I stayed here for a week to look for an apartment for a move in September. I had originally booked a different property due to the fact the pricing was much better, but after some research on this site, I thought Super 8 would be a better choice (about 300 bucks higher than the other property).
I liked the location since it wasn't right off of I-35, there wasn't much road noise. When we first arrived, I was promptly checked in and was given a small "goodie" bag with a water and some snacks. I had booked a king suite since it was only 7 bucks more per night than the standard room. The room was very nice and looked like it was kept up well. In fact the whole property was well taken care of and very clean. Our room was a standard suite. It had a couch, coffee table, work desk, mini fridge, microwave, a 52 inch tv (it wasn't of great quality but it beats most tvs in hotel rooms), and probably the nicest bed I have stayed in at a hotel. The breakfast was decent..........Texas shaped waffles, coffee, fruit, bacon, yogurt, eggs (both hard boiled and scrambled), toast, juice, pastries, and numerous cereals. At night they have free dessert with cookies and cake. The staff for the most part was great.
This is a great place but there are a few of things I didn't like....the main thing was the shower, the water pressure wasn't that great and sometimes the drain wouldn't stay up so after showering sometimes we had to lift up the drain to let the shower water drain, not a big deal but it was annoying......... Also they didn't have a pool. Again, not a huge deal, but it was over 100 while we were there, it would have been nice to take a swim............ Another issue I had was the business center, it was only open til 10pm and if you stay there past 10, they will let you know it. In my opinion 10pm is too early to close a business center at a hotel............. My next issue was the hairdryer, when used at full strength it would spark on the inside.......Parking was only an issue one night in which case we had to park at Jack in The Box next door. The staff in this case wasn't helpful, they just said to park at Jack in the Box, but they never guaranteed 100% that we wouldn't get towed (luckily we didn't).
Great place minus the few issues I had. Will stay here again if I need to be near South Austin. Great deal for $$$.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Close to Convention Center, Sixth Street, University of Texas at Austin and Town Lake Super 8 Austin Airport, South hotel offers convenience to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and downtown Austin attractions. Situated off Interstate 35 and Highway 71, our Austin hotel is minutes from the vibrant arts and music scene on 6th Street. Rely on our non-smoking, Austin, TX hotel for value. Take advantage of conveniences like free Wi-Fi Internet access, well-lit free parking and guest laundry facilities. Our gym makes it easy to squeeze a workout into your busy day, and we offer a sauna if you need to unwind. Begin each morning with free SuperStart continental breakfast with bacon and waffles. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. Super 8 Austin / Airport South hotel offers convenience to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and downtown Austin attractions. Situated off Interstate 35 and Highway 71, our Austin hotel is minutes from the vibrant arts and music scene on 6th Street. Rely on our non-smoking, Austin, TX hotel for value. Take advantage of conveniences like free Wi-Fi Internet access, well-lit free parking and guest laundry facilities. Our gym makes it easy to squeeze a workout into your busy day, and we offer a sauna if you need to unwind. Begin each morning with free SuperStart continental breakfast with bacon and waffles. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. LOCAL ATTRACTIONSOur Austin hotel is convenient to downtown Austin entertainment and attractions. Take a walk around Lady Bird Lake and check out Zilker Botanical Garden along the way. For live music, head to the venues of 6th Street and the Warehouse District, or catch a performance at Austin City Limits. If a campus visit is in your plans, University of Texas is close to our hotel, and major events and conferences at Austin Convention Center are also nearby. Explore Capitol Visitors Center, hike along Town Lake or bring your family to Austin Childrens Museum.DINING OPTIONSSeveral restaurants are within easy reach of our Austin, TX hotel. Try fried catfish or oysters at Catfish Parlour or Mexican food at El Meson. Other choices include 888 Pan Asian and Threadgills Home Cooking. TRANSPORTATION SERVICESReach your terminal in minutes with free shuttle service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Our friendly staff can provide you with details. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Super 8 Austin Airport, South Hotel Austin
- Super 8 Hotel Austin
- Super Eight Austin
- Austin Super 8
- Austin Super Eight