Kensington Motor Lodge
Travel Blogs from Austin
... went to the many thrift shops in the South Congress area, biked the awesome Hike and Bike Trail to Zilker Park, and took in some live music at a bar on 6th street. Next day I went to the Graffiti Park at Castle Hill and the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Saw lots of beautiful wildflowers on the drive out of ...
... he played "Holy Moses," a song almost as old as me. We chatted with Joe G about all things weird and batty about Austin, Joe said: "The liberals who define the culture and ethos-quite a few of them grads of the University of Texas (and brainiacs from the engineering schools at Rice) are here because they hate Houston politics."
Joe G suggested we get away from 6th street and check out the scene downtown. "All the good music is down there. No one can afford ...
... dismay there was a small hand written note on the shed door indicating they were closed for the next few days to prepare for SXSW. After grumbling a bit we decided that a good burger sounded like it would satisfy our meat craving (there was only one other BBQ place we wanted to go to and it was not an option at this point, more on that later). Fortunately I had also done some thorough investigating on this topic and we decided to go to Hopdoddy which was in ...
We arrived into Austin on the Amtrax train and were greeted by our second Couchsurfing host - We hadn't arranged to meet him there and his introduction was slightly odd - in that he started talking away to us as a stranger and after a few minutes he then told us who he was - this may have got us off on the wrong foot.
It was late in the evening and we decided to go for a beer - not before someone tried to rope us into buying them cocktails in the most expensive bar ...
... inside and took a tour of the capital building. The tour inside was really informative and made us want to learn more about history near the Mexican border. We have a few pictures of the building, but these pictures do not capture how grand this place was. The building was built in the 1830's for the purpose of being a "national" capital for the Republic of Texas. Hillary has worked in the capital buildings in ...
Other places to stay in Austin
Bouldin, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $182
- Nice but needs room makeover
- Not too good
- Terrific staff! Great location.
University of Texas - Austin, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $179
South River City, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $377
- Terrific Hotel
- Just okay....
- Consistent top rated hotel in town
Bouldin, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $180
- Embassy Suites...Average Hotel, Ideal location
- Free beer!!
- Good hotel, careless housekeeping
Bouldin, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $179
- Radisson Austin Great
- Great Location and price
- Fine and dandy
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $187
- It's a decent hotel for a decent price--staff great!
- Dreamy beds, gracious staff
- Nice Hotel, but a terrible stay
St. Johns, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $134
South River City, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $152
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $232
- Great Hotel
- Great Stay, Very Comfortable
- Hilton Austin Convention Center
St. Johns, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $136
Southeast Austin, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Some quirks, great food
- Uncomfortable Stay
- Nice stay - see our photos !
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $191
- Great downtown location
- A Fabulous Hotel in my opinion
- Convenient downtown location
St. Johns, Austin | 2 star hotelfrom $61
University Hills and Windsor Park, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $146
9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $202
- Beautiful place, fantastic location
- Perfect weekend getaway
9515 Hotel Drive, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $102
East Cesar Chavez, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $164
- Ok room, but Crowne needs to work on Cleanliness
- Great Place at a Great Price
- Loved the Crown!
Downtown, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $226
St. Johns, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $125
East Riverside - Oltorf, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $120
North Crossing, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $114
Downtown, Austin | 2 star hotelfrom $202
- Gliding Revolution-Downtown Segway Glide
- Excellent choice for downtown Austin!
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $197
- Great if you get a deal..
- Cozy and classy
- The lowdown
7800 N Interstate Highway 35, Austin | Hotelfrom $65
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $202
- Overrated - This is really a bad choice
- The Beautiful Driskill
- Beautiful, historic, fantastic service
Downtown, Austin | 4 star hotelfrom $211
- My favorite Austin hotel
- Rooms are fine, but service is lacking
- Nice rooms -- shame about the road noise!