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“Emphasis on OLD apartments”
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Orangewood Suites
Ranked #147 of 202 Hotels in Austin
Houston, Texas, USA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Emphasis on OLD apartments”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

I was expecting better.

I admit, it was nice having a full size fridge and kitchen to use.

But that's about as far as it went.
The bathrooms were exceedingly small, and if you were lucky enough to be getting hot water you would get scalded. That's if there was enough water pressure for the spray to reach you.

We were there with a number of friends, and they were shuffled around to different rooms having to lug their stuff around the property because of things like broken a/c or the maid wasn't ready (AFTER they had checked in???)

The bed was horribly uncomfortable.

To be honest I would have rather have had no kitchen and a comfortable mattress, but since this is where our friends were we wanted to be close to them.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Texas, the Lone Star State
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

We stayed here during UT graduation weekend, and were grateful to find accomodations anywhere in our price range. This hotel was not the best - but it was clean, the rooms were larger than we expected, and the desk clerk was amazingly polite and helpful. We liked the free breakfast which offered a decent (not outstanding) selection of foods. My biggest concern was the location of this hotel - not in the best part of town, so be sure you lock your car, and don't leave valuables in plain sight. Would I stay here again? I probably would, since it fit our budget and was available during a peak season. You get what you pay for, right?

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Richardson, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Not the Ritz but not the price of it either. We have stayed here several times since our son started college at UT Austin. We stayed this past weekend for his graduation. What I appreciated the most, was while all the other hotels in the area jacked up their prices because of graduation and a big race at the racetrack, Orangewood Suites did not. We like the fully equipped apartment with a living room , kitchen and separate sleeping area. Our only real complaint was the water in the shower. It kept cycling from cold to hot with little or no water pressure. Also, the place is reasonably clean but not spit-spot. The breakfast, happy hour and nightly snacks are a nice hospitable effort. The place isn't anything fancy, but if you like a roomy place to stay for a great price I recommend it!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2013 via mobile

These are apartments turned hotel, and the amount of room we had was fantastic. Breakfast was literally hand cooked on site, everything tastes yummy and there was plenty to eat. When we arrived they were offering chicken salad for their evening guest nibble. Sounded great but had just arrived with lots of kidos in the early evening so we did notable it back down.

We will definitely use them again. Price was great. Space was great. You can tell they take great pride in their facility. As a side note though, this is an older facility so do not go in expecting a 5* hotel. But you can expect 5* service:). Staff was great, helpful and kind.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

I made a reservation via the booking website. The price was very reasonable but that is the only positive about this place. I asked to check in 15 minutes, as I had to get my son somewhere by a certain time; they said no. I returned 2 hours later and the clerk was not very friendly. Our room had a fowl odor and the vent in the restroom was leaking so every time my son or I used the toilet the vent leaked water on our heads.

This place looks more like an old apartment building instead of a hotel or motel.

The maid walked in (did not knock) twice on us. No explanation whatsoever. She walked in, looked at us, and walked out.

The upstairs guests were loud and noisy all night long.

I would not return, nor would I suggest for anyone else to stay here.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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owsuites, Public Relations Manager at Orangewood Suites, responded to this review, 22 April 2013
Dear Diana L ,

Thank you for taking the time to complete the TripAdvisor review. I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying.

We have taken a note of the inconvenience during your stay . Orangewood suites take at most care to make our customer stay comfortable .

Our Property has been newly renovated and even the staff are well trained to make your stay experience memorable one .

I once again apologize for the inconvenience and would highly appreciate if you visit us again .

Orangewood Suites welcomes you and your family once again .
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  • Stayed March 2013
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Longview, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

Overall, OS is a good place to stay. The room was nice. We stayed in bldg 4. With a king bed, galley kitchen, fire place, large bathroom area and even an accordion room separator, it really worked well for us.
They provide a simple breakfast, and it's not European(warm protein, not only carbs), along with a happy hour that is complimentary, this place might work for you too.
What it isn't is upscale, but it's not run-down either. Friendly, helpful staff make the stay easy. It is located between Pappadeaux and Pappasitos, with Chili's next to Pappasitos.
Good option for a family of 4.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Orangewood Suites

Property: Orangewood Suites
Address: 935 La Posada Drive, Austin, TX 78752-3891
Region: United States > Texas > Austin > St. Johns
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#69 Business Hotel in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Orangewood Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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Hawthorn Suites Austin
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