The hotel is dated, but i am told by the front desk staff that a major refressh is slated for October-November 2012. If and when this is done this property will be much better. Even witht he dated motif and scene the hotel is situated in the middle of Austin convenient to everything. the Arboretum are is flush with eating opportunites. Within walking distance is Cheesecake factory and PF Chang's. Breakfast options include Corner bakery. the front door bellhops were courtesy and helpful. Ample parking around the building. Safe area. Target and convenience store in walking distance for supplies for those extended stays. Check in was a breeze with the friendly staff. Open and expansive with resturant in hotel along with bar.