Location, location, location, but only one out of the three was to our advantage on this our first business trip to Austin. The people were very helpful. They brought me a light bulb that they forgot to replace. They also gave us a spare blanket that was of good quality. We had our small dog for which they only ask a $25.00 pet charge. What they called a dog walk was just the thin strip of their trashy property border. I had to fight a discarded chicken bone someone had tossed out of his mouth. As far as continental breakfast was concerned, it was average. Being a vegetarian I found little that was nourishing for my taste.
The quality of the place also did not meet our standards. Besides the missing bedside light bulb the tub did not work; you could only take a shower. The towel racks were practically hanging of the wall and if the towels were of good quality the weight would have brought them down. The tub’s Jacuzzi was not working. They said they disabled them long ago. There was a hole in the wall where the cable for the TV comes out. No face plate. That kind of tackiness describes what they think is worth a couple of hundred if you book on the weekend. Fortunately we came during the week and the rate was $58.49 plus taxes. That kind of place is what I used to pay $29.00 for not that many years ago.
Exiting the hotel was horrible during certain rush hour times because of the divider so no left turn to our destination was possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located with easy access to U.S. Highway 183, Interstate 35, and Loops 1 and 360, the Econo Lodge® hotel in Austin is near the area's most popular Texas attractions, including: University of Texas at Austin Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Frank Center Erwin multipurpose venue Austin Convention Center Circuit of the Americas The Texas Capitol building, J. J. Pickle Research Campus, Zilker Metropolitan Park, Arboretum shopping center and Northcross Mall are in the Austin area near the hotel. Capital MetroRail, with a station less than two blocks from the Econo Lodge, offers convenient access to downtown Austin. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy visiting Town Lake, Lake Travis and Mount Bonnell. Additional nearby points of interest include: 6th Street entertainment and shopping district Travis County Exposition Center Norris Conference Centers Austin's Moonlight Towers Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum Austin, The Live Music Capital of the World, hosts many events, including South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits. Austin also hosts the Formula One United States Grand Prix, MotoGP and Summer X Games. Enjoy our many amenities: Free deluxe continental breakfast Free high-speed Internet access Free coffee Newsstand Copy and fax services All rooms have hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators. This pet-friendly hotel welcomes pets with a stay fee. This Econo Lodge supports green hotel practices. Whether traveling to the Austin area for business or pleasure, enjoy the great service and amenities at the Econo Lodge hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Austin
- Austin Econo Lodge