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Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
Ranked #40 of 201 Hotels in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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86 reviews
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“Impressive”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

At Omni October 15-17, 2012 for a conference. The structure itself is impressive and expansive - self parking is below street. Well maintained as I noted no lamps out or issues throughout the building. Room was in great order and bed/bedding was outstanding. The set-ups for the conference were great and the food was better than average. Front desk staff were very helpful. The concierege floor 14 required room card access for the floor and the waitstaff in the service area on the floor were friendly and excellent. Price was a bit high.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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GenMgrAustin, General Manager at Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank you for the positive comments regarding your stay while attending a conference at our hotel. We appreciate the kind words for our staff members and facilities and hope you have the opportunity to return in the near future.
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

I really enjoyed the Omni in Austin. I was there with my husband on business. Our room overlooked the inside of the hotel which was prettier at night when you were able to see everything lit. One thing I noticed that really stood out about this hotel was the SMELL. It smelled amazing the moment we walked in to get our keys. The staff were awesome and the restaurant had a pretty good lunch buffet. I enjoyed using the fitness center daily and never had to wait for equipment. Its placement in downtown Austin is just right and allowed us to get out and check out the sites without getting caught in crazy traffic. Signing up for Omni select guest allowed us to get a morning beverage before heading out to our meetings; complimentary paper; and one day of complimentary ironing. I would recommend you sign up if you are visiting an omni on business. I would definitely return.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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GenMgrAustin, General Manager at Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you for posting a review of your recent stay. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed our facilities. We do change out our lobby scent seasonally and appreciate your feedback. We hope you are able to return in the near future and value your patronage as a Select Guest member.
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I really, really like this Omni - it is really close to 6th street and just far enough away not to hear all the commotion.... The Omni group of hotels has some very beautiful, well maintained hotels, the Austin Omni is certainly not an exception. The rooftop pool is a crown jewel in this city, it is absolutely beautiful and a great place to hang out on those hot Austin days and nights.
If you belong to the Omni Select Guest Loyalty program you are treated even better... (really the service is quite excellent with or without the loyalty program) you get some complimentary ironing done, shoes shined and they even leave a bottle of water for you every evening. We had a really great stay- we stayed here for 5 nights and I definitely would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Austin. Excellent service, good attention to the small details, hotel room was always impeccable when we returned.The only draw back was that we stayed here over Hallowe'en and we had a rowdy neighbor (nothing the hotel could really do) Austin is a party city and that really was to be expected. Also, strangely - they seem to have a water softener for all their rooms, or at least in the room that we stayed... which made my hair really bouncy... kind of a nice added (but hidden) benefit...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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GenMgrAustin, General Manager at Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thank you again for the glowing review! We hope to seen you again in the near future.
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

What a fantastic hotel, location, and staff !

I've never been treated better at a hotel than during our long weekend for a Texas football game. The staff was more than accommodating for my complicated check-in and worked through all the nuisances of my group reservation. Matt (Front Desk Manager), Becky (Front Desk), and Rob (Guest Services Manager) were so great, and made us feel right at home. The concierge spent over 15 minutes telling me about the must see sights and restaurants. We were greeted each time we stepped off the elevator and walked into the hotel, many of them remembering my name. We left feeling like we made new friends, and I'm really struggling to find a downside to the hotel.

The location is literally one block from the heart of 6th Street (an easy 1-2 minute walk to 6th and San Jacinto), but back far enough where you can get a good night’s sleep and aren’t constantly in the action. If you are in Austin and don’t have much time, this is the hotel for you. We walked back and forth to 6th street at least 3 times each day because it was so easy. If you want to get away and see the State Capitol, UT Campus, West 6th Street, Warehouse District….the walk is a little longer, but very manageable. Cab service is also good if venturing out to SOCO, Lake Travis, Hill Country or some of the more outlying areas. We had a rental car, but really didn’t need it.

The recently renovated rooms and bathrooms show very well along with the larger suite my friend had on one of the executive floors. The openness of the lobby and bar really make for a nice gathering/meeting spot. Fitness center is fresh and vibrant with more than enough machines/equipment.

I travel frequently for work/pleasure and the staff at this hotel is really SECOND TO NONE. We will be recommending this hotel to all of our friends !!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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GenMgrAustin, General Manager at Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
We're elated to hear that our staff, facilites and location exceeded your expectations. It's wonderful to have you as a customer for life! Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and we look forward to your next visit!
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Arrived for WVU- UT game so hotel full but got my room right away when I arrived from airport at 1 p.m. on a Friday. Room very clean and comfortable (was looking for signs from other review about clean room but was perfect in my case) Nice glass elevators that were very fast. Had breakfast one morning and was great (had buffet on Sunday by we were lazy and ordered off menu) Staff ordered a roll away for my guest that decided to stay after the game since it was late. Staff very good at directions as well. We walked everywhere. Game was 10 blocks, 6th Street one block, the restaurants on 2nd were great and maybe 6 blocks. Had drinks at Driskill hotel nearby and was very nice and great fish tacos. I would not say it is the best hotel in the world but great business hotel and great hotel for location and function. Would stay there again and thought prices were very fair.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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GenMgrAustin, General Manager at Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thank you for posting your feedback regarding your recent stay for the UT vs. West Virginia game. We're pleased to hear your positive comments and hope you have the opportunity to return in the near future.
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

While I live in Austin, sometimes it's nice to not need a car. We had a friend's band playing at Headhunters, and we knew it would be a late night. We found a great deal on the web for the Omni, especially for a Friday night. At check in we requested to have room on a high floor if possible. Even though we'd booked at a ridiculously low rate, they immediately gave us a room on a top level floor with a balcony. We needed to make a quick trip to the liquor store & weren't sure how fast we'd be able to walk, so the valet directed us to a pedicab. It was quick, easy, and kinda fun. We went to some fun/weird bars on Red River. We even stumbled upon a Steampunk event complete with a brass band. After our friend's concert we took the very easy walk back to the hotel. We spent the rest of the night just watching all the action on 6th street (from our balcony!) as well as the 2-3AM round up of all the people who had too much fun.

Every Omni staff member was wonderful & accommodating. We were treated very well even though we were last minute bargain shoppers. My only wish is that the rooftop pool was open later at night. We took a quick look in the morning, and it looked like it could have been a lot of fun. We will definitely return (bargain rate or not). It was a great experience, and a perfect location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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GenMgrAustin, General Manager at Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding the customer service of our staff and our central location. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Upon entering this hotel you are faced with a 20 floor high atrium. It has the hotel rooms on one side and offices on the other. Feels like an enclosed courtyard. There is no heat or A/C so would be hot in midsummer and could be cool in winter.
Definitely worth joining the Select Guest loyalty program. Includes free Wi-Fi, complimentary drink in the morning, shoe shine, 2 items pressed per guest per night and newspaper.
Just 2 blocks from the famous 6th St and close to the rest of downtown.
Fantastic buffet breakfast (not included) have never seen such an array of good food in a hotel. Gluten free options, real butter, healthy muffins, the best granola we have ever tasted, fruit, oatmeal, omelettes prepared to order. All for $15.50. The food overall is excellent as were the drinks at the bar.
Fitness center off the atrium is adequate, nothing special. The pool on the roof however, is really cute, 45 feet by 10 feet, heated and stainless steel. Great view of the city and a nice quiet space, at least when we were there. Doesn't seem to get used much.
One in our party didn't like their room so they were upgraded to one of the executive suites (on floors 16 to 20) at no extra charge, now that is service.
Luxurious, comfortable and affords a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
Address: 700 San Jacinto at 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Austin
#18 Luxury Hotel in Austin
#27 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#28 Family Hotel in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Omni Austin Hotel Downtown 4*
Number of rooms: 375
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