Waiting List Full for Downtown Hotels During Interactive & Film Dates

Written by Lynda Pyle | Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013
Austin Metrorail station at the Austin Convention Center

Since the SXSW 2014 website went live on August 1st we’ve seen unprecedented demand for hotel reservations. Downtown hotels during the Interactive and Film dates sold out in a matter of hours. Now the downtown wait list has filled and we have stopped accepting wait list requests for any dates between March 7 - March 11.

Although downtown hotels might not be an option, last year the Housing Desk helped thousands of Interactive and Film hotel guests into hotels conveniently located on the hotel shuttle routes. Outside the downtown area both full-service and limited service hotels are available and offer something for every budget. If you have your eye on a hotel outside downtown that’s shown as sold out you can ask to be added to that non-downtown hotel’s wait list.

Our wait list policy stipulates registrants can either confirm a reservation at an available hotel or wait list for another hotel. Registrants cannot confirm a reservation and wait list for a different property. Contact us at housing@sxsw.com to inquire about your wait list options. A credit card is needed to wait list any hotel. Click through to view the list of available hotels (enter your dates for an accurate list).

Photo by Debbie Finley