Kensington Motor Lodge
Travel Blogs from Austin
... but threw a gasoline guzzler deal to us . Signed, sealed, delivered and we took off for the Staybridge. Glancing at the top ten places to stay in Portland somehow Fodor’s missed the fabulous, affordable Staybridge Inn located close to the Portland Airport (unless of course you get lost driving around the block as we did!).
Wow! Our rooms are on the first floor, living room area with TV and kitchen, ...
... San Antonio.. explored the 15 mile River Walk by tour boat..
stopping at it's oldest established mexican restaurant,
Casa Rio est.1946
and of course.. the Alamo
Luis took a step back in time, when we stopped by his old army base - Fort Sam Houston - where he trained as an army medic 42 yrs ago
... looked like they were having fun, but I was fine with my Sangarita (iced sangria margarita) and the view. I really ought to stop having preconceptions of the places I visit; Texas is distinctly not a desert, and Austin is surrounded by some startlingly pretty wooded hillsides, lakes, and about a million golf courses. Although I struggled with the humidity all day, that just gives you an excuse to seek out places to sit down and have ...
... times the size. There are stuffed bison, and goats, and wolves, and coyotes, and hares, and giant brown bears, and rattlesnakes, and white-tailed deer, a polar bear for crying out loud, and beavers, and foxes, and … all arranged around an in-store mountain, and surrounded by guns. Lots and lots of guns. And kayaks, and tents, with all the camping equipment imaginable. Food dehydrators, and braziers, and juice makers. There´s an aquarium, laser target ...
... made me a little nervous. I guess they've been burned a few times by hurricanes or tsunamis.
When we left Crystal Beach, we drove through Houston and got a feel for why it always comes up on the worst traffic city list. There isn't much more to say about it.
Now it was time to head deeper into Texas and spend a week at Canyon Lake, situated right between Austin and San Antonio. This would be our jumping off point to explore both of these cities.
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!