Lakeway is a city in Travis County, Texas, United States. The population was 11,391 at the 2010 census; up from 8,002 in 2000. The city is located near Lake Travis. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1square miles (15.7Square kilometers), of which, 5.8square miles (15.0Square kilometers) of it is land and 0.3square miles (0.7Square kilometer) of it (4.45%) is water. The town of Lakeway began with the construction of a 48-room hotel, the Lakeway Inn, now Lakeway Resort and Spa, a 168-room full service resort. Ground was broken October 1962 and the grand opening was July 12, 1963. Honored guests included Lady Bird Johnson and Texas Governor John Connally.