Hotels near South Congress
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Downtown first expanded south in 1910, when the concrete bridge was built across the Colorado River and South Congress Avenue opened to streetcars and pedestrians. To this day, it's the most pedestrian-friendly zone in town. If you have only one afternoon to explore, spend it strolling and window-shopping here. Browse meticulously curated menswear at Stag, and mostly black clothing and accessories straight out of a Tim Burton film at Blackmail. Discover international candies at Big Top, snack on oysters and fried okra at Perla's seafood restaurant, and spot celebrities eating carrot cake French toast at South Congress Café. Mosey over or under "Bat Bridge," where 1 million bats come out at dusk to forage from mid-March to November. If your shoes are comfortable, follow the seven-mile Ladybird Lake Hike and Bike Trail for views of the water and the ever-changing downtown skyline.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near South Congress

Hyatt Place Austin/Arboretum
Hyatt Place Austin/Arboretum
|
8.7
Excellent
3612 Tudor Blvd, AUSTIN
from $98
Hotel Saint Cecilia
Hotel Saint Cecilia
|
9.4
Excellent
112 Academy Drive, Austin
from $262
Hyatt Regency Austin
Hyatt Regency Austin
|
9.1
Excellent
208 Barton Springs Rd, AUSTIN
from $129
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown Convention Center
from $229
Candlewood Suites Austin-South
Candlewood Suites Austin-South
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8.5
Excellent
4320 South IH 35, Austin
from $71
Extended Stay America Austin - Downtown - Town Lake
from $94
Hampton Inn and Suites Austin Airport
Hampton Inn and Suites Austin Airport
|
8.8
Excellent
7712 E. Riverside Drive, Austin
from $82
Hyatt Place Austin-North Central
Hyatt Place Austin-North Central
|
8.6
Excellent
7522 North IH-35, AUSTIN
from $91
The LINE Austin
The LINE Austin
|
6.7
Good
111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin
from $151
Intercontinental Hotels Stephen F. Austin
Intercontinental Hotels Stephen F. Austin
|
8.7
Excellent
701 Congress Avenue, Austin
from $124