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“Great hotel in Austin” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol

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Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol
Ranked #6 of 197 Hotels in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great hotel in Austin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

I've stayed at many Hampton Inns across the country, but I feel this is by far the best. They have a very helpful and courteous staff, clean, well-kept rooms, and a great decor. Even though it's located on a main road, noise was low. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. We went to a concert at the Frank Erwin Center and it was an easy walk. I went for a run the next morning and the location was great for access to the river, the capital building, museums, and UT. Just a great place to stay. If you're going to Austin, stay here.

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Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear RYCA1,

Thank you for responding to tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind score and will continue to work hard to earn your business. We agree that we are centrally located near all Austin has to offer. Thank you for recognizing our helpful and courteous staff. We look forward to your next stay with us!

Sincerely,

Sean Fitzgerald
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Came in from out of town for a concert at the Erwin Center. It is not a long walk across 17th street down to the Erwin Center. It is a bit strange because they are doing construction near the center but once that is completed it will be a straight shot. Room was nicely appointed (605) with a ceiling fan and a nightlight in the bathroom which I appreciated. I hate having to leave the big light on over night and crack the door. The nightlight was perfect. There was a nice sized tv and a mini frig. Internet worked well. Breakfast in the morning consisted of scrambled eggs, potatoes,sausage, and the standard bagels, bread and muffins. They had fresh fruit that was really good that included pineapple, blueberries, and grapefruit segments. With regards to parking, there is a narrow strip on 17th where you can pull over to check in. Then they add parking $19 to your room. This gives you access to the garage using the room key. I liked that it was a "tap" and enter key. You also needed a key to access your floor which was great for safety purposes. Over all it was a nice stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Deariloveliasophia,

Thank you for your feedback on tripadvisor. I agree that our location is "Perfect to see a show at the Erwin Center". We are centrally located near all Austin has to offer. I was delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your next stay with us.

Sincerely,

Sean Fitzgerald
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Centreville, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

My family and I were visiting friends in Austin and decided to stay at the Hampton Inn downtown. We had an excellent experience while staying there. Two thumbs up for the hotel room, breakfast buffet, exercise facility, and pool.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Nikki D,

Thank you for your tripadvisor review. We appreciate the kinds words and look forward to your next stay with us! We appreciate your two thumbs up and only hope we can obtain a three thumbs up on your next visit to Austin :).

Sincerely,

Sean Fitzgerald
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The Woodlands, Texas
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84 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

When you hear Hampton, you think clean and nice....but not amazing!!! This place is a luxury hotel under the Hampton name!!! Gorgeous!!! Great pool, great gym, great free breakfast, great carts to move in your stuff, great location....just an amazing place to stay! We celebrated our anniversary!

Stayed July 2014
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Mhsipko,

Thank you for your review of our hotel on tripadvisor....Fo'shizzzle..... We look forward to you staying with us next time you visit Austin.

Sincerely,

Sean Fitzgerald
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United States
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

I came to this hotel after leaving an unacceptable one near 6th street. I was very pleased with the cleanliness and location of the hotel. It is also very safe. A room key is needed to access the hotel
from the garage(fee for parking). In addition, a key is needed to use the elevator from the lobby itself to access the rooms. The room with two beds was spacious and clean. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. The reception staff was friendly and helpful. A free hot breakfast with eggs, pastries, yogurt, fruit, bread/muffins for toasting, cereal, hot oatmeal, juice and coffee was very good. There is an internet work station with a printer in the lobby. The lobby itself was spacious and perfect for lounging after a long day visiting the city. The hotel is about 13 blocks from 6th street, but honestly for the price, cleanliness and safety it was ideal. Do yourself a favor and stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites while visiting Austin.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lovestotravel709
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Lovestotravel709,

thank you for your review of our hotel on tripadvisor. I appreciate your descriptive review and will let it speak for itself. We look forward to you staying with us on your return visit to Ausitn.

Sincerely,

Sean Fitzgerald
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Plano, Texas
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

My family and I stayed here to be near the University for a swim meet. The location was perfect with only a short drive. We had to be there about three times a day. Came back to the hotel to nap and relax in the afternoon. Their pool was wonderful, with a view of the Capital from the patio. The staff was friendly and efficient in checking us in. Breakfast was great with several choices of hot foods. There was plenty of staff on hand to keep it well stocked and clean. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear planopeg,

Thank you for the feedback on tripadvisor. I was happy to see that we exceeded your expectations and that our location and breakfast were great for your swim meet at the University of Texas. Thank you for acknowledging that our staff was friendly and efficient. We hope you did well in the swim meet and look forward to your next stay in Austin!

Sincerely,

Sean Fitzgerald
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Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Very clean hotel; safety features making you comfortable; clean, comfortable and quiet rooms; comfortable beds; attentive, caring and friendly customer service. Excellent location--easily within walking distance to UT, TX State Museum, and the Capitol. Be aware, the pool is VERY small. High recommend.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank D R
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Sean F, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear D R

Thank you for your feedback on tripadvisor, We appreciate you taking the time to describe our hotel as "Clean, Safe, and comfortable". Thank you for identifying that our staff was caring and friendly. I agree that our location is near all Austin has to offer. I was delighted to see that we exceeded your expectations and look forward to your next stay at Austin.

Sincerely,

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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