I stumbled onto the Strickland Arms website when I was looking for a room for the Formula 1 race weekend. All of the hotel rooms were way overpriced ($499 for a room at La Quinta?!?!?!). I emailed Barbara and she had just had a cancellation so I snapped it up. I'm so glad I did! It seems that this is the only establishment in Austin that didn't double or triple their rates for the weekend.
The house and gardens are really lovely. Our room and bath were comfortable and beautifully decorated. The mini-fridge was filled with bottles of water, essential for the desert-like Texas. Barbara and her husband were very kind and we felt completely at home there.
We never took advantage of the hot breakfast since we left early for the race each morning, but Barbara left out fruit, muffins and coffee so we weren't hungry when we left. The house is located on a quiet street about 20 minutes from the airport. There are several very nice places to eat just a few blocks away on Duval Street, and the house is about 10 minutes from downtown.
This was our first stay at a B&B and I was surprised at how much better it was than a hotel -- quiet, comfortable and relaxing. I'll definitely be looking to stay at B&B's when I travel.More
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