Hyatt Regency Austin: Downtown Austin

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary stay at Hyatt Regency Austin in Downtown Austin, Texas. All opinions are mine and mine alone.

When I went to BlogHer Food last month, I was able to spend three nights at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Downtown Austin, Texas.  This was my first chance to stay a big city hotel and I was excited to see everything that Austin offered. The Hyatt Regency Austin is very conveniently located on Barton Springs and only 8 miles from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.  The hotel was only about a mile from where BlogHer Food was being held and very close to the entertainment district.  That means that I could walk to the conference each day and save money on hiring transportation. The Hyatt Regency Austin is set on the shores of Lady Bird Lake and you can easily walk to countless restaurants, clubs and popular destinations in downtown Austin.

I had a beautiful view of the river from my room. Each morning, I was able to walk across the bridge as I headed to the conference and enjoy looking at the birds playing in the water.  One the way home from the conference each evening, the view of the city’s entertainment district was simply breathtaking.

Hyatt Regency Austin

Hyatt Regency Austin: Downtown Austin

When I arrived at the Hyatt Regency Austin, what I noticed first was the spacious contemporary feel that the rooms had. The earth tones were very welcoming when I returned to my room each evening. The room includes down duvets, a 32″ flat screen TV, iHome stereo with iPod® docks, and a marble-clad bathroom with Portico bath products. The room contained the standard coffee maker as well as an ice bucket. There was an ice machine and soda machine down the hall. There is no refrigerator in the room so both were very welcome with the hot weather in Austin during the summer months.

Hyatt Regency Austin

Hyatt Regency Austin

The entrance of the Hyatt Regency Austin was in the style of an atrium.  It was completely open to the top and the colors and exposed wood gave the area a distinctive Texas feel. The lobby has plenty of room for relaxing with separate seating areas both inside and outside on the patio.

Hyatt Regency Austin

Of course, there is so much more to do than just relax at the Hyatt Regency Austin. You can visit Yoga Away or relax on sundeck at the seasonal pool. There are bikes available for rent or you can enjoy a 10 mile hike-n-bike trail around the lake. I wish that we had the time to enjoy the 24 hour StayFitTM fitness center or take a swim in the outdoor pool or relax in the whirlpool after a long day at the conference. The hotel also offers a Southwest Bistro restaurant and there is a sushi bar in the lobby area.

The convenient location makes the Hyatt Regency Austin an ideal hotel for busienss travelers.   The hotel offers  27,000 feet of flexible meeting space and a 17th floor Foothills Ballroom. There is WiFi available (a must have for any business traveler) however there is an additional charge for it.  There are a variety of room choices from standard to suite. The standard double room that I stayed in was roomy, comfortable, and very well kept.

If you find yourself in the Austin area, I would definitely recommend a stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin.

208 Barton Springs,
Austin, Texas 78704
Tel: +1 512 477 1234
Fax: +1 512 480 2069

Disclosure: I received a complimentary stay at Hyatt Regency Austin in Downtown Austin, Texas. All opinions are mine and mine alone.

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  1. Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens says
    Oh wow...that looks fabulous! I so need a vacation..hehe
  2. Everything Mom and Baby says
    the hyatt is great. i used to work for them. amazing service is a must. beautiful hotel!
  3. What a gorgeous hotel! We've only driven through Texas but I definitely want to  check out Austin on our next road trip. 
  4. Jennifer Medeiros says
    I love the decor of this Hyatt! It seems very serene, and calming!
  5. The hubs and I want to do a little date weekend soon. This looks like it would be a great place to stay if we decide to go to Austin!
  6. Margarita Ibbott ~ @DownshiftingPRO says
    I love Austin. We actually went to the Whole Foods flagship store when we were there. My hubby couldn't understand why I wanted to go until we arrived and there was a walk-in specialty beer cooler.Nice review. I always like to read them before I stay ANYWHERE. Always!
  7. Sounds amazing! I've always had good experiences anytime I've stayed at a Hyatt. We were in Dallas in March. I'd love to visit Austin someday.
  8. Tiffany C. says
    What a beautiful hotel. Austin is a city that is definitely on my list of cities to visit. 
  9. Looks like a beautiful place to stay, and to relax. Makes me really crave a vacation.
  10. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
    This looks like a really great place to stay!
  11. It is so nice when you find a hotel right in the heart of town so you don't have to worry about finding cabs to get where you want to go!

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