Stayed here during trip to Austin for events around campus with our son. The hotel is very modern, with primarily red, gray, black decor. Check in took about 2 minutes. There really isn't a lobby, or much of anywhere besides the bar or the pool, to just sit or to wait for someone. The elevators provide security b/c you cannot access a guest floor without a room key. Our King room was small; if my husband was working at the desk, I could not walk between him and the bed. Bed was extremely comfortable though, with lots of soft pillows. The bellman had to show us where the closet was--it was built into a corner. We had to keep our suitcases by the door--there was NO other space. Bathroom was quite large, with a separate shower (no tub), an enclosed toilet room, and lighted makeup mirror. The hairdryer was tiny--with no "cool" button so bring your own b/c the Austin humidity requires a good hair dryer. Robes in the room, but no coffee pot and the coffee downstairs was not good. You will want to go out for coffee. There was a charging station by the bed--that was handy for cell phones, so you don't have to bring your own chargers. Valet was a problem every time we called for our car. They never got the message--this happened 4 times and so I'd make sure you are getting that part right if you need your car in a hurry. The gym is great--equipment could not have been better. The area is large, lots of windows, a large class room for stretching, etc. Excellent cardio equipment with individual TVs, and every kind of exercise equipment to give you a workout that rivals your home gym, I'm certain. It's open 24/7. The pool area was mobbed--nearly impossible to find a chair or any other real estate to sit on during a sunny afternoon. We went to the bar on Friday night about 11 pm--I think they called it a "meat market" in my day. The hotel clearly caters to a young crowd--I think the average age of guests was about 28. It's a fun place to stay--glad we tried it. I would probably choose a more traditional hotel for my next Austin trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel, located in downtown Austin, is next door to the famed Austin City Limits music venue. Our boutique hotel rooms are stylish and comfortable, we also offer over 10,000 sqft of event space. ... more less
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