Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin  4 stars

701 Congress Avenue, Austin, United States, 78701  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Everything works - Views are generally nonexistant - No pool, no self park
  • Great location right by the driscoll - Excellent restaurant - Shower is to die for
  • Location is outstanding - Service isn't the greatest - Bed and bathroom were excellent
  • Staff was great - Free breakfast - Rooms are ok
  • Amazing hotel - Promixity to downtown is excellent - Breakfast was a bit expensive

Overview

This five-star hotel is known as the “Stephen F” by Austin natives and occupies a 16 floor buildings with 189 rooms. The InterContinental Stephen F. Austin has been part of the city scenery for more than 60 years. Its central location means you are led from the Capitol to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the University of Texas, while walking you can also admire Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail.

English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch and even Afrikaans, are the languages the staff speak.

Pets are not allowed there.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, Deutch, French, Spanish, Italiano, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Afrikaans.

Number of floors   16.  Number of rooms   189.

hotel Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Austin location

The city center is 200m from the hotel, Downtown Station is 500m and Plaza Saltillo Station is 1.5km far, bus stop is 100m away.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 300 m
  • Airport: Austin Bergstrom - 10.4km, Georgetown Municipal - 46.0km
  • Train Station: Downtown Station - 600 m, Plaza Saltillo Station - 1.6km
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Rooms

The hotel offers the following types of rooms:

Standard room has air conditioning, connecting rooms with rollaway bed, non-smoking, bathtub and bathrobe with the private bathroom and toilet, iron, trouser/pant press, hair dryer, computer with an internet access, high speed internet, Wi-Fi, different kinds of TV for every taste, including interactive web TV, satellite TV, pay TV, universal AC/DC adaptors, printer, speaker phone, stereo, video games, CD player, telephone with the voice mail, mini-bar and a coffee/tea maker, safe deposit box and work desk.

Double room with queen size bed except of other facilities as in the standard room has pillow top mattress.

Deluxe room has air conditioning, computer with an Internet and Wi-Fi and TV facilities and all other bath services, which help you to feel relax and comfort while staying there.

Deluxe King room with king size bed is distinguished from others not only with the modern digital and bath facilities and connecting room but also with its marble bathroom.

Executive King room with king size bed proposes you high speed internet, different TVs and bath facilities and a marble bathroom.

Superior Double room with double bed offers its residents air conditioning and all other services for comfortable stay.

Junior Suite King with the king size bed offers standard facilities list.

Suite King with the king size bed, except of standard, proposes you seating area.

Executive Suite with the king size bed offers oversized/family room also.

Dining options

Dining facilities in the hotel include breakfast, breakfast buffet or continental breakfast, you may visit restaurant, bar or order in-room breakfast.

Places to eat include the following:

Cafe Julienne with a buffet and la carte menu offers you traditional breakfast.

Roaring Fork is an American bistro and local hot spot. Lunch and dinner guests often order Green Chili-Pork Enchiladas and Tortilla Soup.

Stephen F's Bar & Terrace is named for Stephen Fuller Austin. This bar with the marvelous Capitol view offers you wide selection of wines and cigars.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

If you come to the hotel to work, you may use its business facilities, like business center with Wi-Fi Internet and a high speed Internet access. One may also use secretarial service, fax/photocopying, white board, overhead projector and other meeting facilities, which help you to create real working atmosphere and business image of your meeting. Also use hotel’s meeting/banquet facilities.

Leisure

Leisure and relaxation facilities of the hotel include fitness center, golf and tennis after which you may go to the swimming pool (outdoor and indoor one), sauna or Jacuzzi.

Additional features

The main features of the hotel include parking, elevator and luggage storage, car rental, currency exchange, ATM/cash machine, tour, airline and concierge desk, 24-hour front desk, gift/news and newspapers/magazines stand, trouser press, dry cleaning, maid service, shops/commercial, massage services and laundry, room facilities and service, air conditioning, non-smoking rooms, child care and children’s facilities and multilingual staff.

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 19 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Airline desk
  • Tour desk
  • Trouser Press
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Services
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet Access
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Computer rental
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Tennis
  • Exercise gym
  • Golf
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ice machine
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • In-room safe

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The hotel offers the following types of rooms:

Standard room has air conditioning, connecting rooms with rollaway bed, non-smoking, bathtub and bathrobe with the private bathroom and toilet, iron, trouser/pant press, hair dryer, computer with an internet access, high speed internet, Wi-Fi, different kinds of TV for every taste, including interactive web TV, satellite TV, pay TV, universal AC/DC adaptors, printer, speaker phone, stereo, video games, CD player, telephone with the voice mail, mini-bar and a coffee/tea maker, safe deposit box and work desk.

Double room with queen size bed except of other facilities as in the standard room has pillow top mattress.

Deluxe room has air conditioning, computer with an Internet and Wi-Fi and TV facilities and all other bath services, which help you to feel relax and comfort while staying there.

Deluxe King room with king size bed is distinguished from others not only with the modern digital and bath facilities and connecting room but also with its marble bathroom.

Executive King room with king size bed proposes you high speed internet, different TVs and bath facilities and a marble bathroom.

Superior Double room with double bed offers its residents air conditioning and all other services for comfortable stay.

Junior Suite King with the king size bed offers standard facilities list.

Suite King with the king size bed, except of standard, proposes you seating area.

Executive Suite with the king size bed offers oversized/family room also.

One-Bedroom Suite

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                  Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin LocationWhat's nearby

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                  What's nearby

                  What's nearby.

                  The following tourist attractions are not far from the hotel:

                  The Strip - 200 m

                  Capitol Building – 400m,

                  Downtown Austin - 400 m

                  Sixth Street Area - 500 m

                  Texas State Capitol - 600 m

                  Congress Avenue Bridge – 900m,

                  Austin Convention Center – 700m,

                  Texas State History Museum – 100m,

                  Imax Theatre-Bob Bullock Texas - 100 m

                  Mexic-Arte Museum - 300 m

                  O Henry Museum - 400 m

                  Texas State Capitol Complex - 400 m

                  Children's Museum - 500 m

                  Austin Children's Museum - 500 m

                  LA Pena - 500m

                  Women's Symphony League-Austin - 600m

                  Austin Symphony Orchestra Soc - 600m

                  Gallery of the Republic - 700m

                  French Legation Museum - 1km

                  Paramount Theater – 10m

                  Attractions for Tourists
                  Convention Centers
                  Monuments and Landmarks
                  • Capital Complex Visitors Center
                    400 m
                  Historical sites
                  • Governor's Mansion
                    300 m
                  Museums
                  • Texas Fine Arts Assn
                    100 m
                  • Texas State History Museum
                    100 m
                  • Imax Theatre-Bob Bullock Texas
                    100 m
                  • Mexic-Arte Museum
                    300 m
                  • Texas State Capitol Complex
                    400 m
                  • O Henry Museum
                    400 m
                  • LA Pena
                    500 m
                  • Children's Museum
                    500 m
                  • Austin Children's Museum
                    500 m
                  • Women's Symphony League-Austin
                    600 m
                  • Austin Symphony Orchestra Soc
                    600 m
                  • Gallery of the Republic
                    700 m
                  Universities, Institutes
                  • University of Texas System
                    100 m
                  • Hirschfeld-Moore House
                    300 m
                  • Physician Oncology Education
                    900 m
                  • Austin Community Clg-Records
                    900 m
                  Theaters
                  Medical care and Hospitals
                  • Healthsouth Rehab Hospital
                    700 m

                  Local Attractions

                  • Butler Pitch and Putt Golf Course
                    1.5km
                    201 Lee-Barton Drive, Austin
                  • Comal Park
                    1.7km
                    Canyon Lake, TX
                  • George Washington Carver Museum
                    1.7km
                    1165 Angelina St., Austin
                  • Peter Pan Mini Golf
                    1.8km
                    1207 Barton Springs Road Austin, Austin
                  • Zach Theatre
                    1.8km
                    1510 Toomey Rd, Austin

                  Near the hotel

                  • Paramount Theatre
                    50 m
                    713 Congress Ave., Austin
                  • The Driskill
                    130 m
                    604 Brazos St., Austin
                  • Congress Avenue
                    80 m
                    Congress Avenue, Austin
                  • Wild About Music
                    130 m
                    115 East 6th Street, Austin
                  • Austin Visitors Center
                    170 m
                    Austin, TX
                  • State Capitol
                    480 m
                    Congress Ave, Austin
                  • Mexic-Arte Museum
                    260 m
                    419 Congress Ave., Austin

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Roaring Fork

                    86% likes this, based on 205 reviews
                    Food: American, Southwestern, Seafood, Californian
                    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

                    40 m
                    701 Congress Ave

                    Phone: 5125830000

                  • Thai Passion

                    61% likes this, based on 62 reviews
                    Food: Thai
                    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

                    60 m
                    620 Congress Ave

                    Phone: (512) 472-1244

                  • Cozzoli's Pizza

                    73% likes this, based on 9 reviews
                    Food: Pizza, Fast Food

                    40 m
                    704 Congress Ave

                    Phone: (512) 480-8440

                  • The Hideout

                    83% likes this, based on 12 reviews
                    Food: Coffee Shop, Diner
                    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

                    70 m
                    617 Congress Ave

                    Phone: (512) 443-3688

                  • 1886 Cafe & Bakery

                    60% likes this, based on 167 reviews
                    Food: American, Bakery, Café
                    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 81

                    130 m
                    604 Brazos St

                    Phone: 512-391-7066

                  Getting there.

                  You can get to the hotel from the railway station Downtown Station, within ten minutes walk.

                  Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin offers parking for an additional charge.

                  Getting around.

                  Parking is offered at the hotel.

                  You may take a taxi to the railway station Downtown Station or walk there. Walking will take you 10 minutes.

                  Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin

                  Average guest rating

                  3.7
                  out of 5
                  Very good
                  Based on 46 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Value
                  3.6
                  Dining
                  0.9
                  Location
                  4.5
                  Rooms
                  3.4
                  Service
                  3.2

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Nicely restored public areas and a wonderful stay. Staff friendly and efficient, huge rooms, the concierge recommended a popular restaurant and even made the reservations for us.

                    Great location to 6th street and less than 10 minutes to campus, it’s a very beautiful hotel in an old building. The beds are uncomfortable as well.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      3.9
                    • Location
                      5
                    • Rooms
                      3
                    • Service
                      4
                    • Value
                      4
                  • Good proximity to 6th street, nice stay and different rate plans available. The lobby is fantastic and bathrooms are huge.

                    Somewhat mediocre hotel and rude staff too. The shower head faced the shower door.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      4.4
                    • Location
                      5
                    • Rooms
                      4
                    • Service
                      5
                    • Value
                      4
                  • In a great location and pretty good hotel. The building itself is absolutely fantastic, staff is very sweet and helpful, and then its hot in the bathroom and the mirror is steamy. And the breakfast buffet, i am just glad we didn't pay extra for.

                    Rude service, room to small for the price.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      3.7
                    • Location
                      4
                    • Rooms
                      3
                    • Service
                      3
                    • Value
                      4
                  • The location was perfect, the staff at the hotel was very friendly and helpful, the front desk clerk and the parking valets were excellent. The bed was very comfortable and restaurant was great.

                    Overall the service was mediocre and the place was overpriced, room was a little small.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      4.2
                    • Location
                      5
                    • Rooms
                      4
                    • Service
                      5
                    • Value
                      3
                  • Just 3 blocks from the capitol and delicious restaurants are within walking distance. Perfect location close to 6th dining and Austin is great. Shay and staff will do an awesome job, bed is comfortable. The towels are super large and very soft, the gym is decent.

                    Loud construction surrounding hotel, dirty bathroom.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      3.9
                    • Location
                      5
                    • Rooms
                      3
                    • Service
                      5
                    • Value
                      3
                  • Linens/towels were of nice quality and all the staff we encountered were very professional and friendly. The bed was extremely comfortable.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      4.0
                    • Rooms
                      5
                    • Service
                      4
                    • Value
                      3
                  • Our stay was flawless, the staff were very sweet and helpful, the breakfast was great at the dining room.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      3.2
                    • Rooms
                      1
                    • Service
                      4
                    • Value
                      5
                  • Perhaps the best in Austin, pleasant staff and the room we got was oversized, super comfy.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      4.8
                    • Rooms
                      5
                    • Service
                      5
                    • Value
                      5
                  • Our stay was excellent, in addition the staff were helpful and unlike some other reviews, at least our room was clean.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      4.2
                    • Rooms
                      3
                    • Service
                      5
                    • Value
                      5
                  • We loved the convenient location close to 6th street and the capitol, this place is fabulous. Staff are very attentive from the moment of arrival.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      5.0
                    • Location
                      5
                    • Service
                      5
                    • Value
                      5
                  • View was nice, Austin Hotel was more than a pleasant stay and overall, the staff were very cordial and helpful. Room was very clean.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      4.4
                    • Location
                      5
                    • Rooms
                      4
                    • Service
                      4
                    • Value
                      5
                  • Perfect location and great stay. Staff were excellent, that said, the room was very comfortable.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      4.3
                    • Location
                      5
                    • Rooms
                      4
                    • Service
                      5
                    • Value
                      4
                  • Excellent downtown location and great hotel. Staff were friendly enough and our suite was lovely and spacious.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      4.1
                    • Location
                      5
                    • Rooms
                      4
                    • Service
                      3
                    • Value
                      5
                  • Very great location and Austin Hotel was a fabulous five days. Daily service was very good and bed was comfortable.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      4.0
                    • Location
                      5
                    • Rooms
                      4
                    • Service
                      3
                    • Value
                      5
                  • Great location and very nice hotel. The service excellent and the, very Comfortable Room. Complimentary breakfast, cocktails, and snacks to guests as well, fine choice. We loved the careful restoration of the historic property and the pool.

                    My rating for the hotel:

                    • Average rating
                      3.8
                    • Location
                      5
                    • Rooms
                      4
                    • Service
                      4
                    • Value
                      3
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