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Holiday Inn Express Austin North Central
Ranked #123 of 201 Hotels in Austin
Hudson, Ohio
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3 reviews
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“Great value, superior beds”
Reviewed March 23, 2008

Stayed here during the South-by-Southwest concert event when every other hotel was practically doubling their rates. Very professional staff, high quality beds, and a hot complimentary breakfast that included eggs, sausage, bacon, hot cinnamon roles in addition to the regular breakfast fare. What more could you ask for? Little extras that made you feel like you were staying at a 5 star hotel included complimentary cookies at the front desk, and elliptical trainers in the fitness center, free wireless internet, plus they provide a computer in lobby for guests without laptops. They also provide extra throws at the bottom of each bed. Nice touch. HBO plus extended cable TV in rooms. The lobby and the guestroom itself had an air of simple elegance. Nice view from the 18th floor bar & grill. Stayed here 3 nights, felt like I really found a gem just a few minutes from downtown Austin. I have traveled around the globe and it is rare to find a hotel of this quality at such a discounted rate compared to the competition.

  • Liked — Extremely comfortable beds
  • Disliked — the pool
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank nakine
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neatfreak08
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Reviewed January 23, 2008

Felt just like home! Spacious rooms (suites) with nice sized sofa, chair, large flat-screen television, mini-fridge and microwave! Nicely decorated with touches of home.
Located right off I-35, so traffic can be heard but not enough to disturb your night's rest ..... mostly thanks to the comfortable beds.
Great stay for the money!

  • Liked — spacious suites
  • Disliked — air condition units need updating
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2006

We stayed here for two nights during Austin City Limits. The hotel is only 10 or 15 minutes drive from downtown Austin and despite being located by I-35 it seemed quite quiet. The room was a good size, clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. If you can't find anything downtown then this is a perfectly good alternative.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2006

When travelling in the US, I frequently stay in Holiday Inn Express. I find them uniformly good with occasional nice personal touches and the one in Austin is no exception. Not really suitable if you want to sample the downtown nightlife as it's a little way ut of town - and a little noisy next to the highway - but the place is clean, comfortable and welcoming (the free cookies on reception help!). The swimming pool is a bit of a non-event, but there are some decent driveable restaurants nearby - the (San Francisco?) steakhouse with the girl on the swing is pretty bizarre but reasonably priced and very friendly.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
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5 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Torpoint, Cornwall, UK
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Reviewed October 17, 2005

Previously a Wingate Inn so has just been updated. Very impressed with location, rooms, staff and facilities. We stayed there for 8 days with no complaints. Only 2 concerns; the pool is too small and the complimentary breakfast is very basic but then after all it is complimentary, for what they charge for a room, I consider it remarkable value to get anything to eat at all for 'free'.
Lovely hotel, efficient young reception staff. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed July 17, 2005

The place was clean, bathroom was big. Service was good. But there is no wireless internet connection in the room. They let me use the computer in their office, but that's not really the same thing. Oh well. At any rate, it is located fairly close to the city-- so all in all, as budget hotels go, I give my full endorsement of this hotel.

FYI: they are changing their ownership to Holiday Inn Express soon. I'm unsure how this will affect the quality of the hotel, but probably not by much.

  • Stayed July 2005
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wgc
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Reviewed May 29, 2005

A very pleasant hotel. In the process of being updated.
The only downside was the small pool, and the noise from the I-35.
Good continental breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2005
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3 Thank joychild
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Austin North Central
Address: 8500 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78753-5646
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #123 of 201 Hotels in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Austin North Central 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newest addition to the North Austin area is the beautiful Holiday Inn Express Hotel conveniently located off of the IH 35 and Hwy 183. This gorgeous hotel with 101 over sized guest rooms is within 10 minutes of downtown Austin where guests can enjoy the famed 6th Street, the Texas State Capitol, the Austin Convention Center, and the UT campus. The Holiday Inn Express is 20 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom Airport. In addition, we are less than 15 miles from Lake Travis, the Bob Bullock Museum/IMAX Theater, the Austin Children s Museum, and the Frank Erwin Center. Finally, there are several shopping malls within a ten mile radius. A few of the many companies located near us include MCI, Dell Computers, Applied Materials, Apple Computers, and Samsung. The Holiday Inn Express in North Austin is perfect for the business traveler. We offer complimentary high-speed Internet (both wired and wireless) access in all of the guest rooms. All of our guest rooms have spacious working desks with ergonomic chairs, and desk phones with speaker capabilities, data port, and voice mail. Each morning guests can enjoy our complimentary Express Start Breakfast, which includes fresh, warm cinnamon rolls, Smart Roast Coffee, and many more items that will more than satisfy any guest's hunger. Above all, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel s professional staff awaits the opportunity to attend to your every need. Visit Austin, TX and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. ... more   less 
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