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Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area
Ranked #76 of 203 Hotels in Austin
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Booked for one night because all other hotels in the area were full. Haven't had good experiences with Super 8 Motels in the past, but we had no choice. Unfortunately this one was the bottom of the lot. It advertises itself as being downtown, but really it's just off the highway. To get into town you will need to take a taxi or drive. It's also located near to a homeless shelter so expect homeless people to be coming up to you at all hours asking for money.

The rooms themselves are in bad condition with most fixtures needing major repair. The reception staff were very unprofessional and even rude at times. For the prices they are charging I would expect a much better stay. 

Avoid at all costs.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is the only low-priced property in downtown Austin, just across I-35 but walking distance from the Texas capitol, the University, and not that far from Austin's famed nightlife; it's also and only a couple blocks from a stop for the super-cheap ($1) airport express bus. Rates are reasonable and downright cheap with a Priceline Express Deal (hint: it's likely to be one of the only 1-star hotels in Downtown Austin). As such it's better than it has to be. Rooms are a bit rundown but large enough and well-equipped, with a microwave and fridge, decent selection of cable channels, and excellent free wifi. There's a pool, and the free breakfast is above average for 1-star-type places, with yogurt and bananas supplementing the usual fare. It's not elegant, but it's a reasonable choice for cheapskates, especially ones who don't have a car.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Greenbean45
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Judith K
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Sketchy types hanging out in the parking lot.
Not in a good part of town.
Even though online the price is around $64, the woman behind the counter said the price was $82.
They were also unfriendly and took 10 minutes to even address us as we stood in front of the counter.
It's just not worth it, go a couple miles north to the super 8university. It's cleaner, better looking, staff is friendlier, and it's cheaper!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank SamHawkinson
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

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Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

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Thank Macario G
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

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Thank M R
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Additional Information about Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

Address: 1201 North I-35, I-35 and 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > East Austin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Best Value Hotel in Austin
Price Range: $72 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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