Top 10 Value Hotels in Austin
A surprisingly Zen atmosphere packaged with straightforward hotel amenities in a convenient location.
A welcome surprise among a sea of budget chain hotels, Casulo Hotel strives for a relaxing Zen environment. It strikes a nice chord, balancing between basic hotel must-haves and chic, Zen simplicity. The lobby greets with Asian décor and a layout that instantly announces that Casulo aims for something different. The rooms are larger than most hotels in the price range, and feature baths with rain shower heads and six-foot tubs. Some suites include a massaging French-modern airbath or a deep Jacuzzi tub. The smartly colored room fabrics provide a counterpoint to the primarily Eastern aesthetic. Outside, the deck and pool are small, but well-designed with an urban flair. The location is ideal for business or pleasure travel, only five to ten minutes from downtown (depending on traffic), yet on the south side of the river for great ease to and from the airport. The south locale also puts guests close to many of Austin’s most exciting nightlife options, including SoCo just a few blocks east. The on-site Casulo Café is nice for casual, Asian-inspired cuisine. Though note it is only open Wednesday through Saturday from 6-8:30 p.m. Odds are, you'll prefer getting familiar with the tons of great dining within ten minutes in any direction.