Austin Leads on List of Top Places to Stay in Texas

Yelp ranked 100 of the best places to stay in Texas while on vacation

By Aaron Parsley
Yelp Top Austin Hotels 2021
JW Marriott Austin

Austin loves visitors, and visitors love Austin. In a 2016 report, the Texas capital is listed as one of the top places to vacation in the U.S. And according to austintexas.org, a site all about visiting the Live Music Capital of the World, more than 30 million people arrive in town each year to conduct business, visit friends and family or enjoy all that Austin has to offer.

Where do all those people stay? Well, those looking for vacation lodging certainly have plenty of options. On Thursday, Yelp revealed its list of the top 100 places to stay in Texas — and Austin had not only the No. 1 location, the Fairmont Austin hotel, but also the most places on the list.

Renaissance Austin Hotel

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You might be wondering how a top 100 list was determined. “To create the Top 100 Places to Stay in Texas list, we identified hotel and travel businesses with a high concentration of reviews mentioning ‘vacation’ and related terms,” Yelp wrote in a press release announcing their findings. “We then ranked those businesses by total volume and review ratings, among other factors.”

Fairmont Austin

If you’re planning a trip in Texas, use the link above to see all 100 places to stay in the state. For all you staycationers out there (or anyone looking for their out-of-town guests), here’s the list of local places to stay on Yelp’s new ranking:

Fairmont Austin
Archer Hotel Austin
JW Marriott Austin
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, in Cedar Creek
Lone Star Court
Renaissance Austin Hotel
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
W Austin
Mystic Quarry Resort, in Canyon Lake
Hotel San José
The Driskill
Zilker Vacations
The Ruby Hotel & Bar, in Round Rock
Heywood Hotel
Park Lane Guest House
Austin Motel
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
Wyndham Garden Hotel & Woodward Conference Center
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Hotel Granduca Austin
Hotel Saint Cecilia
Kimber Modern
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
Living Waters On Lake Travis, in Spicewood

Have a great stay, y’all.


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