$75 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 7, 2014 Check-out: Nov 8, 2014

The Austin Convention Hotel and Spa

3 stars
305 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901-5445
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
34 reviews
Quick Trip

Good value for the money in Hot Springs. Convenient to everything See full review

  • TaylorDallas
  • Jul 14, 2014
great location in town, short drive to oaklawn park

as always, it a nice hotel in a great location.great breakfast and a nice lounge See full review

  • geoderby
  • Jan 21, 2014
Relaxing Hot Springs hotel is steps from convention center and downtown
Located in the heart of downtown Hot Springs, the Austin Hotel is connected to the convention center and the new Summit Arena. The property is minutes to downtown Hot Springs and the historic Bathhouse Row, so guests have convenient access to all the area has to offer. Hotel amenities include a full-service spa, a restaurant and lounge, an indoor/outdoor heated pool and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Free airport transportation is available, as is free covered parking. The Austin offers one floor of guest rooms where smoking is permitted.
Highlights
  • Connected by breezeway to Hot Springs Convention Center and Summit Arena
  • Full-service spa, including Hot Springs thermal baths
  • Indoor/outdoor pool and whirlpool
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Free covered self-parking
Rooms
Austin Hotel and Convention Center provides 200 guest rooms in its 14-story building. All rooms are nonsmoking, except for one floor reserved exclusively for its smoking guests. One king or two double beds may be chosen, and all feature pillowtop mattresses. Televisions are equipped with premium channels. Other amenities include an iron/ironing board, hair-dryer, and complimentary Internet access. A refrigerator is available upon request at Austin Hotel and pets are allowed (fees apply).
Features
The on-site Spa in the Park offers services such as massage therapy, facials, manicures/pedicures and specialty treatments such as a whirlpool bath with natural mineral water from Hot Springs. Jeni's Vineyard, the on-site restaurant at Austin Hotel and Convention Center, provides Southern and traditional menu options and offers a Sunday buffet.
Transportation
  • Greyhound Bus Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport (3.7 mi/6 km)
  • Amtrak Malvern Station (20 mi/32.2 km)
  • Little Rock National Airport (57 mi/91.7 km)
Attractions
  • Hot Springs Convention Center (next door)
  • Summit Arena (next door)
  • Hot Springs National Park (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Downtown Little Rock (60 mi/96.6 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Multiple conference/meeting rooms
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Event catering
  • Dry-cleaning/laundry service

Hotel Map

34.509 -93.053
Area served
The Austin Convention Hotel and Spa offers excellent accommodation and facilities for both business and leisure travelers. With 14 stories and 200 rooms, the hotel offers guests beautiful views of downtown Hot Springs and the Ouachita Mountains.
Nearby airports
Memorial Field Airport is 3 miles.
Area description
Situated in west central Arkansas, southwest of Little Rock, The Austin Convention Hotel and Spa is just off AR 7 at 305 Malvern Ave. in the town of Hot Springs.

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The Austin Convention Hotel and Spa Rooms

2 Queen Beds City View
Free high speed wireless internet access, air conditioning, alarm clock, cable TV with extra stations, coffee maker, free local calls, hair dryer, iron, ironing board. Smoking rooms may be available upon request. Requests are not guaranteed, and will be granted based on availability at check in.
1 King Bed Nonsmoking
Free high speed wireless internet access, air conditioning, alarm clock, cable TV with extra stations, coffee maker, free local calls, hair dryer, iron, ironing board. Smoking rooms may be available upon request. Requests are not guaranteed, and will be granted based on availability at check in.
City View 1 King Bed
Free high speed wireless internet access, air conditioning, alarm clock, cable TV with extra stations, coffee maker, free local calls, hair dryer, iron, ironing board. Smoking rooms may be available upon request. Requests are not guaranteed, and will be granted based on availability at check in.
2 Double Beds Nonsmoking
Free high speed wireless internet access, air conditioning, alarm clock, cable TV with extra stations, coffee maker, free local calls, hair dryer, iron, ironing board. Smoking rooms may be available upon request. Requests are not guaranteed, and will be granted based on availability at check in.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Indoor pool
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Dining

Jenis Vineyard Restaurant
For your dining pleasure, Jenis Vineyard Restaurant provides a sampling of southern specialties as well as traditional favorites. After dining, extend the fun into the night in The Silver Fox Lounge. Enjoy your favorite drinks while dancing to the tunes of local artists. Lunch on Sunday, Just cannot get any better than this.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
At the Austin Convention Hotel & Spa, we offer over approximately 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting space to suit your needs, and can accommodate up to 400 people. Our spacious DeSoto ballroom can be utilized for your large meetings, but will also divide into three smaller areas to accommodate almost every meeting planner's needs. So whatever your needs may be, whether you are hosting a convention, small meeting, theme party or wedding, we can cater to you. Our experienced on site staff is trained to oversee every detail, from beginning to end. Of course your meeting will never end. Because our professional and friendly staff will keep you coming back again and again.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (34)

Ratings and reviews for The Austin Convention Hotel and Spa

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 34
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.3

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TaylorDallas
Business
Dallas, Texas
Jul 14, 2014

Quick Trip

Good value for the money in Hot Springs. Convenient to everything

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Texarkana woman
Business
texas
Jul 12, 2014

Great location

Great location, friendly staff, great value. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great restaurants close by

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Texarkana woman
Business
texas
Jun 17, 2014

time away

Friendly staff. Hotel is older but pretty well kept up. Location is good. Hotel restaurant was horrible! Even tho they give you buy one get one coupons at checkin, please don't do it!!! You will definitely do better by walking to nearby restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of good restaurants within shirt walking distance. Do not eat at hotel restaurant!!!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
geoderby
Business
mountain home, ar
Jan 21, 2014

great location in town, short drive to oaklawn park

as always, it a nice hotel in a great location.great breakfast and a nice lounge

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

the brick house, easy walk, great food at a good price

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Review of The Austin Convention Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
geoderby
Business
mountain home, ar
Apr 15, 2013

good for the oalawn meet (horse racing)

it is a great location, within walking distance to bath houses, shopping and a variety of wonderful restaurants. only 10 min. from oaklawn park. heating and air. cond. units a little noisy. housekeeping a bit ?able.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

angels or rolandos

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Review of The Austin Convention Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tnorl
Business
conway, ar
Feb 20, 2013

Great location & comfortable

The Austin is next to the convention center and within easy walking distance of Hot Springs' Central Avenue & Bathhouse row. Our king room was comfortable but not fancy. It showed wear but was clean enough to satisfy my wife. The staff was polite and efficient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Skip the hotel breakfast buffet and visit the venerable Colonial Pancake House near the fountain at the intersection of Central & Park Ave.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Adrean
Business
Little Rock,Ar
Oct 8, 2012

Great Time

We had a girls weekend!! The rooms were very clean beds where okay and view was great!. No fitness room and pool was really small. Staff was very friendly and within walking to shops and food. We enjoyed a massage in the hotel spa. The Silver Fox lounge had a great band playing on Saturday. Will go back again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Dinner and Play at Five Star Thearter

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Review of The Austin Convention Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pattycake54
Business
memphiss
Aug 13, 2012

enjoyable

the first night the roll away bed was horrible but it was taken care the next day.The staff was very helpful friendly. Would recommend this hotel to friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

check out shops booklets in hotel

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Review of The Austin Convention Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PP70
Business
Vienna, Austria, Europe
Jun 19, 2012

very good location

location- you dont need your car to reach central avenue or grand promenade. but dont expect more than the two stars-simple hotel rooms, cleanliness is ok but not perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

rolandos. mexican restaurant with patio - if the weather is not too hot enjoy dining al fresco!

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Review of The Austin Convention Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Blindside Couple
Business
Garland, TX
May 11, 2011

A totally disappointing motel 6

I'm not sure were some of these people with these good reviews stayed , but it was not the same Austin Hotel in Hot springs that I stayed at. The hotel advertisement is false. It says and prides itself on having Luxurious accommodations with exceptional service. Well, this Hotel was far from the 5 star hotel that it would like you to believe. The front of the house looks acceptable, but once you step into the hotel elevator you become fearful of what you may see next. Everything about the hotel elevator is dated, dingy and dirty. And then the hallway to the room doesn't change your opinion, also dated and dingy.( NOT WHAT I THOUGHT I WAS PAYING FOR). Next the Grand disappointing entrance into the room. Everything in this room is dated. There is a pillow size stain on the floor as you enter the room, then the T.V. stand looked second hand from someone discarded trash, T.V. was analog with basic cable only. The T.V.'s on and off buttons were broken(thank goodness there was a remote). And the bed was outdated, pillows were stained with who knows what and covered with less than 200 thread count pillow cases.( You could see the stains through the pillow cases). WE requested new pillows an were told that they did not have any more new pillows. There were other spots thru out the room on the carpet. And the sofa/sleeper and chairs in the room were also very dirty, dingy, stained and out dated. I also visited the hotels spa, it is also outdated. The tub that I had appeared to have dirt in the bottom of it, but it turned out that the tubs enamel was chipping away. The towels and sheets all need replacing.The Hotel was a ghost town and it seem like we were the only guest on our floor. The restaurant appeared empty Wed. and Thurs., and so was the bar. The ceiling tile thru out the hotel had stains and appeared dirty.We were not made aware of, nor did we see any renovations going on as referred to in other comments. But this hotel is in need of being gutted and remodeledI would not recommend this hotel to anyone. As a matter of fact I am letting everyone I know, that they should stay far away from this hotel. I though at a $110 a night, I was going to get fine dining and the luxury they promised in their advertising. This was a much need getaway for my husband and I, and we needed to be pampered, but we got disappointment and more depressed. We wanted to leave the same day, but our reservations were made and paid for 3 weeks in advance [...]and they were non-refundable. The disappointment of the hotel set the tone for our trip, which made it a drag.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Don't stay at the Austin Hotel.

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