The choice for luxury in downtown Austin, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin is centrally located in the heart of Austin's downtown business district on historic Congress Avenue. Enjoy the comfort of staying in luxurious rooms and suites and the convenience of being just four blocks from the Austin State Capitol and within walking distance of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the University of Texas and the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail.
6th Street - Located in downtown Austin's urban core, 6th Street historic and entertainment district offers diverse restaurants and a thriving music scene.
2nd Street - Visit 2nd Street District to discover Austin's propserous local shopping, dining and entertainment businesses.
Rainey Street Historic District - Don't leave Austin without enjoying a night out hitting up Rainey Street's unique bungalow bars!
Warehouse District - Located just steps away from our hotel, this district's renovated warehouse bars and restaurants make up the area's vibrant entertainment scene!
The Visitor Center is located on 112 East 11th Street.
Visit: www.tspb.state.tx.us/CVC/home/home.html for more information.
(Texas State Capitol)
Intercontinental Stephen F Austin Hotel: Just blocks from the Convention Center.
6 Blocks north, within walking distance, or easily accessible via public transportation, taxi or car.
The Austin Convention Center, a premier facility located in the heart of the capital city’s downtown business district, has emerged as a leader in the convention and meeting industry. It is one of the most practical, flexible, planner-friendly and technologically advanced meeting facilities in the country. We invite you to explore our facility and experience the unique ambiance of a city that celebrates its music, cultural treasures, the outdoors and cutting-edge technology with a sophisticated, yet laid-back approach.
(Austin Convention Center)
Home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix, ESPN's X Games, MotoGP and more exciting events and shows, the Circuit of the Americas is the premier destination for world-class motorsports and entertainment. Located just outside of downtown Austin and about a 22-minute drive away from InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, COTA is the perfect place for thrill-seeking guests to visit while in Austin, Texas.
(Circuit of the Americas)
The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System.
Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.
(University of Texas)
A preferred corporate account assists with securing reservations in a quick and easy manner. In return for a minimum guest room volume commitment of 50 room nights per year from your organization, your travelers will also receive luxurious accommodations, outstanding service, and well-deserved recognition - which InterContinental Hotels are renowned for throughout the world!
Priority Club - repeat guest recognition program www.priorityclub.com
Express check-out (includes video check-out and in-room folio review)
Complimentary use of health club, indoor pool, whirlpool, and sauna
All rooms feature writing desk and 3 phones
Direct billing privileges arranged with prior credit approval
Additional Business Services
Wireless internet throughout hotel
Same-day dry cleaning upon request
Safety deposit boxes
Wake up calls
Businesses Near the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
For information about contracting negotiated rates with the hotel, please contact:
J. Blake Miller, CTE
Director of Business Travel
Wake up early and start your day with an energetic walk around the Lady Bird Lake hike
and bike trail. Stroll the shops and enjoy the sights of Second Street stopping to enjoy a
bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants along the way. Stop in to the Mexic-Arte
Mexican Art Museum and the Arthouse at the Jones Center for contemporary art both
on Congress Avenue near the hotel.
Why not go to Zilker Park and enjoy the 358 acres in the city center. Take a ride round
the park on the Zilker Zephyr miniature train, row a canoe out onto the lake or make
like a local and take a dip in Barton Springs Pool. This amazing, natural spring-fed pond
is three acres wide and maintains a temperature of 68°F all year round, so you can swim
whatever the weather. While you’re here, pack in a culture fix: head to the Sculpture
Garden at the south end to see works by sculptor Charles Umlauf.
Enjoy a Happy Hour cocktail while listening to live music at the lively & beautiful bar
at Trulucks on 4th Street. At sundown in Summer, just a short walk away, join the
thousands of people gathering at the Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the famous bats
take flight. From there head to the SoCo District for a choice of some of the best dining
in town. Finish a perfect night at the famous Continental Club for live bands and mingling
with the locals. You might even spot a celebrity!
Gueros Taco Bar — Tacos and more
1412 S. Congress Ave., 78704
Housed in an Austin landmark and nestled
in the heart of eclectic SoCo, Gueros is
a local favorite for tacos and much more.
Gueros offers casual dining in an expansive
and comfortable atmosphere. Relax with
an icy cold beer or delicious margarita on
the outdoor patio in the Oak Garden.
Uchi — Japanese/Sushi
801 S. Lamar, 78704
Chef & owner Tyson Cole is a student
of Japanese tradition. He has trained
for more than 10 years in Tokyo, New
York, and Austin, under two different
sushi masters. He is a James Beard award
winning chef and continues his path of study
and experimentation at Uchi, developing
unprecedented, multi-cultural combinations
using his impeccable knowledge of technique.
Uchi has recently been named one of the
best sushi experiences in the world.
Launderette — New American
2115 Holly Street, 78702
Launderette is a timeless neighborhood
jewel of a cafe nestled in the heart of
Austin’s East Side Holly neighborhood. It
was named one of Southern Livings best
new restaurants of the South. Notable
dishes are mussels, blue crab toast and
birthday cake ice cream sandwich.
The Salt Lick — Barbeque & Winery
18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
Thirty minutes from downtown Austin, it
is BYOB at this venerable cash-only, world
renowned BBQ spot. Country roads
deliver you to a sprawling rustic setting
where you’ll enjoy recipes that date back
to the wagon trains of the 1800’s. Enjoy
fresh lemonade and live music outdoors
on the weekends. If you don’t want to
drive, take your helicopter and use their
landing pad. Delicious and memorable!
Fonda San Miguel — Interior Mexican
2330 W. North Loop Blvd., 78756
Austin’s premier Mexican restaurant is
recognized as one of the best authentic
interior Mexican restaurants in the country.
The dining spaces are talked about as
much as the amazing menu as the owners
collect and display beautiful artwork in the
restaurant. A true Austin original and a
dining experience to talk about.
The Oasis — Hilltop American Restaurant
6550 Comanche Trail, 78732
Sitting atop a hill overlooking beautiful
Lake Travis, The Oasis offers spectacular
views. The 30 minute drive is worth the
trip. Sitting outside, high above the waters
of Lake Travis, you’ll enjoy this casual
restaurant. Sip a cocktail, relax and take in a
gorgeous Texas sunset.
Bangers Sausage House and Beer Garden
79-81 Rainey Street, 78701
Nestled in the heart of trendy Rainey
Street, Banger’s offers homemade
sausage, craft beer, beef jerky, pickled
vegetables & a bustling Sunday Brunch
with live music! The menu includes
handmade exotic and wild game sausages.
Outdoor picnic bench seating under the
Oaks with patio lighting is the perfect laid
back setting to hang out with friends.
Fixe — Upscale Southern
500 W. 5th St., 78701
Fixe celebrates the soul of the south with
dishes such as lobster crawfish pot pie
and fried chicken served nightly in a warm
and spirited atmosphere. Bringing to life
familiar tastes imagined in progressive
ways, Chef James Robert and his team
pay homage to his roots with an eye to
tradition and a passion to bring their
guests a memorable culinary experience.
The warm homemade biscuits are a
favorite! Reservations recommended.
Austin’s Famous Food Trucks
Go Mobile! See what the trailer craze is
all about. Austin was at the forefront of
the food trailer boom. They’re on wheels
and move around the city so ask the hotel
Concierge where to find some of the local
favorites. From donut hamburgers to
chicken in a cone to Korean BBQ, Austin
food trucks have the streets covered.
600 North Lamar Boulevard, 78703
Austin’s beloved independently owned
record store. A small, busy hot spot
where you’ll find cds, dvds, local artist
compilations, concert tickets and in store
live performances. A must stop for music
1512 S. Congress Ave., 78704
Funky SoCo antique shop featuring over 25
different antique vendors selling everything
from taxidermy to jewelry. It’s your
eccentric uncle’s attic on steroids. Wander
in and be amazed at what you’ll find!
1522 South Congress Ave, 78704
Allen’s boots is a must stop on your trip
to Austin. Located in the SoCo shopping
district, this landmark store has 4,000
cowboy boots on display. Browse mens
and ladies leather goods, belt buckles,
clothing & accessories and be sure make
room on the plane for your new cowboy
603 North Lamar Boulevard, 78703
Multi level independently owned
bookstore with special author speakers,
book signings, coffee shop and unique
gifts. Support local book stores!
Royal Blue Grocery
With multiple locations throughout
downtown Austin, RBG locations have
become the daily staple for locals. From
breakfast tacos and lattes to homemade
soups daily, RBG offers conventional
groceries, carefully crafted sandwiches
and a plethora of grab and go items you’ll
love. Stop in for a mid-day sweet treat
or pick up lunch or dinner for eat-in or
to go. RBG is a hip urban grocery/café/
convenient store you’ll love.
The ABGB — Brewery & Concert Venue
1305 West Oltorf, 78704
Microbrewery with an expansive menu
including delicious pizzas. Huge space
with a warehouse feel. Picnic tables and
bench seating inside and out. Craft beer
and pizza. Live music 7 nights a week. A
rocking good time!
West End, 6th and Lamar
Some must-do shops and cafés are here
such as: Waterloo Records and DVDs,
Book People, Amy’s Ice Creams, Whole
Foods and By George. Check with the
concierge for dates of book signings at
Book People or bands playing in-store at
Second Street District
Just a few short blocks away, is The
2ND Street District is made up of some
of the best local shopping, dining, and
entertainment in Austin. Upscale local
men’s and women’s boutiques, local gifts,
housewares and more. Stroll down 2nd
to experience downtown Austin at its
best. Be sure to visit the Willie Nelson
statue for a photo op located outside the
iconic ACL Live Theatre at Lavaca Street
This rapidly growing and vibrant area is
a historic part of South Austin. Close
to Zilker Park and Restaurant Row on
Barton Springs Road, South Lamar, or
more affectionately referred to as SoLa,
is where you’ll find many food trailers and
boutiques as well as Austin’s own Alamo
Drafthouse Movie Theatre.
20% is standard gratuity for service in
restaurants & bars and for other services
like salons, spas and drivers.
Austin is a casual city where temperatures
can change suddenly. Be sure to bring
comfortable cool clothing for the intense
heat in the Summer, and layers and a
scarf for the chilly Winters. July through
September is very hot while January &
February can bring a lot of rain and even
Some older local establishments do not
accept credit or debit cards. Always have
some cash on hand.
Austin houses the largest number of
Mexican fruit bats in North America. Each
summer, thousands of people gather at
the Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the
bats take flight for feeding, minutes before
sundown. Summer only*
LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Austin is known as the ‘live music capital
of the world.’ Famous artists such as
Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan
have called Austin home. The Broken
Spoke for Country Honky Tonk and
Continental Club for Texas Rock and
Singer Songwriters are two of Austin’s
favorite iconic stops for music.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
The University of Texas at Austin is one
of North America’s largest universities.
Famous students have included Matthew
McConaughey, Janis Joplin, Laura Bush,
and Walter Cronkite.
THE EAST SIDE
Located east of downtown, across IH-35,
Austin’s East Side is quickly becoming
a best kept secret with its rapid new
development and eclectic culture.
Because of our unrivalled local knowledge
we can help you find the experiences that
will enrich your stay. So please speak to
any of the Concierge team about what
we can do to make sure you get the most
from your trip.
Take a walk along the ten-block Congress
Avenue Historic District with restored
19th-century architecture alongside 20th
century modern high rises, the Main Street
of Texas with its impressive route to the
Texas State Capitol. Along the way visit
the Mexic-Arte Museum (Traditional and
contemporary Mexican & Latin Art) or the
ArtHouse at the Jones Center (Modern
and Contemporary Art).
Take a Tour! See your Concierge for
available city tours including Duck Tours,
Segway Tours and Walking Tours.
HALF A DAY
Take a beautiful drive west of Austin to
Fredericksburg, past the Hill Country
vineyards. Fredericksburg offers a unique
shopping experience with many antique
and boutique shops.
HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL
Rent a bike or jog down Austin’s Hike
and Bike Trail. The trail runs eight and
a half miles alongside the beautiful Lady
Take a personal tour with a guide through
the Capitol and view the chambers of the
House of Representatives and Senate.
BARTON SPRINGS POOL/ZILKER PARK
2101 Barton Springs Road, 78746
Within Zilker Park lies one of the
crown jewels of Austin, Barton Springs
Pool. Three acres in size, it is fed from
underground springs and is, on average,
68°F year-round. The pool is home to
fish, turtles and the famously embattled
Barton Springs salamander.
This lively and hip South Austin
strip features an array of eclectic
restaurants, boutiques, music venues and
galleries. Located 1.5 miles from the
InterContinental Stephen F Austin Hotel –
walk straight South on Congress Avenue.
LADY BIRD LAKE
Lady Bird Lake offers a beautiful walking
trail, kayaking, green space & on the
southern shore near the Long Center, you
will find the statue of legendary Texas
guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.
AUSTIN VISITOR CENTER
The Austin Visitor Center is located at
602 E. 4th St. near the intersection of 4th
Street and Red River St. The center is
open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm and
Sunday 10am - 5pm.
+1 866 GO AUSTIN or +1 512 478 0098
Enjoy bike–friendly Austin on 2 wheels.
There are several downtown bike shops
that offer daily rentals. See your hotel
Concierge for more info.
By the day or by the week, large or small,
your hotel Concierge can assist in getting
you the rental vehicle you want including
sedans, luxury convertibles and SUV’s.
PRIVATE CAR SERVICE
For Airport Transfers, Hill Country Tours,
or any point to point rides, your hotel
Concierge can arrange for professional
drivers with sedans. Limos, SUVs,
Bentleys and executive vans for all your
BUS & TAXI
Austin provides a very user-friendly public
transportation service with affordable one
way fares. Daily bus passes are available
for purchase at the Capital Metro office
located at 209 W. 9th Street