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“Conference stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Quinta Inn Austin University Area

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La Quinta Inn Austin University Area
Ranked #153 of 197 Hotels in Austin
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

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.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston TX
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Rooms are adequate. Breakfast area is dirty, floors are dirty. At check out they told my sister-in-law they stop accepting cash. (!!!) Really??? We want to pay cash! We didn't have time to argue. I paid the room and left. Never again. Such a disappointing La Quinta.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

I'm not a fan of motels to begin with, but this one was just terrible. The rooms aren't clean, and the bathrooms are tiny. The breakfast isn't really breakfast, but cold muffins and mini cereal boxes. Stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Do not stay at this hotel, room very musty, carpet filthy, bathroom too small and walls sweated while taking shower and air vent did not work. Found big cockroach crawling on bed and sheets first thing in morning. Could see daylight coming in from the door and wondering how many critters were coming in throughout the night. Have stayed in other La Quinta's and was very disappointed in this hotel, very old. Did not have breakfast in the lounge, ready to checkout and to a much cleaner establishment. Mattress needs to be replaced.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Good security ... Free breakfast good ... My husband was not hungry at breakfast time but when we got back it was after time for the free breakfast and he asked if he could still get something and the girl went out of her way to get it for him ... Sheets in bed felt good ... Clean room and parking lot was empty of people ... Stayed somewhere else last year and the parking lot was filled with lots of scary people and there was even a drug bust ... This is Austin after all ... But this place did not have that problem at all ... The pool was clean and comfortable ...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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spurger
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

the rooms are clean and comfortable. and don't ignore the coffee in the lounge. it's instant but i found it to be very good and always available. hotel staff was top notch. and when you close your door you hear nothing from the out side world or surrounding rooms. nice and quiet.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn Austin University Area

Property: La Quinta Inn Austin University Area
Address: 5812 I-35 North, Austin, TX 78751
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > Hyde Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #153 of 197 Hotels in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Austin University Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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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