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Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Ranked #10 of 200 Hotels in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fairfax VA
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116 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“An outstanding place to hold a meeting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2010

I hosted a week-long series of meetings for over 200 attendees. The service was beyond impeccable - I heard numerous compliments for both large and small ways the staff made us comfortable. I worked with dozens of staff people, and they were uniformly helpful and cheerful - not once did I hear "no we can't do that". Additionally, the food from banquet services was far better than other hotels I've used.

As an example, on Wednesday afternoon I asked if we could have Thursday lunch on the lawn instead of the dining room, since the daytime temperature was nice. Not only did they make the switch without a complaint, but no additional charge (unlike other hotels), and they even gave me an opportunity an hour before to change my mind back when the wind kicked up.

One member of my group forgot the charger for his laptop. He went to the concierge desk which lent him a replacement (free!) that fit his model - most hotels wouldn't have had a stock, and even if they did would have charged for it. That made a big impression!

Location is very nice, on the lake, with great hiking and biking trails just outside the door. (And the hotel rents bikes, which are in good condition.) It's just a few blocks walk to the music and dining areas.

Yes, it's not quite as luxurious as other Four Seasons hotels. But having the outstanding service was far more important than a huge hotel room.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dallas
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116 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2010

The Four Seasons over Thanksgiving weekend was just excellent. The hotel was full, and the staff tested to the maximum by football families, reunions and a wedding. They were great. The hotel has been renovated over the years, but things like the modestly sized bathrooms can not be changed. However, everything is of highest quality (they're not using this quality of marble or fixtures in the newer Four Seasons, or anywhere else for example), and the service is head and shoulders above everything else in Austin, if not the entire state.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jeff3545
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Camas, Washington
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260 reviews
111 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 920 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2010

This property has the excellent service one expects of a "Four Seasons" but the 5 star experience stops there. Very average rooms, tiny pool and the location, well, lets just say it looks a lot better on the website. All in all I can't say I would stay here again, it is not worth the difference in price from one of the chain business hotels in town. Of course, if you get a price.....

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank A M
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2010

All of the staff went above and beyond to help make the wedding a success. They were always helpful and thoughtful, taking care of everything from cars to steaming the tuxes and wedding dress. Even putting the top of the wedding cake in the freezer after the party.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MaxHouston_Tx
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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129 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2010

We stayed in Austin for 3 nights at the Four Seasons and had a wonderful stay. The hotel is in a perfect location, right on Lady Bird Lake easy walking distance to the capitol, South Congress Street, and a little more of a hike to the University of Texas campus. Lots of restaurant choices nearby. We ate at a fabulous Italian restaurant Vespaio's all the food excellent and the waiter we had was one of the best! Other restaurants Lambert's, Guario's and Eddie V's were good but not at the top of the chart. Did have a better than expected meal at the Oasis on Lake Travis -- good garden burger, chicken wrap and soup and taco.
The Laby Bird wildlife center is worth the trip and the bat tour is a must do -- go on a boat and get the whole story and tour of the lake.
Only hotel negative is having to pay for internet!! Why is that for a $99 hotel you can get free wireless and a hotel in high $200's you pay?!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Traveler CT
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nyc
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63 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2010

Boxy rooms are a tad small and generic compared to more luxe members of the chain. Service was excellent. The location is so-so; a longish walk through a variety of office complexes in order to find the heart of the city. Probably the best in town, but a few shades beneath the finer U.S. Four Seasons hotels.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Dangank
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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2010

We got a high level lake view room with one king bed. Room was clean and quiet. Free newspaper and shoe polish. My husband loved that. Decoration is good. Location is the best. Just walking distance to the famous bar street. But those bars are more for teenagers from our views. Lake view is very nice. I love it. However, compared with other four seasons we've stayed, this one is just so so.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Address: 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701-4082
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Austin
#3 Business Hotel in Austin
#4 Luxury Hotel in Austin
#8 Family Hotel in Austin
#10 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#13 Green Hotel in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Hotel Austin 5*
Number of rooms: 291
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Four Seasons Hotel Austin, luxurious accommodations and superb amenities are underlined by gracious Texas hospitality and five-star service. Centrally located in the heart of downtown Austin, perched on the shores of Lady Bird Lake and surrounded by lush gardens, the resort-like Hotel provides a convenient base for those looking to experience all the city has to offer, from upscale shopping on 2nd Street and dining on South Congress to sightseeing and outdoor pursuits on the adjacent Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail. A combination of comfort and elegance, the Hotel's 291 guest rooms - including 28 suites - offer views of either the lake or Austin's vibrant downtown cityscape. Services such as twice-daily housekeeping, in-room dining, dry cleaning and laundry and a 24-hour Concierge ensure guests enjoy a stress-free and productive stay. Diners savor prime steaks, fresh seafood and a world-class wine list in TRIO, the Hotel's award-winning modern steakhouse, featuring a chic dining room as well as unparalleled al fresco dining on the restaurant's lakeview terrace. Known locally as "Austin's Living Room," the Lobby Lounge offers guests a convenient spot to gather with friends for beer, wine, signature cocktails and light fare, or a post-dinner nightcap complete with live music, which is offered several nights a week. Guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation can spend the day in the outdoor saltwater pool, working out in the 24-hour Fitness Center or relaxing with a soothing massage, body treatment or facial in The Spa. ... more   less 
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