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8 Best Austin Hotels For Austin City Limits Music Festival

The Austin City Limits Music Festival, regularly referred to as ACL, is a popular music festival hosted in the eclectic city of Austin, Texas. This event draws travelers to Austin every fall. If you’re hoping to attend this two-weekend festival, then you should consider booking a stay at one of these incredible hotels nearby. With unique amenities like record players, Polaroids, and even pianos, the rooms in these hotels are perfect for music lovers as well as conveniently located for ACL festival-goers. Have an unforgettable weekend when you book a room at one of these top hotels for the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

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Hotel Saint Cecilia

This list kicks off with the chic hotel that has music-themed rooms. There is no other way to embrace your music-filled ACL weekend in Austin than by staying in a rock ‘n roll-themed room at Hotel Saint Cecilia. If the chic decor and the classy pool don’t sell you on this place, then maybe the seclusion will. After spending a day at ACL with thousands of people, you’ll want nothing but relaxation and solitude. Hotel Saint Cecilia is on a secluded property and is a boutique hotel with only 14 luxury rooms.

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The Driskill

This historic hotel located in downtown Austin is a unique stay that will make anyone from history buffs to music lovers happy. Located near 6th Street, The Driskill boasts seriously vintage vibes, as it was built in 1886. With elegant rooms, this hotel is perfect for the socialite. It features an on-site grill, timeless decor, and rumors of hauntings and ghosts, making it a must-stay no matter what time of year you visit the Bat City.

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Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is located in the hip area of Rainy Street and was made for music lovers. The first thing you will notice is the music-infused decor, like the light fixtures made from brass instruments. If you haven’t heard enough live music after spending a day at ACL, you’ll be glad to know that live music occurs every night at the hotel’s on-site restaurant. Splurge on a Spa Suite for a soaking tub and views of Lady Bird Lake or go all out with a stay in the Presidential Suites, which include a vinyl record player with a hand-selected vinyl library.

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Hotel Ella

Enjoy a laid-back stay at Hotel Ella, a mansion-turned-boutique hotel near the University of Texas. Originally constructed in 1900, Hotel Ella has modern rooms that are perfect for those seeking both luxury and relaxation. The rooms here are quaint and charming, but you won’t spend too much time in them as the sprawling veranda is the perfect place to relax after a long day on your feet at ACL.

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Austin Motel

Austin Motel is an iconic landmark found on South Congress. This eclectic lodging option has been pleasing Austin travelers for more than 80 years. The room decor here is unique, from bright colors to wacky wallpaper. With both vintage vibes and modern aesthetic, Austin Motel is a great place to stay for ACL And since this hotel is on South Congress, you’re just steps away from some of Austin’s best shops and eateries.

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Hotel San Jose

Hotel San Jose is a chic boutique lodging option in Austin. This 1939 motel went through a facelift in the ’90s, and music-loving travelers are grateful. Hotel San Jose is now a trendy accommodation that features a collection of well-decorated rooms. With fun yet minimalistic flare, those traveling to Austin for ACL will be happy to know that Hotel San Jose has unique amenities, including loaner Polaroid cameras, bicycles and typewriters. It’s the perfect hipster haven.

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Kimber Modern

Kimber Modern is a boutique hotel for travelers wanting a relaxing hideaway after a long day at ACL. For those hoping for a unique yet chic experience, this hotel is right for you. With detail to one-of-a-kind decor, this South Austin accommodation attracts anyone from Instagram models to festival attendees. With affordable prices and rooms that beg you to stay in bed all day, Kimber Modern is a perfect place to treat your festival hangover.

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South Congress Hotel

Consider booking the South Congress Hotel for the ACL festival. It boasts an eclectic vibe full of both modern and vintage style and includes Apple TVs & Google Chromecasts in every room as well as multiple on-site restaurants, a coffee shop, rooftop pool, lobby bar and retail shops. It’s also located in the heart of Austin’s iconic South Congress shopping, dining and entertainment district.

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