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General Information
Our two primary conference hotels are landmark Austin properties located in the heart of the downtown business and entertainment district. Both hotels are historic, and are among Austin’s finest accommodation. The two hotels—The Driskill and the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental—are located one block apart. We are pleased to have secured highly discounted conference rates for these hotels during a prime tourist period.

We also have an overflow hotel that is located closer to the University: the Doubletree Club. Please note that this hotel is not located within easy walking distance from the other two hotels or from local restaurants.

There will be transportation arranged from all of the hotels to the conference venue.

More detail about each hotel is located below. Please make your hotel reservations early, as we have a limited block of rooms available at each hotel, and this is an extremely busy time period in Austin. You should contact the hotel directly and say that you are with the “LBJ School Prison Conference.”

Please note that if you are planning to arrive before Sunday or stay through Wednesday night, you should try to stay at the Driskill Hotel, because the block there is also reserved for the days on either end of the conference. If you are only planning to stay for two or three nights, you might wish to stay at the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel.

Transportation to any of these hotels from the airport can be arranged either by taxi or by Super Shuttle service (approximately $10).

Primary Conference Hotels

The Driskill
Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, the Driskill is an historic and elegant hotel about four blocks from the State Capitol building and in the heart of the business and entertainment district. The hotel has high-speed Internet access in every room, a fitness studio, grill, bar, steam rooms, and massage services. The hallways are filled with historic memorabilia, and you will experience a real slice of Austin! For more information, visit the hotel website at: www.driskillhotel.com.

Driskill Hotel photo


Special Conference Rate: $145 single; $165 double

Contact the hotel directly at: (800) 252-9367 and refer to the LBJ School Prison Conference; reservations must be received before March 23, 2006.

Stephen F. Austin Hotel photo  

Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental
Known as the Stephen F. to local Austinites, this historic landmark hotel was opened in 1924 and has hosted the social scene for legislators, business people and educators for more than 60 years. After a multi-million dollar renovation, the hotel was reopened in May 2000. The hotel offers old-world elegance with state-of-the-art product convenience in the heart of downtown Austin. The Stphen F. offers a fully equipped gymnasium featuring Cybex equipment, heated indoor lap pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi. The hotel's elegant club-style bar features the only outdoor terrace on Congress Avenue, offering breathtaking views of the State Capitol. For more information, please visit the hotel’s website at:

Special Conference Rate: $145 single; $165 double; discounted rates also available for Club Level accommodations and for suites

Contact the hotel directly at (512) 457-8800 and refer to the LBJ School Prison Conference; reservations must be received by April 3, 2006

Overflow Conference Hotel

Doubletree Club Hotel photo  

Doubletree Club Hotel
This freshly renovated hotel is located within walking distance of the conference venue, and within a five minute taxi ride of the other conference hotels and the entertainment district. It offers complimentary high-speed Internet access in all rooms, a state-of-the-art business center, courtyard pool, fitness center, and game room. There is plenty of free parking. There is an Au Bon Pain bakery on the premises serving light meals, and you receive a warm and delicious chocolate chip cookie upon check-in. For more information, please visit the hotel website at:

Special Conference Rate: $85 single or double

Contact the hotel directly at 1-800-222-8733 and refer to the LBJ School Prison Conference; reservations must be received by April 2, 2006