My brother and I stayed at this property for 4 nights. The hotel itself is nicely designed with a atrium, restaurant, indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, and of course rooms. We booked through Priceline, so our price was great. I would not pay rack rate for this property.
Generally the hotel is in a good location, but the entry/exit can be tricky. Once you have that down it is not a bad spot. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and shopping in the Arboretum area of Austin.
Not bad, but not up to the standards of other Holiday Inns I have stayed at. One really odd fact is that the entrance of the hotel does not have automatic or double doors. This is not really a problem, but I have not stayed in a hotel without a sliding main entrance door (or revolving door) for over 10 years. For a motel 6 that would be fine, but this is a supposedly renovated Holiday Inn.
Very comfortable bed, desk, TV, alarm/clock, etc. The bathroom was OK, it could use a remodel though. The tile is a bit dated and the hot water took forever (if at all) to get hot. It was very clean though. I found the AC loud, it woke me up almost every time it came on...but it did work well.
Plenty of on site parking.
Interesting indoor/outdoor pool with a swim through to get outside. The pool was closed until our last day, but it was nice. There is also an indoor hot tub.
Decent for a hotel gym. Treadmill, bicycle, and a multi-weight/exercise machine. There were also TWO free weights....a 10LB and 45LB. Odd that there were only the two size weights and they are on the further extremes of size. It would be better to have one set of 20 or 25 LB weights.
Fast and free.
Plenty of channels and they all worked great.
Overall this is a nice hotel and if you get a deal it is good. I would not pay the rack rate though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the scenic hills of Austin, and located near some of Austin's greatest shopping and attractions - luxury and convenience await you at the Holiday Inn Hotel Northwest Plaza / Arboretum Area. Located in the Austin Arboretum Area at the intersection of MoPac (Loop 1) at Hwy. 183 (Research Blvd.) Northwest Austin's choice for full service accommodations. Our Garden Atrium atmosphere affords each visitor the opportunity to relax, unwind and allow our service-oriented staff to take care of your every need. Enjoy our recently renewed hotel & guest rooms and flexible meeting space. Experience the difference of our award winning service in either The Park Restaurant or Legend's Sports Bar and Grill which features over 30 TVs, pool and more. Our resort-style indoor/outdoor heated pool, hot tub, 24 hour fitness center offer a great way to unwind and relax. Whether you are here for a business trip or just spending quality time with the family we'll have everything you need to make it an enjoyable stay. For your convenience, we offer a business center that is available at your leisure 24 hours a day and express video checkout. The building is equipped with HSIA access in all guest rooms and complimentary WiFi access in the public spaces. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Austin Nw Plaza/Arboretum Hotel Austin
- Holiday Inn Arboretum
- Austin Holiday Inn