Austin >Lodging > InterContinental STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.268976 -97.742468
Open Daily 24 Hours ; Open Holidays
The Hotel finished a multimillion dollar renovation of all guestrooms, suites and public areas in February of 2013. Affectionately known as the Stephen F, this Austin luxury hotel is ideally placed on Congress Avenue. The unique Art Deco façade is a famous Austin landmark and has been part of the city scene for more than 60 years. At the heart of the culture capital of Texas, this Austin luxury hotel is just blocks from art museums, the state capitol and right next door to Paramount Theatre.
Convenient location, very clean rooms – This hotel was perfect for a quick stay to visit our daughter in Austin. The location was central enough to get around easily, and the staff and service were very friendly, the concierge went out of his way to provide restaurant recommendations, etc. for us. Our room was just what we have come to expect from an Intercontinental hotel. We would stay here again.
Great hotel BUT.. – It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!
Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel – Been back and forth on phone calls for two months trying to get a Smoking charge off of my room charge. It looks like if you use a 3rd party booking company(Price Line) they figure out a way to get there full amount for there rooms, one way or another. $275 charge for smelling smoke. Don't and didnt smoke in room. And parking got me for $28 pickups cost more to park... Gary
one "Expensive Experience" – the valet drivers were friendly and helpful. Basically I booked with Hotwire at $89.00 for one night after I booked the amount charged was $108.00. Then looking at the hotels website it stated that valet parking was $25.00. Overnight I got a bill under the door for $27.06. While there I did not use room service, anything other than the room. After I got home the hotel charged my credit card $80.00?!? for what????? I will never use hotwire or this hotel again and I will tell anyone who will listen what I experienced. Buyer BEWARE.
Cigars and Scotch, Wines and Cheeses – I had a great time at the Stephen F's! They have recently updated thier menu with a huge Cigar complimented with an unmatched selection of Scotch. On top of that, they also started a new Cheese Flight menu with the most diverse cheese selections I have seen in Austin.
Amazing service, and the highest quality products
It gets busy on the weekends and it is hard to find a place to sit on the Terrace!
Saturday night frenzy... – I enjoyed drinks on the patio at Stephen F's on a Saturday evening with just one other person. It was super busy, great place to go if you like people watching. Drinks are average, they ran out of bombay sapphire...the atrosity! it was lovely watching the cars and weirdos go by on Congress!
This is the best Business hotel I have ever stayed in. Business rooms have in room Computers with free internet activity. – I was amazed ti find that my room had a flat screen computer with free internet and breakfast. The business room is large enough to hold business meetings and all my calls were free. When I travel to Austin I no longer need to lu my lap top aound. This is a nie change!
Valentine Dinner – Highly recommended. SInce the doorman till the server everything was excellent. The menu was very chic.
Modernized historic hotel in the middle of downtown. – In Short
This landmark hotel was built in 1924 and every restoration has tried to keep that era intact: from the balconies overlooking the street to the grand entryway staircase. Still, the 189 guest rooms and suites have modern amenities such as the Internet. There's also a health club with a lap pool and state-of-the-art equipment. The bar, Stephen F's, is a great spot for lobbying local state representatives while enjoying a view of the Texas State Capitol.
Thanksgiving Buffet – I made reservations at their annual Thanksgiving buffet, only after asking the catering department if the spread would be traditional with all the fixings. It was not. Yes, there was turkey, but nothing else was traditional. In fact, they had run out of gravy and never replenished it; too, there wasn't even any pumpkin pie or pecan pie. The rolls where too hard to eat, and they had no mashed potatoes. They did, however, have an ODD feature of an omelet station: I had no idea omelets were a part of the traditional Thanksgiving feast. I was also completely disappointed that they did not decorate: sterile is the word that comes to mind. A big NO for thanksgiving: a waste of $50 per person.
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