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Travel & Lodging

Austin Film Festival offers all badge holders discounted rates at our hotel partners. Hotel space is limited and allotted on a first come, first serve basis. Contact us for availability at 512-478-4795 or the toll free number 1-800-310-FEST (3378).

You MUST purchase a badge before booking your hotel room with us.  We will not accept reservations without verifying your purchase first. Please take a look at “Hotels in Austin” for suggestions, we are currently updating our travel & lodging information. You can contact our office for further assistance during this process. We are happy to assist in any way that we can. We will return messages in the order they are received, thank you for your patience!


Hotels in Austin


The Driskill Hotel- Conference Headquarters

DriskillBuilt in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, The Driskill Hotel remains a legendary landmark in Texas hospitality. As a member of The Historic Hotels of America, The Driskill offers an elite level of luxury accommodations and services, as one the world’s finest hotels. Located in downtown Austin, the iconic and historic hotel is convenient to the best of Austin – including the Texas State Capitol, the Austin Convention Center, Lady Bird Lake, The Long Center for the Arts, Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater, opera, symphony, casual and fine dining, shopping, and Austin’s world famous 6th Street music scene.


Rate per night: $319 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701 Visit Website

InterContinental Stephen F. Austin- Conference Headquarters

SFAThe choice for luxury in downtown Austin, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin provides lodging just four blocks from the Austin State Capitol and puts you within walking distance of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the University of Texas and the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail.

Rate per night: $292 701 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 Visit Website

Marriott Austin Downtown

MarriotDTThe newly renovated Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center offers full-service amenities at the Courtyard value. Adjacent to the Austin Convention Center and within walking distance of the 6th Street music scene and one-of-a-kind places to eat and shop, this is a premier choice among Austin Convention Center hotels. At the doorstep of the Courtyard Austin Downtown are the State Capitol, the University of Texas, the flagship store of Whole Foods Market, and the trendy Warehouse District.

Rate per night: $219 – $229 (Double) 300 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701 Visit Website

Holiday Inn Town Lake

HITownLakeChange is INN at the new Holiday Inn Town Lake hotel! Check in to one of our 321 beautifully appointed rooms (most with Austin scenic views of downtown’s Hike and Bike trail and Lady Bird Lake) and experience Austin at our landmark central location, on Interstate Highway 35 and Lady Bird Lake. The Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake hotel is also conveniently located less than a half mile to Austin’s downtown major attractions. We are well known by business and leisure travelers alike, offering a downtown experience without large downtown Austin hotel costs.

Rate per night: $149 20 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78701 Visit Website

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin University Area

Looking for an Austin TX Hotel with the best value? Our brand new Hampton Inn & Suites is the perfect fit for corporate travelers and vacationers looking for great service, all the comforts of home, and a prime location in authentic Austin. Hampton Inn Austin TX Hotel overlooks the landmark UT Tower and the majestic State Capitol. Hotel guests staying with us enjoy being minutes from downtown Austin and many important cultural, historic and entertainment venues.

Rate per night: $199 1701 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701 View Website

Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

SheratonSheraton Austin Hotel is situated off of Red River Street within easy walking distance of the State Capitol, Erwin Center, 6th Street, and the University of Texas campus, offering music, cultural, and entertainment experiences.  The hotel provides a complimentary 24-hour fitness center, a connected indoor/outdoor pool, a spa tub, room service and outdoor terrace lounge areas.  Guestrooms are all non-smoking and offer Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access in all public areas and in the sleeping rooms for rooms booked through Austin Film Festival, 42-inch LCD TVs, and desks with ergonomic chairs.  On property dining includes the morning Coffee Bar serving Starbucks specialties, lunch and dinner at the Landmark Grille and Lobby Bar, and in room dining available until 12am.  Guests interested in eating off the property have many choices within a 5 block walking range. On site valet and self-parking are available for $32/22.

Rate per night: $199 701 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701 View Website

JW Marriott

JWMarriottDTIn a city known for having an endless list of around-the-clock entertainment possibilities, you may not want to spend a lot of time in your guest room. But when it’s finally time to recharge and refresh, you’ll find no better place than the JW Marriott Austin, the leader among luxury hotels in Austin. Here, 1,012 carefully crafted guest rooms and suites feature the Marriott Revive® bed with crisp linens, fluffy pillows and plush comforters. Catch up on the day’s events at the large, well-lit work desk with an ergonomic chair and wireless high-speed Internet access. Seamlessly integrate your laptop, MP3 and video player with our inventive Plug-In panel. Or simply relax and unwind as you watch the game or a movie on your high-definition television. Bringing you the ultimate luxury you’ve come to expect, all of the Austin luxury hotel rooms and suites at the JW Marriott are designed to make you feel at home. A feeling that is common throughout this friendly city.

Rate per night: $299 110 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 View Website

La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol

LaQuintaInnThe La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol is located in the heart of downtown Austin near the Texas State Capitol Complex and the University of Texas Campus. With La Quinta as your home base, you have easy access to all popular area attractions: Sixth Street Dining and Entertainment District, West End Shops and restaurants, a local brewery, the Convention Center, and Texas State History Museum. Start each day at the La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol with a Free Bright Side Breakfast arranged by our friendly staff. Enjoy free wireless high-speed Internet access in the lobby. We have a 24-hour fitness center to get you going and a refreshing swimming pool to cool you down. Capitol Metro Buses stop across from our driveway. The hotel is easily accessible, just 3 blocks west of I-35, and within walking distance of all major area attractions.

Rate per night: $179 300 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701 View Website

Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown

"VFMLID=52879400"Featuring world-class hospitality and outstanding amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, a heated infinity-edge pool, on-site parking and an exceptional restaurant, the Radisson Suites Downtown Austin is the perfect choice for your upcoming stay. Our hotel’s central location is within walking distance of the 2nd Street District, the Central Business District, the Austin Convention Center, the Congress Street Bridge as well as several popular entertainment options, shopping destinations and venues for the arts.

Rate per night: $189 111 Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701 View Website

Crowne Plaza Austin

crowneplazaLocated at the crossroads of I-35 and Highway 290, the Crowne Plaza Austin Hotel puts you in the center of it all! By staying with us, you will experience award-winning service and upscale features while enjoying easy access to the best local attractions. Our amenities were designed with you in mind. Start the day with our extensive breakfast buffet, served in Crossroads Grille, or enjoy your favorite beverage in the Crossroads Lounge. You can also keep active in our 24-hour fitness center or swim a few laps in our year-round pool and spa.

Rate per night: $129 6121 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78752 View Website

Hilton Austin Airport

Exterior at DuskEnjoy the convenient location two minutes from the terminal at the Hilton Austin Airport hotel, the only hotel on Austin Bergstrom International Airport grounds. Take the complimentary 24-hour shuttle to the airport and enjoy easy access to downtown Austin with the $1 Airport Flyer service. Settle in spacious Austin airport hotel rooms with modern amenities and complimentary wireless and wired high-speed internet access, or choose a suite with an additional boardroom, fitness room or living room. Appreciate the architecture of the hotel building which was once used as a strategic air command center. Referred to as ‘the donut’ because of its unique round shape, the hotel has an open atrium.

Rate per night: $129 9515 Hotel Drive, Austin, TX 78719 View Website


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AFF’s Hotel Cancellation Policy

FOR THE DRISKILL AND INTERCONTINENTAL STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (EFFECTIVE AUGUST 17, 2012) Cancellations must be made through Austin Film Festival in writing no later than 11:59pm CST on September 25th, 2015.  As of September 26th, 2015, any full cancellation at the above properties will be charged for one room night’s stay on the credit card you provided.  At 96 hours from your scheduled check in, your cancellation is subject to the hotel’s cancellation fees (cancellation fees vary by hotel). Any cancellations must be sent to hotels@austinfilmfestival.com and include “Room Cancellation” in the subject line.  To ensure that we have received it, please call Austin Film Festival at 512-478-4795 to confirm receipt of your e-mail.  AFF will then send a cancellation confirmation number to the email provided.  You must have a cancellation number confirming your cancellation request. Prior to check in, reservations made through Austin Film Festival cannot be cancelled through the hotel.  AFF is not responsible for charges due to late cancellations or attempts to make changes through the hotel. FOR THE MARRIOTT, HILTON GARDEN INN, RADISSON OR HOLIDAY INN: Cancellations must be made through Austin Film Festival in writing no later than 96 hours before 3PM from the day of your check-in.  Please send your cancellation request to hotels@austinfilmfestival.com and include “Room Cancellation” in the subject line.  To ensure that we have received it, please call Austin Film Festival at 512-478-4795 to confirm receipt of your e-mail. Austin Film Festival is not responsible for charges due to late cancellations or attempts to make changes through the hotel.