So close to the airport you can almost see your gate, this hotel—known as “the Donut” for its round shape—has a central atrium, a restaurant and bar, and a coffee shop. It also has quite a history: It’s the former headquarters of Bergstrom Air Force Base and also one of three Cold War bunkers where the president of the United States could be taken for safety in the event of a nuclear attack. (Ask for the hotel fact sheet on the fascinating history of this building.) So it was built to be solid—which means, for the hotel guest, it’s also virtually soundproof. The Donut is nicer in other ways than most airport hotels. Large, comfortable rooms are equipped with all the amenities, and the hotel has an outdoor saltwater pool, Jacuzzi, and 24-hour fitness center. If you get stuck in a storm at the airport or have a quick overnight layover, this is a good choice. It’s also convenient for those heading to the Circuit of the Americas.
Hilton Austin Airport
9515 Hotel Drive, Austin, TX 78719, US
Our Rating Neighborhood Airport/Southeast Phone 800/445-8667, 512/385-6767 Prices $109–$199 double; $189 and up suite Amenities Restaurant; lounge; free airport transfers; concierge; executive-level rooms; exercise room; outdoor pool; room service; Wi-Fi (free) Pets Pets accepted, $50 fee Parking Valet parking $20; self-parking $14 Web site Hilton Austin Airport
Map9515 Hotel Drive Austin TX 78719 US Austin
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