We visited Austin for a Wedding. We became Omni "Select Guests" members beforehand to reap the benefits. It's worth it. Internet, pre-check in and all the extras are worth this free membership.
PARKING-- This is my biggest gripe. We tried to avoid the $18 a day on site charge by parking across the street for about $10 per day. We did this and went over time accidentally and they immediately towed our rental away from the public parking. Not Omni's fault just warning you to be careful. Obviously I parked in the Omni parking the next few days and even with the parking stub, it was saying I owed $24. I didn't have time to argue it and left the premises. This is the last thing you want to spend your money on. One reason I didn't give it 5 trip advisor stars.
CHECK IN/OUT-- Easy as stated due to the select guest privileges. No surprise charges and low maintenance.
ROOMS-- High end fixtures and bedding. It was quiet and the AC was impressively cool. Pretty stocked bar and all sorts of amenities. My quip is that we received two double beds instead of queens or a single king. Perhaps it was due to the wedding party getting a discounted group rate. Not sure but wasn't thrilled. After the first night, the wife and I split off into separate just to avoid the elbows.
POOL--On the smaller side but it does allow for impressive views and the bar is an added feature. Hot tub was out of order which was a disappointment.
RESTAURANT-- We only ate breakfast here once. The food was good, a bit pricey but within reason. The service was slow and inexperienced. We sat there unacknowledged and without drinks for far too long and it wasn't busy at all.
GYM-- Well put together with plenty of options.
BAR-- This is a pretty nice set up. Lots of TVs to appease if you want to catch a game and gets a pretty good atmosphere after dark.
STAFF-- Everyone was very cordial and helpful at all times. The wedding group had a few get togethers in the lobby area and they were quite helpful with providing plates and pretty much whatever we needed.
CLEANLINESS-- It's well taken care of and should be for the normal prices charged. The general decor up to date and warm.
SURROUNDING AREA-- There's not much immediately surrounding the place but just a few short blocks away gives you a really great bar/restaurant/shop scene. A few blocks in another direction and it starts to get a little seedy so know where you are going.
OVERALL-- A nice place to stay but I certainly got more of the business feel than I did a family or romantic feel. I would recommend it though.
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