I last stayed here 4 years ago and really liked the place, the location, the rooms, the staff and the breakfast. This year the price seemed to have gone up quite a bit but as we knew what we were getting, we booked again.
I would have given 5 out of 5 but I don't like the times of the breakfast. At weekends, breakfast runs until 10.30am but during the week it's 9.00am. We were on holiday, so we don't like having to set an alarm and on just one day, I arrived downstairs at 9.15am and I'd seen someone being served as I jumped in the lift, so thought there must be some flexibility. I expected them to be clearing up but everything was gone. I asked the chef if I was too late and he said "yes, sorry" (I don't think he was). I didn't want much and he probably still had some things behind the counter, he certainly hadn't cleaned the grill yet but he wasn't going to budge. That's my only criticism. I think 9.00am is a little early when it's 10.30 at weekends. Also a little confusing when you are on holiday and stay there for a week, like we did. Sometimes we weren't sure what day of the week it was!
Apart from that, the hotel appears to have been updated since we last stayed and it's still good. I'm sad to have to criticise anything.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Austin, Texas on South Congress Avenue, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown/Town Lake hotel offers convenient access to many attractions. Situated opposite the scenic Lady Bird Lake and its surrounding hike and bike trail, this downtown Austin hotel is the ideal destination for extended stays and short breaks. Find entertainment for the whole family at the trendy Warehouse District, historic 6th Street, Barton Springs Pool and the South Congress ‘SoCo’ shopping district. Highlights •Downtown all-suite Austin hotel on South Congress Avenue •Near Austin entertainment, including 6th Street and the Warehouse District •Located adjacent to Lady Bird Lake and the Congress Avenue Bridge •Free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary Evening Reception* •Newly renovated lobby, restaurants and bar •Flexible Austin hotel meeting space ... more less
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