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604 East 47th Street, Austin, TX 78751 (Hyde Park)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 39 Austin B&B and Inns
Illinois
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23 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Serviceable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

It is ok, the innkeepers nice, but it is in need of repair, the wall paper in the bathroom is crinkled, the carpet was dusty in the bedroom, the bedspread old and showing its age. The breakfast was plentiful and adequate, but not elegant or creative, eggs, muffins, fruit. The company was excellent, very interesting travellers. The sleep was good once the innkeeper took away the very noisy wind chimes. It is a quiet neighborhood. The bed was comfortable, although the pillows were flat as a pancake, fortunately we had taken our own pillows. The innkeepers are making some repairs and improvements outside, but I didn't see evidence of improvements inside and they need them, at least in our bedroom. All this said, I could stay here again, but could not for more than a night, the dust and attention to detail bothered me.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Michigan
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20 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2009

The location of the B&B was very convenient to the sites in downtown Austin and quiet . We liked the neighborhood. The hostess, Barb was very helpful and friendly. There is beautiful new swimming pool in the back yard and a lovely wrap-around porch on the house. We found our room spacious, quiet and clean, but the overall feel of the house was that it was run down. A couple of the lights in the room did not work and some of the furniture needed repair. The house itself had the feel of a William Faulkner novel.
The breakfast was adequate but not extraordinary, with a lovely fruit salad, homemade bisuits and (upon request) scrambled eggs. On the whole, and having compared prices in Austin, we would consider it a good place to stay for the rate, but not outstanding.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2009

This B&B is in a 1906 historic house. It is decorated with period pictures, furniture and other items giving it a slightly dated feel. The rooms could use a little maintenance in the fit and finish department, but they are quite acceptable. The inkeeper, Barbara, is very nice and friendly. The lovely grounds contain several statues and a fountain. There is a mellow dog and two friendly cats. The B&B is located in a quiet neighborhood and not in downtown Austin, but it is only a short drive or bus ride to downtown. I enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2006

We cancelled a booking for the busy SXSW week in March 06 well in advance, (5 months) the managers admit they lost my details so without authority in Jan 06 they charged $719 to my VISA as a way of getting me to call them again from New Zealand. While they did refund the base amount there was no apology and no compensation for the $41 in foreign currency exchange and bank fees that I incurred. Except for one flat refusal they have ignored all communications regarding a full refund.
My experience is that The Strickland Arms record keeping is sloppy and unprofessional, communication is poor. You should not assume that any booking made or cancelled is going to be actioned. Be very careful about giving your credit card information to managers.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2002

I have stayed there more than once. The old house is enchanting. Its been renovated so each room has its own bathroom which is not the norm for such places. Each room also had it own private phone line and cable TV. I noticed that compared to a lot other places that the rooms are very quite.
The owners live there and are still working constucting fountains and restoring an old stone water tower that is next to the house. If you can corner them try to get Barbara to give you a tour of her leaded glass studio and James to tell you stories of the Strickand Family which has been in Texas forever

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Address: 604 East 47th Street, Austin, TX 78751
Location: United States > Texas > Austin > Hyde Park
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Ranked #16 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Austin
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Number of rooms: 5

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