The LINE Austin is a new hotel in the heart of downtown Austin.
Originally built in 1965, the iconic modernist building underwent a complete transformation that features 428 guest rooms with expansive Lake and City views through floor-to-ceiling windows and custom curated artwork by 7 local, Texas-based artists.
Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
Ample Parking Onsite
At the crossroads of Downtown and Town Lake, the LINE Austin embodies the natural beauty and creative spirit of Austin, with direct views of the lake and easy access to the city’s beloved hike and bike trail. It is centrally located within walking distance of the Red River music district, Rainey Street, Convention Center, 2nd Street shopping, South Congress and Austin’s Eastside neighborhood.
The hotel origionally opened in 1965 as The Crest Inn, a modernist mid-century building in the midst of an evolving downtown landscape. It was home to Club Seville, a dinner and dance club that broadcast live jazz weekly on then-radio station KAZZ-FM. A part of the cultural legacy of Austin and a distinct mid-century modernist fixture in the skyline, the hotel has undergone a comprehensive renovation with no detail overlooked and highlights the unique neighborhood around it.
With 428 guest rooms, including 108 suites ideal for entertaining with a tailored amenities program for guests, the property features expansive lake and city views through giant windows. Interiors by Los Angeles-based Sean Knibb focus on drawing the surrounding nature in by opening the lobby to lake views and adding landscaping that blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors.
The guest rooms balance old and new elements with a minimalist design that focuses on the room’s essentials: the bed, desk, and chair. A range of textures are seamlessly incorporated throughout the space from exposed concrete columns and a finely patterned wall covering to a large sandblasted plywood headboard that suggests an abstract topography of the ancient surrounding ecosystem. Light fixtures reflected through the hotel’s many windows conjure the magic of the area’s seasonal appearance of fireflies. A lounge chair with chrome piping and saddle leather straps marries ranching culture references with a contemporary sensibility.
Supporting the work of emerging artists in the cities where its hotels live is one of the fundamental tenets for Sydell’s design ethos, and the LINE Austin is a reflection of the city’s creative talent. Bastrop-based artist Michael Wilson created a wooden interior and central bar overlooking the lake and the Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the world’s largest urban bat colony which provides a spectacular nightly show from March to October. The hotel also features original artwork in rooms by a diverse group of Central Texas artists selected in partnership with local arts non-profit Big Medium, including works by Xochi Solis, Alyson Fox, Manik Raj Nakra, Alexandra Valenti, Elizabeth Chiles, Matthew Shlian, Jules Buck Jones and Jeffrey Dell. The hotel also has a dedicated artist’s studio and is developing a residency program that is aimed to create an ongoing legacy of support and a platform for showcasing the work of local artists.
At 6,000 sq. feet, the Onyx Ballroom is our largest gathering space and can accommodate up to 600 people for a variety of events, from exquisite weddings to corporate events to premier parties. This expansive space can also be divided into four individual rooms to provide the ultimate flexibility for event experiences large or small.
- View: Floor to ceiling windows provide an abundance of natural light and views of Town Lake and Congress Bridge.
- Max Capacity: 600 Topaz Ballroom:
The 3,398 sq. feet Topaz Ballroom hosts upwards of 377 people. This flexible space works well for elegant social events or corporate meetings and can be divided into 3 individual rooms to accommodate any event experience.
- View: Overlooking the landscape of Town Lake with floor to ceiling windows that flood the space with natural light.
- Max Capacity: 377
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Arlo Grey: The debut lakeside restaurant helmed by Top Chef 10 winner Kristen Kish. Kish. Her culinary style melds precise training and technique rooted in French and Italian traditions with a nostalgia for dishes from her upbringing, world travels and exploration of the bountiful ingredients of Central Texas. Arlo Grey serves three meals per day and cocktails in a casual setting with sweeping views of Town Lake.
Dean's One Trick Pony: Taking its name from Don Dean – a host and performer who presided over rollicking nights of live music in our building throughout the ’60s – the casual Dean’s One Trick Pony serves up food and booze that help the good times flow. With a menu including bar snacks like Disco Fries with country ham gravy to a frozen Aperol pink lemonade cocktail known as the Pink Pony, Dean’s is ready to turn a bad day good and a good night great, any time you like.
Alfred: But first, coffee. Beloved LA-based caffeine purveyors Alfred is serving their signature matcha and easy take-away food in the lobby. Come in for a quick cup and get complimentary 20 minute parking, or stay awhile to catch up on emails in the lobby. P6: Coming early 2019, we will open P6 on our rooftop overlooking the lake – a hangout for dining, drinks, games and the best views in town.
The hotel also features an infinity pool on the edge of Town Lake serving cocktails and poolside fare. Bars & Lounges:
Arlo Grey: Enjoy carefully crafted cocktails and a diverse wine list while watching the sunset over Town Lake. Dean's One Trick Pony: Local beers and seasonal cocktails are served up in a casual atmosphere. Watch your favotire sporting event or partake in a game of shuffle board.
P6: Coming early 2019, this rooftop oasis will be your place to start and end your night in Austin. Enjoy the sunset over cocktails and good vibes.
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