Welcome To Austin
Welcome to Austin, Texas and the historic InterContinental Stephen F Austin! It is our pleasure to introduce you to some of the great places that make Austin a favorite destination world-wide. We welcome this opportunity to share our recommendations with you.
Wake up early and begin your day with an energetic walk along the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, a rambling route through Austin's leafy, much loved park. I suggest you reward yourself with a tasty brunch at the South Congress Cafe, then spend the rest of the morning shopping in South Austin. If you need a late morning pick-me-up, stop by Jo's Coffee House for an Iced Turbo or indulge in your favorite flavor icecream at the famous Amy's Ice Creams across the street. Austin has some of the best and original Food Trucks in the nation. You'll find them parked all throughout downtown and on South Congress Ave.
Why not go and play in Zilker Park, 358 glorious acres in the city center. Take a ride round the park on the Zilker Zephyr miniature train, row a canoe out onto the lake or be like a local and take a dip in Barton Springs Pool. This amazing, natural spring-fed pond is three acres wide and maintains a temperature of 68 degrees F all year round, so you can swim whatever the weather. While you're here, pack in a culture fix: head to the Sculpture Garden at the south end to see works by sculptor Charles Umlauf.
To finish a day in the great outdoors of Austin, enjoy a delicious dinner of melt-in-the-mouth Gulf Lump Crab cakes or try the beef tenderloin at the Paggi House!. Then, at sundown, watch Austin's resident bats venture out from under Congress Avenue Bridge. After dinner, I recommend you stroll over to the Warehouse District to catch some live music at Antone's. For a perfect end to the day, enjoy cocktails on the terrace of the Stephen F's Bar & Terrace with the beautiful view of the Texas State Capitol!
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
- 701 Congress Avenue
- Austin , TX , 78701
- United States
- Front Desk +1-512-4578800
Distance 9 MI / 14.48 KM EAST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): $25.00 (USD)
Time by taxi: 20 minutes
Train Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
Ferry Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
Exit Airport, turn Left to access ramp on Left onto TX-71 West. Travel 5.1 miles, Exit onto I-35 North. Travel 4.0 miles and Exit 234C /6th-12th Sts. Turn left onto East 6th St. Turn right onto Congress Avenue and right onto 7th St, hotel on Left.
Station Name: Amtrack
Distance 1.0 MI / 1.61 KM WEST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: $0.00 (USD)
From hotel, take 6th Street west to Lamar. Left on Lamar to train station at 5th and Lamar. The address is 250 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703.
- Valet parking only at this downtown Austin hotel including 24 hour unlimited in and out privileges. Large SUVs, pick up trucks & vans are an additional $5.00 plus applicable taxes. For larger vehicles, please contact our valet prior to arrival.
- Valet Parking Available: $38.00 (USD)
- Valet Parking Available
- Controlled Access Gates to Parking
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
At the airport you'll find taxis and the SuperShuttle shared van service. The journey into town costs about $24 USD and $14 USD, respectively. Capital Metro runs a bus service to the downtown area for $1.00 USD. The inbound stop is one block from the hotel and the outbound stop is across the street from the hotel entrance.