Fairmont Austin

Guide to Eco Hotels in Austin ( 2022 Updated)

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Eco Hotels Austin are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Austin and then beyond in US.

Austin is widely recognized as a top ecofriendly city, especially in the United States. In Austin, through non-profit organizations, sustainability groups, and local government; there are continuous efforts in environmental justice.Feb 15, 2020


1. Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, an IHG Hotel 4* – Eco Hotels Austin TX

Offering an onsite bar and restaurant, Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is located in the Rainey Street Historic District, less than 1 km away from nightlife on 6th Street. This Austin hotel offers a rooftop pool with pool bar and complimentary WiFi access for “IHG Rewards” members.

A flat-screen cable TV and minibar are featured in every room at this Austin hotel. A work desk and safety deposit box are also available. Bathrobes and free toiletries are offered in the private bathroom.

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt offers room service, a fitness centre and in-room massage and body treatments. Valet parking and free bicycle rentals are also available.

A 5-minute walk from Lady Bird Lake, this sleek hotel is a 3-minute walk from the lively restaurants and bars in the Rainey Street Historic District, and 2 miles from the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, yoga mats, and lake or city views, the funky rooms offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV and minibars. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas. Luxe suites have kitchenettes, sitting/dining areas and/or soaking tubs. Room service is available 24/7.

Amenities include a chic restaurant/bar with frequent live music, a relaxed cafe and meeting rooms. There’s also a gym, and a rooftop pool flanked by a fireplace and buzzy bar.

This is a fantastic hotel for anyone who is young, trendy and looking to go out on Rainey street.
It’s just behind Rainey’s many bars, clubs and restaurants, so if you are planning to party hard but then retreat to a luxurious and modern hotel at the end of the night – the Kimpton will be perfect for you!

The lobby is very funky and on check in you can get a free watermelon cider – very hipster.
But all staff is very friendly and efficient and our room was even ready early.

We had some French champagne and chocolate strawberries waiting for us in our room as we were travelling for our anniversary – lovely touch!

We also got upgraded to a river view room – very nice!

The room was spacious, very clean and surprisingly quiet despite being just above the pool deck.
They must have good sound proofing which is great if you have a room above Rainey street, especially on a weekend. (Live music everywhere!)

The pool deck is the place to be, all the hot young people hang out there.

Definitely not a place for older people, but we aren’t huge partiers and still really enjoyed it.

Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Eco Friendly Hotels Austin
Eco Friendly Hotels Austin

How much does a room costs at Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, an IHG Hotel?

Prices start 306$/night for Deluxe King Room. The Lakeview Luxury Spa Suite is 453$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This air-conditioned suite offers a separate living room with a flat-screen cable TV and a minibar. A work desk, yoga mat and in-room safe are also included. The oversized bathroom features a soaking tub and upgraded bath products.

Where to book online – Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, an IHG Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Austin you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Austin during Art City Austin  which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Austin on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Four Seasons Hotel Austin 4* – Green Hotels Austin Texas

Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, this hotel offers 294 spacious guest rooms with views of the city centre or Lady Bird Lake.

A large flat-screen TV, work desk and lounge chair are included in each warmly-decorated room at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Complimentary WiFi is available in every room.

A heated saltwater pool is located on the property. Guests can work up a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness centre enjoy a relaxing spa treatment in the award-winning Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. The on-site 24-hour concierge can assist with business, entertainment or travel arrangements. Two self-service business centres are available for guest use.

Overlooking Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, this upscale hotel is 0.9 miles from the Texas Capitol building, and 2.2 miles from Zilker Metropolitan Park.

Sophisticated rooms (with lake or city views) feature flat-screens, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks, plus designer toiletries, minibars and down comforters. Select suites add amenities including extra bathrooms, private balconies and antique furnishings.

There’s an outdoor saltwater pool, a gym and a spa, plus a stylish lakeside restaurant. Other amenities include gardens and event space, and an evening car service to Downtown (fee).

At Four Seasons Hotel Austin, luxurious accommodations and superb amenities are underlined by gracious Texas hospitality. Centrally located in the heart of downtown Austin, perched on the shores of Lady Bird Lake and surrounded by lush gardens, the resort-like Hotel provides a convenient base for those looking to experience all the city has to offer. A combination of comfort and elegance, the Hotel’s guest rooms and suites offer views of either of the lake or Austin’s vibrant cityscape.
Dine at Ciclo, the Hotel’s modern Texas kitchen featuring locally inspired flavors with a Latin influence, brought to life by world-renowned restaurateur, Richard Sandoval. At Live Oak, the Hotel’s lounge, inventive cocktails and a Guadalajara-inspired menu combine with the best views in the city for a genuinely Austin experience. Guests seeking relaxation can spend the day at The Spa, 24-hour Fitness Center or the outdoor saltwater pool.
Having a fabulous home base to explore a great city is the hallmark of a terrific 4 day getaway. The hotel itself is beautiful, well appointed, and true to Four Seasons branding–a luxury hotel. The lobby is elegant and understated and smells of delicious fragrance. The staff is PHENOMENAL! The team anticipates your needs even before you know you have them. They are approachable and available without being overbearing.
Subdued, maple toned and utterly Texas, the Four Seasons Austin is a robust luxury property right on the river. The lobby cocktail bar is always hopping, and the restaurant downstairs offers a sophisticatedly restrained take on American cuisine with a strong Texas undertow.
The rooms continue to the butterscotch palette.
The beds are firm, the linens luxurious. The bathrooms provide plenty of room for two people to get ready at the same time, or one person to have an unwinding time before getting ready to face Congress, Sixth Street or the State Capitol.
Beyond a state of the art workout room, there is a walking trail along the river that passes by the hotel for a beautiful run/jog/hike. There is also a boathouse within easy reach. AND at sunset, watch the bats fly from under the bridge.
As a respite from Austin’s go-go-go pace, this is the old school brand of luxury. Many newer properties have been built, but none matches the Four Season for elegance that’s as cozy as it is sophisticated.
Stayed her for a conference and I was very pleased with the hotel. Location is ideal and right in the heart of downtown, yet set off from street enough that you feel secluded. From check in to check out the hotel staff were amazing and attentive.
Great recommendations for restaurant and sites to see. Housekeeping was wonderful, they even replaced my nearly empty tube of toothpaste with a new one. Nice touch! Workout room was spacious with plenty of machines and weights to choose from. Back patio and pool area is nice and secluded from the path next to the river. Room was well appointed with an extremely comfortable bed and pillows. Amazing technology points with power plus and usb connections both at the table and both bedside nightstands. Would absolutely make this my home base on my next visit.
Eco Friendly Hotels Austin
Eco Friendly Hotels Austin

How much does a room costs at Four Seasons Hotel Austin?

Prices start 877$/night for King Room with Lake View. The City View Four Seasons Executive Suite is 1626$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Offering a 42-inch flat-screen and free Wi-Fi, this spacious suite includes a sofa bed and a view of the Austin city centre.

Where to book online – Four Seasons Hotel Austin – Eco Hotels Austin you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Austin during Art City Austin  which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Austin on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Fairmont Austin 4* – Eco Hotels Austin

Fairmont Austin
Fairmont Austin

Fairmont Austin offers accommodation located 100 m from Austin Convention Center. This property is located a short distance from Capitol Building and Frank Erwin Center – University of Texas. The property provides lake views, a sun terrace, a fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour front desk.

The rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a bath or shower. Fairmont Austin features some units with city views, and rooms are fitted with a coffee machine. All rooms at the accommodation feature air conditioning and a desk.

Several dining options are available on property including Fulton, Rules & Regs, Good Things and In-Room Dining.

In a polished high-rise building off I-35, this upmarket hotel is a 10-minute walk from Lady Bird Lake and a mile from the Texas State Capitol.

The 1,048 chic rooms come with city views, plus Wi-Fi, 50-inch flat-screens and Nespresso machines. Upgraded rooms add lake views, while suites provide sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites offer separate living rooms, dining areas and/or wet bars. Club quarters have turndown service, and access to a lounge with free breakfast and snacks.

There are 5 restaurants and bars, along with a rooftop pool and 140,000 sq ft of meeting space. A spa has a salon, a gym and a hot tub.

A Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated property, Fairmont Austin is conveniently located near Historic Rainey Street, lively Sixth Street and downtown Austin. The 37-story luxury hotel features 1,048 lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites with picturesque vistas of Lady Bird Lake, a dramatic cityscape and the State Capitol. Guests indulge in exquisite dining, an award-winning spa and state-of-the-art meeting facilities. Fairmont Austin engages guests with the city’s famed music scene, as well as Austin’s celebrated cuisine and diverse artistic lifestyle.
Every single employee I interacted with (front desk, cleaning staff, concierge, IT, waitstaff, etc) was professional, friendly and got their jobs done quickly and even better than expected. The building is clean and beautiful, within easy walking distance to the evening bat viewing bridge, 6th Street, the capitol and everything in between. I highly recommend it. The conference itself went smoothly, efficiently, and was eco-friendly, which made me glad. The food was better than I expected at a conference as well.
This hotel is an example of luxury and five-star service beyond comparison. Starting with check-in, Nicholas at the front desk was so kind to us and helped us take advantage of as much of the hotel as we could. I highly recommend seeking him out. The room service quality was impeccable, and our city-view corner room couldn’t be beat. All the staff at the hotel were very kind. The bar had a wide selection of cocktails and (especially good for us non-drinkers) mocktails that were designed to mimic the taste and mouthfeel of hard liquor. It’s a unique hotel that is a must if you plan on staying in Austin.
Absolutely stunning hotel. Clean, bright, open and airy. I love the room color palette…navy, white, and gold accents. We stayed in a double queen corner room on the 26th floor and I’m sure people will get tired of me raving about it. The VIEW!!!!! Not only could I see the Colorado River that we canoed that morning before check-in, you can see the entire city, Rainey Street, the Capita building and the clock tower on the UT campus. The floor to ceiling windows in the corner room were worth every penny. The beds were very (VERY) comfortable. Nespresso maker in room. Stocked mini bar with sensors.
There is a fridge in the room but it’s stocked with their items. You can call the front desk and get a fridge brought up to the room. Robes and safe in closet. Plenty of light for reading. The only complaint we had is that the A/C unit was very loud, loudest we’ve ever heard in a hotel room. We checked out the pool at around 5 on a Sunday night and it was packed with not a seat to be found. You need a room key to access the pool but the gates were open in two places. Towels available at the pool. We will definitely stay here again. Rainey Street is only a 4 minute walk. Be prepared to pay $36 for self parking or more for valet.
Eco Friendly Hotels Austin
Eco Friendly Hotels Austin

How much does a room costs at Fairmont Austin?

Prices start 218$/night for Fairmont Queen Queen. The Signature One-Bedroom Suite is 571$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This suite features a bathrobe, tea/coffee maker and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Fairmont Austin – Eco Friendly Hotels Austin you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Austin during Art City Austin  which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Austin on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.