$85 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 19, 2015 Check-out: Jul 22, 2015

Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

2 stars
View map of 1201 North I-35, Austin, TX 78702

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
78 reviews
Perfect Economy Stay

This simple, budget motel was perfect for what I needed while making a business trip. I often stay... See full review

  • James L.
  • May 23, 2015
good room for a fair price

This motel was quite decent. The location was great as a home base for exploring downtown and... See full review

  • Slayershirt
  • Feb 26, 2014

The Super 8 Austin/Downtown/Capitol Area hotel offers budget-friendly accommodations for leisure and business travelers. This hotel is located in the heart of downtown Austin, a short walk from the business, entertainment, shopping and the state capitol. The hotel features an outdoor pool, a great place to cool off after a day of touring. The complimentary continental breakfast is incredibly convenient, along with a free newspaper each morning. Visitors find an assortment of restaurants and nightlife in the nearby area as well.

Location

In downtown Austin, the Super 8 Austin/Downtown/Capitol Area hotel is a short walk to the business district, Sixth Street entertainment district, Second Street shopping and attractions including the state capitol.

Rooms

Rooms at the Super 8 Austin/Downtown/Capitol Area hotel are clean and feature a workdesk, mini-refrigerator, iron/ironing board, 25-inch TV, alarm clock, hair dryer, coffee maker and some boast sleeper sofas. Business travelers appreciate the free newspapers and complimentary wireless Internet. Cribs are available upon request and children under 17 stay free with an adult. Bathroom amenities are available at the front desk.

Property features

The Super 8 Austin/Downtown/Capitol Area hotel's outdoor pool offers the perfect place to cool off and relax after a day of touring the city. The hotel is located near a number of restaurants including Brick Oven, Café Serranos, El Tropico Mexican Restaurant, Capitol City Coffee and Flying Tomato Pizza Kitchen. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet and outdoor parking are available.

Highlights
  • Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Austin
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
Nearby attractions
  • The Capitol Building (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Blanton Museum of Art (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Bob Bullock Texas History Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Texas Memorial Stadium (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • LBJ Presidential Library (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • 6th Street entertainment (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • 2nd Street shopping (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Congress Avenue Bridge and bats (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • South Congress (SoCo) shopping (1.2 mi/2 km)
Business
  • A small business center in lobby with a computer and printer
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
Transportation
    • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (6.2 mi/10 km)
    • Austin Amtrak Station (1.5 mi/2.5 km)

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    Amenities

    • WiFi
    • Outdoor pool
    General
    Air conditioned
    Free local telephone calls
    Ice machine
    Activities
    Outdoor pool
    Dining
    Meal plan - continental
    Vending machines
    Services
    24 hour front desk
    Business center
    Guest laundromat
    Security
    Copy service
    Internet
    WiFi
    Parking
    Parking
    Outdoor parking
    Accessibility
    Accessible facilities
    Wheel chair access
    Accessible parking
    Room
    AM/FM alarm clock
    Desk with lamp
    Microwave
    TV remote control
    Cribs available
    Ironing board

    Nearby points of interest

    • Frank Erwin Center: 0.4 mi
    • St. Marys Cathedral: 0.5 mi
    • Texas State Capitol: 0.6 mi
    • 6th Street Entertainment District: 0.7 mi
    • O. Henry Home and Museum: 0.7 mi
    • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 0.7 mi
    • The Blanton Museum of Art: 0.7 mi
    • Austin Convention Center: 0.8 mi
    • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 0.8 mi
    • LBJ Presidential Library: 0.9 mi
    • University of Texas at Austin: 1 mi
    • Austin City Limits Live: 1 mi
    • Austin's Children Museum: 1 mi
    • Texas Memorial Museum: 1 mi
    • Zach Theater: 1.8 mi
    • Frank Erwin Center: 0.4 mi
    • St. Marys Cathedral: 0.5 mi
    • Texas State Capitol: 0.6 mi
    • 6th Street Entertainment District: 0.7 mi
    • O. Henry Home and Museum: 0.7 mi
    • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 0.7 mi
    • The Blanton Museum of Art: 0.7 mi
    • Austin Convention Center: 0.8 mi
    • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 0.8 mi
    • LBJ Presidential Library: 0.9 mi
    • University of Texas at Austin: 1 mi
    • Austin City Limits Live: 1 mi
    • Austin's Children Museum: 1 mi
    • Texas Memorial Museum: 1 mi
    • Zach Theater: 1.8 mi
    • Town Lake: 1.9 mi
    • Umlauf Sculpture Garden: 2.2 mi
    • Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail: 2.3 mi
    • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 2.4 mi
    • Elisabet Ney Museum: 2.4 mi
    • Zilker Botanical Garden: 2.5 mi
    • Barton Springs Pool: 2.5 mi
    • Austin Nature and Science Center: 2.6 mi
    • Texas Military Forces Museum: 3.4 mi
    • Mayfield Park Cottage: 3.6 mi
    • One World Theater: 3.7 mi
    • Mount Bonnell: 4.4 mi
    • McKinney Falls State Park: 6.4 mi
    • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 10.4 mi
    • Circuit of the Americas: 11.1 mi
    • Austin Zoo: 12.4 mi
    • Westcave Preserve: 25 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.

    Ratings and reviews for Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

    Overall score

    2.8 / 5
    5.01.0
    78 out of 78
    Amenities:
    2.8
    Cleanliness:
    3.4
    Hotel staff:
    3.2
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    3.7
    Value:
    3.4

    69% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    James L.
    Business
    Washington
    May 23, 2015

    Perfect Economy Stay

    This simple, budget motel was perfect for what I needed while making a business trip. I often stay in this chain, and am invariably satisfied.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Rick P
    Business
    N/A
    Mar 23, 2015

    Close to Downtown

    Room was clean but a little outdated. The area around the hotel was a little rough. Staff was friendly.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Chriscruz2
    Business
    DFW, TX
    Nov 25, 2014

    Does the Job

    If you're looking for a great location within walking distance to downtown and don't mind the "cheap motel" feel, this will do just fine.

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

    Business

    Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

    Casino el Camino on 6th best burgers in town.

    Review of Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Epearlyyy
    Business
    boulder, co
    Aug 8, 2014

    just fine

    Great location that's right near downtown Austin. The beds were uncomfortable but the location made up for it.

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

    Business

    Review of Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

    Reviewer score

    1
    5.01.0
    Jay and Jac's Grandma
    Business
    Galveston, Texas
    Jul 11, 2014

    Room for Appointment in Austin

    While the room was clean, there were noticable spiders crawling on the ceiling, the bathroom wall, and the wall behind one of the beds. I was concerned because I had my daugher, grandson and 3 month old granddaughter with me. I bought bug spray from the nearby CVS and sprayed the areas where the spiders were. The Wi-Fi did not work, so a project I wanted to complete prior to my business meeting could not be finalized because of this. I will never stay in a Super 8 again.

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

    Business

    Review of Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Slayershirt
    Business
    New Jersey
    Feb 26, 2014

    good room for a fair price

    This motel was quite decent. The location was great as a home base for exploring downtown and vicinity. It was prefect for me being on foot. The room was very clean and modern. Wood and tile floors. No carpet. Liked that very much. Nice flat screen with HBO. The staff I interacted with were all very nice. One issue. Noise at night. There was a multi room party going on directly upstairs from me. It was still early so I put with it for a while. I finally picked up the room phone to call the desk to request a room change but the phone didn't work. By the time I got my boots on to walk over to the office the party dispersed. I guess they went downtown. I slept with ear plugs and never heard them come back. I stayed on a Sunday and Monday. Off nights for partying in general but had a bit of it going on both nights at the motel. That said I would stay here again for sure. I always travel with ear plugs.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    Blue Dahlia cafe was very close on 11th. Nice quiet place for breakfast or to grab a fresh coffee.

    Review of Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    MAK7274
    Business
    San Antonio, TEXAS
    Feb 25, 2014

    Location, Location, Location

    Check in was delayed by 50 minutes!!! The grounds and exterior need tons of work. Location was great to the UT campus and downtown Austin.

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

    Business

    Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

    Short five minute drive to Sixth Street, park at the Public Parking Garage on 5th and Red River.

    Review of Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Dallas0909
    Business
    Dallas
    Jan 27, 2014

    Not bad at all

    Stayed here for a night , for a convention. Rooms were newly remodeled and very clean and comfortable . We were not able to check on early , that was my only complaint really. Good location close to everything you want to do in Austin .

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

    Business

    Review of Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    swim12
    Business
    usa
    Jan 23, 2014

    Exactly what you need

    great experience and what you should expect for a less expensive super 8 motel. nothing amazing and flashy, but came with free wifi, continental breakfast, microwave, and a fridge which is more than most expensive hotels can say

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

    Business

    Review of Super 8 Austin Downtown/Capitol Area

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    travelerav
    Business
    Houston
    Dec 6, 2013

    Good enough for a one night business trip

    I was looking for a cheap room for a one-night stay on a business trip and this hotel worked well for me. I have no complain. The room had everything that I needed. Also it was very close to the Austin convention center so it was perfect for me.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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