"Totally recommend for short or long stays"
Reviewed by Stewart B of "Brisbane, Australia" on
Feb 20, 2012
I chose this hotel for my first ever visit to Austin.
The check-in process was quick and easy, I stayed in a King Suite which was a very good sized room, with a very comfortable bed.
The location of this hotel was perfect, only a short walk to restaurants, cafes,entertainment and public transport.
They serve a good selection with their complimentary breakfast, so good that I set my alarm each morning to make sure I did not miss out, and they changed it up each day too, so I got to discover a different breakfast each morning.
They also have a happy hour mon-thur with free beer or wine, I only took advantage of this 2 nights, however it was a friendly atmosphere, where each time I was greeted a I exited the lift.
Their wifi only went down once over my stay, however the rest of the time it had good connection and speeds.
Housekeeping were also great, they were quiet in the halls, and did a great job each day in my room.
I was facing a street from the 9th floor and was amazed by how quiet it was in the room, even with construction next door, it did not effect me at all.
The only cons I have are:
They only offer valet parking at a cost of $23/night (at the time of my stay), there are other places around the road where you can get cheaper options however this was not too convenient.
At this time (in winter when they were not fully booked) I was only able to obtain an extra 30 minutes late check out, and was only able to do this on the day of departure.
This was not convenient for me as I had to book airport shuttles and had a late departure, however that is not the hotel's fault, I knew the check out times before booking.
The room service is from 2 local restaurants across the road, not the best menus in my opinion, and it made it impossible to order food throughout the night after their closing hours.
They do however have some frozen burgers etc in the lobby for purchase, so I did not go hungry when needed.
Overall, I truly enjoyed my week at this hotel, and