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Courtyard Austin - University Area

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5660 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78751
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Ranked #104 of 183 hotels in Austin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had an air conditioning issue, that was taken care of promptly! El Salvador (the manager), made sure I was taken care of also! We came back for another stay, and went great! Awsome customer service, and I definitely recommend this hotel as great place to stay!

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed at this hotel on Saturday July 19, 2014. The hotel location is not in a good part of town from a safety aspect. Upon arriving it took almost 20 minutes to check in and my credit card was charged twice for a deposit for ancillary items, which still has not been refunded although we charged... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is conveniently located and very easy to find near 2222 and I-35. It is minutes away from Downtown and the UT campus. Sadly, it seems that they are counting down the time for their remodel. The rooms and common areas were clean. The room was a decent size. However, there was not closet, just a big wooded cabinet... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading other reviews about this hotel desperately needing renovations, my wife and decided to go ahead and stay thinking reviews were exaggerated. After all, we have stayed at other Courtyards before and were extremely satisfied. Unfortunately, we should have listened to the reviews and spent the few extra dollars to go elsewhere. The room size was adequate, but lighting... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for UT orientation. Everything in the hotel was great, but getting there is a pain in the butt! It's really hard to find in the Gps if you've never been to Austin. And I found the deposit charge very strange because it was never said in my confirmation.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love staying at this courtyard as it's close to where we visit. The staff is always very welcoming and friendly. Rooms were mostly clean...lots of hair in the water/ice bucket tray, but we don't use them. It's right by the sink and you can't really open the curtain to get enough light. Beds were comfy, room was quiet.

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Brian E, General Manager at Courtyard Austin - University Area, responded to this review

Thank you, I really appreciate reviews like this one. It allows me the opportunity to respond to specific issues and help future travellers, as well as improve our services. My apology for the housekeeping problem, our staff has been informed and we will be keeping a close eye on those trays. In our upcoming renovation, we will be totally remodeling... More

College Station, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was blown away with how beautiful this hotel is. The location is great just off Interstate 35. The breakfast was great, Front Office staff welcomed me and acknowledge my Marriott Reward and the housekeeping kept the rooms and the outside really clean. The Engineering staff were professional. Highly recommended for business travelers and family.

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Brian E, General Manager at Courtyard Austin - University Area, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Our staff is very proud of their work and say many, many Thank you's to you. Please come visit your home away from home soon!! Sincerely, Brian Eaton More

Tampa, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this hotel is clean and no frills but the staff is outstanding! Dwight, Marshall, and Jasmine did everything they could make us feel it home!we would definitely come back here again if the opportunity arises.

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Brian E, General Manager at Courtyard Austin - University Area, responded to this review

Thank you so much for mentioning several of our staff members. They are thrilled to see such wonderful words of praise. We are very happy to have such outstanding employees working with us at the Courtyard by Marriott Austin University. Warmest Regards, Brian Eaton More

Euless, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms is clean,but small room, bath room and little bit outdated. ceiling is low. mattress is soft. good location, if no GPS, it will be hard to find. breakfast has long hours from 7:00 am to 11:00 am.

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Brian E, General Manager at Courtyard Austin - University Area, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so happy to announce that our renovation will solve the small bathroom issues. Also, we are working with Google to fix the GPS problem with finding our address. To further combat the GPS issue, we have an alternate address that no GPS has a problem finding, 959 Reinli Street,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were decent. I have stayed in many Marriott hotels. I must say this our rooms were small, especially the restrooms. With that said the water pressure in the shower was very low. I wish there was complimentary breakfast.

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Brian E, General Manager at Courtyard Austin - University Area, responded to this review

We hear you, our renovation is coming in September and every bathroom is being remodeled and made more roomy and comfortable. We are also changing to the Courtyard Bistro concept, so please come visit us again in the future. Many Thanks, Brian Eaton More

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Address: 5660 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78751
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Austin - University Area 3*
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Courtyard Austin Central
Austin Courtyard
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Just a few miles north of downtown Austin, 6th Street, and the Texas State Capitol, Courtyard Austin University Area offers newly-renovated guestrooms, onsite cafe and outdoor pool. Our University of Texas Austin hotel is just 3 miles from the campus off Exit 238A of I-35. Modern guestrooms feature Marriott luxury bedding, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Guests will enjoy a reasonably-priced breakfast buffet at our cafe before heading for a dip in our outdoor pool or a workout at our 24-hour fitness center. With over 1,600 sq. ft. of event space, business meetings are easy at Courtyard Austin Univeristy Area. ... more   less 
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