Embassy Suites Austin - Downtown/Town Lake Austin Texas
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With only a short walk to the main parts of town with access to shopping, food, bars, attractions, etc. this is a great choice to stay. The staff are friendly, parking is not Horribly expensive and the best part is they offer a complimentary happy hour every evening! (check times for happy hour when you arrive)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEmbassy Suites Austin - Downtown/Town Lake Austin Texas
Historical Traveler Reviews Embassy Suites Austin - Downtown/Town Lake Austin Texas
Just got back from my Family Reunion hosted at the Embassy Suites/Town Lake. I have stayed in Embassy Suites around the world. This one was a little less classy/ritzy than most. But it was clean and decent. Check-in/out was a breeze!
Stayed For 2 Weeks Before Xmas. As A Young Person I Found The Hotel A Perfect Spot For Visiting Austin. The Walk To And From 6th Street Across The Bridge Is Bracing And Only Takes Around 15 Mins. The Shuttle Service Was Always Available.
The Breakfast Was Great And The Staff Pretty Friendly. The Managers Reception In The Evening Was Used To Full Advantage By Us Before Heading Into Town Most Nights.
They Only Have One Washer/Dryer And It Was Touch And Go As To Whether You Would Find It Empty. The Dryer Was Out Of Order One Day After I Had Washed My Clothes And The Receptionist Took My Wet Laundry And Delivered It 20mins Later To My Room!!
Overall I Would Definetly Go Back.
We just passed the Memorial Day weekend at the Embassy Suites in Townlake. Austin is a fantastic city, and the Embassy Suites was a good jump-off point for everything we wanted to do and see. Check-in was a breeze. Everyone at the hotel is pleasant and helpful. Free breakfast in the morning and free parking were huge perks for us, and we took advantage of the manager's reception one evening. This hotel is truly ideal for families and those who value spacious and comfortable rooms. Because of the way the hotel is designed - with all rooms facing the interior lobby, the noise level gets very loud. While we were staying there, an entire mob of band kids had overtaken the hotel, along with a wedding party. So throughout the night, there were a few stray phone calls and lots of noise, but it was all harmless. We didn't hear anything from our bedroom - so we really appreciated being able to shut the door and enjoy the peace and quiet! The bed is sooo comfortable.
The location of this hotel is not ideal. I'd stay at the Hilton. It's in the heart of everything. The nightly reception was a joke as far as food goes. The beer was good. Breakfast was good. The rooms are very nice and clean. The pool was freezing, so we had 3 dissapointed daughters. The bell boys were nice, but didn't really have a clue about anything. We would not stay here again. We'd go to a location more in the heart of everything. It'a an average hotel.
I stayed here November 17 to 21. I found the previous reviews helpful and generally accurate. A few additions or corrections:
We stayed at the Embassy Suites Austin Downtown/Town Lake for one week around Easter 2004. As our party consisted of two adults and one child, we liked having a suite with one bedroom with a comfortable king-size bed and a separate living-room with a sofa-bed. Both rooms had TVs and were surprisingly large and comfortable. However, be aware that the "kitchenette" consists of a very small walk-through area between the two rooms and has only a sink, a fridge, a coffee-makeer, and a microwave oven. There are no plates, utensils, or possibilites to do any real cooking except heating up a microwave dinner (and eating it with plastic utensils that you must buy at the grocery store). The hotel's breakfast (included in the price) is perfectly fine, but they stop serving it very early even on weekends (9 a.m. to my recollection). The "manager's evening reception" is a nice touch, but not remarkable. Both breakfast and other meals are served in the covered inner courtyard that would have been nicer if the lighting had been less sterile, but it's perfectly OK for a family vacation. One last thing: the indoor swimming pool needs closer supervision by hotel staff. The first night we were there, people had brought food into the pool area and had left drinking glasses on the floor (!), ready to be stepped on by an unsuspecting child. Also, the area was very crowded, very rowdy, and quite dirty. The other nights, it was very quiet and clean so I guess it all depends on who is using it for the moment. Note that there are no lockers or real changing facilites for the pool, just regular toilets. The exercise room is very small and one of the two treadmills wasn't working during our stay.
When I'm travelling with family, I like staying in suite hotels. They tend to be at least a little upscale, and my wife and I can stay up past the little ones' bedtimes. The trouble with the Embassy Suites in general in this regard is that they have a center atrium design that can funnel noise from the restaurant/lobby up, and you can hear it in the sitting area part of the suite (where the kids sleep, for us).
What can I say?...free bar from 5-7 every day; hotel bus on standby to bring you anywhere downtown; nice rooms; good a/c and friendly staff.
With 2 parents and 4 kids, we struggle to find hotels that can accomodate us in one room. Embassy is a good fit, having suites with 2 doubles and a hide-a-bed sofa, AND two televisions. In the evening the kids swam in the secure indoor pool while the grownups had a cool (included) drink in the beatiful atrium. The kids loved the aquarium in the lobby too. Breakfast was a real bonus for our group, when you figure six full breakfasts (omelets, french toast, etc., all cooked fresh to order), it turns into a bargain. We were very pleased, and here are some "plus and minus" thought ........ PLUS: Atrium, pool, drinks and breakfast, and all 6 of us in comfortable beds in one suite.
In a bad location and no security in parking
Hi,Couple of days ago I was on a company trip to Austin. I checked into this hotel. It has Garage parking isolated from the Hotel and the entrence to the parking garage is from the road side without any security.I parked my car in the Hotel garage and it got broken into. The elevators to the garage are shabby and you see unsolicited people all around the parking lot. I don't think the hotel people really care because they have boards that say they are not responsible for break ins. They can as well have boards saying that they are not responsible for rape and mugging too.Srinath