Travel Blogs from Austin
... meal together. I don't even recall if it was any good, but it was still a great time and it was really nice to sit and recap the highlights of our amazing trip.
With our stomachs full of BBQ we hopped into a cab and made our way over to Weather Up where we had one last drink together. They had a drink called Sweet Science, which consisted of Cognac, pineapple caramel syrup, lemon, and pineapple juice, and aside from my beloved ...
... Kiwi's. The others from dinner had to go back to the motel after to get ready/organised before the group was meeting for drinks at 10pm. While having dinner, a guy called Matt from Austin was also enjoying his dinner. We started talking to him and got some good tips and ideas for the free day the next day. George and I didn't need to go back to the hotel so we ended up getting a drink with Matt. He took us to a cocktail bar a few blocks away. Austin reminds me a lot of ...
... years, too many doctors were stiff and impersonal. Not so with my doc. And I have a personality which compels me to test the boundaries of others' senses of humor. I won't argue if you want to label this trait as a character flaw.
My visit began the usual way -- I sat in the exam room waiting for the doc. He hurries in apologizing for the delay, sits right down and begins reviewing my medical record. Asks how things are going. Asks about my home ...
... the governance (more on that later) all feel like they are *from* Texas. One standout- a fellow I spoke with in Austin who said "I'm not from Texas- I'm from Austin". The Texas sound is a good one. Say what you will about Texas politics (not a fan) the music is terrific. From honky tonk to electric blues- this is a state that has a great sound.
The Katy Lanes: The city of ...
... me under their wings as I’d chosen to go in the wrong direction and found myself asking a lady at the crossing where I was. In this extreme heat it was best to ask, as I’d probably find myself waking up in an emergency room if I walked too much in the 37° temperatures.
After walking along 6th Street and wondering what exactly one does there if they don’t want a tattoo, piercing, or hard drink, I made my way to the Capitol building for ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Allandale Austin
Badly in need or renovation
Very spacious. That's about the only thing there is positive to say. Appliances are nearing antique status, bathroom is in sore need of renovation and re-appointment (missing shower curtain hooks, grout is black, toilet runs constantly...). Entire room is not particularly clean, and from the outside the separate hotel buildings look awful. Very cheap through some discount travel sites, but I would stay away.
Stayed here for 3 nights in late June 2005. The brown brick building exterior was not appealing and neither were the grounds that lacked care. While the 1-bedroom suite was large, it was definitely not clean. I felt bugs biting me when I sat on the couch. Since the couch was dirty, I couldn't use the living room. The bed sheets were not properly tugged in so they hung off the sides of the mattress.
This is a run down apartment complex that stinks and is just plain nasty. I don't know what type of other hotels these people have stayed in that have given this place an excellent, because it ruined my trip. I actually departed with another night paid. The place had dirty brown water dripping from the ceiling, furniture chewed up by dogs and shiney from the dirt. Dog hair all over the floor, cobwebs on the curtains, smelled gross and they gave me the run around sending us to another room, a 1 bedroom, at check in. I previously gave a excellent to this same chain in Denver, so I learned the hard way the name doesn't mean they are all clean. This place is a dump.
My family stayed here for a week and we loved it. The rooms were spacious and well appointed and the breakfasts were terrific. During the week their happy hour snacks were hearty enough to be a satisfying dinner. It would have been nice if they offered free wireless internet (it's 8.95 a day!) but they do have a kiosk for checking email and that was all I really needed to do.
I just loved it, I will definitely stay here again if I come back through Austin again.
I have business to tend to in Austin about every month or two and this is the only property I will stay in while in town. It's nice to have a 1-bedroom suite at my disposal rather than just a single room.
Highly recommend it!
Nothing to compare to in Austin, but we found this hotel the best for the buck! Rooms (except bathrooms) are good sized, beds were comfy, and the kitchen had all the amenities (including a dishwasher!). Free breakfast (every day) and happy hour (during the week only) were an added bonus. Pool was not in the best shape (peeling paint on bottom and hot tub out of order), but was clean and had plenty of seating area around it and was nicely landscaped. In all, no complaints and it was a great deal.
My family and I stayed at this hotel the weekend of the A&M game, and this place was by far the worst hotel we have ever stayed at. It is a run down heap and is poorly run. The front desk people are clueless and don't care and is a reflection of the management of the hotel. The free breakfast was a joke and the condition of the beds and carpets are poor. I had my 2 children keep their socks on because the carpets were so dirty. They had black socks from walking on the carpet. The room smelled foul and the sleeper sofa bed was paper thin. My 2 year old could not even sleep on it!
I stayed at this hotel on the weekend of July 15. It was the best hotel experience I have ever had. The large suites were perfect and I loved the full kitchen. The breakfast every morning was wonderful and it was a full breakfas. The suite could not have been better nor could the staff. I definitely recommend.
Our party consisted of two adults and two teenagers. The discount website I booked through (not this one) only handled one bedroom suites, so I booked that with a sofa bed. The night we arrived there were no linens for the sofa bed and the entire week we stayed there we had to go to the main office to get sheets and a blanket every night for this bed. There were no extra pillows. The desk clerk suggested we fold up towels for the kids to sleep on, but on seeing the expression on my husband's face, went to look in the back room. Surprise! Pillows!
Best hotel in Austin. Staff are very friendly