In Austin Texas during SXSW hotels fill up fast. The hotels become loud crowed crash pads. So here is a tip rent homes from the locals. The homes are quiet escapes from the downtown noise. Late night parting only to be awaken by the normal rush hour city going to work.
here is a link to the perfect SXSW rental: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255246#summary
short term rentals