The SXSW Housing and Travel The team strives to help you make your SXSW experience as seamless as possible. Our housing professionals are all Austin residents who know the ins and outs of the city. Additionally, we all have extensive experience working at SXSW and navigating major events that pass through Austin. Let us be your guide to finding you the best hotel accommodations for SXSW 2023 March 10-19.
Registration and housing for SXSW 2023 opens on August 2, 2022.
Where will you be staying?
We understand that navigating the Austin hotel environment during SXSW can be very daunting. Our team of professionals is extremely competent to help you find the accommodation that suits you best.
All of our partner hotels are located within a few miles of the Austin Convention Center in different areas of the city. Whatever part of Austin you’d like to experience, we have an option for you. To get an idea of which Austin neighborhood you’re most interested in, check out our SXSW Hotel Map. From there, our housing professionals can help you choose the hotel that’s right for you. Each hotel offers unique rooms and amenities to meet your needs. Be sure to check the availablity of each hotel before the event.
Are you traveling in a large group?
The SXSW Housing & Travel team can help your group or business find a hotel. We have longstanding relationships with our partner hotels and are able to work with them to accommodate your group. The SXSW Housing & Travel team helps facilitate the best rates and will provide a liaison should you need to make special requests.
Other things to know
Flexible cancellation policies
SXSW Housing & Travel does not charge a fee to reserve a hotel room – there are no hotel penalties for changing or canceling your reservation until you are within 28 days of arrival. If you need to reduce your stay or cancel your reservation within 28 days of arrival, SXSW will charge a $50 processing fee to the card on file. Keep in mind that SXSW hotels have a 7 or 14 day cancellation policy. If you were to cancel your hotel reservation within this time, you may also be subject to cancellation fees assessed by the hotel.
Best rates and hotels in Austin
The SXSW Housing & Travel team helps provide the lowest contract rates for your SXSW stay. Thanks to our hotel partners, the SXSW 2022 rates are the lowest rates we’ve seen in years. If you book your accommodation outside of SXSW Housing & Travel, you are almost guaranteed to pay a considerably higher rate per night. Additionally, SXSW contracts with the best hotel properties in the area. These properties include the Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, Starwood and Wyndham brands. If you are a rewards member for one of these brands, you can earn points during your stay, but rewards points cannot be used in lieu of paying for your stay.
How to book
There are two ways to book a hotel, from your SXSW Shopping Cart or your SXSW Social Account.
If you used the SXSW shopping cart to purchase your SX record, you will log into the same cart and click Request a hotel for each registration requiring accommodations. If you did not use a shopping cart to sign up for SXSW, you will use your SXSW social account to book your hotel.
Visit the Hotel Availability page for more information and detailed steps!
Still have questions ?
Visit the Housing FAQ for more information.
Email [email protected] or call 512-467-7979 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, and request housing. Please note that email is the best way to get in touch with us during our busiest months leading up to SXSW.
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