The approach to the hotel is through a very nice, wooded, office park/commercial area; but once you get there, the reality sets in. The hotel faces the back of a shopping center, or something similar, & an expressway. That's what you get to look at, if you decide to use the pool area. The suite we had was roomy enough & very quiet, but there were some issues with the bathroom area: peeling wallpaper & mold on the ceiling that had been painted over but was reemerging (They should have gotten rid of it first, the last time they painted.). Saving graces for this hotel: (1) the staff -- all are great & very willing to help in any way; and (2) the breakfasts -- the cooks put a huge amount of effort into their work & it shows. On these two points, we were very pleased. The hotel is also very close to a number of major roads & front desk staff are always willing to help out with directions & a smile, especially Britteny (sp?), the Assistant General Manager.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Inn Austin Northwest/Arboretum features an ideal location just off the Mopac Expressway and apartment-style suites that are 50% larger than standard hotel rooms. This great location offers guests easy access to Austin's top destinations including 6th Street, Lake Travis, and the Domain. The pet-friendly suites are highlighted by separate living area and sleeping areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, and modern amenities including HD TVs and free WiFI. Start your day off in the brand new lobby with a free breakfast buffet offering a selection of healthy yogurts, scrambled eggs, and freshly made Belgian waffles, and unwind in the evenings with complimentary drinks and appetizers at the weekday social hour. Get in a workout in the 24-hour fitness center, maintain your active lifestyle with a game of basketball or tennis on the outdoor SportCourt, and soak in the sun in the afternoons with a relaxing swim in the outdoor pool. With a prime location and thoughtful amenities, the Residence Austin Northwest/Arboretum is among the best Arboretum hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Austin Northwest / Arboretum Hotel Austin
- Austin Residence Inn