True to the previous reviews on Trip Advisor, we found the Super 8 Motel Airport South to be just what we expected. The hotel management has done everything right: The hotel is clean and well-maintained. The staff is pleasant and accommodating. The beds are comfortable. The rooms are cozy with pretty decor.
Reservations: We had no problems with making our reservation on the hotel Web site. The lady who checked in ahead of us complained that she selected a nonsmoking room and was dismayed to find that the hotel is 100% smoke-free. The hotel rep politely explained that it has been a nonsmoking hotel and has been for over a year. I think that she booked through AAA and that site has old information unfortunately. With a small child and husband who is allergic to smoke it wasn't a problem for us. We were stopping at the hotel only for 1 night on the way to our final destination and in fact we were running late on the road. I called ahead about a late check-in plus requested a 1st floor OR near the elevator due to health-issues. When we checked in around 8:30 pm we were pleasantly surprised to learn they secured a 1st floor room, very close to the lobby. Thanks, Super 8!
Room: We found the rooms to be very nice, cozy, with seemingly new, updated decor. Warm hues of red and yellow on the bedspread and window treatments were very nice. Granite countertops in the bathroom! High ceilings with ceiling fans---both which are rare in most standard hotel rooms. Wow! Our room came with flat screen TV, VCR/DVD player, microwave, larger than average fridge, coffee maker. My husband's only complaint was that the room was smaller than average. It was tight for 2 people to fit in the bathroom at the same time. If 1 person was in the shower, the other person had to squeeze around the door and leave the bathroom for that person to get out of the shower.
Other: Breakfast was more than most standard continental hotel offering. It included bacon, eggs, Texas-shaped waffles and the usual cereal, yogurt, juices, Danish/muffins, coffee etc. Small breakfast area but nice with new TV and was clean, well attended/kept-up. The kitchen attendant was in there every 10 min to refill everything and clean up. We were impressed with the free book-swap and affordable DVD rental (current movies) in the hotel lobby. Free cookies, cake and fruit in the hotel lobby at evening-time were a nice touch.
Only problem I had with our stay is that the people in the room next door decided to take advantage of the movie rental---all night long! I woke up at 3 am to the sound of their laughing. At first I thought they were having a party. Awake in bed until maybe 6:30 or 7 am I realized the timed laughter was because they were watching a comedy of some sort. I almost knocked on their door to ask if I could join them or ask what the movie was so I could rent it myself, because I was not getting any sleep anyway! Of course, this was not the hotel's fault. There should be a handbook or something on polite hotel etiquette. Watching movies in your hotel room is fine but not from 3 - 7 am when other guests are sleeping!!
I would return to the Super 8 and recommend it to others. On my next trip I’ll have to bring earplugs in case of inconsiderate hotel guests!
- 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