The Hotel Van Zandt provides visitors a perfect balance between surprise and delight with its spin on an authentic Austin experience. The city of Austin is renowned for its outstanding live music and arts scene and the décor of the Hotel Van Zandt draws on that inspiration. In fact, the hotel is named after the highly regarded Texas-born musician, Townes Van Zandt.
The 319-room property features modern artwork blended with hand-picked items from local antique vendors. Hotel Van Zandt offers 41 suites—including five presidential suites—to welcome guests. The lobby has unique fixtures, including chandeliers made from repurposed trombones and an instillation of birds made from vinyl records that flutter out of an old phonograph. Other unique displays include an oversized typewriter keyboard installation, and collections of vintage radios and microphones.
While there, be sure to check out the rooftop deck and pool with cushy cabanas or take in a live music show at Geraldine’s, the hotel’s fourth floor restaurant. Other amenities include custom-designed bicycles available in the lobby available for rides through town, an onsite 24-hour fitness center, coffee and breakfast at Café 605, as well as a daily social hour in the lobby.
The boutique hotel is conveniently situated between the Rainey Street District to the east and Lady Bird Lake to the west. Just steps away from the front door of Hotel Van Zandt, Rainey Street is lined with roughly two blocks of bungalows that have morphed into one of Austin’s hot spots for live music. Enjoy a variety of cuisine from local favorites such as Tapas Bravas, Via 313 and Celia Jacobs Cheesecake Experience.
The central location of the Van Zandt also allows for a short commute to some of the most popular attractions in Austin, including the University of Texas at Austin, the Austin Convention Center, the Sixth Street entertainment area and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.