First, If you haven't already done so, you can register here. During the registration process you will be prompted to book a hotel room in one of our discount blocks. Booking early is the best way to ensure accommodations in Austin during the event as the demand for hotels increases every year. Many of the top rental properties will sell out by mid-August, so we encourage you to register and book your room early. That said, SXSW has room blocks at more than 70 hotels in Austin. So, the SXSW Housing Desk always has lots of options for rooms in March. Visit the Hotel Availability Grid to see up-to-date availability and the Hotel Info page for more SXSW Housing news.