Why Book with SXSW EDU Housing & Travel?

Hilton Austin Downtown hotel balcony. Photo by Nicole Burton.

The SXSW EDU Housing & Travel team strives to assist in making your SXSW EDU experience as seamless as possible. Our housing professionals are all Austin locals who know the ins and outs of the city. Additionally, we all have vast experience working at SXSW EDU. Let us be your guide to finding you the best hotel accommodations.

Where Do I Want to Stay?

We understand that navigating the hotel environment in Austin during SXSW EDU can be very daunting. Our team of professionals is extremely well versed in assisting you to find an accommodation that’s the best fit.

All of our partnered hotels are located within two (2) miles of the Austin Convention Center. Our housing professionals are happy to assist you in choosing the hotel that’s best for you. Each hotel offers unique rooms and amenities that we are sure will fit into whatever you have in mind.

What If I’m Traveling In a Large Group?
The SXSW EDU Housing & Travel team can assist your group or company in finding a hotel. We have long-standing relationships with our partnered hotels, and are able to work with them to accommodate your group. The SXSW EDU Housing & Travel team assists in facilitating the best rates, and gives you a liaison should you need to make any special requests.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Flexible Cancellation Policies
SXSW Housing & Travel does not charge a fee to book a hotel room, and there are no hotel penalties to change or cancel your reservation until you are within 28 days of arrival. Should you need to reduce your stay or cancel your reservation within 28 days of arrival, SXSW EDU will assess a $50 processing fee to the card on file. Keep in mind, SXSW EDU hotels have either a 72 hours or 3 day cancellation policy. If you were to cancel your hotel reservation within that time frame, you could be subject to a cancellation fee assessed by the hotel as well.

Best Rates & Hotels in Austin
SXSW EDU has long-standing relationships with most of our partnered hotels. These relationships assist in negotiating the lowest contracted rates for SXSW EDU. Thanks to our hotel partners, SXSW EDU 2022 rates are the lowest rates we’ve seen in years. Should you book your accommodation outside SXSW EDU Housing & Travel, you are almost guaranteed to pay a considerably higher rate per night. Additionally, SXSW EDU contracts with the top hotel properties in the area. These properties include the brands of Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and more. If you are a rewards member for any of these brands you can accrue points during your stay, however rewards points cannot be used in lieu of payment for your stay.

Hotel Practices and Policies For Today’s Health Concerns
Our hotels have provided a link to the initiatives they have in place for the safety and health of their guests. You can find the most up to date information for your favorite hotel here.

Still Have Questions?
Email housing@sxswedu.com, or call 512-467-7979 between 10am and 6pm CT, Monday through Friday, and ask for Housing. Please note, email is the best way to get in contact with us in our busier months leading up to SXSW EDU.

See You in 2022

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SXSW EDU 2017 Workshop photo by Nicole Burton.

By SXSW Staff Writer