Previously, I have stayed at the conjoined property and the location is clearly unchanged. My review addressed the convenient location a mere two blocks off of the active 6th Street. The downside seems to be that the mere 100 foot closer proximity to the music venues results in more noise presence than the conjoined property. Much like Beale or Bourbon Streets, the more convenient and walkable the distance, the more music noise that will be present. Still, it did not seem that my stay at the conjoined property was as noisy. This was not enough to disturb my sleep, but enough to delay it as I wondered “what song is that?”
Additionally, the room was clean but I still discovered a clump of hair embedded in the sheets. This does not impair the cleanliness, but it does show a lack of attention to detail. A competent maid would have seen this I am sure, and removed it… anyone with a wife or girlfriend knows what I mean when you “know” that articles have been cleaned, but still have residual hair.
These negative comments aside, and to be fair only the first is a likely recurrent/non-instance restricted occurrence, this is certainly a property I would stay in again. Particularly if you have a family or are in a group, the full sized refrigerator, normal coffee maker, and layout of the room and bathroom are all aspects of this group-friendly hotel. The lounge furniture could easily and comfortably accommodate two sleepers or probably six people watching preliminaries on the large screen prior to walking over to the UT stadium for a game.
The front desk staff, or at least the two lovely young ladies I encountered, was quick, capable, and wholly helpful. Overall, I would recommend the property to others and will very probably stay again. You're always going to find something amiss in a hotel stay if you pay attention, but the positive outweighs the negative here.
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- Explore virbant downtown Austin, Texas while retreating to the Residence Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center. Guests of our hotel are served complimentary breakfast every morning before guests attend conferences, trade shows and networking events at Austin Convention Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Austin Downtown / Hotel Austin
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