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Everyone, it seems, wants to spend time in Austin. Is it because of its explosive population growth? Or its moniker as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of the Southwestern USA?  Or, perhaps, it’s the fact it’s the ‘paparazzi-free’ home to the likes of Michael Dells, Sandra Bullock, and Matthew McConaughey? Or maybe it’s the fashionable business-meets-pleasure-meets-hipster event known as the SXSW music festival that finds the Austin hotel industry rising to meet the ever-growing demand for unique and indulgent hotel experiences?

In fact, luxurious boutique hotels seem to be popping up everywhere from eclectic gentrifying neighborhoods to expensive downtown properties that showcase Austin’s infatuation with live music and the party scene.


Archer Hotel Austin exterior
The Archer has become one of Austin’s most popular places to stay (Photo: Gregory George / LuxuryUnitedStates)


So, who is Archer? And why did they set up shop some 25 minutes (without traffic) north of the very touristy downtown? They obviously didn’t want to miss the buzz (and the business opportunity) of being involved in Austin’s high-end, mixed-use development, The Domain, located in a residential-cum-industrial-cum head office in north Austin’s high-density neighborhood. Though bustling with high-end shops and restaurants, the quiet living area offers a reprieve from the crush of downtown Austin. Or perhaps it might be the fact that they’re frequently named on lists of the top Austin hotels?


The Archer Hotel Austin is the definition of Texas Chic


Ahhh, The Mysterious Archer. Just who are you?

From its leather-upholstered elevators and white oak-tiled wood floors to its rhythmic nod towards Austin as ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ as seen in its public hallways filled with black and white photos of musical legends, the hotel does indeed offer a sense of ‘Texas Chic’.


Stairwell Wild horses artwork at the Archer Hotel Austin
Wild horses are everywhere in the Archer Hotel Austin (Photo: Gregory George / LuxuryUnitedStates)


Local artists such as @kimerleecurylphotography (discovered at Austin’s funky EastSide artists’ colony) provide whimsical horse-inspired art throughout the Texas property. Curyl‘s graceful Wild Horses, “capturing the truest essence, spirit and rich texture of the horse,” gallop high above your head in Archer’s main lobby and peek out over your headboard in one of their king rooms. Iconic cowboy boots, no doubt from the city’s trendy SOCO’s Allen’s Boots, grace the next Austin-inspired king room décor.


Authentic Southern Hospitality @ Archer Austin TX


With six separate design concepts, hand-picked hammered and studded Texas leather and cowhide accents, nightly turndown luxuries including local chocolates and welcome gifts of homemade salted caramels and water make a stay in one of Archer’s Austin boutique hotel rooms an experience all its own. Austin Limestone predominates the brown-on-brown palette while local favourite Doug Salm of the Texas Tornados offers neon art, influenced by lyrics to Hey Baby and Que Paso. 


The Archer Hote Austin bedroom with horse picture and bath
The Archer’s exquisite bedrooms are oases of comfort and charm (Photo courtesy Archer Hotel Austin)


Guests who join Archer at his Austin Domain hotel will certainly get a sense of Archer’s simple mission: to deliver authentic Southern hospitality.

What we loved:

  • The Concierge team’s attentive attention to restaurant and transportation recommendations
  • The welcoming bottle of Lewis Wines Texas Tempranillo for us to sample after returning from a recommended dinner
  • Luxurious Frette bathrobes
  • Well-appointed bathrooms stocking Malin + Goetz products


Luxurious and Livable Austin Accommodations 


And Archer’s Classic King Guest Rooms provide a total immersive Austen experience with iconic floor-to-ceiling photo murals, and king platform beds with luxurious five-star bedding.


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Mr George on a tough assignment at the chic Archer Hotel Austin (Photo: Gregory George / LuxuryUnitedStates)


Archer Hotel Austin’s accommodations are indeed luxurious, and also gorgeously livable. We also enjoyed hassle-free (no adding last name or room number) complimentary Wi-Fi, Nespresso coffee machines, a fully stocked mini-bar, and the lobby bar, AKB.

LuxuryUnitedStates Recommends: To learn more, as well as to make reservations, visit Archer Hotel Austin.




Contributor Gregory George is a world traveler, writer and co-founder / Editor-in-Chief of the travel site. You can follow Gregory’s travel inspirations on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


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