Because the only way to keep Austin weird is by having you visit, we went ahead and dug up the coolest, craziest, most Diplo-party-hosting accommodations in the city. From Downtown luxury to a saloon-themed bachelor pad, everything your heart desires lies just ahead. The Omni 700 San Jacinto Blvd; 512.476.3700 Lauded in 2012 by J.D. Power and Associates for having the "Highest in Hotel Guest Satisfaction Among Upper-Upscale Hotel Chains", the Omni is a downtown behemoth with nearly 400 rooms and a heated rooftop pool. Read the full review... Hotel San Jose 1316 South Congress Ave; 512.444.7322 Located in the heart of South Congress, Hotel San Jose was transformed in the late '90s from a run-down motel into a destination for the traveler with a keen eye for design, and a desire for hip-but-unpretentious lodgings. Read the full review... The W Hotel 200 Lavaca St; 512.542.3600 Just a few blocks from the mansion where another famous W rested his head as governor, the W's Austin branch has helped define the downtown 2nd St District. Read the full review... The Kimber Modern 110 The Circle; 512.912.1046 Built from the ground up rather than by some reverse anti-gravity construction method, the Kimber Modern is a totally custom, meticulously designed marvel of modernism close enough to walk to South Congress locales like the Continental Club. Read the full review... Firehouse Hostel & Lounge 605 Brazos St; 512.201.2522 For a lodging option within stumbling distance of Dirty 6th that won't judge you for said stumbling, check out Firehouse Hostel: a wallet-friendly downtown abode built in the longest-standing firehouse in Austin. Read the full review... The Wild West Compound Willow St; Email for reservation Known for hosting ridiculous private SXSW parties featuring the likes of Diplo, this three-house compound is the perfect pace to bed down for a bonkers bachelor party. Read the full review... Hotel Saint Cecilia 112 Academy Dr; 512.852.2400 Envisioned by the same woman behind Hotel San Jose, Saint Cecilia is named after the patron saint of music and poetry, and encapsulates the aura of the larger-than-life musicians that defined what it meant to be cool in the '60s and '70s. Read the full review... The Driskill 604 Brazos St; 512.474.5911 Built in 1886 as the "showplace of a cattle baron", the Driskill still stands proudly in the heart of 6th St as Austin's most opulent lodging. Read the full review...

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1. Omni 700 San Jacinto, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Lauded in 2012 by J.D. Power and Associates for having the "Highest in Hotel Guest Satisfaction Among Upper-Upscale Hotel Chains", the Omni is a downtown behemoth with nearly 400 rooms and a heated rooftop pool.

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2. Hotel San Jose 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

A former 1930s motor lodge, Hotel San Jose is now one of the hippest bars and music venues in SoCo. Its minimalistic rooms feature tribal fabrics, handmade decor, and minibars. Larger rooms have patio seating, while suites have access to outdoor porches or gardens. The leafy courtyard bar and lounge has a wading pool and the occasional live music.

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3. The W Hotel 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701 (2nd St District)

Just a few blocks from the mansion where another famous W rested his head as governor, the W's Austin branch has helped define the downtown 2nd St District, serving as a magnet for more youthful out-of-towners. Their WET Bar offers poolside sips and its Living Room Bar and TRACE has a menu that is updated frequently with new cocktails.

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4. Kimber Modern 110 The Circle, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

Built from the ground up rather than by some reverse anti-gravity construction method, the Kimber Modern is a totally custom, meticulously designed marvel of modernism close enough to walk to South Congress locales like the Continental Club, but far enough off the main street that Dale Watson won't keep you up all night.

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5. Firehouse Hostel & Lounge 605 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701 (Dirty 6th)

For a lodging option within stumbling distance of Dirty 6th that won't judge you for said stumbling, check out Firehouse Hostel: a wallet-friendly downtown abode built in the longest standing firehouse in Austin, constructed in 1885 just one year before the neighboring Driskill.

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6. The Wild West Compound Willow St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

Known for hosting ridiculous private SXSW parties featuring the likes of Diplo, this three-house compound is the perfect pace to bed down for a bonkers bachelor party, as it's a short bike ride from downtown, just the right blend of weird & huge, and not at all unaccustomed to rowdy entertainment, as evidenced by said SXSW party featuring Diplo.

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7. Hotel Saint Cecilia 112 Academy Dr, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

Envisioned by the same woman behind Hotel San Jose, St. Cecilia is named after the patron saint of music and poetry, and encapsulates the aura of the larger-than-life musicians that defined what it meant to be cool in the '60s and '70s.

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8. The Driskill 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701 (Dirty 6th)

Built in 1886 as the "showplace of a cattle baron", the Driskill still stands proudly in the heart of 6th St as Austin's most opulent lodgings.

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