We stayed at this hotel on a recent “Texas college road trip” primarily because of its proximity to UT Austin. Being just off the freeway, it’s extremely easy to find and get to, but is still quiet. It was our first visit and was just an overnight, but we really enjoyed it. Two favorite places: Adjacent to the lobby bar is a large work table that overlooks the Link@Sheraton area, the restaurant, and the pool and patio, which was our favorite outdoor area. Both were nice because the kids headed right for the pool while the grownups took advantage of that work table and free Wi-Fi. The bartender was awesome! He managed to whip us up lattes and decaf green tea all evening; much appreciated.
Check in was fast and simple. The desk staff seemed well versed on the hotel and surrounding area, and was able to offer good advice on walking distances, parking at the Capital, and local restaurants. Even better, they surprised me with vouchers for breakfast, which I didn't realize (and am still not sure) was included in the rate. One problem: the two rooms we booked for the family were on separate floors. The agent apologized and explained that, because they were very full, she couldn't get us adjoining rooms but did manage to get us on the same floor. Good enough for us but lesson learned: include room preferences when booking, not when checking in.
The breakfast vouchers were for the buffet plus made-to-order eggs, though they also have a breakfast menu. The buffet was more than ample: scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, potatoes, fruit, hot and cold cereals, fruit, yogurts, a variety of breads, muffins, and bagels with the works. The smoked salmon with capers was very good.
Our rooms were clean and comfortable, and overall in excellent condition. We were in an interior corner room that was large enough, but certainly not roomy. Perhaps that’s why we spent more time than usual in the public spaces which were more inviting and definitely spacious. Despite being located close to the elevators, the room was very quiet. The girls' room, a double down the hall, seemed a bit larger, and was also very quiet.
Though short, we enjoyed this stop on our trip and would certainly stay at the Sheraton at the Capital again.
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