During my visit in Austin, I was lucky in enough to spend my days at Archer hotel in Austin. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and it is in an area called the Domain where there are tons on shopping (a brand new Nordstrom just opened up next store) and they have a beautiful roof patio to enjoy light bites and cocktails. It is SO Texas Chic! I love it so much.  It was the perfect getaway from the SXSW craziness. They also have a restaurant, Second Bar + Kitchen, right in the hotel with an outside patio.