OK, let's get this out of the way .. I think lodging in Austin is overpriced in general. And maybe this place is a little over-priced, but I think considering what you get for your money, it is a very good value. It has a tucked-away Oasis feel even though it is in North Austin across from Highland mall. The mall itself used to be nice - has been all-but-abandoned, and now appears to be in the process of being converted into a community college campus. The grounds are lush and well kept - but a more wild than groomed ambience (we prefer the wilder ambience, but not everyone will). Rooms are converted apartments, so they are suites (part of what makes them great value) with a full size fridge in a full kitchen. Best in-room coffee I have tasted anywhere. Our room still had some dated furniture (which we actually don't mind - some appear to be antiques), but up-to-date flat screen TV's. It was easy to plug an iPad into an HDMI port and enjoy Netflix on the TV. Their Time Warner internet clocked in at around 8 Mbps down, and 1.2 Mbps up. Not blazing fast, but certainly adequate. Hot breakfast at the hotel was great. We have stayed here many times, and they have converted the breakfast from totally all you can eat, to a hybrid where you are limited to two servings of entrees, and all you can eat side dishes. It was plenty (actually one serving was plenty). You know, Austin traffic has gotten really bad, and part of the trick to handling Austin traffic is to cross the river as little as possible. So if you are on the north side, this place is great. Better value than nearby B******* chain or C******** chain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Habitat Suites is a relaxed green oasis in North Central Austin. We are a locally-owned independent hotel with a focus on spacious suites, organic edible gardens and an unrelenting dedication to guest comfort and green energy practices. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Habitat Hotel Austin
- Habitat Suites Hotel Austin, Texas