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

Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown
Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown
|
7.1
Good
3105 North I-35, Austin
from $62
Omni Austin Hotel
Omni Austin Hotel
|
8.4
Excellent
700 San Jacinto at 8th Street, Austin
from $170
Intercontinental Hotels Stephen F. Austin
Intercontinental Hotels Stephen F. Austin
|
8.9
Excellent
701 Congress Avenue, Austin
from $153
Candlewood Suites Austin-South
Candlewood Suites Austin-South
|
8.9
Excellent
4320 South IH 35, Austin
from $72
Aloft Austin at The Domain
Aloft Austin at The Domain
|
8.6
Excellent
11601 Domain Drive, Austin
from $138
Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin-Central
Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin-Central
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8.2
Excellent
5901 North IH-35, Austin
from $119
Holiday Inn Austin Airport
Holiday Inn Austin Airport
|
9.1
Excellent
6711 East Ben White Boulevard, Austin
from $81
Hilton Austin
Hilton Austin
|
8.8
Excellent
500 E 4th St, Austin
from $169
Habitat Suites
Habitat Suites
|
8.7
Excellent
500 Highland Mall Boulevard, Austin
from $101
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
|
8.2
Excellent
8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin
from $189