This hotel couldn't be in a better location to see ALL of what Austin has to offer. We were visiting for the 1st time as our friends were raving about their visits. None of them could give me a concrete answer on where to stay so I decide to just venture out on my own and figure it out. I'm glad I did. I picked the Westin at The Domain because from the website and a map looked very central and convenient. It was even more than that.
1). Hotel (rooms/amentities): Has everything you would expect a hotel has, gym, pool & hot tub (both outdoor so make sure weather is nice), restaurant and bar in the lobby and is extremely clean. The room was awesome and the bathrooms were as solid as Westins always are and best part was how clean and comfortable everything was.
2). Staff: we wanted places to eat and see and figured we would ask the staff the night we arrived as concierge was closed when we got there (11pm). 20 minutes later we had a list of places and locations for a bunch of spots around town. Not just downtown but also some must dos all over Austin. They were very friendly and accommodating and were very happy to help.
3). Location: Short ride to every part of Austin from Round Rock to Lake Travis to UT and downtown Austin, I felt like we got in the car and within a minutes we were at our location.
4). Hotel & Surrounding: This hotel is right smack in the middle of an up and coming area and is within 2 minute walk to an entire shopping district of its own (The Domain) and plenty of good restaraunts and even an movie theatre. There's plenty to do in the area for any down time or even for meaningful shopping. Highly reccommend looking up "The Domain" before going.
Overall, one of my favorite hotel stays period, has everything you could want in a hotel experience! Book here and you won't regret it.