Accommodation – 2018 US Grand Prix in Austin

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The best budget, mid-range and luxury accommodation in Austin for the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix. The next race takes place on October 19-21, 2018.

Austin is a great place to visit any time of the year and due to the massive popularity of the SXSW Festival each spring, the city has plenty of accommodation at all price ranges. Hotels, motels and apartments for rent are scattered throughout the city. There is some accommodation close to the Circuit of the Americas, which is just outside of Austin, but unless you have a car, we recommended staying in downtown Austin, where public transportation is more widely available and the off-track atmosphere is better. In addition to traditional hotel options, Airbnb is popular in Austin, though the local authorities are trying to crack down on the service. As always, you will encounter higher rates on Grand Prix weekend.


HI – Austin Hostel

  • Dorm rooms with free WIFI, shared kitchen and game room
  • Great lakeside location, but close to the center
  • Dorm beds from $45 per night

Drifter Jack’s Hostel

  • Cool, graffiti-filled hostel near University of Texas, ensuring a young and vibrant atmosphere
  • Free Wi-Fi and breakfast is included
  • Prices start at $60 per night for a dorm bed

Firehouse Hostel

  • Staying in a historic fire station will give you a hostel experience as unique as Austin
  • Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast
  • Prices start at about $70 per night for a bed in a dorm room


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin South

  • Free WIFI and outdoor pool
  • South city location with easy access to the airport & COTA
  • Rooms start at $290 per night

Best Western Plus Austin City

  • Good location in the trendy Travis Heights area
  • Easy access from south side of the city to COTA
  • Doubles from $360 per night

Hampton Inn and Suites Austin-Downtown

  • Large rooms with free WIFI
  • Just 300m from Austin Convention Center in downtown
  • Double room from $350 per night including breakfast

Stay at the Renaissance Austin with F1 Experiences

F1 Experiences offers a range of exciting ticket packages for the 2018 United States Grand Prix, priced from $799 USD. Add a 4-night stay at the 4-star Renaissance Austin Marriott, including daily transfers to and from Circuit of the Americas.


La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol

  • Just a short walk from the Austin Capitol building and 6th Street
  • In-room Wi-Fi, desk and coffee machine
  • Double rooms start at $410 per night

Wyndham Garden Hotel

  • Just south of downtown, with good access to the highway and free shuttles to the airport
  • Pool and restaurant on premises
  • Double rooms from $390 per night

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

  • Gorgeous views of downtown or Lady Bird Lake
  • Onsite 24-hour concierge
  • King rooms start at $1250 per night

Where do you stay in Austin on Grand Prix weekend? Leave a comment below!

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  1. Debbi Rice says:

    We made plans to go, but aren’t going to be able to make it, so have made our New Braunfels timesharing available for reasonable cost.

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