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“As Usual, A Great Place to stay in Austin, TX”
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W Austin
Ranked #20 of 202 Hotels in Austin
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is the 3rd time I have stayed at this hotel. In terms of location and vibrancy, it is the best hotel in Austin in my view. The internal red room bar with its Macintosh Audio gear is pretty cool. Last thing you want to do in Austin, is spend a lot of time in your room, so don't go nuts paying for a massive room.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Loved the hotel, and loved our room. I love the look, style and feel of all the W rooms. My complaint would be the bar and living room area. We first tried to sit in the living rooms and there was a group of guys in bathing suits, loud and ordering beers and no cocktail waitress to be found. So we went to the bar of the restaurant and had to listen to a loud guy in cut off shorts cursing every other word, once again not cocktail waitress, then had to hear the bartender trying to hookup with this couple after work. I love the W hotels but really standards need to apply for everyone.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Was in Austin for business. Shout out goes to Richard for his diligence and first class service in helping gather directions to meeting location. He went above and beyond. He went out of his way to hand deliver us a map on he to get where we needed to and also assisted in getting us a car for dinner. It certainly wasn't expected but very much appreciated. Also area was very nice. Service was great. Nice fireplace to sit and enjoy glass of wine. Concierge very knowledgable. In perfect area for walking around with great restaurants and shops.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Staff is super helpful and friendly. We hitched a ride in the complimentary car. Slept like a baby in the comfortable bed. Just a fabulous cool hip hotel with a great pool and live music outdoor brunch Soo fun!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

The W in austin is a great hotel - very modern and good service. Fun, cool rooms. We had the corner suite which was very nice with a separate little living room. The hotel breaths and modern/hip atmosphere. Sometime you feel like they are trying a bit too hard, as with the blue lighting everywhere. Location is good - down town Austin has become a great place over the years as the city center has rejuvenated. Close to river which great trail for running early in the morning. Plenty of coffee shops etc. My only complaint is that the price is too high. It's a great hotel but for the money (400 - 500 or more) I think you could do better else were.

Room Tip: try to get higher floor (they could not for us and it would have improved the view a lot)
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

The W - Hands down the best hotel
As you enter, the doorman greets you and opens the big clear glass door for you making you feel like a VIP
The front desk host at the W kindly greeted me and offered me an ice cold bottle of FIJI water. It was about 90* in Austin, TX. The bottle of FIJI water was fantastic and tasted like liquid ecstacy !
The rooms are amazingly clean and it looks as if HGTV designed the hotel rooms
Everything was so clean, the lighting in the room and the layout design was phenomenal
There's plenty of taxi cabs waiting outside and the doorman will get you a taxi if you need one
The bar lounge is amazing !!! The drinks are a bit pricy, but in my opinion, it's worth it
Typically, when you stay at a hotel you're on vacation or why else would you be staying at a hotel. You're on vacation, so don't hesitate to spend money staying at the W or you might as well not go on vacation if your frugal about spending money or perhaps you should stay at some cockroach motel !!! You get what you pay for !!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

After I checked out of the Driskell in disgust. I found myself at the W and what a breath of fresh air this place is after the dank air in The Driskill.

Simply; Welcoming, Wonderful rooms, Wicked pool, wow service and Weasonably priced!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Additional Information about W Austin

Address: 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-3928
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Austin
#3 Spa Hotel in Austin
#7 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#9 Luxury Hotel in Austin
#11 Business Hotel in Austin
Price Range: $210 - $534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — W Austin 4*
Number of rooms: 251
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel, located in downtown Austin, is next door to the famed Austin City Limits music venue. Our boutique hotel rooms are stylish and comfortable, we also offer over 10,000 sqft of event space. ... more   less 
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