Met our needs. Currently undergoing some renovations in lobby area. Wish has 2 Queen size beds instead of 2 full size! Club level was fun for our daughters with the candy bar...too bad the coffee/hot chocolate machine was not working 😔
Charming historic hotel, but lacking in amenities. Our room was small and unfortunately on busy street under construction during the early morning and daytime hours. The night life on 6th street could also be heard when the street closed to traffic. I was disappointed that there was not a dresser in the room so I could unpack my clothes and place in drawers, only a nightstand. The standard Hotel info book lacked in information about the hotel amenities & did not offer a room service menu. There was no nightly turn down service, usually offered in a 4 star hotel. However, our maid was very pleasant and accommodating. The hotel bar area was full of character, but smelled of stale beer and popcorn. The hotel location was very convenient to the downtown dining and shopping.
There was no guest parking other than valet. Didn't see the concierge desk staffed but only occasionally.
I have stayed here 3 times for visits with events for my granddaughter. This hotel is my first choice for a visit to a UT event. The rooms are very comfortable, the bar is a very convenient place to meet between events. and the Carillion is an excellent restaurant if you want a good meal in the hotel.
Surprised my husband with a trip to Austin to see Joe Bonamassa at Austin City Limits Moody Theater (incredible concert and a definite must see). The location could not have been better. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and incredibly helpful. The rooms were quiet. Never knew if anyone else was even staying on the same floor. The hotel has underground parking although it is a little pricey at $32 per day for self park. It was a 2 1/2 block stroll to the ACL facility. We stopped along the way and had Italian food at the Taverna (great food and atmosphere).. I will definitely stay here again.
"Beautiful hotel close to downtown, wonderful staff"
I was treated wonderfully here, staff is very friendly, helpful and professional. My flight was delayed 5 hours and they let me stay 2 hours past the normal check-out time. This hotel is very comfortable, with a large outdoor terrace and no hang-ups about smoking out there.
Downtown Austin’s attractions include The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Capitol. Austin also lays claim to another capital: live music. Bars and clubs pack a half-mile stretch of Sixth Street. The gay-friendly Warehouse District is another nightlife hub, as is the SoCo District south of Lady Bird Lake. On summer nights, 1.5 million bats emerge from the Congress Avenue bridge.