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“Fantasic, great service!” 5 of 5 stars
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Capital Inn
5656 IH-35 North, Austin, TX 78751 (Hyde Park)   |  
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Ranked #140 of 185 Hotels in Austin
Perth, Australia
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“Fantasic, great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

1st the bad: It's on the highway. It's not a brand new motel, a little run down around the edges, but...

the good: the rooms are big, wifi fast water HOT and bathrooms spacious. The staff are AWESOME! Very friendly, they even offered to loan a bike for a nominal charge during SXSW for me. As for the guy who wrote "the guy at the front desk was straight out of a rap video". You slack-jawed bigot. Yes, he's black. He's also a super nice guy that even if I was getting home at 3 am and needed something, stopped to ask how my day was and did I need anything, even though I clearly woke him from sleeping. If you're booking a motel on racist preconceptions, go elsewhere. If you want a cheap place with nice older rooms and super helpful staff, stay here.

The staff definitely made my stay here worthwhile.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Wow, just wow! I didn't know that a hotel could make you feel like you stepped into a cliche ghetto portrayed on TV.

As we pulled up, we saw 7, count em, 7 cop cars. Apparently they had just finished raiding a hotel room a few doors down from our room. The guy at the front desk was straight out of a rap video. Once i saw the guy from the window, i went inside to make sure nothing happened to my wife as she checked us in. Yeah, i had to protect my wife from the clerk at the front desk!!! Once inside our room, the smell of smoke punched us in the fact. Oh and they rent out moving trucks, yup, this hotel does it all!! Unfortunately for us their giant trucks blocked our view of our car. We had no idea how our car was during the night.

Now the Pros and Cons. Cons: roaches running around, walls with holes and falling apart, the chain lock on the door WSAN'T ATTACHED TO THE WALL, water from the sink tasted horrible, there went brushing my teeth in the morning, every part of the restroom was filthy and the tub could literally be housing a small city with all that fungus growing out of it, no wi-fi, TV from the 60's, oh, when i was 7 i used to have these old disco style blankets, apparently they found them and started using them. It brought back childhood memories, but sometimes you just can't re-use 40 yr old blankets....Ever heard of a washing machine. But, I SURVIVED THE NIGHT. So all and all, not a bad night. haha. Oh also, go for a tetanus shot in the morning.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5656 IH-35 North, Austin, TX 78751
Location: United States > Texas > Austin > Hyde Park
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #140 of 185 Hotels in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 80
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