Why Book with SXSW Housing & Travel?

August 15, 2018 Emily Lively

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The SXSW Housing & Travel team strives to assist in making your SXSW experience as seamless as possible. Our housing professionals are all Austin locals who know the ins and outs of the city. Additionally, we all have vast experience working at SXSW, and navigating large events that come through Austin. Let us be your guide to finding you the best hotel accommodation for the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals from March 8-17!

Where Do I Want to Stay?

We understand that navigating the hotel environment in Austin during SXSW can be very daunting, this is why we are here to help! Our team of professionals is extremely well versed in assisting you to find an accommodation that’s the best fit.

All of our partnered hotels are located within six (6) miles of the Austin Convention Center, and are in varying areas of Austin. No matter where in the city you’d like to experience, we’ve got an option for you. To get an idea of the area of Austin that appeals to you the most, check out SXSW hotel locations by neighborhood. From there, our housing professionals would be happy to assist you in choosing the hotel that’s best for you. Each hotel offers unique rooms and amenities that we are sure will fit into whatever you have in mind.

What If I’m Traveling in a Large Group?

The SXSW Housing & Travel team is happy to assist your group or company in finding a hotel. We have long-standing relationships with our partnered hotels, and are able to work with them to accommodate your group. The SXSW Housing & Travel team assists in facilitating the best rates and gives you a liaison should you need to make any special requests. Read our Tips to Book Your Hotel for more information on booking with a large group.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Flexible Cancellation Policies
SXSW Housing & Travel does not charge a fee to book a hotel room and there are no hotel penalties to change or cancel your reservation until you are within 28 days of arrival. Should you need to make a reduce your stay or cancel your reservation within 28 days of arrival, SXSW will assess a $50 processing fee to the card on file. Keep in mind, SXSW hotels have either a 7 or 14 day cancellation policy. If you were to cancel your hotel reservation within that time frame, you could be subject to a cancellation fee assessed by the hotel.

Best Rates & Hotels in Austin
SXSW has long-standing relationships with most of our partnered hotels. These relationships assist in negotiating the lowest contracted rates for SXSW. Should you book your accommodation outside SXSW Housing & Travel, you are almost guaranteed to pay a considerably higher rate per night. SXSW registrants typically save 35-50% when booking through SXSW Housing & Travel versus online travel agencies and direct bookings.

Additionally, SXSW contracts with the top of the line hotel properties in the area. These properties include the brands of Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, Starwood, and Wyndham. If you are a rewards member for any of these brands you can accrue points during your stay, however rewards points cannot be used in lieu of payment for your stay.

Still Have Questions?
Email housing@sxsw.com or call 512-467-7979 from Monday–Friday between 10am–6pm CT and ask for Housing. Please note, email becomes the best way to get in contact with us in our busier months leading up to SXSW.

See You at SXSW 2019

Join us for another exciting event March 8-17, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Register and then book your hotel early for SXSW 2019 to get the best available rates!

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