This is my first review of this property since it was refurbished a couple of years ago. The exterior and interior are much improved, and the rooms--while somewhat small--are more than adequate.
The location on town lake is great, and there are running/walking trails up and down the lake/river in back of the hotel. The S. Congress and S. 1st bridges to downtown and the warehouse district are both easily accessible. This is a great alternative to staying downtown, as the walk to the nightlife in the warehouse districts is and easy 12-15 mins, and 6th St. about 15-18 mins.
You pay $17 for self parking per night, and $9.95 for internet. Breakfast is not included in the standard rate.
The property receives 2 stars primarily because of the noise level wafting up from the atrium (where people are drinking at the bar, playing blackjack, having wedding receptions, etc.). The design of the hotel leaves much to be desired in terms of noise and acoustics.
The rooms face inward and the noise is louder than a hotel at Disneyworld (no joke). The ear plugs they provide in your room and actually very good, but if your ear holes are small-ish and the ear plugs are too big (or if you simply find ear plugs uncomfortable), you are not going to be able to fall asleep much before 1am on weekends. Weekdays (Sun-Thurs) are probably less noisy.
The other inconvenience is that they do not guarantee that the type of room you have reserved will be available by the 4pm check-in time. So, instead of the 1 king bed facing Town Lake we had reserved, we elected not to wait around and instead got put in a 2 queen bed facing a dirt hole (they're constructing a new parking garage...parking can also be a bit of an issue if you arrive much after 6pm on weekends).
Having stayed in many Austin hotels in the general downtown area, the Hyatt is not an awful choice but I would probably look elsewhere before the Hyatt due to the noise levels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in downtown Austin on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, the Hyatt Regency Austin is a full service hotel which offers cool, contemporary new guest rooms. Situated along the Hike & Bike trail, the hotel is within walking distance to all of downtown Austin's major entertainment districts, and 7 miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. ... more less
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