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. 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: $325 701 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Club rate: $365
Aloft Austin Downtown
Nestled in the heart of our Conference hub, the brand new Aloft Austin Downtown offers Texan hospitality at an unbeatable value. Just steps from our Conference Headquarters and the beautiful Paramount & State Theatres, this new property offers a priority location for experiencing the panels, films, and parties that make AFF a screenwriter’s dream.
Rate per night: $249 109 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
The Westin Austin Downtown
Place yourself in the heart of the city at The Westin Austin Downtown. Located two blocks away from the Conference Headquarters and steps from the 6th Street entertainment district, this downtown Austin hotel is near the latest foodie hotspots, historic sites and the iconic Paramount Theater.
Rate per night: $309 310 East 5th St, Austin, TX, 78701
Courtyard Marriott Austin Downtown
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 Marriott
Rate per night: $249 300 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701
- Residence Inn Marriott
Rate per night: $259 300 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Hilton Austin Downtown
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: $255 – $299 (Executive Suite) 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701
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: $259 211 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 (two beds) 901 Neches Street, Austin, TX, 78701
LaQuinta Inn Austin Capitol
Seated next to the Texas State Capitol in the heart of downtown, La Quinta is a 10 minute walk from our Conference Headquarters and the historic Paramount & State Theatres. Whether you’re hopping from panel to panel at our Annual Conference or soaking in the many premieres at our various film venues, this hotel offers a great location for you to enjoy all that AFF has to offer.
Rate per night: $215 300 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown
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: $199 500 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78701
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
Off I-35, this classic business hotel is seven blocks from the Conference Headquarters. There’s a casual restaurant serving regional cuisine, plus a cafe and lobby bar.
Rate per night: $199 701 East 11th Street, Austin, TX, 78701
Double Tree - University Area
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin – University Area is a great location right outside of the buzz from downtown Austin. The most centrally located hotel in Austin, only a 5 minute drive to the Conference Headquarters and an 8 minute drive to our theater venue, the Galaxy Highland Theater!
Rate per night: $185 1617 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX, 78702
Holiday Inn Town Lake
This newly renovated hotel sits just off the corner of downtown Austin edging the shores of Lady Bird Lake. Just a short drive to AFF’s Conference Headquarters and many of our downtown film venues, this landmark location puts you close to the center of it all without breaking the bank.
Rate per night: $159 20 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78701
Located at the crossroads of I-35 and Highway 290, the Crowne Plaza Austin Hotel is nestled in the neighborhood of two of our satellite film venues, The Galaxy Highland Theater and the Alamo Drafthouse Village. Only a short 15 minute drive from our Conference Headquarters, Crowne Plaza will give you easy access to the Conference while saving you a pretty penny and distancing you from the chaos of downtown!
Rate per night: $129 6121 North IH-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 19th, 2018. As of September 20th, 2018, 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.