The Austin Area
Discover a convenient hub for your visit to the Texas state capital. Austin, “The Live Music Capital of the World,” is a growing urban center. Arrive anytime via I-35 to check in day or night, as our front desk is open round the clock. We’re only five miles from the airport and offer free parking for all guests. After a comfortable night, begin your stay with a free Bright Side Breakfast® before heading out on business or pleasure. The Texas state capitol building, Austin Convention Center, 6th Street Entertainment District, Zilker Park, and Lyndon B. Johnson Library are among the landmarks very close at hand.
On the banks of the Colorado River, Austin currently defines the intersection between music, film, and high tech. Home to the popular South by Southwest Music and Media Festival (SXSW) in March, Austinites adopted another nickname, Silicon Hills. Still others prefer “Violet Crown,” a reference to the glow of color seen on the hills just after sunset. The 6th Street Entertainment District and Red River Street are the places to catch any and all kinds of live music in venues lining the downtown district, numbering more venues per capita than anywhere else in America. Home to the flagship University of Texas campus where students have made theater, sports, filmmaking, blogging, and entrepreneurial pursuits a rival to music in local recognition. Next up, Formula One Grand Prix on a newly built course.
Hotel Services and Amenities
Comfy beds, spacious and well-equipped guest rooms, a free Bright Side Breakfast, free and fast Internet access via Wi-Fi, and friendly staff are signature benefits of La Quinta hotels, our property being no exception. Our rooms are equipped with new Samsung flat-panel televisions with 30 HD channels, plus an easy access Plug-and-Play feature that makes it simple to connect your own devices. After a busy day, it’s always nice to relax in an outdoor swimming pool, and ours is beautifully surrounded by palm trees, while major restaurants are less than a mile away. Pets are welcome.
Austin is known for its pretty inland lakes coming off the Colorado River. Lady Bird Lake reflects the rapidly changing downtown Austin skyline, Barton Springs Pool is fed by warm springs year round, Lake Austin is a reservoir, and Quarry Lake has wildlife, swimming, hiking trails, and kayakers. This is a place to try water biking, but at dusk be ready for the bats which take flight from the Congress Avenue Bridge. We are only a short drive to the Capital State Building, Circuit of America's and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport or those on business, Austin is headquarters for Whole Foods and a growing number of Fortune 500 companies‘ regional offices, such as Apple, Google, IBM, 3M, Texas Instruments, and Intel. Frequent business travelers and University of Texas students enjoy the proximity of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport being only 5 miles from downtown.