Everything about this hotel (with the exception of the cookies) was just "meh." We chose the hotel because my coworker and I were here on business and are both Hilton Honors club members. The service was good and the rooms were clean, but there was nothing fantastic about this property. The view from my room (of which I'm including a photo) was of a cemetery...not awesome. If I had stay somewhere else in the hotel I would've gotten to choose between a view of I-35 or the Denny's parking lot. At least the cemetery was quiet. (No zombie attacks are part of the reason I rated this hotel so high.) Additionally, there were things about the room that seemed just off: a very musty smell, flat sheets being used as fitted, lighting in the bathroom so dim it makes candlelit dinners seem as bright as the second coming, etc. As far as the "pros": despite the view the location is decent for school visits and game days because it's both near the highway and not too far from the university (still would need to drive/cab unless you just love a good long walk), there is a Denny's next door if you like Denny's, the toiletries are high end (Crabtree and Evelyn...fancy) and then of course, there are the cookies, which constantly taunt you, beckoning you to walk down stairs (leave your pride in your room) and ask for just one more.
Overall, I would say at the rate we got the room we actually got a deal, but I would not pay much more to stay here, especially if I was just coming down to party on 6th street (too far to walk, and you shouldn't drink and drive!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin - University Area provides homelike warmth, less than a mile from downtown Austin. Our hotel is across the street from the University of Texas and the Frank Erwin Center. The most centrally located hotel in Austin, we're only four blocks from the Texas State Capitol and within easy reach of many Austin attractions, including Austin's famed 6th Street. ... more less
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