$128 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 28, 2014 Check-out: Sep 29, 2014

Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

3 stars
20 North Ih-35, Austin, TX 78701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
77 reviews
Good experience

The rooms are clean and service is great, only disadvantage is that the bathroom is small... See full review

  • StanRay
  • Apr 25, 2013
Excellent

5 star hotel, vista views. outdoors enthusiasts book this hotel because city centre is within... See full review

  • Richardmet5550
  • Mar 27, 2013
Activities abound at this lakeside, downtown hotel

The Holiday Inn Austin-Town Lake's main draw is a downtown Austin location by Lady Bird Lake. The hotel offers free shuttle service to Austin attractions or guests can take a mile-walk to the center of town. The hotel attracts active visitors with kayak, Segway and bike rentals in the hotel lobby for cruising hike and bike trails or exploring the lake. The rooftop pool has a gorgeous view of Lady Bird Lake, the perfect spot for swimming and sunbathing. For the latest blockbuster, hit up the hotel's private movie theater, with private concessions.

Highlights
  • Rooftop pool with bar
  • Private movie theater
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • Bike, Segway and kayak rentals in the hotel lobby
Location

The Holiday Inn Austin-Town Lake is located on Lady Bird Lake, less than a mile from the convention center in downtown Austin.

Rooms

Guests find rooms at the Holiday Inn Austin-Town Lake comfortably appointed with contemporary furniture including a workspace, wooden armoire, an overstuffed chair and ottoman. Bright throws enliven soothing, muted beige and white tones dominating the rooms. A microwave and refrigerator offer added conveniences. Many executive rooms and suites offer stunning views of Lady Bird Lake.

 

Complimentary wireless Internet is available.

Features

Rent a Segway, kayak or bike in the Holiday Inn Austin-Town Lake lobby and cruise around Lady Bird Lake. Guests may also work out on up-to-date cardio equipment in the fitness center. After a long day, guests can relax and enjoy the view of the lake from the rooftop pool deck with a cold drink. The hotel's private movie theater screens the latest films. 

 

An easy walk or a free shuttle ride takes guests about a mile to downtown attractions, restaurants and music venues. The hotel's Pecan Tree Restaurant serves American food in a casual environment, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Complimentary self-parking is available, as well as complimentary wireless Internet access.

Transportation
  • Austin Amtrak Station (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (5.3 mi/8.5 km)
Attractions
  • Austin Convention Center (.6 mi/.9 km)
  • Congress Avenue Bridge and bats (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • 6th Street entertainment (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Texas State Capitol (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Bob Bullock Texas History Museum (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Zilker Park (2.1 mi/3.5 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • 13,677 square feet of meeting space
  • Complimentary wireless Internet

Hotel Map

30.2547 -97.7371
Nearby airports
Austin Bergstrom International Airport, (AUS), 6.00, MI, NW;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Temperature control
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Austin Convention Center: 0.6 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 0.9 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 1.1 mi
  • Town Lake: 1.2 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 1.4 mi
  • Zach Theater: 1.5 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 1.6 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 1.7 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 1.8 mi
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden: 1.9 mi
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 2 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 2.1 mi
  • Barton Springs Pool: 2.1 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 0.6 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 0.9 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 1.1 mi
  • Town Lake: 1.2 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 1.4 mi
  • Zach Theater: 1.5 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 1.6 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 1.7 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 1.8 mi
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden: 1.9 mi
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 2 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 2.1 mi
  • Barton Springs Pool: 2.1 mi
  • University of Texas at Austin: 2.1 mi
  • LBJ Presidential Library: 2.2 mi
  • Texas Memorial Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Zilker Botanical Garden: 2.3 mi
  • One World Theater: 2.5 mi
  • Austin Nature and Science Center: 2.6 mi
  • Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail: 2.6 mi
  • Elisabet Ney Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Texas Military Forces Museum: 4.3 mi
  • Mayfield Park Cottage: 4.5 mi
  • McKinney Falls State Park: 5.2 mi
  • Mount Bonnell: 5.3 mi
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 9.5 mi
  • Circuit of the Americas: 10.2 mi
  • Austin Zoo: 12 mi
  • Westcave Preserve: 24.9 mi

Dining

Pecan Tree Restaurant
The Pecan Tree Restaurant is a full service, family friendly, casual dining atmosphere. We offer traditional favorites along with Austin's famous Tex Mex cuisine and locally inspired specialty entrees. We offer a full breakfast buffet seven days a week an
Tavern At Town Lake
Contemporary furniture, white leather sofas, club chairs, coctail tables, stools at the bar. Black granite bar and tables. Open airy feel, comfortable feel, computer friendly. Flat screen TVs.

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 (77)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
77 out of 77
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4
Value:
3.5

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St. Louis, MO
Oct 16, 2009

Hotel Fine

Left my shirt, they were inept and couldn't return it to my co-worker in time. I had to foot the 5 dollar bill to have it mailed to me.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hagarza
MTY, mex
Oct 6, 2009

Just Fine

Just got there to sleep. There´s nothing wrong or particularly special about it. It´s just a common plain HI.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Phoenix AZ
Sep 28, 2009

nice location

Standard Hotel, but at a very nice location and close to down town Austin and Bat Flight

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
whiney traveler
dallas, tx
Sep 20, 2009

Old Holiday Inn

We stayed at this hotel because of their location and because they had a pool. The pool was dirty and not heated. Our room was nice and clean, but there was a gurgling noise on our last night we could only figure was the pipes. The elevator kept getting stuck with the door open and dinging every 5 seconds. We did walk to the downtown area from the hotel-not too far but a little shady.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rpkt
Louisiana
Sep 8, 2009

awesome view and location

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room with the view of the lake was gorgeous! and the cab ride to sixth street was only $6.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Katy, Texas
Sep 7, 2009

Average

Overall the stay was nice, I should have booked the "executive" Suite, Since the view of the lake was at somewhat of an odd angle, to see it clearly we had to step outside on the pool's balcony. I'm wondering if they have another pool on the tower which is part of that "executive" area. I hope they at least have another gym in it... The pool was small, and so was the gym area. The Hotel staff is courteous and helpful, just as others have mentioned before. The location is perfect for a short drive to downtown, and being next to the freeway makes it easy to get anywhere else in town. If you're up for a run around the lake, you can take a jog around at any time of the day since it's so close.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

If you're in the area around the time you want to see the Mexican Bats, it's a "Mid walk" down to Congress Bridge. Make sure that you study the Austin freeways if you're new to the area, a simple "U-turn" might take you 5-10 minutes due to the next underpass to get back to where you wanted to go.

Review of Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
houston, texas
Aug 23, 2009

austin fun

Location could be easier to downtown

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Royal Wedding Fans
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Aug 20, 2009

Favorite Place to STAY In Austin

This is may favorite place to stay when I come to Austin. The location is perfect. It is right in Town Lake and is walking distance to downtown nightlife.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

I love Cedar Street Bar on 4th Street. They have live music every night of the week.

Review of Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Future UT student Mom
Santa Fe, NM
Aug 18, 2009

Comfortable

Overall, very comfortable rooms. The location was difficult to access from local streets due to one-way roads. Also, would have appreciated more info about Austin available at hotel such as maps, pamphlets for local attractions, ets.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Great funky shopping and cafes in SoCo area. Easy to find.

Review of Holiday Inn AUSTIN-TOWN LAKE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Prof_F
Business
ames, iowa
Aug 7, 2009

Great location by the lake

Stayed for 4 days on business. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet in the morning. The problem we encountered was that there were no quick services like getting snacks, gum, bottle of aspirin. The "gift shop" is run by a third party, has very limited hours. Worse yet, the hours posted we very rarely offered. When you want a bag of chips at 9:30pm, you are directed to the gas station across the parking lot. This seems to be a very simple service to offer, just run the gift shop and keep it open late.

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

Business

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