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InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
Ranked #11 of 203 Hotels in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We recently spent an evening downtown in Austin and found a good price on a room at this hotel. I am an Ambassador's Club member at this hotel chain, so my room was upgraded and included a gift of fruit and cookies, which is a nice touch. Staff was polite and attentive. The rooms were very clean.
There are other downtown hotels that cost quite a bit more than this hotel, and I think this location is absolutely perfect. Whether you want to venture out to 6th Street, the capitol or Ladybird Lake, you can walk easily from this hotel.
We did not use the restaurant facility, so I can't comment on it's quality. We did, however, have many fine restaurants a short walk from the hotel.
All in all, shop around for a good price in downtown Austin. If this hotel comes up on your search, know it is a fine value among the many choices available.

Room Tip: If you travel consistently, it will be worth looking into the Ambassador's program. You must pay...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2013

Thank you for allowing us to host you recently, and for the wonderful recommendation! Hope to welcome you back soon!

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Very personable, pleasant & accommodating staff, especially appreciated the hospitality of Guest Service Agent, Jamiliah Pascal. Beautifully elegant & comfortable Southern hotel, centrally located for best downtown experience - & the Tito's gift bag didn't hurt either ;-)

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Thank you for taking time to write this wonderful review, and for choosing to stay with us at the InterContinental! We are so fortunate to be in this great location, and equally as fortunate to have Jamiliah and many other incredible staff to serve our guests. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I did not expect such a tiny room in Austin. I understand the hotel rooms being small in New York, Paris or anywhere that the price of real estate is high but Austin? You do not have any room in the bathroom to leave your stuff. No where to store anything in the room not even your luggage. We had three rooms there so it was not an anomaly. All three were very tiny. The staff are super friendly and the location is good.

Room Tip: Use the second floor bar. The lobby level bar staff are not as friendly . I think the lobby level...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank SFShawn
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

I can imagine how frustrating it must have been for you and your traveling companions to be in smaller rooms. It's true, some of our rooms are small, as this is an historic property, however we also have many larger guestrooms, so I encourage you to request a larger one on your next stay! Thank you for sharing your comments.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

This hotel never fails to live up to expectations. Our 3rd stay here and after the re-fit earlier this year it is better than ever. The staff are without exception friendly, helpful and happy. Lovely environment throughout and the rooms/suites are exceptional and spotlessly clean. Beds are so comfortable with loads of pillows that make you just want to spend the day in your room!

Room Tip: rooms with a view on Congress are great
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ArizonaSky
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

We're pleased you like our newly-renovated product! We are so proud of everything, from the lobby to the guestrooms. In fact, we were voted IHG's Renovation of the Year! So, your survey made our day....thank you.

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Reviewed 1 October 2013

This is a good hotel in Austin, Texas. Hotel staff were very pleasant, attentive, and accommodating. The building is somewhat older, but the interior is well maintained. Some of the rooms have partial views (you can see a little over half the frontage) of the capital building, which are particularly impressive after dark. The room I stayed in was a suite and very large and comfortable. An iron and ironing board was available. The TV was equipped with DirectTV, with a good channel selection. Electric outlets were inset on the side of the desk and a nightstand by the bed. The bed also had a remote control panel for room lighting that was convenient. The king-sized bed had at least 12 pillows, which I find really annoying. There's no place to put them to stay clean and it seem like a waste to throw them on the floor. The bathroom was well furnished and had a very nice selection of convenience items. The WiFi was not complementary, nor was breakfast, which I find consistent, but strange for higher priced hotels. There was free coffee in the lobby in the morning.

Room Tip: Some corner rooms on the upper floors will have good views of the capitol building
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2013

Thank you for the great feedback from your recent stay with us. I agree, those pillows can be a bit troublesome at times, but I'm glad overall you found our property acceptable. Thank you for your business and take care.

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Great rooms. Chip, Taylor and Ana at their bar and terrace know how to treat you right. Best place to experience austin and everything downtown has to offer. The room was a good size. Front desk is courteous

  • Stayed: September 2013
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

Our bar, Stephen F's, has long been a part of the Austin scene and history. I'm so glad you were able to experience the new design and our outstanding staff there. I'll be sure to share your great comments with them! Thank you so much for taking time to prepare this survey.

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Our stay here was the best. They upgraded our room to a suite when my husband mentioned it was our anniversary--at no extra charge. We had room service the first night, and the food was delicious--as good as we've had in any restaurant anywhere. The hotel restaurant and bar are top of the line with excellent food and drinks. But what makes this hotel outstanding are the people. This hotel has managed to hire people who truly care and enjoy their jobs, and it really shows.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 12th floor, and the view was beautiful, especially at night when the capitol wa...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

Happy belated anniversary! We're so glad to have been part of your celebration, and hope that we were able to contribute to some wonderful memories of such a special occasion. Thank you.

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Additional Information about InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

Address: 701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-3216
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Region: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Austin
#5 Luxury Hotel in Austin
#8 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#14 Green Hotel in Austin
Price Range: £147 - £341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — InterContinental Stephen F. Austin 4*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Keeping it weird in style ever since we opened in 1924, thanks to the people of Austin who funded our construction! When we opened we were the tallest building in Austin at 10 stories tall. We have gotten a little taller, 15 stories currently, but the city has grown up around us over the years making us a hidden gem in the heart of downtown. We are located 1 block from 6th street, 3 blocks from the Capitol and walking distance to all the activities that make Austin the amazing city that it is. If you are looking for the true experience of Texas and Austin book a room with us. ... more   less 
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