Worst hotel experience ever! Read review here before going but since my company was paying for it, I didn't have a choice. Upon checking in on a Sunday evening, they claimed they couldn't find my company's credit card info and asked me to use mine to hold the room for one night until they could confirm payment with my company the next day. Monday evening I stopped by the desk and asked if everything was okay and was told yes, and reassured my card was no longer in file and all would be billed to my company. Tuesday, I checked my bank accnt to find that not only had 1 night been authorized on my accnt, but an additional authorization was pending for another 5 nights. I was only staying 5 nights. I went round and round with the desk manager and the so called revenue manager and it didn't get resolved until after I checked out on Friday, 4 days of having almost $1,000 frozen in my accnt. And all I got for their error was an unempathetic apology and was told by the revenue manager that it was my fault for using a debit card and that now I'll know better next time to use a credit card. They did finally admit that it was the employee who initially took the reservation that filed my company pmnt info in the wrong file and that the employee who checked me in also was in the wrong and, according to their policies, he shouldn't have even taken my card to hold it since it was shown on my profile that it was a corporate reservation. A fellow traveling for the same event as me, was also double billed and had to get them to issue a refund to his card. On top of the money issues they caused me, our key cards were deactivated one night and several people had to go back down to the front desk to stand in line to have their cards reactivated; the floors in the room felt damp and my socks were gray after walking around the room in them; and finally, the toilet in my room just stopped working the morning of my check out. Oh, and still nothing in the way of a true apology or an attempt to make it up to me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newest addition to the North Austin area is the beautiful Holiday Inn Express Hotel conveniently located off of the IH 35 and Hwy 183. This gorgeous hotel with 101 over sized guest rooms is within 10 minutes of downtown Austin where guests can enjoy the famed 6th Street, the Texas State Capitol, the Austin Convention Center, and the UT campus. The Holiday Inn Express is 20 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom Airport. In addition, we are less than 15 miles from Lake Travis, the Bob Bullock Museum/IMAX Theater, the Austin Children s Museum, and the Frank Erwin Center. Finally, there are several shopping malls within a ten mile radius. A few of the many companies located near us include MCI, Dell Computers, Applied Materials, Apple Computers, and Samsung. The Holiday Inn Express in North Austin is perfect for the business traveler. We offer complimentary high-speed Internet (both wired and wireless) access in all of the guest rooms. All of our guest rooms have spacious working desks with ergonomic chairs, and desk phones with speaker capabilities, data port, and voice mail. Each morning guests can enjoy our complimentary Express Start Breakfast, which includes fresh, warm cinnamon rolls, Smart Roast Coffee, and many more items that will more than satisfy any guest's hunger. Above all, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel s professional staff awaits the opportunity to attend to your every need. Visit Austin, TX and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. ... more less
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- Holiday Inn Express Austin North Central Hotel Austin
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