The Line Austin


A nature-inspired hotel with great views of the Congress Avenue Bridge, infinity pool, outdoor fitness classes, and diverse dining options.


BY: Alex Temblador Contributing writer

With the rise of man, we conquered the realities of nature, overcame harsh weather, and protected ourselves from predatory animals. But as the centuries have passed, we’ve built walls and pushed nature farther away. It’s no wonder that many men feel the call of nature, find themselves hiking mountain ranges, camping in the desert, and exploring forests. We may have proven we can conquer nature, but our need to feel a part of it and be near it, has remained within us this whole time.

It can be difficult to find nature within a city as concrete and steel trap us in, but Line Hotel in Austin has managed to find a way to design a 1960s jazz club into a place that foster those feelings that nature provides us.

the Line Hotel reminds us that we can sleep in comfort surrounded by elements of nature – satisfying the multiple needs of the modern man.

From the hotel’s infinity pool, travelers look down upon the greenery around the Congress Avenue Bridge and Town Lake, and with a drink in hand, guests forget they’re in one of Texas’ largest cities. Soon guests will be able to experience this same view at P6, a new bar opening on the hotel’s rooftop.

While a gym may be coming to the hotel next year, the Line Hotel pushes guests outside with free bike rentals and workouts that range from yoga to kickboxing. They invite travelers to their lakeside restaurant Arlo Grey for French and Italian cuisine or to Alfred for a quick cup of coffee to-go. And when a traveler is craving a good burger, great cocktail, and local art, they can hit up Line’s casual eatery, Dean’s One Trick Pony.

While rooms may have all the modern-day conveniences like coffeemakers, vintage books on Texas, free Wi-Fi, and minibars, it’s outfitted in the elements of the earth to create a calming sense for travelers. Guests get a taste of nature with raw wooden headboards and tables and chairs, light fixtures that are reminiscent of fireflies, and large windows with views of the outside world.

We may have built walls to protect ourselves from the severer side of nature, and while that might be a side-effect of modern industry and technology, the Line Hotel reminds us that we can sleep in comfort surrounded by elements of nature – satisfying the multiple needs of the modern man.


If you want to get out of the hotel for a coffee or local beer, stroll up a few blocks to Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

There’s an outdoor infinity pool and bike rentals to cruise across the bring into South Congress

Grab a bite or well constructed cocktail at the hotel’s restaurant, One Trick Pony

Chic rooms feature artwork from local artists and offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and views, some have kitchens, bars and pool tables