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Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol
Ranked #6 of 199 Hotels in Austin
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“Most spacious room ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013 via mobile

The service was great. Upon checkin the Manager on duty, Sean Fitzgerald, upgraded me from a standard king to a king suite. This was the most spacious room I've ever stayed in. The hallways were huge. The lobby was very colorful and hip. The entire hotel had cool furniture and deco. This hotel has trashcans and recycle cans. Very Eco friendly! The only downside was noise from other guests in the hallway at night and people talking outside on the street, but the hotel staff can't control that.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 2 February 2013
Dear Bachatera 2012,

Thank you for the kind words about our hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and were impressed with the decor of the hotel and the space of the room. I appreciate you taking the time to recognize the service of our staff. Our team takes great pride in taking care of our guests. I agree with the noise caused by other guests. We look forward to having you stay with us again!!

Regards,

Sean Fitzgerald
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

The hotel was very nice, clean and decorated well. The bed was comfortable and the location is great. The only problem I had was the AC was " Very" loud when it clicked on and off. It kept me up all night.... No sleep at all... I did inform the front desk the next morning and they seemed concerned. I hope they fix it before assigning this room to another guest....

I would give this hotel another try when visiting my daughter at UT. The staff was very professional and the atmosphere was pleasing....

Room Tip: Lots of A/C noise...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 2 February 2013
Dear Texas Hopper,

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your stay with us on tripadvisor. We appreciate you letting us know what we can improve on. As a new hotel, opened Oct 18, 2012, your feedback helps us identify areas to improve on. I appreciate the kind words in regards to the cleanliness and the decor. Thank you for letting us know about the AC noise. We have fixed the issue and have made our maintenance / housekeeping team aware of the issue as a whole to make sure the ac noise is a non issue in the future. We would appreciate the opportunity to have you stay with us again and exceeed your expectations.

Sincerely,
Sean Fitzgerald
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

For our 25th anniversary, my husband and I decided to stay in downtown Austin. We thoroughly enjoyed this brand new hotel in a wonderful location. We walked through the capitol grounds to dinner. The service was excellent, staff very friendly, and the room was spotless! We especially enjoyed showing off our room and the view of Austin to our best friends who came to visit.

Room Tip: Ask for 712- great view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 13 February 2013
Dear Carolegoodmanp,

Thank you for responding to tirpadvisor. We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on your stay with us. I was so happy to see you felt our staff was EXCELLENT and friendly and that our hotel was spotless. We agree and I will pass on the kind words to our staff who take great pride in making this the best hotel we can be. I am glad to hear that you were able to show off your roomto your friends. We agree that our rooms are the best in the city and better then the four seasons. Our hotel is Austin themed and our artwork and "keep austin weird" decor makes us a truly unique experience. We look forward to your next stay with us!

Sincerely,

Sean Fitzgerald
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

We loved our stay at this Hampton Inn. It's in a fantastic location between the Capitol and the UT Campus. We had great views of the downtown skyline from the pool deck and our room's balcony. Our room (a suite) was big with high ceilings, and huge windows. Nice decor, both modern and comfy. The lobby looked like a "big city" hotel lobby not the standard Hampton lobby, and the breakfast bar had a nice selection. We felt very at home and were sorry we could only stay one night. Next time we need to stay in Austin we will be back!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 26 January 2013
Dear Saml,

Thank you for taking the time to respond to Tripadvisor and give us feedback on how we are doing. I was glad to read that you "loved" your stay with us and appreciated our location between the campus and the Capitol. I was also glad to see that you appreciated our high ceilings and decor of the hotel. We were very happy that you loved our complimentary breakfast. We look forward to your next visit to Austin!!

Sean Fitzgerald
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

Overall, we were very pleased with our stay at ths hotel. The location is amazng - you can easily walk to the Capitol and to the University of Texas campus. Walking downtown is a little over a mile, so you can either walk if you're looking for some exercise or take a cheap taxi ride. (As a note, there is a $1/person surcharge in the evenings.)

The hotel has a great atmosphere and spotlessly clean rooms. The beds were so comfortable! The breakfast was very nice too. You have a good choice of both hot and cold items, so we always left the hotel for our day's adventure feeling full!

The only reason I didn't give this hotel a full 5 stars is because despite the wonderfully comfortable beds, neither my husband or I slept well during our 3 nights here. The A/C system was insanely loud and would come out regularly throughout the night. There was also a pumping-system-type sound that went off regularly as well. In the middle of the final night, I finally put in my earplugs which did help. My other tip is to avoid paying the hotel's high $19 parking charge per night. There were plenty of metered spaces across the street from the hotel that were free on the weekends and evenings, plus there is an entire public parking garage also across the street that is also free on the weekends and in the evenings.

Overall, if you're looking for a nice, clean place to stay in a good location in Austin, this is a great choice. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Sean F, Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 26 January 2013
Dear Jacq 2319,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on tripadvisor!! I am happy to see that you are "overall very pleased" with your stay with us. I appreciate that you were able to give us such a detailed response. Thank you for your comments about our hotel being soptlessly cleaned and that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. I apologize for our AC unit keeping you up and will locate what room to fix the issue. I know this is an uncommon issue with our hotel, but will fix the issue immediately. PARKING- I apologze for our parking rates but we are set in between our competitors in the local area for a downtown property. I know this can be frustrating! We do have underground secured parking. We look forward to your next stay!!!

Sean Fitzgerald
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

This hotel meets all my requirements of a nice hotel. 1. Location ( sandwiched between the capitol and the university and is in walking distance to a variety of restaurants. 2. Clean ( it opened just recently). 3. Comfortable beds with fresh soft sheets and plenty of pillows. 4. Continental breakfast and coffee maker in room 5. Good shower head with plenty of water pressure. 6. Ice machine with clear cubes. 7. Super convenient self parking under hotel ( does cost an extra $19.00 or so and accommodates taller vehicles ( up to 8.5 feet ). 8. Every staff member I encountered was very accommodating. Nice large flat screen with HBO and Showtime.

Room Tip: Stay on the fifth floor for convenience to the rooftop (exceptional view of downtown), exercise room...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 26 January 2013
Dear Thohow,

Thank you for your feedback on tripadvisor regarding our new hotel. It helps us get better when our guests let us know how we are doing. I was pleased to see that you liked our location, cleanliness, comfortable beds with our new upgraded sheets!!! I was extremely happy that you recognized our staff as being very accomodating! Our staff takes great pride in customer service and we were glad that you noticed.

Regards,
Sean Fitzgerald
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

Excellent location! 1 block from Bob Bullock Texas museum, a couple of blocks from Capitol. Great Restaraunt across the street. Rooms were clean, beds were very dry comfy. Hotel was quiet. No noise issues. Breakfast was good. Big variety. Staff was friendly! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 26 January 2013
Dear,

runnergirlz,

Thank you for the feedback on tripadvisor! We appreciate that you took the time to let us know how we are doing. Thank you for recognizing that our staff was friendly and that our location, rooms, and breakfast exceeded your expectations. We take great pride in our truly authentic Austin themed hotel. We look forward to your next visit.

Regards,

Sean Fitzgerald
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Property: Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol
Address: 1701 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701-1315
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Region: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Austin
#1 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#2 Business Hotel in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol 2.5*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the Austin theme when you stay with the Hampton Inn Austin hotel. Just four blocks away from the Texas State Capitol and just steps away from the University of Texas, our hotel is the prime location for your Austin visit. Enjoy free breakfast and complimentary WiFi as well as a unique Austin accommodation style, complete with graffiti and a rooftop swimming pool! ... more   less 
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