This hotel is right next to the airport, which is very convenient to those flying in and out of Austin. But here's the thing....it's close to everything. A ten - fifteen minute drive gets you to all the Austin activity! We stayed on the third floor, which is the top floor, and never heard a plane...not once.
The hotel is extremely clean and the rooms are well appointed. There are plenty of towels, etc. Microwave and refrigerator in every room was a plus, especially because we stayed four nights. The bed was comfortable. Bed linens were nice as well.
The breakfast every morning is top notched! Way above the normal hotel breakfast. Hot/cold cereal with all the toppings you could imagine for your hot cereal. Cooked eggs and meat, every morning. Waffles, pastries. Toast/bagels with any kind of spread you would like. Several different kinds of yogurt, fruit, juices, coffees, teas...great job.
The staff, all shifts, in all areas were really, really nice! Very helpful and made a point to greet you every time you came in or out. They seemed to care about you.
I agree with some of the reviews regarding the lighting and water pressure in the shower. The shower had low water pressure. There was no shortage of hot water, but I wish it was a stronger shower. Not the end of the world.
The lighting in the bathroom was poor. There were two vanity lights and a shower light. Even with all of them on, it was so dark! That was frustrating. I wish that could be corrected....the water pressure could go unnoticed if the lighting was better. This lighting issue was perplexing because the fixtures seemed new.
The price per night was a good, solid value. You really get more for your money with this hotel versus a higher end brand name (Hilton). The price was really good...so much lower than a downtown hotel.
Please figure out this lighting issue. This will be my go-to hotel from now on when I come to visit family, regardless of the lighting and water pressure. The cleanliness, staff and breakfast just can' be beat. Thanks for a nice stay! less