We've stayed at the Super 8 Hotel Austin Airport South every December for the last three years. The first year, we were trying a new place because we could no longer stand staying at the Austin Hotel where other friends stayed for the same event. I was extremely hesitant because I have had not great experiences with the national value chains like Super 8 and Motel 6 but we got a great price and there were some good reviews so I agreed to take a chance.
Unless things change drastically, we are never staying anywhere else but here when we go to Austin.
The price is very reasonable, especially if you book through one of the major booking sites. It's the service that you stay for though. Sure it's a big chain, but it's run by franchisee's and that makes all the difference. The family that runs this Super 8 is absolutely dedicated to what they do and it shows. I would love to see what they could do with a four star hotel.
Everything is kept pristinely clean in our experience. When you come in you are greeted in a friendly manner and given a bag of treats (water, chips, candy bar, etc) which is a nice thing especially after getting off a plane where they no longer give you anything at all. In the lobby there are comfortable massage chairs, a Wii for the kids and a shoe shine machine. The rooms are nice enough, kept very clean and comfortable and with more than the usual number of pillows, but it is a chain place and they're not anything to write home about. However, there's a teddy bear on the bed with a note that tells you about the Pillow Bar, where you can get one free 'special' pillow for your room such as a buckwheat husk, ipod compatible, or memory foam style. The rooms also come with a lap desk, which is a nice added convenience.
Every time we've checked in, we've been called within ten minutes of getting to our room to ask if everything was up to snuff and if we needed anything.
We've never had an issue with loud neighbors or any sort of noise.
Every evening from 7 to 9 p.m. there's a dessert bar with cookies, brownies, milk, coffee etc. that you can take advantage of. The breakfast bar is really good, with more than just the standard continental, including fresh make them yourself waffles in the shape of Texas. Everything is kept neat and replenished.
At the front desk they also have DVD rentals, and you get one free with your room. They also have any number of little necessities that you might have forgotten that they sell, and not at an exorbitant mark up like other hotel convenience stores. The desk staff is always willing to help. On our last trip here I accidentally left my iPod charging cord at home and they were willing to call their daughter and ask her to bring in hers to let me use.
Negatives: There's no pool, which doesn't matter to us for our purposes but it makes it not as great a place for family vacations. Also, due to the location you really do have to rent or have a car if you're doing anything but staying overnight before flying out as the location is not within walking distance of anything other than a Jack in the Box and a Wendy's.
- 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