Hotel Van Zandt
A new hotel in downtown Austin's Rainy Street District.
This place screams rock ‘n roll in the most sophisticated sense and in 2021 we spotted many of the ACL lineup strolling through Van Zandt’s doors—hey there, Machine Gun Kelly and Miley Cyrus. The Rainey Street District establishment was, after all, designed with music tastemakers in mind. Think record players in-suite, grand pianos, rock literature, and live music. Head down to the restaurant and bar, Geraldine’s, to watch local talent take to the stage alongside sharing plates and a cocktail.
Rooms start at around $200
If you want to drink in the Austin skyline while drinking a cocktail in the water, look no further than the pool at the impeccably sophisticated Hotel Van Zandt. The rooftop pool boasts incredible views of the city’s skyscrapers, as well as the scenic beauty of Lady Bird Lake, a winning combination that definitely lets you know you’re right in the heart of the Live Music Capital of the World. It's an ideal setting to ball-out—and, with the option to book a luxury cabana, complete with privacy shade and flat-screen TV, you can live the kind of high life typically found in a Drake music video. After the sun sets, you can further indulge in a dinner of contemporary comfort food at Geraldine's, the hotel’s restaurant and one of the hottest in Austin, which is conveniently located adjacent to the pool.