We chose this hotel for its close proximity to UT Austin and the Capitol. We stayed 2 nights, and the $160 per night price we paid over UT's graduation weekend was the "best price" we could find for the area, booked many months prior. At that price we weren't expecting much more than the basics, but we were disappointed even in that. Our nonsmoking room smelled of cigarette smoke. The rooms we booked (2 double beds) felt old and dingy and in no way resembled the bright rooms shown in photos on the hotel website. We could see daylight through the top and bottom of the door when the door was closed. It was not possible in our room to keep the air conditioner fan on constantly using the high, low, or auto fan settings. When the fan clicked off, you heard everything going on outside of the room, including all the activity at the valet station and in adjoining rooms. As a result, we didn't get good sleep either night of our stay. We returned to the room at 4 pm during our first and only full day in the room and had to call the front desk to request housekeeping to clean our room and replace some towels. My in-laws, who were staying a few doors down from us, had to do the same. We did not use the valet parking, as one of the attendants in the valet area appeared stoned when we asked for directions. Maybe he was, maybe he wasn't, but we decided to follow our gut after taking in the general feel of this hotel.
On the pro side: The front desk staff seemed friendly. The beds were comfortable enough, and the shower strength was good. The breakfast foods and coffee served in the morning were just okay.
Anywhere else, I would expect to pay no more than $75 dollars per night or so for this quality of hotel. From my first step onto the property, I regretted my decision to stay here, and I'd wished I'd spent more to stay in a more pleasant place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol is located in the heart of downtown Austin near the Texas State Capitol Complex and the University of Texas Campus. With La Quinta as your home base, you have easy access to all popular area attractions: Sixth Street Dining and Entertainment...see more District, West End Shops and restaurants, a local brewery, the Convention Center, and Texas State History Museum. Tour the area in a "Duck", a six-wheel drive military power vehicle. View a massive population of bats at the "Bat Bridge". Ride the Austin Steam Train. Visit LBJ Wildflower Center, Austin Children's Museum, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, LBJ Library, or cheer on your favorite University of Texas sports team. You can do it all from here! Start each day at the La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol with a Free Bright Side Breakfast� arranged by our friendly staff. Enjoy free wireless high-speed Internet access in the lobby. We have a 24-hour fitness center to get you going and a refreshing swimming pool to cool you down. Capitol Metro Buses stop across from our driveway. The hotel is easily accessible, just 3 blocks west of I-35, and within walking distance of all major area attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol Hotel Austin
- La Quinta Austin
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