Tower of Luxury
What it is
A new, sleek retreat in buzzing Austin, with restaurants by James Beard Award winning chef Mashama Bailey, a cozy coffee shop, and a rooftop pool lined with daybeds.
What it isn't
Just for short term stays. If you love it so much you want to move in (and we think you will), you can; there are residences on the 16th floor that include VIP extras galore, including turndown service.
What we think
Glamor is palpable at Thompson Austin, where each and every guest room would satisfy a Tesla exec or a country starlet alike—thanks to floor to ceiling windows, Sferra bed linens, rainfall showers, fluffy robes and D.S. & Durga bath amenities. The starting room category, 1 King High Floor, summons Jay Gatsby with the Deco inspired light fixtures and channel-tufted settee within its 343 square foot floor plan. Traveling with the crew? We’re obsessed with the 817-square-foot Brazos Suite, with its separate living and dining room and ginormous rain shower with room enough for two. Amenities include flatscreen TVs, zippy free wi-fi, a carefully curated honor bar of locally made tipples, and bluetooth speakers, should you feel like dancing to Austin native Willie Nelson on a whim. While you’re here, be sure to stop in at the hotel’s poolside Wax Myrtle’s restaurant for happy hour—the queso is half-off and the frozen tequila cocktails are legendary.
You're here because
The hotel is more than pet friendly, it’s pet doting. You can bring up to two fur-bebes with no pet fees whatsoever.
You first fell for Chef Mashama Bailey in Savannah, and her restaurant here, Diner Bar, is a bit like the Southern star has taken a much-deserved vacay: edible fun. Tonight, you’re having the steak frites with maitre d’butter and yucca tots, plus, this being Texas, the prickly pear sorbet with maldon sea salt. Everything is better in Texas…even the taste.
Restaurants & Bars
Wax Myrtle’s Hide-A-Way - Clever cocktails and adventurous bites paired with lush scenery and an acoustic stage
Diner Bar - Southern food with inspiration from regional ingredients and local Texan flavors.
The Grey Market - Offering counter service, grab-and-go items, and provisions for its Austin locale.
The Coffee Bar at Tommie - Featuring curated coffees, local craft brews, and natural wines by night.
The heart of downtown Austin, just a block from the Mexic-Arte Museum—where works from Latinx artists number 5,000 pieces and counting.