It's funny when meeting standard requirements earn hotels great ratings. Hotels should have clean rooms and amenities that include decent restaurants. The Westin is a large hotel and it has all the standard stuff. I think the location is dull but I wasn't looking to shop at the complex where this was located. I also needed to go into downtown Austin twice and this hotel was too far from where I wanted to be.
What sets this hotel apart is its staff. The front desk personnel were friendly and efficient. They remained polite when we had reservation issues (that we caused -- not the hotel). The waitstaff in the super busy bar were hustling to serve the crowd and did a nice job. The waitstaff in the restaurant also were friendly and efficient.
The beds were really, really comfortable.
I think Westin hotels are very expensive and not really "luxury"- they locate in busy areas and manage to stay highly booked. So usually I think they are overpriced for the value received. Here, the staff made us glad to be staying there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin Austin at The Domain is located in the heart of The Domain, one of the premier locations in North Austin, featuring upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment. Downtown Austin is also just 15 minutes away, where travelers love the excitement of 6th Street where you can explore the best live music, great restaurants, and sophisticated shopping. This hotel also boasts a wide range of amenities inlcuding Spa Réveil, a resort-style Outdoor Pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Guest rooms are highlighted by luxury bedding, large LCD TVs, and select rooms with stunning Austin views. The Westin at the Domain offers a premier location with luxurious amenities making it one of the best Austin, TX hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Austin At The Domain Hotel Austin