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Rooms very average...In addition it was very noisy, could hear everything going on opening/closing of doors.. etc.
Very new and nice hotel. Very big hotel that has hundreds of people in the lobby at a given time. Never had a bad stay there and service is good. But always feel like I am a convention when I stay there.
The JW is centrally located to the Austin downtown area and many trendy restaurants and bars were within walking distance. In addition, the room, staff and on-site restaurants were excellent. When I spend that amount of money for a nightly accommodation, WiFi and Internet need to be a part of the package.
Everything! Beautiful room, beautiful city, excellent location.
When we checked in there was a candy wrapper on floor, pieces of trash in closet and a small piece on bathroom floor. I had to call housekeeping to clean our room Saturday after 4:30 pm. They didn't wipe the tops of bedside tables that needed it. Parking service was a nightmare. Long wait times.
Great gym/workout facility Very comfortable room Love the full length windows and light Great location Charge $$$ for wifi Noise from the street was surprisingly loud, even on the 30th floor
The location was awesome, the staff was super friendly and very accommodating, the room was clean and had an amazing view of downtown. Overall it was perfect for a couple of girlfriends and I to getaway and explore austin. One thing that I didn't like was that the pool was extremely crowded every day and night that we were there. There was barely room to get IN the pool (you were pretty much shoulder to shoulder in there) let alone find a chair to relax on because they were all taken. We were really excited about the pool too but turns out it wasn't so relaxing. That's my only complaint tho, this hotel was amazing so I can't blame everyone wanting to be there and to enjoy the pool as well.
I liked how friendly the staff was. The entire place is super clean and nice. Accessible to many great restaurants and 6th st. Also there's a lake only two blocks away! The only reason why I didn't give it a five stars rating is because the entrance to the parking lot is so busy. They only had one entrance and unless you valet you were waiting to get into the garage. On the upside the wait was less than 7 minutes. Also the pool bar needs more kore bartenders. The pool attendees were really nice once you flag them down for attention.
We had a wonderful stay at the driskill. The staff was very helpful with suggestions on what to do in the area. We were staying for my birthday and web we arrived they had chocolate covered strawberries and champagne delivered to the room.
The valet was torn up with construction. The lobby and hallways literally smelt like a sewer. The mezzanine was stacked with old furniture. The once famous bar was loud noisy and also smelt like a sewer. The bathroom had chipped paint and a cracked floor length mirror. There was no counter space in the bathroom. The glass top furniture had dried paint drops on top from lack of a drop cloth.
Had massive character and charm. Gorgeous lobby. Bar always always had a nice vibe. There was an old musty odor in the bar and lobby. Reminded me of an old basement. Parking was $40/day.
Location on 6th street was unmatched, excellent service as should be expected The room i was in wasnt worth the price paid, even though location couldnt be better.
Great food menu with healthy choices. Friendly staff. Nice tall ceilings in room. Great location. Nice decor for the holidays.
Beautiful historic hotel. Great staff. Great central location. Food was amazing in Cafe and at the Grill. Dog friendly (they have doggie concierge kits with bed, bowls, treats and poop bags). The petite rooms really are petite, so be aware of that when you book, but in all honestly, you're only there to sleep and shower so it's definitely not a deal breaker.
Bed was amazing, architecture was beautiful, right in the heart of 6th street entertainment district Had issues with Valet parking service on two separate occasions. Normally I wouldn't mind, but when I have to pay for parking at a nightly rate then I expect service to match.
What a great stay! The staff was helpful and friendly from start to finish. It was like taking a step back in time without having to give up any modern conveniences. The price is worth all the little details.
The staff, at every level, were responsive and had amazing attitudes. Very well done.
beautiful location in the middle of the city. Rooms are beautiful and very romantic.
The hotel decor and ambiance is very nicely done, makes you feel like you are in the midst of royalty. The bed is very comfortable. The service is excellent, we needed a few extra things since my wife wanted to celebrate my birthday. The bakery downstairs made a real good cake. The location of the hotel is great, it is right in the middle of the nightlife of Austin and makes going bar hopping or clubbing that much easier, cant imagine a better location. The elevator floor tiles were duck taped on which was odd. The room is a little small by texas standards but ok by NY standards. There is a surprising number fo bums on the streets outside, just ignore them and be on your own way, if you are from NYC you'll be fine but even otherwise nothing to be alarmed of. A bit pricey.
The RHS has one big asset. The location of the hotel is right on the "bat-bridge." Hotel is just three stars. Nice. Clean. Serviceable. Devoid of luxury.
Convenient toconference center, Staff helpful. Room comfortable, and spacious with pleasant view. Beds good Hotel startting to show signs of age so fixtures and fittings not up to date
Unfriendly staff, Broken elevator Charged my for dinner rolls when they forgot to put them in my to go bag that I was taking to my room
The people were really nice and helpful I would have been great to know about the bat bridge and other things to do in Austin when checking in. Almost a poster or something to give more detail. Really liked the location and the staff was stellar!!
Parking not included
Perfect view of Town Lake. The city was within walking distance. The sleep number bed was a plus! The hotel did not have my reservation from Booking.com on their records. I had to print out my confirmation email from Booking.com in order to get my room.
great friendly staff in the very reasonably priced TGI Fridays bar (this was SXSW festival week) pity they didn't stay open later during the early part of SXSW week as they would have persuaded many older festival goers to make it back to the bar towards the end of the night! lots of noise from our room overlooking Chaves/ Congress junction could do with triple glazing on that side of the hotel
Location, Starbucks for quick breakfast. Much too noisy. The single-pane windows do not protect from the traffic noise of Cesar Chavez, noisy trucks at 2:00am and heavy traffic until midnight. Noisy ice machines.
It has a great location, the staff was very friendly and helpful and the Starbucks and Friday's in the lounge were very convenient! It was about 20 blocks from Royal Memorial Stadium. I wish it were closer to the University.
Location, downtown Austin on the Lake, close to walking and jogging trails, close to restaurants and entertainment My suites were not available due to some booking issues through booking.com. Something about a credit card not being charged to hold the rooms. I was not notified by booking.com. Fortunately the hotel management found us two rooms, but they were not suites -- small rooms with a bed and couch.
The hotel was located in the center of the city. A walk to the conference center took only 5 minutes.
Wonderful view of town lake from this room. Great room size. The attached parking garage was a poor value and the hotel lets unauthorized persons take up the handicapped parking spaces.
In "nice" hotels like this, one oftentimes encounters staff workers that are acerbic and demeaning w/o realizing it because the culture of the environment encourages that behavior. The staff in this case was excellent and down to earth. They smiled and laughed when I joked around w/ them (and I am funny .... and cute!). Most notably was our concierge, "Chenisse Johns," OUTSTANDING!. She was so helpful w/ many of our questions whether giving us directions for local restaurants or providing us w/ an upgrade in our room - which we took advantage of on the last night of our stay! The rooms on the 16th floor were fantastic and grand. They were quiet, allowing us to really SLEEP & wake up refreshed. I definitely would stay here again. OH, it's right in the heart of downtown, thus one can walk anywhere from the hotel.
nice decoration, nice ambiance, good room, was standard double very noisy airconditioning, should really be improved
Cleanliness, and friendly staff. Downtown location is great for exploring 6th st area. South Congress is a long walk (esp. in hot sun), but was still do-able. Parking at the hotel is $40 / night by valet. We ended up at a nearby garage @ $24 / night.
Everything except the valet parking (that service was good & prompt, though); self park would have been preferable. Staff-ALL staff-was excellent, highly competent & knowledgeable, courteous, professional and friendly. I believe that the SFA hotel staff could compare favorably with hotels ANYWHERE. Only indoor pool; outdoor pool would have been preferable. Would have rather had self-parking available than valet parking
Location was great and the staff couldn't have been nicer and more helpful.
No problems with reservation. Location was superb. Concierge was delightful. Difficult to find in the dark. We found the room a bit small and not quite enough room in the bathroom. The water and/or the plumbing had an off-putting smell.
Very nice hotel in a great location My room was very small for the price
Good location, clean, quiet, air conditioned, restaurant attached, computer in lobby to print your boarding pass.
Dried jelly on table next to bed, drug dealer down the hall way, family of 8 with kids running up and down hall at 10:30 pm, drunk drug addict passed out in in stairwell at 5:45 am.
The location is GREAT! Awesome walking distance to take in the sites.. The prices can be very expensive! Especially for it being a 2 star hotel. The young girl at the front desk when I checked in was a lil rude. If I paying $405 a night I expect a decent breakfast...not a muffin and coffee...
Location, location, location. Dirty Sixth was super accessible. The furniture was a bit dirty. The refrigerator, for example, was super filthy, like it hadn't been cleaned.
Big enough room, great location, and good parking. Smelt like cigarette smoke, the lights in the bathroom didn't work, room wasn't very clean and the walls are thin!