Austin Resorts Shine in Travel + Leisure’s 2023 World’s Best Awards


Key Takeaways

  • Commodore Perry Estate and Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin gain recognition in Travel and Leisure’s 2023 World’s Best Awards for their exceptional offerings.
  • The awards also highlight other Texas resorts like The Houstonian Hotel in Houston, La Cantera Resort and Spa, and Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio.
  • Over 165,000 readers voted, evaluating hotels based on room quality, facilities, service, food, and overall value, emphasizing guest satisfaction.

Two of Austin’s resorts, Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection, and Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa, have been recognized in Travel and Leisure’s esteemed 2023 World’s Best Awards list of reader-favorite Texas resorts.

These recent commendations add to Austin’s growing list of highly recommended accommodations.

Spotlight on Longstanding Achievers

Introduced to Austin’s travel lodging sector in 2020, Commodore Perry Estate topped Travel and Leisure’s 2021 report, but the hotel slipped to No. 2 in 2022 and currently ranks third in the 2023 edition.

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The Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa ranks fourth in the 2023 report, down one spot from 2022. It offers luxurious amenities, including a massive 33,000-square-foot fitness center, four 18-hole golf courses, and several climate-controlled pools. “Find your serene escape and a taste of the modern Texas high life on 4,000 acres of enchanting countryside. Relax at the world-class Mokara Spa or lounge poolside with a refreshing cocktail and scenic hillside views.

Other Texas Resorts Shine

In Central Texas, La Cantera Resort and Spa (No. 2) and Hyatt Regency Hill Resort and Spa (No. 5) in San Antonio also made the list. The full list of Travel and Leisure’s best Texas resorts in 2023 is as follows:

1The Houstonian Hotel, Club, and SpaHouston
2La Cantera Resort and SpaSan Antonio
3Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts CollectionAustin
4Omni Barton Creek Resort and SpaAustin
5Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and SpaSan Antonio

Maintaining its No. 1 spot for the second consecutive year, the Houstonian Hotel, Club, and Spa also received an honorable mention in Texas Monthly’s list of best hotels earlier this year.

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How the Winners are Chosen

The report’s winners were chosen by more than 165,000 readers who completed the World’s Best Awards survey in 2023. The participating resort hotels were assessed based on their rooms and facilities, location, guest service, food, and overall value.

What We Think

Austin’s hospitality scene maintains its charm with Commodore Perry Estate and Omni Barton Creek Resort securing spots on the prestigious list. While rankings fluctuate, these acknowledgments underline the city’s commitment to upscale accommodations.

Texas, as a whole, continues to captivate travelers with diverse offerings, as evidenced by the recognition of Houston’s Houstonian Hotel and San Antonio’s resorts.

These reader-chosen awards reflect the state’s enduring appeal and the high standards set by its hospitality industry.

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