Hotels near Lady Bird Lake
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Lady Bird Lake offers visitors the opportunity to sit back, relax, and watch the clouds go by in the middle of downtown Austin. 

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Lady Bird Lake

Holiday Inn Express Austin North Central
Holiday Inn Express Austin North Central
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3.7
8500 IH-35 North, Austin
from $84
Hotel Ella
Hotel Ella
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4.5
1900 Rio Grande Street, Austin
from $148
Hotel San Jose
Hotel San Jose
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4.5
1316 S Congress Ave, Austin
from $175
AT&T Hotel & Conference Center at the University of Texas
from $169
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin
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4.4
303 W 15th Street, Austin
from $119
Ramada Austin Central
Ramada Austin Central
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3.1
919 East Koenig Lane North I-35 at Exit 238A, Austin
from $66
Courtyard by Marriott Austin-University Area
from $89
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Airport
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Airport
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4.5
7601 East Ben White Boulevard, Austin
from $102
Extended Stay America Austin - Downtown - Town Lake
from $105
Hilton Austin
Hilton Austin
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4.3
500 E 4th St, Austin
from $169
More About Hotels near Lady Bird Lake...

What's Lady Bird Lake?

Lady Bird Lake is a man-made lake that formed as a result of the construction of Longhorn Dam in 1960. The original purpose of the lake was to cool a power plant as well as for recreational use, but is now solely used for recreation. Eventually the lake became polluted due to neglect, and former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson was asked for help in its cleanup which led to the lake eventually being named after her.

Which Hotels Have the Best View Near Lady Bird Lake?

Quite a few hotels have excellent views of the lake due to their location on the shoreline, but there are no cheap rooms to be had in order to get the view. The Hyatt Regency Austin is the least expensive with the Radisson Hotel coming in a close second. Both hotels have rooms with views of the lake, but availability is limited.

What are the Benefits or Drawbacks from Staying at a Hotel Near Lady Bird Lake?

Downtown Austin plays host to Lady Bird Lake. It's also the central business district. Staying in a hotel near the lake means easy access to park and water-related recreational activities along with the bars and restaurants that Austin is famous for. There are few drawbacks and plenty of benefits to staying near the lake.

What do I Need to Know About Lady Bird Lake?

The lake is a popular recreational site for locals and tourists. Kayak and boat rentals are available. Nearby Barton Springs Pool, which feeds into the lake, is a great place for swimmers. Multiple music venues along the shorelines host festivals year-round. The Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike trail runs around the length of the lake for an excellent exercise circuit.

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