We recently took a trip to Austin and needed a place to house 10 people. While there are many fun boutique hotels, we found an amazing Airbnb on the East side of Austin that had a pool and room to house our entire group.
We found out from the Property Management company that the home owner is an Architect and pays a great deal of attention to the details. The exterior areas has as many entertaining spaces as the interior.
Although I have a deep passion for boutique hotels, this was definitely the way to entertain a large group for a long weekend in one of my favorite US cities!