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We did have fun in the evening. Too stuffed to go far so we went to the TexMex restaurant next door. Dale Watson was playing and we had a great time. Good entertainer and coming to Melbourne in November/December.
We were the last to leave. kicked out again.
... nice and modern. We were soon walking around downtown, exploring the area and deciding on where we wanted to go. We had a look inside an Urban Outfitters and found some pretty awesome stuff albeit verging on massively hipster, and I bought myself a few trippy shirts.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Omni Austin at South Park
Some quirks, great food
I stayed here for five nights in October 2005. The good things: the staff, who were very helpful and efficient, and the restaurant (and room service), which were just great. I admire a restaurant where the waitress asks, "The usual?" when I come down for breakfast on the second morning, and the breakfast is just right.
I experienced two difficulties. The room lights were so dim that it required moving the newspaper around on the desk in order to get it in the light to read it. And anyone who prefers to avoid hotel bars for cultural or medical reasons should be aware that the main lobby, where the elevator doors open, becomes a buffet-type bar in the evenings, and to get to the elevator you have to walk through it. For many people this will be a plus, but not for everyone.
I was there for one night, as part of a business meeting.
We stayed at the Omni South Park for our visit to see "Thomas The Train". Two miserable days, the light in the bathroom went out the first morning, so when had to shower and dress in the dark. We were never able to dial out of our room and no one from room service or maintenance ever picked up.
When we left a staff member seeing two women and children together assumed we were lesbian and started that conversation, when we quickly informed him we were sisters we just walked away, not even an apology......not my idea of a comfortable get away!!!
Our experience at the Omni Southpark was a very pleasant one. The staff was very friendly. We made last minute arrangements and arrived after 10:00 pm, when we arrived we had already been checked in and the keys were waiting for us.
I just was in Austin for a few days and decided to stay here after doing some web-based research. The hotel itself was quite nice -- clean, friendly staff, good rooms, quality housekeeping, and good facilities (pool etc.)
Very nice and friendly
I stayed for three nights and enjoyed the hotel very much - very clean and the staff was friendly. The bellhop was so effusive when I arrived I wound up tipping him $5 - but I never saw him again! They did screw up a small detail at the desk and weren't very apologetic about it. Nice pool and lobby.
One warning if you're driving: it's right in the center of construction wonderland so it's a little confusing getting in and out of the hotel and expect to sit in some traffic. Apparently this major highway construction is three years into a five year project. Noise was not a problem, though.
Disappointed with the internet connection :(
Very nice hotel. This was my second stay there. The furnishings were nice, room size was comfortable but the internet connection was bad and that was my main focus for this trip. Very nice pool, Fernando the bartender was very friendly, food was good. Hotel was undergoing some remodeling but it was not a bother.
First stay was for a conference and they get a 4**** for that one. Conference facilities are excellent.
Loved the Omni South Park
The Omni South Park, is beautiful, clean and comfortable. Reasonably priced, yet with all the amenities you could ask for. Great pool and spa facilities, robes provided for use. Fitness equipment for those so inclined. Our room was all we could want. If there was any criticism, it would be that our room had a adjacent, locked door, and the noise level wasnt acceptable. If the occupants were quiet it was okay, however the occupants of the room next to ours were rowdy and we had to call the front desk at 2:30 a.m.
We travel quite a bit, and when we find a clean, comfortable room with "extras" at a reasonable price it is really a bonus.