I stayed here two nights. When I arrived, late in the evening, there were a slew of cars in the drive and there was only fellow handing out tickets for valet parking, but it moved smoothly enough. Check-in was a whiz and the receptionists were helpful.
I had a nice room overlooking the Frost Bank building, with a kitchenette and sitting area. Everything worked and it was spotless. The clock radio was sort of cheezy though and had poor reception.
The buffet breakfast, included in the rate, was really one of the best I've ever had -- everything from oatmeal to eggs, to waffles and patries, cereals, toast....etc. And throughout the hotel the staff was helpful and friendly.
The Champions restaurant onsite has an uninspired menu but the food was fresh and good tasting (no 'healthful' choices really). Eddie V's, a fantastic seafood restaurant, is around the corner.
Skip the valet parking and do self-parking in the garage to save $6/night. The first night I did valet parking. I called for my car so I could self park it for the next night. When I pulled into the garage, the machine that deploys tickets said 'lot full'. I called the front desk from my cell, and right away, a fellow came down to let me in, and comp'd my parking for the night for the trouble. That was really nice.
I checked out the fitness center although I didn't have time to use it...far above the norm I think. A small but long pool for indoor laps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly-renovated Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the Austin Convention Center. Guests will love this ideal location within walking distance of many of Austin’s favorites, such as the 6th St. music scene, the State Capitol, the University of Texas, The Austin Interactive and Music Festivals, and the trendy Warehouse District. The brand new lobby is highlighted by free WiFi, private media pod work stations, and the touch-screen GoBoard that highlights all the local events, weather, and traffic conditions. The renovated Guest Rooms offer the perfect balance of productivity with large work station with ergonomic chairs and relaxation with luxury bedding and flat-screen TVs with premium cable and free HBO. Try out our indoor pool and 24-hr fitness center to get your workout on the road. Onsite dining options include Champions Sports Bar featuring 24 HD TVs and 25 Draft Beers, and also the Starbucks Coffee Shop offering delicious pastries and their signature coffees. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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