Gay Austin · Hotels

Gay Austin · Hotels

Looking for the perfect place to stay in the Austin, TX?

Why this hotel?: Historic Building. Superb dining.

The InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel is centrally located in the bustling Congress Avenue, mere moments from the city’s best gay nightlife.

Established in 1924, this longstanding high-rise, luxury hotel has seen Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush stay in the grand, speciality suites. Along with  countless celebrities, who regularly frequent the hotel during Austin’s famed SXSW festival.

On site guests can take advantage of the 24-hour fitness centre, indoor pool, and two dining options. Club InterContinental Lounge offers breakfast, whilst the Roaring Fork mixes Old West cuisine with modern dining innovations for lunch and dinner.


pool, fitness centre, hot tub, massage, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

701 Congress Ave, Austin


Based on 3017 votes

Why this hotel?: Stunning views. Convenient location.

The Omni Downtown is a gay-friendly Austin hotel on the city’s bustling San Jacinto Boulevard, meaning you’re just moments away from the nightlife of 6th street and the serene Lady Bird Lake.

On site you’ll find luxury amenities, including a heated rooftop pool and a fitness centre. Each sleek guestroom is fitted with air conditioning and includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

Dine from the comfort of your hotel at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the Atrium Lounge Bar. If that doesn’t take your fancy, you are just a stones throw from the restaurants of downtown Austin.


rooftop pool, fitness centre, restaurant, bar, wi-fi

700 San Jacinto at 8th St, Austin


Based on 7689 votes

Why this hotel?: Central Location. Fantastic bar.

The W is a modern gay-friendly hotel in Austin’s lively Warehouse District, just a two minute walk from Rain and Oilcan Harry’s, two of Austin’s most popular gay bars.

Luxury amenities comprise the hotel, including a full-service spa, designed with your rejuvenation in mind, and sleek outdoor pool with poolside bar and grill.

Each characterful room is a combination of upscale styling and contemporary comforts. With prints from local photographer Scott Newton and a stunning view of Lady Bird Lake, these rooms have a bit of Austin in all of them.


pool, massage, spa, fitness centre, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

200 Lavaca St, Austin


Based on 2154 votes

Why this hotel?: Lake views. Superb dining.

The Hyatt Regency offers luxury Austin accommodation. Located in the Capitol area of the city, the Hyatt is near Austin’s best gay nightlife.

Fresh off of a $47-million-renovation, each contemporary guestroom offers a variety of options, from oversized suites to pet-friendly accommodations.

On site you’ll find all the amenities you could wish for, including: a seasonal outdoor pool with sundeck overlooking Lady Bird Lake, a river-like resovoir on the Colorado River.

Here, guests can dine in style at the onsite restaurant, Marker 10 Spirits and Cuisine, which serves casual meals, sushi, and cocktails.


outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin


Based on 2425 votes

Why this hotel?: Spacious rooms. Tasty breakfast.

The Embassy has convenient access for many Austin attractions. Whether you’re interested in shopping around the trendy businesses in SoCo (South Congress), or walking through Zilker Parks to take a dip in Barton Springs pool, the Embassy Hotel is the perfect base for your Texan adventure.

As a guest of the Embassy Suites you will benefit from a full complimentary breakfast, a free shuttle service within a 2-mile radius, and amenities such as a hot tub and indoor pool.

Each luxury suite at the Embassy boasts a refrigerator, microwave, 2 cable TVs, video games, and a separate seating area.


pool, fitness centre, hot tub, restaurant, bar, wi-fi

5901 North IH-35, Austin

Very Good

Based on 3526 votes

Why this hotel?: Fantastic bar. Wonderful views.

The Sheraton Hotel offers gay-friendly Austin accommodation with a sense of true Texas charm.

With 367 guest rooms to choose from, the Sheraton offers a bounty rooms with king-size beds aplenty.

On site there are plenty of facilities to take advantage of; the Sheraton Hotel boasts an indoor/outdoor pool, modern fitness centre, and contemporary furnishings.

Dine on site at The Yard, a southwestern-style restaurant, and enjoy a drink (or two) at The Lobby Bar.


pool, hot tub, fitness centre, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

701 E 11th St, Austin

Very Good

Based on 5661 votes

Why this hotel?: Historic Building. Superb dining.

The Driskill is an iconic Austin hotel, located on the corner of Austins nightlife hub, 6th street.

A landmark in its own right, The Driskill has hosted restful nights, gatherings and momentous occasions for over a century! With 189 guestrooms, several bars and top-quality food, The Driskill is ready to welcome you into a part of Texan history.

As a guest of The Driskill you can enjoy spa treatments, a modern fitness centre, and on-site dining options.

The hotel bar showcases live entertainment every night of the week, attesting to Austin’s reputation as the live music capital of the world.


steam room, massage, fitness centre, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

604 Brazos St, Austin


Based on 5227 votes

Why this hotel?: Affordable hotel in Austin Gay Friendly

This gay-friendly hotel is located in Austin. It’s around a 20-minute walk to Highland Capital Metrorail Station, so you’ll be able to navigate your way around the city quite easily.

Holiday Inn Austin offers comfortable rooms, a gym, a pool and a coffee shop. There are various dining options in the local area.

This is a reliable and affordable option.


pool, coffee shop, room service, concierge

6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin


Based on 3452 votes

Why this hotel?: Stylish Hotel Great location

This is a popular hotel in Austin close to Downtown Captial Metrorail Station, an ideal location.

Kimpton Hotel Van Sandt offers chic rooms and plenty of amenities including a restaurant, bar and lounge.

The hotel’s location makes it great for sightseeing. Many of Austin’s best attractions are right on your doorstep, including the O. Henry Museum and the Mexic-Arte Museum.

This is one of the most stylish and popular hotels in town.


bar, pool, restaurant, lounge

605 Davis St, Austin


Based on 2284 votes

Why this hotel?: Free airport shuttle. Fantastic bar and dining.

The Wyndham Garden is situated in North Austin and just 7 minutes drive from Austin City Limits music venue.

As a guest of the Wyndham Garden Austin you will benefit from a free airport shuttle to the nearby Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Each comfortable guestroom is equipped maintains an element of the building’s history. Whether it’s architectural elements of the 1800s, or historic décor, the rooms of the Wyndham are imbued with Texan history.

On site there is a selection of amenities including: an outdoor pool, hot tub and an on-site venue, making the live music of Austin available without even leaving the hotel!


outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

3401 South IH-35, Austin


Based on 7205 votes

Why this hotel?: Natural Surroundings. Fantastic dining.

The Renaissance is a gay-friendly hotel in North Austin, offering luxury accommodation in a peaceful setting spanning 95 acres that overlook the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

An ideal location for those interested in hiking, the Renaissance Austin Hotel is surrounded by the nature trails of North Austin.

On site there’s plenty to keep you entertained, including an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and an extensive fitness centre.

Dine from the comfort of the hotel at The Knotty Deck and Bar, a Texas bistro serving American dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A range of drinks are also available at the lobby bar.


indoor pool, outdoor pool, fitness centre, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin


Based on 2162 votes

Why this hotel?: Great location. Wonderful staff.

The Westin is in downtown Austin’s Capitol neighbourhood. The central location offers itself to nightlife and is just a 7 minute walk from Oilcan Harry’s and Rain, two of Austin’s most popular gay bars.

Austin is known as the live music capital of the world, and draws in many tourists for such a reputation. Lined with blues clubs, country bars and food trucks, 6th street is the heart of Austin’s music scene and is right on your doorstep!

Comfortable and modern guestrooms include stunning city views and vibrant artwork inspired by Austin’s live music tradition. After hours, visit the rooftop lounge, Azul, for a refreshing cocktail by the firepit, or swim overlooking Austin’s skyline.


outdoor pool, fitness centre, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

310 E 5th St, Austin


Based on 1556 votes

Why this hotel?: Central Location.

This centrally located hotel is a reliable choice if you’re staying in Austin. The main attractions and Austin’s gay nightlife spots, such as Highland Lounge and Rain, are right on your doorstep.

The rooms are include some of the largest in the city, with floor-to-ceiling windows.. Amenities include a swimming pool, room service, an on-site Starbucks and three restaurants.

Marriott hotels are always run to a certain standard so you know the level of service you’ll be getting.


pool, massage, restaurant

110 E 2nd St, Austin


Based on 3258 votes

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