Hampton Inn & Suites Austin Downtown
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For my first time in Texas, my experiences this past week in Austin did not disappoint.
While our group only had three full days in this eclectic city, we could have easily spent another week taking in all the food, live music and quirky culture that Austin eagerly serves up.
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The last few precious days of our holiday are flying by! We’d had three nights in San Antonio and they were gone in the blink of an eye. Still, we’ve enjoyed the time and our next stop is an overnighter in Austin which we’re both very much looking forward to.
I got so little sleep last night so was not keen to jump out …
We couldn't wait to get to Austin. We have heard nothing but great things about this city, and the recent craze around Sandra Bullock and Jesse James makes it ail that much more intriguing.
Upon arriving we walked around the city to get a sense of the area. It was HOT and very HUMID. We walked up to the State Capital, and then …
This morning I woke up at about 9am and got the free continental breakfast. Was quite a good one, with bagels, cereals, fruit and eggs, but no white bread. I was certainly not going to stoop to the level of wholegrain, so I stuck with my fruit loops and scrambled eggs.
I planned today to go to both the Capitol Building and Museum of Texas …
Arrived this afternoon in boiling hot Austin. Currently its 39 degrees, very hard to go outside for any long periods. When I arrived at the hotel I discovered that I only had a $100 note and of course the taxi driver claimed he had no change. Similarly the hotel only had a $20 note in the cash register. Has the economy hit Austin so badly that no- …
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This hotel was a true reflection of the city it was built in. Probably the only hotel I've ever been in with a grafitti wall in the lobby! Rooms were so quiet and the sheets were brushed microfibre that were the softest I've ever slept in. I actually asked the staff if I could buy a set of sheets from them.
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Gliding Revolution-Downtown Segway Glide
I just visited Hampton Inn in downtown Austin and found out about the Segway tours. After contacting Seg City we were dissapointed to find out that they were booked for the day that my family wanted to do the tour. We were told by the Concierge that Gliding Revolution also did the tours in downtown Austin. We contacted Gliding Revolution and signed up for a glide. The experience was amazing, gliding on the trails around the River (Town Lake) and up to the capital of Texas. I would recommend this touring company to anyone interested in keeping the town weird. We got so many looks and everyone seemed to be positive about the machine.
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First of all, I had stayed at this hotel two years ago and absolutely loved it. No complaints, very nice. I even recommended to others. A group from my work had to attend a convention at the convention center that is one block from this hotel. I told my collegues that I had stayed at this hotel before and how great it was. They told me to book it. I booked it in April, our convention was in the middle of July. The following are the problems we had:
We visited Austin for the first time (ashamed to say we live just 3 hours north!) and are so grateful we followed the reviews to the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown. Still shiny and new, the size is perfect and the location even better. Just a short walk to everything you can imagine visiting. We've stayed at Hampton Inns before and while they were fine, this one is much better! The breakfast goes beyond your typical Hamtpon Inn fare and the rooms are lovely, with good views. Those signs in the elevators just made me smile! We took the advice of fellow reviews and had diner next door at...The Cedar Door! Yum, so good and very affordable. Short walk down the street and over to the river to see the bats. Finally, we can't say enough about the SEGWAY tour from Segcity on 6th street. A three hour tour around downtown is just $65 and was honestly one of the best adventures of our lives! So much fun!
Just got back from a weekend stay at the Hampton Inn...
Great hotel for the price
I stayed here for 4 days during SXSW. Apart from they guy who checked us in everything was great. Rooms are clean and include a small refridgerator. The rest of the hotel is very nice and its located in a great place, close to the convention center as well as 6th street. I'm looking forward to staying here again for next years SXSW.
Staff treated us right
I reserved a room for my parents here last weekend. I had a certificate for a free night, so I feared they wouldn't make us a priority. I shouldn't have worried because they upgraded the room to a suite that had a refrigerator and microwave when we arrived to check in. There were nice little touches in the room such as cookies and popcorn. The entire staff was very professional and more courteous than any other hotel I've stayed in. My parents enjoyed the breakfast as well. The only thing I didn't like was the parking fee, but that's pretty reasonable for downtown Austin. Overall, I was very pleased.
I recently stayed at the Hampton Inn Downtown for my first trip to Austin. Considered other options, including some that are unique to Austin, but didn't want to spend a lot of money or end up in some place that was long on character but short of cleanliness or privacy. Hampton Inn Downtown really worked out great. My room was really like a luxury hotel -- maybe slightly smaller, but otherwise all the amenities (new furniture and carpeting, chair and desk, big tv, coffee maker, marble in the bathroom, lots of towels) were really like a higher end hotel. (I paid $67 per night for my room, but I'd consider that room a solid value for twice the price.) Front desk service was helpful, buffet breakfast was well-stocked. I didn't use the pool or exercise room, but they looked well maintained.
Wonderful hotel in great location
On a recent visit to Austin to see family I had the fortunate pleasure of staying at this hidden gem of a hotel! The staff was courteous and helpful, the rooms were clean and comfortable and the location is great. Walking distance to everything-restaurants, live music, musuems and the Capitol. Highly recommend this hotel!
The Hampton Inn in downtown Austin was very simple and very comfortable. The staff is friendly, efficient and very welcoming. Our room was comfortable and clean and we were pleasantly surprised to see a fridge in the room when we arrived. The fitness room and pool are not large, but the equipment was up to date and the pool was relaxing. Each morning they offer a continental breakfast with more choices than I knew what to do with...Everything from fresh baked waffles and muffins to fruit and cereal. I would definitely stay here again!
I found it kind of interesting that there was a Hampton in the downtown of a metroplex. However, it was a nice place with good service. There are many elegant and high-priced hotels in the area so this is a good place to go if your looking for location at the right price with limited services. Seems to be a fairly new property. Standard rooms, very few frills. If on a budget, I would stay here again! A very nice high-rise hotel in downtown Austin... The Live Music Capital of the World!