SXSW Housing: Take advantage of the Lowest Hotel Rates in Austin for SXSW Interactive

Written by Emily Lively | Thursday Nov 12th, 2015
Photo by Dawn McGee

The SXSW Housing department works year-round to secure rooms for SXSW attendees at the most affordable rates in Austin. As a result of those efforts we can still offer Interactive registrants great hotels just outside of downtown.

While the SXSW Interactive Festival concludes on Tuesday March 15, SXSW continues through Saturday, March 19. Extend your stay in Austin for the full SXSW experience and consider upgrading to a Platinum badge for access to Music and Film programming.

Why book my hotel through SXSW?

Our guaranteed room rates could save you as much as $2,503.50 on a four-night reservation, in comparison to the local market value. That’s enough to buy up to 3 additional badges, a few extra nights at the hotel, and even a plane ticket or two. Additionally you will find reduced rates for weekend 2, allowing you to stay longer for less.

Is it too late to get a hotel downtown?

While downtown hotels are primarily sold out for the first half of SXSWeek, March 10-15, there are still great hotels available outside of downtown Austin for those dates. It's a quick trip to the Austin Convention Center and SXSW is working with a variety of transportation services to provide a comprehensive selection of transportation options to get from your hotel to SXSW events within your individual budget and needs.

With several new hotels in the Austin Downtown area, SXSW still has rooms to offer downtown, just steps away from the action, the second half of SXSWeek – March 15-20. But these rooms will sell out soon so we recommend making your hotel arrangements now for access to the best selection. Check out our availability page to see what we have to offer.

Already have accommodations for the first half of SXSWeek?

Your badge gets you into more events than you know. Extend your stay to take advantage of your Interactive registration by participating in VR/AR Track, SXSW Gaming, Flatstock and convergence programming. If you were not able to book downtown for the first half of SXSW, split your stay at hotels and move downtown for March 15-20. Simply reply to your first reservation confirmation or email to make a second reservation. Keep in mind that most downtown hotels do require a 3 night minimum stay.

Questions about downtown hotels or the Housing Wait List or Alternative Housing Options?


Photo by Jason Bollenbacher

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