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“Location, location, price” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Super 8 Austin/Dtwn/Capitol Area

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Super 8 Austin/Dtwn/Capitol Area
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1201 North I-35, I-35 and 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)   |  
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Ranked #122 of 187 Hotels in Austin
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“Location, location, price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is the only low-priced property in downtown Austin, just across I-35 but walking distance from the Texas capitol, the University, and not that far from Austin's famed nightlife; it's also and only a couple blocks from a stop for the super-cheap ($1) airport express bus. Rates are reasonable and downright cheap with a Priceline Express Deal (hint: it's likely to be one of the only 1-star hotels in Downtown Austin). As such it's better than it has to be. Rooms are a bit rundown but large enough and well-equipped, with a microwave and fridge, decent selection of cable channels, and excellent free wifi. There's a pool, and the free breakfast is above average for 1-star-type places, with yogurt and bananas supplementing the usual fare. It's not elegant, but it's a reasonable choice for cheapskates, especially ones who don't have a car.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Sketchy types hanging out in the parking lot.
Not in a good part of town.
Even though online the price is around $64, the woman behind the counter said the price was $82.
They were also unfriendly and took 10 minutes to even address us as we stood in front of the counter.
It's just not worth it, go a couple miles north to the super 8university. It's cleaner, better looking, staff is friendlier, and it's cheaper!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Super 8 Austin/Dtwn/Capitol Area

Address: 1201 North I-35, I-35 and 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > East Austin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #122 of 187 Hotels in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Austin/Dtwn/Capitol Area 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
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