We had Room 135 in the back. Good things first. The room itself is large. The bed is comfortable though don't expect high end linens and duvets because you won't find them here. Now this is where some improvement could be had. There are two pieces of painted white bamboo type garden furniture in the room: a loveseat and a chair and ottoman. The webbing on both is so old and stretched out so as to render them un-sittable which is a shame since they're actually kind of pretty is a retro '60s kind of way. The upholstery is faded and past its prime. Long story short: look at this furniture but don't use it unless you want your bottom scraping the floor! Electrical outlets are in short supply. The bathroom has none. I wanted to straighten my hair and the only outlet available (there's one by the desk by the door but my cell phone was charging at the time) was the one on the back wall by the big mirror. Fine you say, no problem...except that for some weird reason the mirror was hung almost near the ceiling! My husband's 6'2" and even he couldn't see his face in the mirror. Why would anyone hang a mirror that high? It makes no sense. I had to drag the desk chair over it and stand on it to do my hair. That's a little bit stupid. The floor also slopes downward. A lot. I live in an old house so I know that's part and parcel with old buildings but if you're not used to it, consider yourself warned.
The bathroom is very small. Toiletries were adequate. Towels, though unstained and untorn, were just this side of threadbare. I can understand not having fluffy towels (the bathroom was so small big fluffy towels simply wouldn't fit, no kidding) but there's no reason for such old towels! The sink faucet was old too, to the point that the stainless steel finish had worn off to the brass. C'mon now. New faucets aren't that expensive.
It sounds like I didn't like our room but I did--what I didn't like was that some things needed replacement and updating. It's one thing to have a kitschy theme going, that's all well and good and it works, but threadbare and tatty doesn't. When things get worn out, fix them!
- Also Known As:
- Austin Hotel Austin
- Austin Hotel