Austin
1. The Otis Hotel, Autograph Collection
West Campus

Re-opened: February 2021
It was a tough start for The Otis, which originally launched in February 2020 but was quickly forced to close for an entire calendar year due to you-know-what. Still sparklingly new, however, their boutique guest rooms and social spaces are a nod to the city’s musical history. Expect in-room vinyl record players, a very happening rooftop pool and lounge, and walking-distance proximity to all the college-centric musical festivities the city has to offer.
Cost: Rooms start at ~$185 per night.

2. Moxy Hotel Austin
West Campus

Opened: January 2021
College kids are congregating over at this flashy new Marriott Bonvoy spinoff, drawn by the notion of all-week hangouts at the vibrant cocktail bar and 24-hour taco counter. Upstairs, rooms err on the side of industrial-chic and feature platform beds, pop-down work desks, and hooks for hanging your threads. Look out for promotional discounts and party-hearty events like the aptly-named Fraternity Fridays and Sorority Saturdays.
Cost: Rooms start at ~$100 per night.

3. Colton House
South Congress

Opened: January 2021
The plush all-suite accommodations at this innovative stay blur the line between upmarket residence and boutique hotel. Expect creature comforts like kitchen and laundry access alongside sexy hotel perks. There are a total of 80 suites ranging from 460 to 1,170 square feet in size and the snazzy onsite fitness center houses Peloton bikes and a yoga studio.
Cost: Rooms start at ~$230 per night.

4. Hotel Magdelena
South Congress

Opened: September 2020
This 89-room escape on Music Lane is arguably the hippest new stay of the bunch. It’s made up of four buildings, connected by a maze of exposed elevated walkways and courtyards which make for scenic evening strolling. The interiors are big and bright, sporting Spanish-tiles in four colorways (red, blue, yellow, or green) and awash in charming retro decor that can only be described as lake house chic.
Cost: Rooms start at ~$170 per night.

5. Commodore Perry Estate
Hancock

Opened: June 2020
California-based hospitality group Auberge Resorts Collection have transformed this 1928 mansion into a glamorous boutique resort. The architectural landmark sits on ten secluded acres in the Hancock neighborhood, surrounded by lush European-style greenery. Rooms are a little on the pricey side, but you can still experience those Pride and Prejudice vibes by snagging a table at their ultra cute onsite restaurant, Lutie’s.
Cost: Rooms start at ~$580 per night.