I have stayed at this hotel many times over the last few years as an airline crew member on overnights and visiting my daughter who is in school in Austin.
The location right by the lake with its ride/running trails is perfect for getting out for some exercise. The hotel is also only about 5 blocks down from Famous 6th street. There are lots of small eateries and clubs in the mixed use neighborhood adjacent to the hotel so walking into the heart of downtown is interesting.
The hotel has a decent gym and very nice pool deck on top of the parking garage overlooking the lake. The food and drink in the bar and restaurant are good for hotel fare and the staff is always very prompt and friendly.
One last amenity worth mentioning is the segway/bike/boat rental company based in the hotel. The segway tours are a lot of fun and worth the price. The bikes are in decent condition compared to many other places I have rented and the price for bike rentals is very good. Honestly, a bike is the best way to get around the university and downtown areas of Austin during daylight and these guys make it so convenient and easy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Live Music Capital of the World!Stay at Austin s Holiday Inn Town Lake and experience the comfort of 321 guest rooms, most overlooking Austin s scenic Hike & Bike trail and Lady Bird Lake, plus 3400 sq. ft. of flexible meeting/banquet space. A 100% smoke free facility, we are centrally located on IH35 & Lady Bird Lake and offer complimentary shuttle service (based upon availability) to Austin downtown s major attractions such as Texas State Capitol, Austin Convention Center, the University of Texas, the world famous Sixth Street/Warehouse Entertainment Districts offering local favorite bands, clubs & restaurants, and Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).The Holiday Inn Town Lake captures Austin s unique flavor and atmosphere, with bike, Segway and kayak rentals in the lobby, complimentary media room offering free blockbuster movies, free Wi-Fi and complimentary garage and surface lot parking. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, our Pecan Tree Restaurant offers casual dining at affordable prices and enjoy your favorite beverage and appetizer in our Tavern Lounge and view one of our three large flat screen TVs! Re-energize in our 24 hour exercise facility and outdoor heated roof top pool, which is the perfect place in Austin to enjoy a burnt orange Austin sunset! The Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake offers lots of services but our focus is to create a memorable experience at a reasonable price. Welcome to Austin and welcome to the Holiday Inn Town Lake! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake Hotel Austin
- Austin Holiday Inn