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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 #105 of 182 hotels in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As others have said this hotel does not really live up to the usual consistent standards of a courtyard by Marriott. Was there for a quick night but did use the gym and it was decrepit. The location is strong right off the interstate and 3 miles north of downtown. In dire need of a major renovation.

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel had varies Pros and Cons. Let me start off with the Cons. The staff in the morning were not friendly. I came down for coffee and while the pot should always be full, the lady at the front didn't seem to concerned when I told her that the pot was empty. I waited for about 15 min before... More

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Olney, Maryland
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112 reviews 112 reviews
20 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by telling you how poorly trained the staff is here. The trash can (only one in the room) was never left in the same place. Stayed here 3 nights, when we checked in, it was by the TV stand. 2nd night under the sink area and 3rd night at the front door. We always had to look... More

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

Thank you for your appraisal of our property. You are exactly right, the trash can should always be in the correct spot, along with all other room amenities. We are behind on training and maintenance, we took over this property (along with the Fairfield Inn next door) on February 20th. The previous management left us with 4 total employees. So,... More

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Marriott looked like it used to be a 1-star hotel and just changed the name on the outside of the building. The rooms were filthy with stains all over the couches and floors and one morning I woke up and smelled the most awful smell. Luckily I was checking out that day so didn't have to deal with it... More

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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, it gives me the chance to let you know that we are planning a very complete property overhaul/renovation this year. We cannot wait and we are sure you will love the upgrade!! See you soon, Brian Eaton More

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is an older location but not bad. Problem was front desk. Employee Mercedes is condescending, fake and just not helpful at all. She needs to work on her customer service skills. She is friendly with the staff but not the customers. I will not stay here again. I am long time Marriot supporter and will continue to support Marriot... More

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

Thank you for taking your time to review our staff, specifically Mercedes. We have shared your comments with her and the entire staff and we are all 100% committed to service excellence. Please come see us again, we are sure you will notice a difference. Sincerely, Brian Eaton More

Grove City, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very dated and tired property. My 1st room had ants. Bathroom is very small, like a closet. Ceilings are very low, If you are over 6 feet, you have to crouch down to take a shower. Ceilings & walls in bathroom had water damage. Windows very old and not sound reducing. There must have been a flock... More

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

Thanks for your response, later this summer we will be under going a complete renovation. It will be very inclusive and we are sure everyone will be very pleased with the end result. More

Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was extremely average. The hotel seems tired and is in need of updates. However, it is a clean hotel with decent size rooms and comfortable beds. Parking is free. Breakfast is not- it was $ 10 for what you would probably get for free at other similar hotels in different chains. Another frustration: Another guest was playing with... More

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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 on Trip Advisor. We strive very hard to maintain a clean property and are anxiously awaiting a complete renovation to the Courtyard "Bistro" concept very soon (mid-summer through late fall). As for the fire alarm, since this alarm was caused by vandalism and the Fire Department responded, they are in complete... More

Humble, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I have never had trouble checking into a hotel. It says checking time is 3:00. Don't count on that! Traveling for college sporting events and Tried to check in at 3:45 to get showered and changed for the next event....room would not be ready for at least 45 mins. Front desk gave a very unconcerned "sorry" . Different person at... More

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

Thank you for your review, we have been working diligently on training our entire staff and have seen great improvment. Please give us another try. Sincerely, Brian Eaton More

Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights in late January for a company meeting at the hotel. Rooms are definitely in need of updating which is scheduled to begin sometime in the next few months. Everything worked, nothing was peeling, hard and soft furnishings all seemed to be clean and well maintained but the colors, finishes are definitely ready to be updated. The... More

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

Thank you for your review, we are happy to announce that a renovation to the new "Bistro" style Courtyard product is coming very soon. We anticipate beginning in mid-July and are very excited about this most important update. Best Wishes, Brian Eaton More

Houston, TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Made reservations for 1 adult + 3 teens, Kg with sofa bed paid extra for breakfast. Received a tiny room with King bed & small upholstered chair, no sofa bed for the 2 teens! Called desk told them that we were supposed to have a sofa bed -"yes, sending that up now". A. Why wouldn't they tell me that at... More

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

Please accept my apology for the delay in responding. The Courtyard went througha property sale and management change in late February that was very contentious and caused significant issues in servicing our guests properly. Due to our property configuration, we have King rooms without sofa beds and King Suites with sofa beds, this must be the confusion within the reservation.... More

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Also Known As:
Courtyard Austin - University Area Hotel Austin
Courtyard Austin - University Area Hotel
Courtyard Austin Central
Courtyard Austin
Austin Marriott
Austin Courtyard
Address: 5660 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78751
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #105 of 182 hotels in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Austin - University Area 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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