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The 5 Hottest Family Hotels in Austin

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So you are planning a trip to Austin with kids and need help finding the right hotel? Well high-five, because you landed in the right place!

This article will help you choose the perfect kid-friendly hotel in Austin for your family, whether it’s a desire for:

  • bunk beds
  • connecting rooms
  • large family suites
  • a family pool area
  • on-site restaurants
  • a safe location, etc

Whatever you need, our list likely has you covered!

Hot tip: Austin is renowned for its epic music and nightlife scene, but did you know that Austin is also known for its BATS!? Every summer evening you can see millions of bats fly out from under the South Congress Bridge – free of charge! You can read about our family experience HERE.

Ok, so we begin this article with a set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). I recommend you start here if you are just beginning your research on Austin hotels for families.

As an alternative, you can jump straight ahead to our list of Austin’s Best Family Hotels. It’s your choice.

Jump to: Best all-around

Pool at the Hyatt Regency Austin
Hyatt Regency Austin

Jump to: Top budget-friendly

Austin Family Pool at Aiden by Best Western
Aiden by Best Western at Austin City Hotel
Kid-friendly pool at Omni Austin Hotel Southpark
Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
Embassy Suites Austin hotel for families
Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown South Congress
Graffiti art in lobby of Hampton Inn Suites Austin
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which family hotels in Austin offer complimentary breakfast?

The family hotels in Austin that offer complimentary breakfast are the Aiden by Best Western Austin City Hotel, Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown and Hampton Inn & Suites Austin University/Capital.

Which Austin hotels have large rooms for families?

The Austin hotels that have family suites are Hyatt Regency Austin, Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown South Congress and Hampton Inn & Suites Austin University/Capital.

Which kid-friendly hotels in Austin have pools?

All the kid-friendly hotels in Austin on our list have pools. The Aiden by Best Western has a lush garden pool, the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark has a cool indoor/outdoor pool, the Hyatt Regency Austin has a lakeside pool, Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown South Congress has an indoor pool and the Hampton Inn & Suites Austin University/Capital has a rooftop pool.

Which family-friendly Austin hotels have on-site restaurant?

The family-friendly Austin hotels that have on-site restaurants are the Aiden by Best Western Austin City Hotel, Omni Austin Hotel, Hyatt Regency Austin and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown South Congress.

Which Austin hotels for families have free parking?

The Austin family hotels with free parking are the Aiden by Best Western Austin City Hotel and the Omni Austin Hotel.

Which family Austin hotels are budget-friendly?

The family Austin hotels that are budget friendly are the Aiden by Best Western Austin City Hotel and the Hampton Inn & Suites Austin University/Capital.

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Hyatt Regency Austin

4-star hotel | 208 Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704

Hyatt Regency Austin kid-friendly hotel
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Austin

Editor’s Pick: Best all-around choice

Key features

Austin Family suite at Hyatt Regency
The large family-friendly rooms have upscale modern furnishings and comfy bedding

Here’s why you will love it

Austin, Texas is the live music capital of the world with over 250 music venues throughout the city. One of them is right here in the Hyatt Regency Austin, helping to earn its spot as our number one pick for the overall best family hotel in Austin.

Set on the beautiful Ladybird Lake, the Hyatt Regency Austin features three on-site restaurant and bars. Marker 10 offers small plates with a lakeview and live music while SWB Southwest Bistro serves up break and lunch daily. Poolside, there is Sipping Springs which offers light fare and poolside cocktails. The pool is somewhere to really enjoy during your stay in Austin as it has lovely views of Ladybird lake and the skyline of Downtown Austin. There is little doubt your family will have a comfortable stay at the Hyatt Regency in Austin.

Aiden by Best Western at Austin City Hotel

3-star hotel | 2200 S I H 35 Austin, TX 78704

Best Western Austin City Hotel
Photo courtesy of Aiden by Best Western at Austin City Hotel

Top Budget Friendly Choice

Key features

Inside room at Best Western Austin Hotel
The rooms are comfortable and have everything you need at a great price

Here’s why you will love it

Aiden by Best Western at Austin City Hotel is a great family friendly hotel in Austin as it is conveniently located near the trendy South Congress Avenue for easy access to all the fun. Wake up to enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast in the onsite restaurant, Opal Divine’s Austin Grill before starting a fun day sightseeing or taking a dip in the pool.

The lush garden pool is definitely a highlight of the Aiden by Best Western at Austin City Hotel. The family will love cooling off from that Texas heat in the large pool, wading pool for the little ones and relaxing hot tub, surrounded by lush native plants and tranquil waterfalls. It really is a city escape and a great spot to rejuvenated for hitting the town to check out the famous Austin Bats and lively live music scene.

Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark

4-star hotel | 4140 Governors Row, Austin, TX 78744

Front of Omni Austin Southpark Hotel
Photo courtesy of Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark

Key features

Inside room at Austin Omni Hotel Southpark
This room has two double beds – you won’t find a room with two queens at Omni

Here’s why you will love it

A great family-friendly hotel in Austin is The Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. It is easy to get to, there are plenty of family-friendly activities on the property and it is close to all the downtown Austin action. Thanks to complimentary airport shuttle, getting there is a breeze. Each Omni property features an Omni Kids Crew and what that include differs on the location, but at The Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark kids will receive a backpack full of goodies and games upon check-in.

Families will also love the awesome indoor/outdoor pool that can be enjoyed year round with poolside food and beverages offered during the summer months. For dining, the Onion Creek Grille is a great spot for a casually elegant breakfast, lunch or dinner. Morsels is a great option for those wanting a coffee break or a quick meal and the Lobby Lounge is perfect for enjoying a cocktail anytime of the day.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown South Congress

3-star hotel | 300 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

Embassy Suites by Hilton in Downtown Austin
Photo courtesy of Embassy Suites Austin Downtown South Congress

Key features

Family suite in Austin at Embassy Suites
Yes, Embassy suites has – you guessed it – family suites!

Here’s why you will love it

Located on the trendy South Congress Ave, Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown South Congress, puts families right where they need to be to have a good time. A great feature for families traveling to Austin is the complimentary shuttle taking you within 2 miles of the hotel. Plus, the large rooms featuring two queens and sofa bed will give your family the space and comfort they need for a good night’s sleep. You will want energy in this happening city.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin really makes guests feel at home with complimentary made-to-order breakfast by day and complimentary evening reception by night. For more dining fun, enjoy the SOCO Bar + Bites for some Southwestern cuisine under the Atrium. If you feel like you need a cool off from the Texas heat, take a dip in the indoor pool. No views, but you won’t have to worry about sunscreen.

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol

3-star hotel | 1701 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

Hampton Inn and Suites Austin
Photo courtesy of Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol

Key features

Inside room at Hampton Inn and Suites Austin University
The best feature of this hotel is location – it’s walking distance to the Capital building

Here’s why you will love it

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at University/Capital is a great location for families traveling to Austin that want to be in the mix of the city. It is just a short walk from the Capital building and the lobby continues that ultra urban vibes displaying cool graffiti art as well as art from other local artists.

Start your mornings at this family-friendly Austin hotel with a delicious complimentary breakfast buffet. The city is at your fingertips, but you may just want to take in the amazing skyline views of Downtown from the rooftop pool. After hitting the town for some live music with the kids, it is quite the spot to hangout at night with all those city lights.

That’s a Wrap!

Well there you have it! In my opinion, these are the 5 best family hotels in Austin. From rooftop pools to complimentary made-to-order breakfast, and everything in between, your family trip to Austin will start off on the right foot by choosing the perfect kid-friendly Austin hotel. I hope this article has been helpful!

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I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".

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