I've stayed at plenty of Hampton Inns during my travels. I was hesitant about staying in this Hampton Inn because it was a refurbished hotel that use to go by a different name (and it was not that nice) and I didn't know anyone who had stayed here previously.
I don't usually stay in hotels near large university because they're usually geared for college students and don't usually offer very much in terms of amenities. I was with a group of nine business travelers and we decided to give this hotel a try because it had been opened only six weeks. Boy, were we surprised, the location was great. It was less than 1/4 mile from the University of Texas with great places to eat nearby.
The staff was great upon check-in and very professional, they were actual adults, not your typical college student working a side job to help with expenses. The staff were great throughout our stay. The hotel looked brand new and the rooms very very nice and pleasant.
This was probably the most modern Hampton Inn that I've seen. The rooms were very comfortable and very clean. The air condition units are a little tricky to use. The breakfast was excellent and FREE with a nice variety of items to pick from. Even our vegetarian travelers were happy. The only two drawbacks about this hotel was the parking ($19 per day) fees and no free WiFi in this day and age that is hard to believe, especially for a new hotel.
The rate was like $130 a day, but when you add the parking fees, you're almost paying Embassy Suite prices, but overall it was a great deal. If you stay here, you'll not regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the Austin theme when you stay with the Hampton Inn Austin hotel. Just four blocks away from the Texas State Capitol and just steps away from the University of Texas, our hotel is the prime location for your Austin, TX visit. Enjoy free breakfast and complimentary WiFi as well as a unique Austin accommodation style, complete with graffiti and a rooftop swimming pool! ... more less
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