Kensington Motor Lodge
Travel Blogs from Austin
... I believe the name of the place was Taco Bell (pronounced Ti-A-Co). It was not long after we had arrived at Wal-Mart that I had already made a new friend. Daniel was a native Austinite who did a lot of camping over the years and was curious about our Scamp. After giving him the usual schpiel the conversation quickly moved on to bigger and better things.
***Kaitlyn just realized I was beginning to write about Daniel and told me to keep it shorter ...
... the university and for some food before heading back to the beer strip to watch the Pride Parade.
That night we watched a live band in an Irish bar and eagerly anticipated our early exit the next morning.
Sun the 8th of September - 9am we are sat in Fado's Irish Bar - the only two Clare supports amongst an ever growing Cork crowd - they were part taking in a rent a crowd scheme though and had all the Dubs in for back up. The next 90 minutes were ...
A 5 hour drive from Louisiana took us over the Texan border and eventually to our camp site in Austin. On crossing the border we stopped for photos next to the 'Welcome to Texas' sign. Murray had just one the first set of the Wimbledon final so we had a photo with the Union Flag to show our support. Back in the car we quickly fell asleep, and awoke to the news Murray had won Wimbledon! Must have been our photo. ...
... however, is something met with skepticism by even the youngest child. But most everyone got a kick out of it and had fun. Even some adults half joked about how freaky it was having a seven foot rabbit waltzing around the hotel. I could understand.
Clarissa really impressed me when we were in the restaurant because she'd communicate to me through conversation with kids and parents. For example, knowing I couldn't see kids who were walking up to ...
... dates. You betcha, I would.
Feeling yet enjoying some small pangs of anxiety, I started researching how to be Santa. One thing I did know was that there is an entire industry dedicated to seasonal Santas, but I didn't know just how big it was (I still don't, but I learned it's much bigger than I realized). There's a school that trains you be Santa, then you get a certificate and the chance to get hired for events and at malls and stuff. This one school ...
Other places to stay in Austin
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- 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
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- Free beer!!
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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
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- 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
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- Perfect weekend getaway
9515 Hotel Drive, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $102
East Cesar Chavez, Austin | 3 star hotelfrom $164
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- 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
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- 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!