We drove in from Dallas and stayed here over the 4th of July weekend, while site seeing around the Austin/San Antonio area. The hotel staff are super friendly from Check-in to Check-out. We had breakfast buffet at the hotel all three mornings we were there and found it to be very good.
We stayed in a room on the 7th floor facing the pool. There is a lot of construction to the rear of the building with a new apartment complex that is being built, so if you are looking for a view, maybe ask for the front side of the building when checking in. Although you will only be facing parking lots of the shopping centers and restaurants on that side. We were very happy with the pool view regardless of the ongoing construction.
Our room was very clean and was maintained by the cleaning staff throughout our stay. My only complaint about the room is the little corner rack in the shower to hold your stuff in. The supplied bottles of shampoo, body wash, etc are small as is standard at all places, and the problem is that there is a gap on the shower rack that allows these bottles to repeatedly slide out and drop into the floor of the shower. A more enclosed wire rack would have been a better choice....just a little frustrating after the bottles fall for the third or fourth time during your shower. Again, this is a small issue, and the only thing we had issue with at all regarding our room.
Parking is free in the parking lot, which is great, and you also have the option to valet all day and over night for a fee. The parking lot does get full at night, so if you come back late, prepare to either valet or park your vehicle around the back sides of the building. The parking lot is well lit in most areas, so this wasn't an issue for us. The bell boys/valet were very courteous and professional at all times when entering and exiting the hotel.
We also found upon arriving that they allow dogs up to a certain size to stay at the hotel as well, and have a bowl of water our front to greet them when they arrive.
The pool area was nicely kept when it comes to organizing and cleaning up throughout the day. The water was clean and well kept, but the inside edges of the pool definitely needs to be cleaned though. There is a green grime build up on the sides of the pool around the areas where the depth measurement signs are at that is very noticeable while swimming. The hot tub area was well kept, and nice and hot at night, making for a relaxing time in the evening.
We booked the hotel through our travel club, and found this to be an overall fantastic weekend getaway and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in the north Austin area. We will definitely consider staying here again should we choose to visit Austin again in the future.