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When you stay at a hotel with an indoor pool, there’s no worry about the weather getting in the way of a refreshing swim. Rain or shine, you can look forward to lounging next to the pool with a good book, splashing around or swimming laps to keep up with your workout routine. In Austin, you’ll find a number of great options, including these.
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Located in a historic building in the heart of downtown near the Texas Capitol and convention center, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin hosts an indoor lap pool and an adjacent hot tub that offers a perfect place to unwind and soak your cares away. It also happens to be home to one of the city’s top restaurants, the Roaring Fork which serves international, southern and Tex-Mex fare. Its bar is the only one with a terrace on Congress Avenue, providing views of the Capitol, and it’s a hot spot among the state’s politicians. The modern rooms have ultra-comfy beds, flat-screen TVs, bathrobes, minibars and Keurig coffeemakers.
Aloft Austin Northwest is a Marriott boutique hotel that’s just a short distance from popular attractions in Austin, including the Texas Museum of Science and Technology, Austin Aquarium, and H-E-B Center. The Lakeline Mall can be reached within 10 minutes on foot. It has a heated indoor pool and a Jacuzzi that’s a big draw for guests, along with a trendy bar and lounge for relaxing with a refreshing drink. There’s also a 24/7 mini-market and a fitness room. Guest rooms are brightly decorated and come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges and coffeemakers.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Arboretum is located 10 miles northwest of downtown Austin, in the vibrant residential neighborhood of Arboretum, best-known as the home of the University of Texas. It has a good indoor pool along with a hot tub and adjacent fitness area with elliptical machines, treadmills and free weights. Guests enjoy a complimentary made-to-order breakfast and an evening reception with drinks and snacks. There’s also a casual restaurant and bar on-site along with a convenience shop. Rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges and separate living areas that have pull-out sofas making it a popular option with families. Upgraded suites come with Keurig coffeemakers.
Located just 11 miles north of downtown Austin just off Interstate 35, Courtyard Austin North/Parmer Lane offers a comfortable stay and outstanding amenities that include a big indoor pool and a 24-hour gym. There’s also a 24/7 business center, a bar, and a restaurant serving American fare open for breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks. Guest rooms all come with flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, desks, mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Book a suite for more space, all feature separate living areas and sofa beds that are ideal for families or friends traveling together.
Residence Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center is located in the center of Austin’s vibrant downtown, less than a mile from the Texas State Capitol and about five minutes on foot from the Austin Convention Center. Ideal for business travelers who want to be able to enjoy a pool after a long day of work, it has a great indoor pool and a number of complimentary perks like grocery delivery service and breakfast with a range of hot and cold items. There’s also a lounge bar and a convenience store open 24/7. Rooms include everything from studios to two-bedroom suites. All include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, sofas, desks and kitchens. Book a suite for a separate living area and a pull-out sofa.
Just a block from the Austin Convention Center and under 10 minutes on foot to the Sixth Street Historic District, Hyatt Place Austin Downtown is ideal for all sorts of travelers and offers a large indoor pool to enjoy after a long day at work or play. The 24-hour fitness center has a good selection of modern cardio and weight machines, free weights and exercise balls, while the business center offers four desktop computers for guest use. Light bites and beverages are available at the 24/7 Gallery, including items like Starbucks coffee, beer cocktails, salads and sandwiches. A free buffet breakfast is provided with hot and cold items, such as fruit, yogurt, breads, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers – the higher floor options come with city views.
Courtyard Austin Northwest/Lakeline is located in the Gateway Shopping Center, less than 10 miles from downtown and minutes to the University of Texas at Austin’s J. J. Pickle Research Campus. Guests can enjoy swimming in the indoor pool, working out in the exercise room and taking advantage of the business center. There are also a number of spots for relaxing and mingle, including an outdoor patio and a living room-style lobby. The property also hosts a restaurant serving American fare and a Starbucks coffee shop. Modern rooms include cable TVs, free Wi-Fi, desks and coffeemakers. Upgrade for a living area and pull-out sofa.
At the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, guests don’t have to choose between an indoor or outdoor pool as it offers both, and it’s especially impressive. The large resort-style indoor/outdoor pool also has a hot tub, indoor dry sauna and lots of great spaces for lounging around. During the summer season, poolside food and drink service is available too. The hotel also has a fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows, cardio machines, strength training machines and free weights along with a large flat-screen TV. On-site is the Onion Creek Grill which includes a fantastic breakfast buffet with Belgian waffles and made-to-order omelet. A lunchtime pasta buffet is available too, while the dinner menu includes southwest dishes and some good seafood selections. Rooms all come with desks, coffeemakers, mini-fridges and flat-screen TVs.