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Habitat Suites Hotel
Ranked #54 of 203 Hotels in Austin
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Moneta, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Highly recommend”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here with girlfriends for a weekend. The hotel is very nice, needs a little updating, but very clean. Breakfast buffet, which was included, was very nice. Lots of hot and cold food, and excellent wait staff. Happy hour is very nice, with limited snacks, and a three drink minimum! The front desk was excellent, and even provided us with complimentary wine openers when we realized we forgot to bring one. Very reasonable, and they even divided up the bill seven ways, so we could all pay for our share on our own credit card. They are eco friendly and have many herbs available for use, if you were cooking. The rooms all had stove, refrigerator. Would definitely stay here again.

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Cypress, Texas
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stayed here on the recommendation of a friend's husband. The grounds are well cared for with lovely plants and trees. Happy hours drinks and snacks are a nice and welcome touch. Breakfast is really some of the best I've had as far as free breakfast goes. But, when breakfast is very busy, they can run out of seating, food and plates/napkins/silverware/glasses. They do their best to keep up. The clean-up staff can be a little over-eager to clear tables (lost my plate a couple of times when going for a drink refill!).

Front desk and cleaning crews are very friendly and helpful.

The rooms are very clean but dated with some signs of wear and tear. The kitchen is great for when you just want to eat in. Noisiest dishwasher ever, though. Wifi works great.

My only other issue was being awoken 2 out of 3 nights by people clomping up the stairs at 3 am in heels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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College Station, Texas
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Front desk was friendly. Rooms were old but fairly clean. Decent price. Breakfast was excellent. When we checked in our keys would not open the door and we had to wait about three hours for the maintenance person to repair. When making the reservation we asked for a baby bed. The morning we were to check in I checked with the front desk to make sure there was a baby bed and was told there would be. When we arrived and checked in we were told that there were no baby beds available - first come first served. If we had been told that earlier we could have made other arrangements (brought a pack n play, made reservations elsewhere) but by the time they told us it was too late. Very disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I really like the concept of a hotel based on green/sustainability principles that is still comfortable and welcoming. Location was good - the haunted house in the mall parking lot across the street was a bit loud, but that's a seasonal thing. Staff was great, rooms were outfitted with a somewhat retro look (fauxhogany!), comfortable beds, fantastic hot breakfast! The only complaint I had was that the upstairs bedroom (3rd floor) had ants everywhere. Maintenance had gone home (at 4:30pm on a Sunday) so no ant spray available. Had to get to a wedding so we couldn't press the issue - luckily the ants had apparently gone to bed by the time we got back to the hotel; they were still there but not in a mass drove. I'll try it again - it's worth another shot.

  • Stayed October 2012
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dallas, texas
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2012

A good place to stay if you don't need to stay in downtown or near the University, but it's really not all that far away to drive there anyway. Our stay in this apt-like hotel was pleasant. It was clean, and the happy hour and breakfast was enjoyable. The furnishings are a little dated, but not a big deal. It would be great if they could have an exercise facility. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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San Francisco, CA
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

I stayed at the habitat suites this past week for one night. The concept is good; they have taken an old apartment complex and turned it into suite-based hotel accomodation. The suites themselves are very good. There is a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, etc. The bedroom is large, with a reasonable bathroom, etc. The rooms are somewhat dated, and the furnishings aren't fancy, but the overall setup is clean and functional.

Complimentary breakfast is provided, and there is a good wireless network with acceptable connection speeds.

The only disadvantage of the hotel is the location. It is located at the edge of a run-down mall, and is right next to a strip club. While this doesn't seem to have any impact on the hotel property itself, it certainly doesn't make for the greatest location.

Overall, however, given the relatively low price, I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Sunrise, FL
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Nice wooded area. Room was more like a small one bedroom apartment with King bed in bedroom with a door to shut for privacy from the living room. Full apartment sized kitchen. A little dated with small TVs but generally a great experience, very quiet. 15 mins to UT campus, Capital, downtown and 6th street. Would certainly come again!

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Property: Habitat Suites Hotel
Address: 500 E Highland Mall Blvd, Austin, TX 78752-3722
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#37 Family Hotel in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Habitat Suites Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Habitat Suites is a relaxed green oasis in North Central Austin. We are a locally-owned independent hotel with a focus on spacious suites, organic edible gardens and an unrelenting dedication to guest comfort and green energy practices. ... more   less 
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