elements that define Austin: Creative. Easy going. Thoughtful. Cool. Located smack dab in the middle of the vibrant East Austin neighborhood and surrounded by local restaurants, lounges, and shops, this modern boutique hotel is an easy walk to downtown, Sixth Street, the Convention Center, and Lady Bird Lake. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Heywood Hotel Austin, Texas