Where to Live & Stay in Austin: A Guide
Everyone knows that Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. In this special section, we dive into the hottest places to stay – for a weekend getaway or to put down roots – and how each unique arrival is contributing to the culture of Austin.
The Standard at Domain
11711 Domain Dr.
(512) 584 8065
Rock Rose is one of the most welcomed newcomers when it comes to neighborhoods and nightlife in Austin. The Standard at Domain, North Austin’s premiere luxury apartment community, overlooks the stretch of buzzing restaurants, bars and retail, and is quickly becoming one of the best places to live in Uptown.
The Standard surpasses expectations of amenities found in a high-end residence, from sparkling pools and rooftop terraces for entertaining to complimentary fitness classes in their state-of-the-art studio, an electronic key system and internet based thermostats. On top of that, the walking proximity to all of the Domain offers – Whole Foods, Topgolf, Nordstrom (opening soon!), Saint Genevieve and Restoration Hardware, to name a few – makes it the place to be. Not to mention that The Standard has also partnered with many restaurants and shops to offer residents exclusive discounts in and around the Domain.
Unique to The Standard is their Social Concierge Team, which provides welcome packages to new residents, hosts private resident events, holiday parties, casual meet-ups and more. They host gatherings with local neighborhood restaurants, coffee trucks and even Yappy Hours for the furrier residents (they are the dog-friendliest with no breed restrictions, weight limits or pet rent).
The Standard opened in January 2016, and is welcoming prospective residents to tour the space daily.
70 Rainey St.
(512) 476 7010 | 70Rainey.com
Rising up from the heart of the Rainey Street district, 70 Rainey is a 34-story luxury condominium development featuring 164 residences, onsite restaurants, two floors of private residential amenities, 24-hour concierge and breathtaking views. 70 Rainey is now accepting reservations online or by phone.
The Westin Austin
310 E 5th St.
(512) 391 2333 | WestinAustinDowntown.com
Steps to Sixth Street, Rainey Street and the 2ND Street District, The Westin Austin Downtown is the perfect location for exploring Austin. With Azul, the highest hotel rooftop pool in the city, the Westin’s 180-degree views of downtown are unmatched. Delight your taste buds at Stella San Jac, serving a Southern-inspired menu and handcrafted cocktails.
208 Colorado St.
(512) 384 1387 | LiveAustinProper.com
Unlike any other property in town, the Austin Proper Residences seamlessly merge the energy, style, services and privileges of a grand hotel with the benefits of home ownership. Whether you want to stay for just a night or call it home, this 32-story modern high-rise will include 245 hotel rooms and a limited collection of 99 branded luxury residences and penthouses for sale. Set to open at the beginning of 2018, Austin Proper is one of the most highly-anticipated arrivals to the downtown skyline.
801 West 5th St.
(512) 645 1245 | IndependentAustin.com
Inspired by the bold and eccentric spirit of Austin, The Independent is home to a wide variety of vibrant amenities. This building is furnished with an infinity-edge heated pool, sky fitness center and children’s activity room, along with several other luxury features. Whatever the lifestyle, The Independent is able to cater to virtually any need.
222 West Ave.
(512) 580 4262 | SeaholmResidences.com
Seaholm Residences redefines luxury condo living in its exciting downtown location. With a range of floor plans soon to be available from studio to three-bedroom residences, this building will provide a high-end, modern experience to all. In addition to its 280 luxury condos, Seaholm Residences will offer incredible panoramic views and an amenities sky deck.
South Congress Hotel
1603 S. Congress Ave.
(512) 920 6405 | SouthCongressHotel.com
A premier boutique hotel, the South Congress Hotel is characterized by 83 minimalist-chic rooms and an abundance of luxurious amenities. A few of these amenities include in-room spa treatments and a 34-hour fitness center. Additionally, with a rooftop pool overlooking downtown Austin, the views at this hotel are tough to beat.
Read more from the Nightlife Issue | August 2016