I stayed for two nights after getting a very good rate at orbitz. First night wasn't good - although the room was clean and in good overall condition, I was put in a smoking room despite having requested nonsmoking. The smell was enough that I ended up with a sore throat and the front desk was barely apologetic, claiming the full house conditions that led to this assignment.
However, the staff the next morning were helpful and accomodating; they gave me the first available nonsmoking room. The tub in the 2nd room didn't look good - bit of rust and ugly residue from a long ago nonslip surface - but all was clean and the room was comfy with no trace of smokers. Staff in the evening next day were also friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was typical packaged continental, improved by everything being fresh, a toaster for the bagels, and hard boiled eggs for some protein. Location just under I-35 meant some highway noise but very convenient, and I could walk to several restaurants.
- 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