The check-in was quick and easy, the young lady at the check-in desk was rude and unfriendly (maybe because she had to work on Thanksgiving day?). Seemed a bit pricey for the hotel, but because of location, probably able to charge what they want. OH, and you get a free choc. chip cookie at check-in.
The room was nice, bed comfy. Good size room.
FREE Wireless internet through-out hotel including the rooms, and wired available in the room as well (there actually was an ethernet cable in the room).
Nice TV in room, but horrible picture. It could not have been HD. But, the bar and lobby have better picture quality on several TVs, so if you want to watch a game, the bar might be a better location.
The heater was horrible, noisy. It was an old window unit. The kind you find in old, cheap, motels. The one on the wall was not on. There was a crack between the window unit and the window so if you turned off the heater (because it was so loud and it made it hard to sleep) then the cold air rushed into the room. And it was pretty cold outside, so we needed the heater, and not the cold air from outside.
Had Thanksgiving dinner at the hotel. Food was wonderful, great actually, but a bit expensive.
Staff in the restaurant and bar were very friendly. Made up for the young lady at check-in.
The bonus was the location, this probably is the closest hotel to the UT stadium. Easy walking distance. Would highly recommend for game day stays. Walking from/to here better than dealing with the game day traffic.
There is a Denny's next door (easy walking distance) for one of those very late nights out, or if you don't want to eat at the hotel in the morning.
Would recommend, would stay again.
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Oct 26, 2010
Mar 5, 2011 01:31 PM UTC
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Doubletree Austin - University Area is situated just across the street from the University of Texas. Whether your coming for game day or a meeting downtown, we won't forget to greet you with a warm, famous Doubletree Chocolate Chip cookie. Renovated in 2009, this modernly appointed hotel can't be missed.