I was in town for some seminars at the University of Texas (Austin) Professional Development Center. Other properties are closer, but I like the Arboretum area. This Residence Inn is co-located with a Marriott Courtyard. They are both tucked in an out-of-the way area and not highly visible (but are very quiet). They both have quick access to either Mo-Pac or Research Blvd. The Residence Inn itself is very nice. The Front Desk staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. The property is well kept and also very quiet. The breakfast meals were pretty standard, but the Monday through Thursday Manager events were better than average. The meals were more unique and the dining area was always well maintained. If you wish to dine out, the Arboretum area has changed as the Domain has expanded, but Baby A's, Cheesecake Factory, North-By-Northwest and other restaurants are nearby. Of course, there is a wide selection of the trendiest restaurants and shops at the still not far away Domain. I have previously stayed at the nearby full-service Renaissance Arboretum (with a nice Concierge Lounge and free room Wi-Fi for Platinum members), but I like the larger rooms, easy in-out access, close parking, and quietness at this well-managed Residence Inn.
- 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