• A One-Night Stay for Two, Sundays to Thursdays, in the French, European, Far East, Venetian, Safari, or Oxford Room ($129)
• Or, a Two-Night Stay for Two, Fridays and Saturdays, in the French, European, Far East, Venetian, Safari, or Oxford Room ($249)
• Daily Light Continental Breakfast
• Late 1 p.m. Checkout
• Taxes Included
• Welcome Beverage, Parking for One Car, and Wi-Fi
The Lone Star State: If it's true that there's only one star in all of Texas, it's gotta be Austin. Sure, the state capital has always been marked on maps with an astral symbol, but Austin's trendsetting food and music scenes, not to mention its desirable locale amid Texas Hill Country, have earned it more than just a place on the map. "In spite of being the Texas state capital and home to the University of Texas, Austin maintains its small-town feel and green spaces," Frommer's says. "Whether you're looking for posh shopping or line dancing, you're welcome to 'do your thing' in Austin."
A vintage boutique hotel adjacent to the university, Austin's Inn at Pearl Street has been charming guests for more than 20 years. While it's surrounded by a number of top-notch eateries and close to the 2nd Street District and Warehouse District, this secluded hideaway just seven blocks from the Texas Capitol feels worlds away from the bustle of the city, making it a popular wedding destination. No two rooms are alike, with some featuring hardwood floors, others boasting a private balcony, and still others appointed with a vintage clawfoot tub. Says one former guest: "We will never forget the beautiful room, accessories, and atmosphere."
The inn's location in Judges Hill is ideal for exploring. The city's variety is apparent not only in the type of locals you'll meet (from oil tycoons to indie musicians), but also in the type of entertainment the area offers. Rent a bike and join other outdoor enthusiasts on 10 miles of trails around Lady Bird Lake, or browse the shops in South Congress. Then let your own spirit roam free on your private porch, balcony, or deck, and take in the large oaks and old pecan trees of the Hill Country-esque surroundings. After dinner, head to 6th Street for an evening performance. You're in the "Live Music Capital of the World," after all.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
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Austin's Inn at Pearl Street
A Vintage Gem in Austin's Upscale Cultural District
- from $249