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The address of the property is 12166 Metric Blvd, Austin TX 78758. It is in
North Austin right off of Loop 1(Mopac). It is about 15-20 minutes from
downtown. I think the best option for you would be to rent a car. However, I
would not ...
... the lookout for Natty Flats. We found it after driving about five miles on 281. Natty Flats is a collection of old looking buildings and one very large cedar rocking chair (see picture). Two of the buildings are restaurants, one is a rustic furniture store and one is a mill where they cut the wood for the furniture. We were not the only ones there, there were four RVs and occupants from OR. The rocking chair ...
Even though we haven't done a huge amount over the last few days, we decided to have day off from the road trip to just chill in the hotel and do nothing. There was also no public transport into downtown Austin on Sundays so it seemed preferable to spending loads on taxis. We spent the morning watching the highly entertaining yet hardly stimulating 'America's Got Talent', and then tidied up and packed most of our things up. After having some ...
... at narwhals. Kelsey also yelled expecto patronum (did I get that right?) at a large statue of an elk. That's pretty weird too. We walked up and down the SoCo district - south Congress - for a good couple of hours, making sure we stopped in all the quasi-famous Austin digs; Lucy in Disguise, Monkey See Monkey Do, Allen's Boots, and Parts & Labour. We also made a brief detour on our way back north, heading off SoCo to a little food truck called Gordough's Donuts - a food truck ...
... We also drove by the nightclubs which were hopping on a Wednesday. Like Madison, this is a bike-friendly place, with bicyclists pedaling day and night. Woke up the next morning (after a surprise complimentary upgrade to a suite), and headed to Congress Avenue, south of the city. We went shopping and had lunch there. The girls went to a trendy Italian bistro and the boys to a hole-in-the-wall taco bar. We both thoroughly enjoyed our ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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