Downtown Austin Hotel Near 6th Street and UT Austin! Welcome to the brand-new Formula Blue Holiday Inn Express Austin Downtown University hotel! Centrally located in the Red River District of downtown Austin, the Holiday Inn Express is one of downtown Austin's newest hotels offering Smart Design for Smart Travel. Whether you are here to take in the sites or are looking to grab a bite and a drink while taking in some live music on 6th street, we’ve got you covered! We are minutes away from the Texas State Capital, University of Texas at Austin, 6th Street, and the Congress Street Bridge, home to the world-famous bats. No matter your reason for visiting, we have you covered! Our downtown Austin hotel is only minutes away from offices for USDA, Facebook, Deloitte, Accenture, and University Medical Center. Our rooms offer large desks and comfortable chairs for burning the midnight oil. Our entire hotel offers free Wi-Fi, plus we have a business center available 24 hours a day. Need more space? Our board room is available for rent with space for 12 for that conference call or presentation. Everyone will enjoy our free breakfast, featuring our minute pancake machine and a wide variety of hot and cold breakfast items Those looking to burn off some energy, can enjoy our 24-hour fitness center, or just relax at our heated outdoor balcony pool with access to the redesigned Skyline Bar.