Things to Do in Austin with Kids

Family Friendly Austin Hotel

Spend a Day With the Family in Austin

When planning a family trip to the Live Music Capital of the World®, plan to stay at the JW Marriott Austin. Our hotel features 1,012 well-appointed guest rooms and a full range of convenient amenities that are close to many area attractions. It is the perfect place for your family to relax after a long day of exploring Austin.

Elegant, Comfortable Guest Rooms

Our kid-friendly hotel has standard guest rooms to presidential suites, hospitality suites and executive suites. It is pure comfort and beauty for the whole family. Contemporary furnishings and gorgeous marble countertops outfit every room. Each bed is fitted with our signature Marriot Revive® bedding to ensure feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. Every bathroom is equipped with a sizable, beautiful glass shower, upscale bath amenities, and oversized bath towels. Our rooms with two queen beds also offer bathtubs for your family’s convenience.

All rooms feature a 48 inch HD LED Smart TV and available High-Speed WiFi. Select rooms have breathtaking views of the Austin skyline. With so much to see, you will probably spend much of your time taking in what Austin has to offer, but when you are ready to wind down at night, our luxury hotel rooms are the perfect place to do so.

Upscale Hotel Amenities & Dining

During your stay, be sure to spend time enjoying our rooftop pool and deck. Work on your tan, swim a few laps or simply enjoy a drink from the poolside bar as you take in the view.

If in the mood for a bite to eat but do not feel like venturing far with the kids, we have several options available onsite. Osteria Pronto is a full-service Italian restaurant and bar, or if you prefer something casual, take in some big Texas flavors at Corner or grab a burger and shake from Burger Bar.

Family-Friendly Attractions in Austin

JW Marriott’s convenient location in downtown Austin puts you in proximity to many family-friendly attractions and events in the city.

  • The Thinkery is just four miles away and includes unique exhibits where children can experiment with light, shadows and colors or enjoy plenty of physical activity by climbing the museum’s custom-designed ropes course.
  • Camp Mabry Museum is also known as the Texas Military Forces Museum is a short
    drive from the hotel. It is the perfect place for kids who love airplanes and helicopters. Tour the museum and learn about the history of Texas along with the most impressive exhibits featuring tanks, uniforms, planes and more.
  • Texas Capitol has many great family-friendly things to do and see. Take a tour of the Capitol Grounds, Bullock Museum and the Governor’s Mansion for a fun day of rich Texas history.
  • Lady Bird Lake is another popular destination in Austin. Here, the family can enjoy an afternoon of hiking and biking. Families can also rent bikes from Austin Bike Tours and kayaks from Live Love Paddle.
  • Zilker Park is the perfect place to have fun educating the kids by spending a few hours learning about native plants and animals in the botanical gardens or the nature and science center.
  • Zilker Zephyr, a miniature train, provides rides around the entire park for a small fee. Family-friendly restaurants, music venues, events and museums are also abundant.

JW Austin Downtown Is a Top Kid-Friendly Hotel

If you are looking for Austin family hotels, there is no need to look further. With a variety of hotel amenities along with nearby attractions, JW Marriot Austin is an ideal downtown lodging destination.