Budget Hotels

Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center


Smart travelers know all the cheap tricks, including hotels in downtown Austin that offer upscale suites with full kitchens, pet friendly accommodations, a free hot breakfast and an evening social. The secret is out: it's all here! Residence Inn guests also enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor saltwater pool and free Wi-Fi access. After work, head to the Champions Bar for 25 draft beers and 24 HDTVs. It's what every seasoned traveler needs!

La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol / Downtown


This centrally-located hotel is perfect for travelers who want to be close to all the major attractions but don't want to pay a mint to do so. Nicely appointed rooms come complete with coffeemaker, dataport, and laundry service. A complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is served each morning. 145 rooms and suites. Valet parking only, $13/night.

South Congress Avenue


The hippest accommodations in Austin can be budget friendly at this hotel that offers a minimalist aesthetic paired with European style and vintage chairs. Don't expect a cocoon of comfort, but you might be inspired to write the next great novel on their typewriter after renting a bike or indulging in an in-room mani-pedi. There's nothing else in Austin that's quite like this chic bungalow-style hotel. Don't miss the Sangria at Jo's Coffee, on-site.

Homestead Hotel Downtown Austin


Sometimes you need a temporary place to stay that's more than a hotel room but not quite an apartment. That's where Homestead Studio Suites comes in handy. Whether you want to book a night or two or a month or two, they provide comfortable studio suites with kitchenette, cable TV, workspace, and furniture. They also allow pets, and there's an on-site laundry facility to boot. 130 suites.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Austin North


There's nothing cheap about this nifty hotel's amenities in north Austin. The free, hot breakfast ensures a great start each morning, and the shaded patio and outdoor pool provide perfect places to relax after a busy day. Business guests also appreciate perks like free Wi-Fi access and a 24-hour business center. Sure, it's a bit of a drive to the airport and downtown, but peace and quiet are worth every minute of the commute.

Hilton Garden Inn Austin North


If you're headed to Austin on a budget, a hotel can make the difference and keep your finances in order. That's why this smoke-free hotel with upscale perks, deluxe service and budget-busting prices comes highly recommended. You'll love smart rooms with LCD HDTVs, free Wi-Fi access, a microwave, a refrigerator and iPod docking stations. There's also a walking/running trail in the backyard and an outdoor pool. Plus, downtown Austin is just 15 minutes away.

Hampton Inn Austin - Northwest Arboretum


This inviting property caters to business professionals, and its spacious rooms are equipped with desk, dataport, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board. A complimentary hot breakfast is served each morning, and an outdoor pool and fitness center beckon to travelers, inviting them to unwind at the end of the day.

Drury Inn & Suites Austin North


One of the best things about staying at a Drury Inn – aside from appealing, spacious rooms – is breakfast. Although many hotels offer a free continental breakfast, Drury Inn goes the extra mile by providing scrambled eggs, waffles, sausage, pastries, breads, and cereals. Additionally, each room features free high-speed Internet access, voice mail, two-line phone with dataport, coffeemaker, and cable TV. Other perks include an outdoor pool, guest laundry facility, and lots of free parking. Located about four miles from downtown Austin. 224 rooms.

Courtyard by Marriott Austin North/Parmer Lane


Cheap hotels in Austin can't make business guests enjoy traveling like this smoke-free hotel does with a GoBoard, 52-inch LCD touch screen for directions and attractions, private media pods with free Internet access and flat screen TVs, and an outdoor fire pit patio to unwind. Stop by the Bistro for breakfast or dinner, have an after work drink during happy hour, or just work in the modern, well-lit guest rooms using free Wi-Fi access.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Austin-North


Convenient to area attractions and affordable for travelers from all walks of life, this property features guest rooms with work desk, high-speed Internet connection, cable TV, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and free local calls. Jacuzzi, Junior, and One-Bedroom Suites are available for guests wanting additional amenities. Begin each day with a complimentary continental breakfast, and take advantage of onsite leisure facilities, including a pool, fitness room, and jacuzzi. Meeting space to accommodate 45. 75 rooms.