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). Please note: 2019 rates and partner hotels are being locked as we speak, please contact us at the office for the most up to date information!
You MUST purchase a badge before booking your hotel room with us. We will not accept reservations without verifying your purchase first. 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!
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: $329 701 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Club rate: $369
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: $267 211 East 3rd 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, an outdoor pool, and FREE daily breakfast. Located 5 blocks from the Conference Headquarters.
Rate per night: $209 – $219 (King Suite) 901 Neches 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
Hilton Garden Inn
Offering a serene stay in the heart of the city with a panoramic view of Austin, the Hilton Garden Inn is a few blocks from the Conference and downtown film venues. Near the historic East 6th Street, the hotel “Where Live Music Lives” is surrounded by various Austin restaurants and bars.
Rate per night: $209 500 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78701
Located in Austin’s entertainment district, the Hilton Downtown has spacious guest rooms and is only minutes away from our Conference Headquarters. This hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants, film venues, and bars in the Austin scene.
Rate per night: $259 500 East 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 (Towne Lake)
Edging the shores of beautiful Lady Bird Lake, Holiday Inn Austin-Town Lake provides spacious, thoughtfully appointed accommodations near top Downtown Austin attractions. Relax and unwind with a unique collection of conveniences, including a scenic rooftop pool, a fitness center, free wireless Internet, a restaurant and on site bike rentals to enjoy the hike and bike trail.
Rate per night: $160 20 North Interstate 35, 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 6121 North Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78752
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 19, 2019. As of September 20, 2019, 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.
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Cap Metro can get you to the Austin Film Festival without the hassle of fighting traffic and searching for a spot downtown or dealing with surge pricing. Better yet, register and ride for free! AFF registrants get a free Cap Metro Day Pass if they opt in by October 15th that lets you ride buses and MetroRail at no charge! Cap Metro serves each theatre and event venue with High-Frequency routes that travel every 15 minutes, 7 days a week. Use the CapMetro App to access your free Day Pass and plan your trip. Registrants will receive a link to opt in in their confirmation email. Registrants must opt in by October 15th to be eligible.