Rose Ballard


Paul Suttles



Austin is a very popular destination in the springtime. We encourage you to book soon! Because of the popularity of Austin, room blocks were only available in smaller blocks. Below is a list of blocks, discounts, and suggested hotels based on location and/or price that we hope will help make your visit to Austin a great one. Keep scrolling for Airbnb information! Tip: If you are driving make sure to check if the hotel charges for parking.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown Town Lake
This hotel is centrally located and close to the hike and bike trail. They also provide a free happy hour and breakfast every day! We have a block reserved at a 40% off rate. To reserve, please call Reservations desk at 1-800-362-2779 and reference the Ballard/Suttles Wedding group by Friday, March 23rd.

Hyatt Place Downtown
This downtown hotel is centrally located but also tucked back enough away from the busier and louder streets. Breakfast included! We have a block reserved. Details:
Please researve by March 16th by following this link
or by Calling in (512) 605-5107 Reference code g-BSWE

Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel
This budget friendly hotel is close to the highway but also only about a mile from the South Congress shops and cafes. Discounted rates available by clicking here.

Hotel San Jose
Hip coutyard hotel in a location that can't be beat. We love the design here!

Austin Motel
A kitschy Austin classic recently reinvented. Great location!

Heywood Hotel
7 room boutique hotel close to some of our favorite East Side spots

South Congress Hotel
The type of hotel these two designers dream of. Discounted rates available if you click here.

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt Boutique hotel at the fun Rainey Street area. Many bars and restaurants just outside the hotel & close to the trail. Discounted rates available by clicking here.

Airbnb / Vacation Rentals

Austin has many AirBnB options. If you need more than one room for your party or want to live like a local on your visit here we highly recommend considering airbnb. Vacation rentals can also be a cost effective alternative to Austin hotels in the Spring. We suggest something in one of the following neighborhoods:

Bouldin Creek or Travis Heights: Staying closest to South Congress in one of these neighborhoods will be the most walkable/shortest commute to the fun South Congress district. The further north you are in this area the closer you are to the hike and bike trail.

Rainey/East Cesar Chavez Neighborhoods: South of Cesar Chavez will put you close to the trail at the lakeshore and the Rainey street bars and restaurants.

Holly Neighborhood and just east of Holly Neighborhood (no name on the map for this): You will be close to some of best East Austin restaurants, cafes, and bars Austin has to offer in this hip area. We also highly recommend the Heywood Hotel over here!

2nd Street District: This centrally located area has upscale boutiques and restaurants while also being close to the trail!

If you have any questions about our recommendations or other neighborhoods, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! We are so excited to have our family and friends here in Austin with us, and to be able to experience the Austin we Love!

Getting Around Austin

To get around Downtown and Central Austin you can use rideshares, cabs, bus service, bikesharing, and carsharing.

Bus information-


There are also bike rental companies all around austin if you prefer to go that route.

Car sharing-
We use Car-to-Go this often and really love it!

Car Rental
We encourage you to stay in one of the more walkable areas so you can forgo the car rental. But if you if you want to take a day trip out of town or just really love renting cars
we have set up special group car rental discount codes for you:
Avis: Call 1-800-230-4898 and mention the special group/rate code H862800
Budget: Call 1-800-527-0700 and mention the special group/rate code D418700
Hertz: Call and mention the discount CV number 047z0001 or Search Hertz Online and enter CV number 047z0001     

Ann Gardner