Hankering to sample some super Southern hospitality? Seek out the InterContinental Stephen F Austin hotel. From the valet to the front desk staff and concierge, everyone working at this no-nonsense hostelry has a no-problem attitude. But that’s not the only reason to stay. The location is ideal (four blocks from the State Capitol), the in-house restaurant serves homemade favorites (try the peach pie), the Stephen F Bar on the second floor has great views down Congress Street and a wrap-around terrace from which to witness all the Capitol action, the rooms are super spacious, and the desks are equipped with such comfortable chairs that even business travelers won’t mind having to work.

701 Congress Ave.

512-457-8800

www.austin.intercontinental.com