4 star hotel
Area: Cabin Ridge Estates, Barton Creek
3.80 mi from Barton Square Mall
Best Rooms: Odd-numbered rooms on floors 5 - 9 overlook the pool and golf course, providing the best views in the hotel.
Best Rooms: Lake View room types offer great views of the Ladybird Lake from both towers. Executive level room types on the top floors of both towers may offer a lake view, but be sure make that request specifically upon check in.
Best Rooms: Suites on floor 5 may offer slight city views. There are no real views offered from the lower floors.
2.5 star hotel
Area: Franklin Park
4.57 mi from Barton Square Mall
Best Rooms: Even numbered rooms less than *20 that are located in the center of the building offer a beautiful view of the pool (e.g. 118, 116, 216). Remember to ask for one of these when booking.
Best Rooms: Odd-numbered rooms have the best views of the pool on all floors; these rooms are generally Deluxe room types with 2 double beds (e.g. 203, 715, 1221).
Best Rooms: Hampton Inn Austin has no real views to offer because it’s surrounded by a parking lot.