Traveling can be a little stressful when you have two small children, aged three and five. With my two kids, we have a hard time staying in hotels because they require a few things. One, they need their own television to watch cartoons. Which can sometimes be a challenge since cable doesn't always show age appropriate cartoons for kids late in the day/evening. Two, they truly do need their own space to not only sleep, but to play. We bring toys along and some hotel rooms don't have enough room to even put a suitcase, much less any toys. We need a hotel room that has good soundproofing so that we don't hear our neighbors and vice versa. And it always makes us feel better when the space is obviously clean and well kept. At the Marriott Couryard, which we booked through a bidding process on Priceline, was absolutely wonderful. We stayed Labor Day weekend, and it did have a good occupancy. We were so so lucky to have a King Suite. The bedroom area was separated by a perfect privacy wall, two a/c units helped us control our temperature and the kids separately to make everyone comfortable. I've stayed in suites that had one a/c unit and it was not easy to regulate the temperature. The room had a huge bay of windows and we were on the 8th floor, which provided a great view of Austin. The kids also loved the fact that they had a desk to play with the laptop, a tv with a cartoon package we could order, for a pretty reasonable $9.99. The PBS package was PERFECT for them. The free wi-fi connected easily to the laptop, iPad, iPod and iPhones, making everyone happy. Everyone at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful at all hours of the day. We were within walking/driving distance to several restaurants, Target, etc. And because of where we stayed, we were not more than a 10-15 minute drive to everything we were in Austin to do. Our room was right next to the elevators and we never heard any noise from the hall. Not even a ding from the elevator arriving/departing. We have stayed in hotels where every step in the hallway was heard in our room. The bed was extremely comfortable with the bathroom being perfect for us. Especially with a separate vanity area outside of the bathroom. The breakfast in the morning was well worth the cost and was delicious. The waitstaff in the restaurant were extremely polite and sweet and attentive. With my two little monsters, they never once got annoyed and were wonderful to all of us. The parking situation was perfect with a nice sized parking lot and it was off of the feeder so it was semi-private which made us feel like our car was that much safer. It was also really great that the housekeeping came in and restocked everything but were nice enough to not move any of our belongings. I know that housekeeping is just trying to do their job when they move your stuff to make beds, organize a vanity, etc. But it's nice to know that where I left my stuff is exactly where it'll be when I arrive back that evening. I don't need them to clean my mess while I'm still staying there, and they didn't try. Granted, I did make sure to clear the bed off so that they didn't have to deal with it. The kids pull out couch was comfortable and they slept very well and shared easily. They had plenty of space to move around and never touch each other. Even with cushions off of the couch and the small coffee table moved, there was still plenty of room to walk around and play. All of the furniture fit well inside of the space.
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Thank you for your comment! Although I woud love to take credit for 8th floor bay windows and a view of the city skyline I believe the property you are referring to is Courtyard Downtown! I have forwarded your info to their Mgmt team and thank you for choosing Courtyard Marriott for your family's trip to Austin, HOOK 'EM!
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