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“SXSW Visit” 3 of 5 stars
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La Quinta Inn Austin Oltorf
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1603 E Oltorf Blvd, Austin, TX 78741 (South Austin)   |  
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Ranked #146 of 191 Hotels in Austin
New York, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“SXSW Visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The hotel room was mostly clean, and fairly basic. A lot of the amenities of other nearby hotels were missing, such as a real area to eat the complimentary breakfast. It was just some tables setup in the 'lobby'

The toilet in the bathroom tended to run, and the noise from the PA system outside to scare away the homeless woke me up once or twice one night.

The whole establishment needs a refresh, and other hotels in area were not that much more expensive.

This is not my first choice of a stay when I come back next year, although it was close to the convention center

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Stayed there a few nights ago, drove to Austin last minute trip. The motel's parking wasn't full so we figured there was plenty of rooms available. Parked got a room, they only had smoking, big mistake, but was tired and needed a place to rest my eyes. Big mistake... Carpet very dirty, stains all over the room, not just in the entrance. Paint in the room was horrible..Beds were old and crappy. they made so much noise. Bathroom was dirty. Air condition wasn't working properly. We finally got to bed and we could hear the people next door snoring. talk about paper thin walls.. By the time it was getting later in the evening someone parked in front of our door and I imagine was hard of hearing because their radio was so loud it almost peeled the remaining paint off the walls. Then to top it off there was 2 guys outside our door talking so loud that they thought they were out at a bar. They were hard of hearing as well. Dumb people, no respect for anyone it was close to 1 in the morning. We called the front desk but was told there was no security to handle loud people in the parking lot. Will never stay there again. Not worth the money...

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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suburban Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Traveled on business to this hotel recently. Sweet Texas shaped waffles at the continental breakfast were adorable. Beds EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE. Bathroom & Shower could use updating, but working and this is enough. Not sure I'd stay here again without a vehicle (wooo, some long walks were had by all) but it is walking distance to a starbucks. The pool was nice and the plantings on the facility were quite lovely. Irked that when we asked for more towels the front desk staff was not accomodating and sort of gave us the brush-off. I know they were booked to capacity for southby (sxsw) but it seems to me that for $250 a night (or whatever) if I ask for something, you should be willing to provide it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

The staff was friendly and helpful and location quite convenient. However, the rooms are substandard and the clientele quite shady. If it weren't for my girlfriend's corporate discount, we would stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hideaway, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We couldn't be more satisfied with the accomadations for both us and our pet. Outside doesn't look that great, but it is what is inside that counts. The staff was very accommadating and friendly. Don't judge a book by it's cover. There is not much to do about age and location, but they do make the most of it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn Austin Oltorf

Address: 1603 E Oltorf Blvd, Austin, TX 78741
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > South Austin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #146 of 191 Hotels in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — La Quinta Inn Austin Oltorf 2*
Number of rooms: 132
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