The LINE Austin Est. 2018

111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701, USA

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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. 
The Lowdown
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Penthouse / Rooftop
Restaurant / Private Dining
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Mid-Century Modern
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Product Launch
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The LINE Austin is a new hotel in the heart of downtown Austin overlooking Town Lake with 20k sq ft of event space, an outdoor pool, three restaurants bars. Ideally situated where the city's downtown vibes meet the natural beauty of Town Lake. 

A collection of one-of-a-kind, versatile indoor and outdoor spaces including 2 spacious ballrooms with expansive lake views, intimate studios, flexible specialty suites, a lushly landscaped pool area and a rooftop restaurant overlooking the lake. View the Special Events Brochure here.

(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $50 to $200


Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Indoors & Outdoors
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Handicap Accessible
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
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.

Standout Venue Features:
We embrace our location of being right on Town Lake by providing lots of natural light through floor to ceieling windows in our ballrooms and meeting spaces. Additionally, guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, variety of elevated food & beverage expierences and a programming calendar that is full of ways to immerse yourself in the Austin culture. 
Celebration Locations
Onyx Ballroom:
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: A 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 brakfast, dinner and weekend brunch along with a sstunning cocktail bar 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 the 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.

P6: A former rooftop parking garage that has been transformed into an intimate cocktail experience. At P6 everyone can revel in the Austin tradition of eating and drinking outside all day, every day. and Austin’s best panoramic views of Town Lake.

Alfred: But first, coffee. Beloved LA-based caffeine purveyors Alfred serves their signature matcha, coffees and teas as well as easy take-away food in the lobby. 

The hotel also features an infinity saltwater pool on the edge of Town Lake serving cocktails and poolside fare.

Bars & Lounges:
Our bars and lounges offer unique cocktails, exceptional wines and local beers served in a style that's unique to you – our casual bar, Dean's One Trick Pony where you can watch TV and play a round of shuffle board, to the stunning aesthetics of Arlo Grey and the rooftop views at P6. 
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Austin's Hottest New Bar & Lounge Used to Be a Parking Garage
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The LINE Austin

111 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701, USA

The LINE Austin has been open since June 2018 and in March celebrated the opening of P6, the hotel’s requisite rooftop bar and lounge that used to be a parking garage. The name is, you guessed it, a nod to the lounge's former life. Set along Lady Bird Lake (AKA Town Lake), the property’s views of the lake, the south Austin skyline and Congress Avenue’s famed bat bridge are perhaps best enjoyed from the comfortable lounge areas on the open-air rooftop while sipping a Wicked Warden concoction of mezcal, Aperol and habanero shrub. P6 plans to host regular events and performances and is open Thursdays through Sundays.

Photography by Chase Daniel

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