The Stephen F. Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

701 Congress AvenueAustin78701USA
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About The Stephen F. Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel

Guests staying at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Texas, can enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor-pool or have an energetic work-out in the hotel’s fully-equipped gym.

The rooms feature flat-screen TV’s, coffee makers, hairdryers, desks, minibars, irons and ironing boards, air-conditioning units, complimentary toiletries and Wi-Fi.

InterContinental Stephen F. Austin boasts 190 rooms, two restaurants, a bar/lounge in addition to an indoor- swimming pool, a hot-tub and a fitness center. Conference facilities and valet parking are also available.

Popular American dishes are on offer at the Roaring Fork Restaurant whilst guests can enjoy light snacks and an extensive range of beverages at the on-site bar.

Congress Avenue, Paramount Theater, State Capitol and Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum are all in close proximity to the hotel. Congress Avenue Bridge, The University of Texas, Lady Bird Lake and Austin Convention Center are also close by.


701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, 78701, USA
Telephone: +1 5124578800 | Fax: +1 512 457 4218 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient downtown location.

Guests who stayed at the hotel for either business or leisure found the location extremely convenient as they were only a short walk away from many of the city's landmarks and attractions. Those who didn't want to dine on the premises every evening were pleased to find plenty of restaurants and cafes within walking distance of the hotel. .

Spacious and well-appointed rooms.

The rooms have been described as stylishly decorated with quality pieces of furniture and upholstery. Guests remarked that the suites felt fresh and looked like they were recently refurbished. Many appreciated the generous size of the rooms which offered plenty of space for the guests to stow away all their belongings. .

High level of service.

All the members of staff at the hotel have been highly praised by the guests who said that they felt welcome and well-looked after for the duration of their stay. The front-desk staff offered helpful tips and advice to guests with regards to the local area and often went out of their way to the guests with their various queries. .

Negative Reviews

Bathrooms on the small side.

Some of the guests mentioned that the bathrooms were quite small and cramped and that they had very little room to move around. The lack of counter space meant that guests did not have anywhere to place their toiletries. .

Basic room amenities.

The amenities in some of the rooms were said to be quite basic with many of the guests stating that they expected to find microwaves and fridges in a hotel of this caliber. .

Soundproofing issues.

The walls have been described as being quite thin as guests objected to being able to hear noise including televisions and conversations from the adjoining rooms. Some also mentioned that they were woken up by noise disturbances in the hallways.

Rating Overview

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8.8 out of 10 based on 1624 reviews