$59 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 16, 2014 Check-out: Nov 19, 2014

Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown

2 stars
3105 N I-35, Austin, TX 78722
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
71 reviews
Great place to stay for a reasonable price

Great location near downtown, comfortable and affordable. Great place to book for a weekend. See full review

  • Mongon
  • Apr 28, 2014
Our Favorite

The staff is attentive and responsive. They are what keep us coming back. Thank you for another... See full review

  • Muse3sqrd
  • Jan 29, 2014
Budget hotel near University of Texas at Austin with pool

The Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown is two blocks north of the University of Texas, an easy walk to the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum and about two miles from the heart of downtown Austin and the 6th Street entertainment district. This budget hotel offers well-kept rooms with basic furnishings, mini refrigerators and microwaves, a small desk and TV with cable and HBO. The outdoor pool is very refreshing after a long day of tours or meetings and the hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Highlights
  • Outdoor pool
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
Location

The Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown is located just off I-35, north of the University of Texas at Austin, two miles from 6th Street's entertainment district.

Rooms

Rooms are clean and quiet at the Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown and have a coffee maker, hair dryer, safe, iron with ironing board and cable TV with HBO. Guests also find microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms. Business travelers have a desk where they can work and enjoy a complimentary daily newspaper and free wireless Internet access. Smoking rooms are available upon request.

Features

Guests at the Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown can cool off in the pool after a long day of touring or meetings. Travelers appreciate the friendly hotel staff, complimentary continental breakfast and small business center for checking email. The hotel is located just two blocks north of the university and about two miles from downtown. Guests enjoy complimentary parking and free wireless Internet access. The hotel offers a shuttle to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (fees apply). The hotel is also pet friendly (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Austin Amtrak Station (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (7.2 mi/11.6 km)
Attractions
  • LBJ Presidential Library (.4 mi/.7 km)
  • Texas Memorial Stadium (.6 mi/1 km)
  • Blanton Museum of Art (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Bob Bullock Texas History Museum (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Texas State Capitol (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • 6th Street entertainment (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • 2nd Street shopping (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Congress Avenue Bridge and bats (2.2mi/3.6 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet
  • Complimentary daily newspaper

Hotel Map

30.2888 -97.7228
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
General
Air conditioned
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • LBJ Presidential Library: 0.4 mi
  • Texas Memorial Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • University of Texas at Austin: 0.8 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 1 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Elisabet Ney Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 1.4 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 1.6 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 2 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 2.1 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 2.1 mi
  • Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail: 2.8 mi
  • LBJ Presidential Library: 0.4 mi
  • Texas Memorial Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • University of Texas at Austin: 0.8 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 1 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Elisabet Ney Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 1.4 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 1.6 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 2 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 2.1 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 2.1 mi
  • Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail: 2.8 mi
  • Zach Theater: 2.8 mi
  • Town Lake: 2.8 mi
  • Texas Military Forces Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden: 3.2 mi
  • Zilker Botanical Garden: 3.3 mi
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 3.3 mi
  • Mayfield Park Cottage: 3.3 mi
  • Austin Nature and Science Center: 3.3 mi
  • Barton Springs Pool: 3.4 mi
  • Mount Bonnell: 3.9 mi
  • One World Theater: 4.9 mi
  • McKinney Falls State Park: 7.5 mi
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 11.5 mi
  • Circuit of the Americas: 11.8 mi
  • Austin Zoo: 13 mi
  • Westcave Preserve: 25.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (71)

Ratings and reviews for Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 71
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.5

60% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mongon
Business
San Antonio, Texas
Apr 28, 2014

Great place to stay for a reasonable price

Great location near downtown, comfortable and affordable. Great place to book for a weekend.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Got to try the restaurant that is next door.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Collie Parents
Business
Canada
Nov 19, 2013

"Seen Better Days" Inn

Unfortunately, there were more negatives than positives for this hotel, which was showing its age. Let's start with the positives - the room was spotlessly clean, looked like it had been recently redecorated, and was a reasonable size. The fridge worked and the water was hot. The wireless internet was free and worked well. The staff was friendly. The floors were hard (i.e. not carpet# - not sure whether that is a pro or a con. I guess it depends on personal taste. It just surprised us. On the down side - room doors are to the outside #i.e. no indoor corridors#, which left me feeling less than secure. The area of town is quite run down. The worst, though, was the unimaginable, constant traffic noise of two levels of the I-35 so close that you could hand coffee to the drivers out the window. Fortunately, though, the roar of the air conditioning unit almost blocked that out. There is no closet at all #just a rail on the bedroom wall to hang things on# and, most importantly for us, no room safe. This forced us to carry electronics and passports wherever we went, which was a bit of an inconvenience. Upon filling the bathroom sink, we found that there was no way to raise the plug #the mechanism on the tap was broken), so we had to climb under the vanity to operate the plug from there. We were here for the Grand Prix weekend. This location was a moderate driving distance from the track and about 10 minutes' drive from downtown. Unfortunately, we did not feel safe walking around the immediate area of the hotel. That was not a big loss, though, as there is not much by way of restaurants and/or things to do in this area of town.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Do not stay here during the Grand Prix weekend as prices increase to the absurd for this type of accomodation.

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Review of Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Chrissy Boymom
Business
Dallas, Tx
Apr 29, 2013

Did the job

We needed a hotel for one night in Austin. Just a place to lay our head and have a hot shower. This place was not fancy but it was clean and had water pressure! Happy with our visit.

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

Business

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Review of Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
temukhan
Business
San Francisco, CA
Nov 7, 2011

Great inexpensive place to stay close to campus

The place is nice and clean. It is easy to walk to campus or take a bus. The only drawback is the noise from the highway.

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

Business

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Review of Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Texas Huney
Business
Dallas
Aug 6, 2011

Shabby in Austin

We had a great time in Austin, especially on 6th Street. The hotel did have a great air conditioner, which is very important when the temps were over a100 degrees! The room was clean, but needs to be updated!

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

Business

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Review of Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Antonio, texas
May 2, 2011

It's aight.

It was ok! Really easy to get to downtown and ut campus!

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

Business

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Review of Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Antonio, TX
Jul 5, 2010

4th of July Weekend Stay

It was a lovely experience at a basic hotel. Nothing fancy here but, for what you get for the price, a great bargain. The rooms were clean and spacious, albeit a bit outdated, and the service was both friendly and professional. The only problems we had were that the shower was cold in the morning and, being across from a hospital, it was a bit noisy. All in all, if you're needing a cheap, nice place to crash near downtown, this is a good pick.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Houston, TX
Jun 13, 2010

Spend more money for a better place

The staff were very friendly. Coffee, juice & donuts Sat. morning till 10am. Parking sucks. Very cramped. Hard to maneuver. Hotel located right next to I-35 and very noisy. Our first room was right at the front next to the frwy. I went and had it it changed to the rear. That was better. Small pool if that matters. It's not a place that I'd bring kids to for sure. The room was nice & clean, upstairs, a/c worked fine, but the bed was very squeaky. It had a rubber mat under the sheets that bundled up and made a lot of noise. Not very comfortable. Easy access to the feeder & I-35. Ten minutes at the most from 6th street. Has a diner right next door. Kinda ok. Needed some work but convenient and prices were average. We only spent one night there for the ROT rally 6th street party in 2010. I wish we had spent another $20 or so and got a much nicer place.

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

Business

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Review of Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Concertlover
Business
San Antonio, TX
Apr 11, 2010

The Good, the bad and the ugly!

My husband and I went to Austin for the Elton John concert at the Frank Irwin Center. We wanted a hotel nearby so we wouldn't have to drive so much. The location was close but the parking lot was small and the parking spaces were too small for my extended cab pickup truck. If you have trouble manuvering around obstacles and tight places you might want to choose another hotel. The room was spotless but too small for an extended stay. The large flat screen TV was great. The latch on the bathroom window was broken and would not lock so we were worried about security. The hotel is located right on IH35 and the hotel is pretty much beneath an elevated stretch of highway so you can hear quite a bit of road noise. Their was no hotel cafe but Star Seeds 24hr.cafe is right on the corner of the property.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

A convenient place to stay if you are not going to spend much time in the room. St. David's hospital is right across the highway within walking distance if you were to visit someone in the hospital. UT is across the highway down the road a bit. 6th Street is only about 4 or 5 blocks South of the hotel.

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Review of Days Inn Austin/University/Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
hair chick
Business
Houston, TX
Apr 11, 2010

Average

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room and accomodations were just average. There was a computer in the lobby with free internet access which was very helpful.

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

Business

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