Hotel Availability

SXSW EDU Housing & Travel

We partner with the best hotels closest to official SXSW EDU venues and the surrounding Downtown Austin area. Registrants have exclusive access to the lowest rates at these hotels during SXSW EDU, only when booking through SXSW EDU Housing & Travel. All SXSW EDU partnered hotels are within a few short miles of the Austin Convention Center, with the vast majority within walking distance.

On this page, you'll find:

  • Hotel Availability Tool: Shows our current selection of available hotels throughout the season. Reservations are not made here, but this tool will help you make an informed hotel decision.
  • Hotel Comparison Chart: A chart to easily compare the nightly rates for standard rooms between our partnered hotels. This chart also lists each hotel’s minimum length of stay requirements and cancellation policies.
  • Hotel Map: An interactive map that shows the physical locations of each hotel.

How to use the Hotel Availability Tool

  • Enter your Check-In/Check-Out dates. The page will then refresh with only the hotels available for your dates.
  • If your preferred hotel doesn’t populate for your dates, it may be sold out or may have a minimum night stay requirement. Try adjusting your dates to populate more options.
  • Under each hotel photo, select See Details & Rates by Night to view available room types. This is also where you can find the hotel’s amenities, dining options, and reservation policies.
  • Once you’re registered and ready to book, your Registration confirmation email will contain a custom booking link. For more information on how to book, visit our How to Book FAQ.

Questions? visit our Housing FAQ page! If your question is not listed, email housing@sxswedu.com. Don’t forget to sign up for our email updates about important dates, programming announcements, and more.

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Embassy Suites by Hilton – Austin Downtown 3.5 s

Embassy Suites by Hilton – Austin Downtown
300 South Congress Ave, Austin
Distance from ACC: 0.59 Miles

$262.00 - $272.00 USD
Take in scenic views of the Austin skyline from our downtown hotel, located next to the Congress Avenue Bridge and Lady Bird Lake. The Austin Convention Center, Warehouse District, Sixth Street, and Second Street shops are less than a mile away. Enjoy our indoor pool, free made-to-order breakfast, and complimentary evening reception.
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Embassy Suites by Hilton – Austin Downtown Details:

General Info

Take in scenic views of the Austin skyline from our downtown hotel, located next to the Congress Avenue Bridge and Lady Bird Lake. The Austin Convention Center, Warehouse District, Sixth Street, and Second Street shops are less than a mile away. Enjoy our indoor pool, free made-to-order breakfast, and complimentary evening reception.

Hotel Room Types


Amenities


Other Services

Self Parking $40 + tax (subject to change)
Pets - $75+ Non-refundable Fee 

Restaurants

SoCo Bar & Bites 
SoCo Bar and Bites, which is conveniently located inside Embassy Suites, is named after the eclectic Austin landmark of South Congress Avenue. Our menu has been crafted to express our local flavor and encourage sharing and sampling with local beers and Texas spirits.

Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Breakfast
Hours: Monday to Friday, 6am-9am, Saturday & Sunday, 7:30am-10:30am
A huge variety of breakfast goodies, from sizzling sausage to fresh fruit and their Embassy Suites Omelet.

Complimentary Evening Reception
Hours: Nightly, 5pm-6:30pm

Relax and unwind at the complimentary Evening Reception with drinks* and snacks.

Take Out “Eat In Suite”
Hours: 5pm – 10pm ($10 delivery charge and 18% gratuity)
If you want to eat in the comfort of your suite, simply call in your order and your food will be packaged at the Bar for pick up.


Local Area

The Embassy Suites - Downtown is located within walking distance of the Austin Convention Center, 6th St., The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Paramount Theater, Mexican-American Cultural Center, ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Lady Bird Lake, Congress Ave. Bridge, Palmer Events Center, Brush Square, Palm, Republic Square Parks, and SoCo shopping district.

Reservation Agreement

SXSW will charge a $50 processing fee for reservation changes (including cancellations) that shorten the length of stay when changed within 28 days of arrival.
 
Hotel Reservation Policy:
  • Valid credit card required to guarantee reservation. (If the credit card on file will expire prior to the check-in date, guest is responsible for updating payment information.)
  • An early departure fee of $200 will be charged by the hotel if the reservation is reduced in length of stay after check-in.
Hotel Deposit & Cancellation Policies:
  • The hotel will charge a deposit equal to first night’s room and tax in late February for room reservations. If the credit card used to guarantee the room is different from the card to be used for the deposit, please provide the new number to SXSW Housing prior to February 9th, otherwise we cannot guarantee the hotel will charge the new card number.
  • Guests who no-show or cancel within 72 hours of their scheduled arrival will forfeit their deposit. If a deposit has not been processed, the hotel will charge a penalty equal to the first night’s room and tax to the guest’s credit card.

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