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The Driskill Hotel – Conference Headquarters
Built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, The Driskill Hotel remains a legendary landmark in Texas hospitality. This historic hotel serves as the headquarters for our annual Conference and will drop you in the center of the action for everything AFF has to offer. Gain easy access to our numerous conference panels, enjoy daily premieres at our downtown film venues around the corner, and network after hours at the notorious Driskill Bar. This coveted property puts the Festival right at your fingertips, so be sure to reserve your room early. These go fast!
Rate per night: $336 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin – Conference Headquarters
Located just next door to the historic Paramount Theatre and across the street from the Driskill Hotel & Bar, this luxury property serves as one of our esteemed Conference Headquarters and offers an ideal location for panelists, filmmakers, and registrants alike. Treat yourself to the SFA Club Package to start your jam-packed days with a deluxe breakfast buffet and sneak in a complimentary drink between panels and parties at the champagne gatherings and happy hours offered daily.
Rate per night: $332 701 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Club rate: $372
La Quinta by Wyndham Austin Capitol
In the city center and near a metro station, La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Austin Capitol / Downtown is in an area with good shopping. The area’s natural beauty can be seen at Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park, while Paramount Theater and Moody Theater are cultural highlights.
Rate per night: $215 300 E. 11th St. Austin, TX 78701
Sleep Inn and Suites Austin Northeast
Our pet-friendly hotel offers a convenient and simply stylish stay while exploring the city’s museums, music festivals, restaurants, and craft brewery scene. We are located about 8 miles from downtown in the Walnut Creek Business Park, making this an ideal stay for business and pleasure.
Rate per night: $149 8410 US Highway 290 East Austin, TX 78724
This new luxury hotel offers extraordinary views of West Austin hills and 4 Austin-cuisine inspired dining options. Only a 15min walk from the Conference Headquarters means quick access to the action, and with its locally-inspired interior design you’ll get the opportunity to experience the Festival through a contemporary Austin perspective.
Rate per night: $332
Located at: 600 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Hyatt House Austin Downtown
Step off the bustling Austin streets and return to Hyatt House Austin/Downtown, your home-away-from-home. This hotel is in the heart of the arts and culture that is the Red River Cultural District. Enjoy residential-style rooms and an outdoor pool. Located 5 blocks from the Conference Headquarters.
Rate per night: $229 901 Neches Street, Austin, TX, 78701
Off I-35, this upmarket hotel is 4 miles from Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, and 5 miles from an observation deck at the landmark University of Texas Tower. Parking is free. A casual eatery offers a breakfast buffet and lunch; a relaxed lounge with a bar and TVs serves dinner. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour gym, plus 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Rate per night: $129
Located at: 6121 North Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78752
Hyatt Place Austin Downtown
Located right near all the action in downtown Austin, the Hyatt Place Austin Downtown hotel is just four blocks away from the Conference Headquarters and three blocks from the 6th Street entertainment district! This hotel offers free WiFi and a breakfast buffet.
Rate per night: $265 211 East 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Courtyard Marriott / Residence Inn
The Courtyard Marriott offers full service amenities at the Courtyard and Residence Inn value, including a travel kitchen on the Residence Inn side for those looking to eat in during their stay. Located in Austin’s 6th Street District, this hotel is a short walk to our Conference hub and just steps from the renowned restaurants and venues that populate the Austin downtown area.
Courtyard rate per night: $259
Residence Inn rate per night: $269
Located at: 300 E. 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Off I-35 in Downtown’s east, this classic business hotel is a 9-minute walk from the University of Texas campus and an 11-minute walk from the Texas State Capitol. There’s a casual restaurant serving regional cuisine, plus a cafe and a lobby bar. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center and a 24/7-business center, as well as 16 meeting spaces, including a ballroom.
Rate per night: $199 701 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
The Beautiful Holiday Inn Austin Midtown is located at the intersection of IH-35 and Highway 290 East, just 5 minutes from Downtown and 20 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The hotel is within walking distance of many Restaurants and Entertainment.
Rate per night: $149 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752
Habitat Suites is an urban sanctuary offering a relaxed & quiet green oasis in North Central Austin. We are a locally-owned and consciously-operated hotel offering uber-spacious suites, tranquility amongst fruit trees and native landscaping, and an unrelenting dedication to guest comfort, wellness, and green energy practices.
Rate per night: $101 (weekdays)/ $110 (weekends)
The Guild Music District| Red River
The Guild Zilker Park| Lamar Union
At this delectable location of The Guild, you’ll be situated among the best Austin’s South Side has to offer. You’ll be steps away from an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater, the retro Highball Lounge, an Orange Theory Fitness and a host of up-and-coming restaurants. (You’ll also be a short walk or ride from ATX’s iconic Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Park.) At the end of a long day, hop up to the rooftop pool. Naturally, you’ll also enjoy the same personalized service, impeccable design and 24/7 concierge you’ll find at every location of The Guild.
Rate per night: $279 (Oct. 21-24)/ $165 (Oct. 24-29) 1100 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704
Please note: Payment for The Guild Zilker Park|Lamar Union is collected SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR to check-in
Hotel Cancellation Policy
FOR THE DRISKILL AND INTERCONTINENTAL STEPHEN F. AUSTIN: Cancellations must be made through Austin Film Festival (“AFF”) in writing no later than 11:59pm CST on September 17, 2020. As of September 18, 2020, any full cancellation at the above properties will be charged for one room night’s stay on the credit card you provided. This is due to the hotel’s attrition policy with AFF. ANY OTHER HOTEL: At 96 hours before your scheduled check in or afterwards, your cancellation is also subject to the hotel’s cancellation fees (cancellation fees vary by hotel). Any cancellations must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.