How to Win the Hotel Game for SXSW 2019
Want access to the best lodging options for SXSW 2019, scheduled March 8–17 in Austin? Follow these five guidelines for success.
Buy your badge for SXSW 2019. Save $500 on walkup prices if you buy before the early-bird registration rates expires at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, September 13.
After buying your badge, you will be taken to a page that will allow you to book a room via SXSW Housing & Travel. Booking through this SXSW interface will save you between 30–50% on hotel rack-rate prices.
For more information on how this booking process works, read through these hotel-related FAQs.
Check day-by-day hotel availability throughout the March 8–17 timeframe in Austin via this page, where you will find information for more than 50 popular properties.
Also, remember to stay tuned to the SXSW website on Monday, September 10, when the first big announcement of the 2019 seasons occurs.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.