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Review of InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

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InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
Ranked #13 of 200 Hotels in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Five Star Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

My husband and have stayed in many wonderful hotels in Austin. The Intercontinental tends to be the one we most often come back to. It is a beautiful facility, always clean and comfortable, an extremely convenient location and candidly a great value (the up grade that allows the use of the "club international" is worth every penny.

I am writing this review because during our most recent visit I was very aware of the outstanding service. From the valet to the front desk to the house keeper we have been treated with kindness and efficiency. We are in town for a business convention and the hotel is at full occupancy yet the service has not suffered. I would like to mention especially, Veronica who works in the club and lounge. I witness her serving over 20 tables this morning while guests flew in for a quick breakfast before the start of their meetings. She handled the on slot with grace and was still able to offer "extras" such as a cappuccino for the road. Truly above and beyond. We all know that a hotel can have a nice environment but if the service is not there it will not be an enjoyable stay. This hotel gets high stars in both categories.

Room Tip: We have never had an issue with noise from busy 6th Street but we have always been on the 7th floor...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
We are delighted that you love our hotel! Your comments are most appreciated, and I will make sure to share not only with Veronica but with her manager as well. We feel so grateful to have her as well as every other associate who make up this wonderful property. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts, and we look forward to the next time you are in Austin, whether business or pleasure! Take care and thank you for your business.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

I love the fact that this hotel is in the heart of Austin. Its walking distance to everything music , restaurants , people watching etc. I love the ambiance of this old hotel that has been remodeled very nicely. We had a room facing Congress, there was never any issues of noise here from the street. We had one issue one night when a huge party erupted next door at 2 am but security took care of it immediately. The room was very large and comfortable, we had large bedroom area , separate from the sitting area which also had bar/counter area. Every day in the afternoon you could go down and have complimentary wine , champagne ,beer and appetizer's. Also delicious breakfasts in the Intercontinental hotel or you can choose their continental breakfasts as part of your hotel package.
They also have a great restaurant in the hotel called the Roaring Fork . Upstairs there is a bar and fantastic wrap around balcony for some cocktails. All of the staff were so gracious and fun, to name a few that i dealt with ,were Marissa, Jackie, Vivianna and Thomas . Loved the atmosphere and would return. This is such a great city, so colorful ,fun and it comes alive at night. Also check out the Driscoll hotel for its history. Then walk to the Texas state capitol ,this is a cool place to take a tour and and sit in one of their session's.

Room Tip: We didn't have a noise issue and we were facing congress, but others have said if you were on th...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank luvmyaz
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
It sounds like your trip to Austin was perfect! Lots of fun and interesting venues within walking distance of the InterContinental; I am so pleased you were able to take advantage of them. Thank you for such a detailed survey, hitting on so many areas of the hotel. We are most grateful for your kind words, and for your loyalty. Take care.
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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

I booked a club room for a weekend stay. Upon arrival the desk clerk offered a suite upgrade for a small addition, which I accepted. I was concerned about room noise coming from the rowdy 6th St. area but this wasn't an issue at all. The windows seem to be triple pane and the room was quiet. We enjoyed a view of the Capitol and of Congress Avenue. The club room, which is accessible from behind the receptionist, was very convenient. In the mornings, breakfast for all hotel guests is served in the club room, but in the afternoon and evening it becomes a quiet refuge. The suite was pleasant and comfortable. Only complaint would be the shower/tub combo as opposed to a nicer shower, but the shower fittings were good quality. I'd definitely book here again. Very well run hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest! I'm so glad you were able to experience the upgraded room with the fantastic view of the Capital. It's especially beautiful at night. Hope to have you back again very soon. In the meantime, have a wonderful remainder of the summer!
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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Fantastic hotel. Upgraded to suite. Really nice room. Well laid out. Very user friendly had plugs bedside to charge phones etc. Also had a really cool master control handheld bedside to control lights temp and tv. Tv had Direct Tv and a guide like at home not the usual lodge net unfriendly system. At turn down time they lay out robe slippers and fill the ice bucket. All on all really nice hotel with fantastic service

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mpatch
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking time to share comments from your recent stay! Testimonials, referrals and reviews are the most sincere compliments that you can offer us, and we truly appreciate them. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Vancouver
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98 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

I stayed here for one night on a recent trip to Houston. This hotel is an absolute gem in the heart of downtown Austin. It looked a little old in the photos I viewed online prior to arrival but in real life, I was delighted to see that everything felt high quality, elegant, clean and not at all dated. Our room was spacious. I loved the amenities, the large marble bathroom and especially the vanity (complete with makeup bench and a variety of mirrors!) Complimentary coffee in the morning and fruit water the rest of the day was an added touch. Free wifi was available in the lobby and it would have been great if it was available free in the room but that would be my only minor qualm.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
What a wonderful compliment, thank you! On behalf of the entire staff of the InterContinental, we are grateful that we met your expectations, and hope we are able to welcome you back in the very near future. Thank you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

The InterContinental is a great hotel, great value. The room was really pretty, very clean (and I'm picky about this - especially the bathrooms), albeit a little small. They just did a big renovation in early 2013, and it feels fresh, even though it's an older building. Great location - It's right near 6th street, the state capital, warehouse district.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sarah H
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
We are so proud of our newly-renovated product, and are particularly pleased that our guests love it as well! Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to share your experience, and thank you too for your loyalty to InterContinental and IHG! Take care.
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

I have been staying at this hotel for about 10 years when I travel to Austin. The staff goes out of its way to make my stays memorable. Hotel has recently been renovated and the rooms are warm and welcoming, as well as functional. Sometimes the rates can be a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. The downtown location is great with easy access to all things one comes to Austin for.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mehrlich
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StepheFAustinHotel, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thank you for you continued patronage. Over the past 10 years, you have been through a lot with us, including renovation! Your very kind comments are priceless, thank you.
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Property: InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
Address: 701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-3216
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Austin
#5 Luxury Hotel in Austin
#8 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#15 Family Hotel in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — InterContinental Stephen F. Austin 4*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Keeping it weird in style ever since we opened in 1924, thanks to the people of Austin who funded our construction! When we opened we were the tallest building in Austin at 10 stories tall. We have gotten a little taller, 15 stories currently, but the city has grown up around us over the years making us a hidden gem in the heart of downtown. We are located 1 block from 6th street, 3 blocks from the Capitol and walking distance to all the activities that make Austin the amazing city that it is. If you are looking for the true experience of Texas and Austin book a room with us. ... more   less 
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