We didn't have as bad an experience as others seem to have had; however, in my traveling experience, I have stayed in some truly awful hotels (and some truly awesome ones, too), so my perspective is likely different than other reviewers.
For what it was, this was not a bad hotel. It is not a luxury hotel, and it is an older property right by the interstate. The room was adequately clean, and we didn't see any bugs in our room. The room was quite a bit smaller than some of the newer La Quinta hotels we stayed at during our road trip, but not unusual for hotels in that age range.
The staff during check-in and check-out were friendly and helpful. Our only complaint was that there was some road noise from the interstate and parking was limited in the section of the hotel where our room was located. I didn't see it, but my husband said the pool looked pretty nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just north of downtown Austin, the La Quinta Inn Austin University Area is only minutes from the Austin Convention Center, Texas State Capitol, Travis County Expo Center, and the University of Texas. Visit Bob Bullock State History Museum, 6th Street and the Wareho...see moreuse District, and the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. No visit to Austin is complete without seeing the famous Congress Avenue Bats and the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo. The La Quinta Inn Austin University Area has everything you need for a pleasant stay, including a helpful courteous staff. Spacious guest rooms come with such amenities as a free high-speed Internet access, a hair dryer, coffee maker, voice mail, HBO, movies on-demand, and video games. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool for your relaxation. Enjoy our Free Bright Side Breakfast every morning. Located near the Highland Mall, just north of downtown Austin at the southwest corner of I-35 and Highway 290. Stay here for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally, Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Austin Film Festival, and the South by Southwest Media Festival ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Quinta Inn Austin Highland Mall Hotel Austin
- Austin La Quinta
- La Quinta Austin