We stayed here for a weekend on a football trip -- not to the University of Texas ironically, but to Texas A&M about 2 hours away in College Station. This is pretty much the standard Sheraton -- maybe a little nicer as it has been recently renovated, and the lobby area has a Westin-like feel.
I am platinum with Starwood, so we were place on a Club floor, and had access to the Club Lounge (platinum and maybe gold access) on the 15th floor. That was a nice touch. Some Starwood clubs close on the weekends. This one had an excellent continental breakfast, free local newspapers and even some nice treats at night. The room itself had a great view, but was smallish. Austin is pretty hot even in late September, and the AC, while it worked, never got quite as cool as you would like. We could have asked to switch to another room, but didn't -- not sure if it was better at other rooms or maybe just the way Austin is.
Valet parking can be a mess at a lot of hotels, and I would have to say that the Sheraton folks did a good job of keeping cars pulled up and parked pretty quickly. It is worth noting the hotel is right next to the University of Texas. You can walk to the football stadium from the Sheraton -- a bit of a hike, but you aren't going to get to park much closer to the stadium in any event. All in all, this was a pretty good version of what you expect from a Sheraton -- not the best, but far from the worst. If you like Sheratons (which I do) you'll likely like this one too.
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