The full service Marriott Austin South receives favorable reviews for its accommodating staff, elegant decor, comfortable rooms and the good food served by the on-site restaurant/bar (Limestone Kitchen). Although relatively far (6 miles) from Austin Airport, a complimentary shuttle is provided, and the city center is an easy 5 mile drive away via I-35 which runs right past - access is from the Ben White Boulevard exit. The Marriott is part of a line of hotels on the east side of the interstate, on the edge of a business park but within walking distance of several other restaurants. The many facilities include an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, concierge floor, room service, gift shop and nearly 10,000 sq ft of meeting space.
Courtyard Austin South is one of four adjacent Marriott hotels along the interstate 35 frontage road (between exits 230 and 230A) towards the southwest side of town - 4 miles from the center and 5 miles from Austin International Airport. The inn offers 110 east or west facing rooms & suites, on 4 floors, in a building set back a little from the main road and surrounded by plenty of free parking. Breakfast (not complimentary) is served at the hotel's Courtyard Cafe, with other meals available from several restaurants a short distance to the north. The inn has a pool, hot tub and fitness center.
Along the eastern I-35 frontage road on the south side of the city, the Residence Inn by Marriott is the smallest of several hotels of this brand in Austin, with 66 suites, but still offers the usual combination of value, good facilities and excellent customer service. All accommodation includes a full kitchen (microwave, refrigerator/icemaker, stove, dishwasher), and separate areas for living, sleeping and working. A free shuttle is provided to Austin International Airport, 8 miles east; other complimentary amenities are hot breakfast, evening light dinner, internet access and a grocery shopping service. The outdoor pool, hot tub and sports court are at the front of the property, while inside are a fitness center, guest laundry and a meeting room.
The Homewood Suites adjoins Hwy 71 (south side) by the I-35 intersection, next to another Hilton hotel, the Hampton Inn, at the edge of the Southpark business district. This location is 7 miles from Austin International Airport, served by complimentary shuttle. Guests are accommodated in one or two bed suites, each with a kitchen including utensils and a full size refrigerator; food for cooking can be purchased from the on-site convenience store or from HEB supermarket, 2 miles north (grocery shopping service available), though free dinner & drinks are provided each evening (Mon-Thu), Daily hot breakfast is also complimentary; other amenities are a 24 hour fitness center, outdoor pool, bbq pits, business center and meeting space.
Rooms at Hampton Inn Austin face east or west, looking out over a busy commercial neighborhood of restaurants, businesses and other hotels around the Hwy 71 intersection of I-35 - 7 miles from the international airport (courtesy shuttle available) and 4 miles from the city center. All accommodations contain a microwave and refrigerator. The hotel has a pleasant outdoor pool and sundeck, on the south side, shielded from the main road, and interior facilities of a fitness center, business center and 430 sq ft meeting room. Free hot breakfast is served.
New for 2013, Hampton Inn Oak Hill is just about the most southwesterly hotel in the Austin area, and it enjoys a quiet, peaceful location, surrounded by woodland a short distance south of US 290, which reaches I-35 seven miles east and in the other direction enters the Texas Hill Country, en route to Johnson City and Fredericksburg. There is one fast food restaurant opposite and others within half a mile; hot breakfast is provided by the hotel. Accommodation comprises 106 rooms, all equipped with microwave & refrigerator. A business center, boardroom and two conference rooms are available for those here to work.
One of a long line of hotels along the I-35 frontage road (east side), just south of the US 290 junction, SpringHill Suites Austin South is a large, modern building of 6 floors and 152 suites, each containing a small kitchen with microwave, refrigerator & sink. The surroundings are a mixture of offices and other businesses but with a fair selection of restaurants around the highway intersection. The international airport is 5 miles east and park/fly room packages are available that include free airport transportation and free long term parking. The main facilities at the hotel are free hot continental breakfast, a gift shop, indoor pool and whirlpool.
Open spring 2015, Holiday Inn Express Austin South enjoys a peaceful location along a side street adjoining a patch of woodland just off Stassney Lane, within a short walk of a 14 screen cinema, several restaurants, and shops including Lowe's. I-35 runs past one block east, leading to downtown Austin, 5 miles away. The international airport is 6 miles east. The hotel contains 86 rooms & studio suites, and all accommodations feature a microwave & refrigerator. Good quality free breakfast buffet is served each morning, including a selection of hot items. The hotel also has a fitness center, outdoor pool and meeting space.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Austin-Sunset Valley
4892 US Highway 290 West, Austin, TX 78735
Sunset Valley is a southwestern suburb of Austin, a few miles from the start of the Texas Hill Country; one of the closest natural attractions is Pedernales Falls State Park, 40 miles west. The Holiday Inn Express Sunset Valley is a fairly new 99 room/suite hotel along US 290/Hwy 71 (Brodie Lane exit), next to a quiet, residential district and backing onto a wooded hillside. Free continental breakfast is provided and there is a good selection of restaurants close by, both east and west, plus several large stores at Sunset Valley Marketfair just the far side of the freeway. Other amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, exercise room and a business center.
All 122 comfortable suites at the recently opened Candlewood Suites Austin-South are equipped with a full kitchen, dual phone lines, CD/DVD player and an executive desk. Other amenities include a fitness center, guest laundry, newsstand, bbq grills, convenience store and basic business services. The welcoming, reasonably-priced property is close to many other hotels and restaurants, and is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of I-35 and Hwy 71/290, on the south side of Austin about 6 miles from the city center.
The upscale Best Western Plus is situated at the northwest corner of I-35 exit 232A (Oltorf Street), along the frontage road - in a busy, commercial district two miles south of Austin city center. Within a mile are Riverside Golf Course, St Edwards University, Lady Bird Lake and Stacy Park. The hotel has a restaurant, newsstand, fitness center and guest laundry; all rooms are equipped with a microwave & refrigerator, and half look inwards over a landscaped courtyard garden, setting for the outdoor pool, wading pool and hot tub. The adjacent conference center contains over 7,000 sq ft of meetings space. Free hot breakfast is provided.
The southernmost of Marriott's three Fairfield Inn hotels in Austin is located at 4525 I-35 - along the eastern frontage road, between the SpringHill Suites and Courtyard properties. Room rates are slightly cheaper than its neighbors but not at the expense of the cleanliness and comfort of the 45 rooms & 18 suites, all of which are large and well designed, looked after by friendly, efficient staff. The three main amenities are an indoor pool, an exercise room and free continental breakfast.
Howard Johnson Austin sits along the eastern I-35 frontage road, bordering a residential district to the east but within a short walk of several restaurants. On the far side of the interstate, Blunn Creek Nature Preserve features several acres of unspoilt, wooded countryside crossed by trails and a stream. The affordable, three floor inn offers interior corridor lodging with complimentary amenities of wi-fi and continental breakfast. It has an outdoor pool to one side, next to the road but shielded by trees, plus a fitness center, guest laundry and business center. Some rooms contain a hot tub bath.
Baymont Inn Austin South is one of a large group of hotels around the major I-35/US 290/TX 71 intersection, 3 miles south of downtown Austin and 5 miles from the international airport. The recently renovated property has 95 rooms (on 4 floors), all equipped with mini refrigerators, and those on the south side overlooking the hotel's tree-lined outdoor pool and gardens. Also on-site are two dining outlets (Subway and a Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant), guest laundry, an exercise room, business center and meetings facilities. Free breakfast is provided.
Four miles south of downtown Austin, the Days Inn is a medium sized (62 room), pet friendly motel with two floors, interior corridors and a central parking lot, located right next to I-35 at the Hwy 71 intersection. There are three restaurants just up the street, though otherwise the surroundings are industrial; the nearest large store (Wal-Mart) is half a mile north. Amenities are limited to free continental breakfast, free wi-fi, a business center and a microwave in each room.
Accommodations at the budget-priced Motel 6 Austin South are divided into four inter-connected two story blocks, all surrounded by plenty of parking space, and with an outdoor pool on the northwest side, adjacent to the I-35 frontage road. The parking lot is shared with one restaurant. Free coffee, free local calls and wi-fi are the only other facilities, but the location is convenient, a short drive from exits 231 or 232A of the interstate.