Its hard to review this place, so I'll start with the good:
The staff was extremely helpful and nice - from the staff at the front desk who were delightful to talk with, to the bartenders who were generous and friendly. The service was great. The pool area is on the 6th floor and has a nice view of the river, and they provide towels for you at the entrance to the pool. The location was great - it was on the edge of downtown, walking distance from one bar/restaurant area and just a few more blocks to 6th Street and the South Congress district.
It is an old hotel, so the rooms are small and odd shaped. The bathrooms are tiny, and the elevators were scary - they creeked and screeched all the way up to our floor. The Beds were not very big either. For a family of 4 (two adults and to small girls) we felt very cramped in this hotel, whereas other hotels we've been much more comfortable.
Overall, if location, price and service are more important than a comfortable room, then this is a good place to stay. However, it is a hotel, so it seems like the rooms need a little more care.
I will say that someone earlier complained about having a room by the elevators - we were right across from the elevator and never had a problem with elevator traffic noise while in our room.
- 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