The Omni chain of hotels offers perhaps the consistently best hotel experience among the large, upscale (but not luxury) hotel chains. This hotel is a further example of the superiority of the chain. Here is what sets the hotel apart from its competitors:
1. If you join Omni Select (for frequent travelers), which you can join at any time, you get free internet service regardless of whether you have any "points;" you just have to sign up.
2. In the mornings you get your choice of complimentary coffee, tea or juice plus, for a nominal fee, a bagel with cream cheese or similar nosh, brought to your room. You can even ask that the snack be left outside your door at an appointed time so you don't have to get up to open the door.
3. The room lighting is great. Lighting has always been my main complaint with hotel rooms in this price category. The lighting is uniformly bad in most hotel rooms offered by the chains. However, the Omni is an exception. All the lights are three-way and nicely positioned so that you can actually read a book comfortably or, in my wife's case, apply makeup without fear.
The Omni Austin is centrally located, in easy walking distance of the shopping and restaurants on 2nd Street, the Sixth Street scene, and the State Capitol.
Tip - Go see the comedy revue show, Esther's Follies. It's on Sixth Street and it is hilarious. Very clever; the performers are talented, and on top of comedy sketches and songs, the magician is great.
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