The growth of the South Congress shopping and entertainment district has been accompanied by a small barrage of new hotels. These aren’t your cookie-cutter national chains, either. The boutique hotels of South Congress exude charm, style, and luxury. If you’re planning a visit to the area, you’ll definitely want browse our Best Places to Stay…

Like most of Austin, the South Congress neighborhood has a long and winding history. What started as a dirt road cut off from the city proper by the Colorado River evolved to an artsy retail destination in the 1930s. After IH-35 drew traffic away, it became a haven for drug dealers and ladies of ill…