We were taking our son to camp and decided to make a over night stop in Austin. Looking forward to many things one being to watch the bats at Congress Ave Bridge. I booked a lake view room. When we arrived I was given a room on the 4th floor. I asked if it had good lake views or roof top view on the lake side. I was told it was the roof of Fridays that I would actually be looking at, but if I wanted to wait 30 min to an hour she would put me on a higher level with actual lake view. I thought that was nice. I think her name was Kristen. She was very friendly and helpful. We thought maybe we would have a drink and a snack in the TG Fridays on the hotel property. Wrong... we were told the bar would not open until 3. So we walked a block over to the Four Seasons and had a drink there. I thought that was a missed money making opportunity on the part of Raddison as there were a lot of people hanging out in the lobby that would have perhaps enjoyed a cocktail while waiting on a room. Our room was pretty basic even thought on our key it said we were upgraded to business level, and the lake view actually wasnt that great FYI in case you think of paying extra for that. The bathroom was outdated but ok. The dressing area outside the bathroom was a great feature, but it is right next to the door so that if your standing there getting dressed and someone opens that door everyone in the hall will see you right there.. so dont be naked.
I think the staff make this place. Everyone we encountered was helpful and friendly. We asked the parking attendant for a recommendation for good pizza in walking distance. He guided us to Seconds Grill... he was right. It was very good.
There is a Starbucks in the lobby. That is super convenient. I think I must have stopped there at least 3 times in my 1 night stay over.
This hotel just really needs to update and get a bar. The darn Fridays was closed most of the time. We walked next door to the Four Seasons twice for drinks.
The parking I think is $17 per day. But no one was ever around to take our money for this and as we were leaving we pushed the button for assistance to pay and they just lifted the arm and we left.
Over all .. glad I got a deal on this hotel, about 1/2 off normal because I would not be happy to pay more.
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