We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Austin Convention Center

500 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701-4121
+1 512-404-4000
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 74.69*
and up
Downtown Austin Historic Segway Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
500 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701-4121
+1 512-404-4000
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (179)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 160 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Austin Convention Center is ideal for large events. Ample floor and meeting/presentation space. And right in the middle of numerous hotels and restaurant options.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a 2 day show in Austin. The location is really good and it’s several restaurants within a couple of blocks of the convention center. Two parking garages are also within 2 blocks This is a small area (floor space ), especially compared to many...More

Thank DaveZ111
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Attended the Texas Women's Convention in November, large meeting area enough for many vendors. Location is excellent near many hotels and restaurants. One thing that annoyed, one of the women's rest rooms was out of service and we had to line up and use the...More

Thank Traveling_Lady_2004
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Like all big convention centers this one is the same. No thrills here. Lots of space and it was easy to find the exhibition I was going to so all in all it was an OK experience

Thank Stiglitz11
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Leeds certified building. Plenty of space and meeting rooms for a large event. Lots of hotel and restaurants in area make it easy for visitors.

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Attended a convention here. It is a large well maintained building. The AC was very good. The grand ballroom was spacious but compact. All the activities were within a comfortable walk. There were ample restrooms. The convention center is served by the commuter rail and...More

Thank Ntrekker
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The city of Austin was very graces in opening up its convention center to the American Red Cross and also for making it an emergency shelter for 7000 people if it needed to. The staff of the center are very helpful and friendly and a...More

Thank kellyhU4241WQ
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Take your roller skates if you are going from one end to the other or better yet park near the side you are going to. the ac is good which is something appreciated in the Austin summer.

Thank Cynthia U
Reviewed 22 July 2017

One of the older and smaller US convention centers. Awkward for those needing assistance. Clean and comfortable enough. Food greatly overpriced at only venue. Information Desk lady was very helpful in getting around and warning about hours & closures. Several major hotels within close proximity....More

Thank MelMel703
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We have gone to several things over many years at the formerly "new" Austin Convention Center. It has kept its newness all these years. Many shows can go on at once, and break-out rooms for smaller things like panel discussions abound. This place is probably...More

Thank Denise D
Nearby Restaurants
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
2,247 reviews
.25 km away
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
505 reviews
.26 km away
Iron Works
782 reviews
.07 km away
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
420 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Austin Visitor Center
146 reviews
.34 km away
O. Henry Home & Museum
64 reviews
.37 km away
Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB)
16 reviews
.35 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
30 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from BarbaraBurbach | Reviewed this property |
None were provided for the venue I attended and we had the whole convention center plus local hotels. Barbara
Bryant S
19 October 2015|
Response from Bryant S |
EDIT: We ARE* staying a few miles away.
9 April 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from dl621 | Reviewed this property |
Two suggestions - lunches - you can walk to several places along Congress from 2nd to 6th or along 6th near San Jacinto for food from burgers to pizza to enchiladas. Dinner - these same areas but add Colorado from 5th down... More