This property provides an excellent value, just minutes by highway to downtown Austin. The front desk staff is very professional and dedicated and customer-oriented. The location is a safe area with ample parking, and there is a park next to the hotel. The hotel is in excellent condition, with great facilities, clean rooms, soft towels, and elevators in proper working order. Even if you are staying on a reward night, you can set your my way preferences in the Hilton Honors system to receive bonus points, which I think is amazing. There is fresh, cold water near the front desk with either lime or orange flavor, which is a great amenity since it can get rather warm in Austin in the summertime. My room had a large walk-in shower with soft towels and a large vanity and mirror. The bedroom has a refrigerator and microwave. Although there is no free shuttle, Austin has outstanding public transportation, and you can get to downtown for $1 each way on the 1L bus even if you have no car. Although the bus ride takes a while, you get to see the university and the state capitol building along the way. There are suites in the hotel, I think one on each of the five floors, but don't sweat it if you don't receive an upgrade. The regular rooms are very nice, and a room upgrade is not a stated benefit at Hilton Garden Inns anywhere, even if you are a diamond VIP. That being said, HGI often upgrades travelers, even on reward nights. I felt that the front desk staff was very kind and professional and dedicated and courteous. They will make sure that you have a great stay. They take their profession seriously. There are several excellent Hilton Garden Inn properties in the Austin area. This hotel provides and outstanding value.