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DoubleTree by Hilton Austin - University Area

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel was great. The staff was outstanding! Nice refrigerator in room. Great breakfast menu.

Hotel staff very helpful and friendly. My guest was allergic to feather pillows they changed out to synthetic cotton no problem. Warm cookies at front desk! Front desk even provided a staff recommended restaurants listing. Close to Univ of Texas. Def visit the Texas State Capital Building. Look forward to returning to Austin. Will stay at the hotel again. Mike R. Riverside NJ

They charge $15/night to park your car on the property. Very annoying, and unnecessary for a hotel which is not in the "city center", and most parking is covered by some species of nut tree which dropped HUGE amount of sap, sappy leaves, twigs and dozens of sappy olive-sized nut/fruits all over the car -- total mess, in need of a car wash next morning! Really felt like a nothing more than stealing $15 from our pocket for nothing! Beds are too firm. But the hotel is clean, and the staff is friendly. Decent location near city center if you have a car.

Only complaint was bad television reception. Everything else was fine.

We had a conference near the hotel. We were easily able to make the .8 mile walk. The hotel was right off I 35 so ver easy access. Daily drink specials at the bar with very friendly staff.

I had the pleasure of staying here recently for a week. Buffet breakfasts were terrific as were the room, bed and clean bathroom. The only downsides were the hallway noise and people who were noisy at off-hours (when folks are trying to sleep). It's next to a Denny's and not really walking distance to restaurants (0.7+ miles away). I mostly used Lyft or Uber to get around -- much less expensive than the taxi's.

Convenience. Service was good, especially in the bar. He messed up with my meal, no big deal. But I got a couple of drinks for free. The setting of the room was odd.

It was easy to find this hotel and the best part is it's walking distance to a Denny's. Didn't even have to cross the street!

Disappointed that they charged for parking in a lot that was not secure. Bathroom shower would not turn on, commode was sluggish. The a/ c unit is very loud.

The staff was warm and friendly. They greeted me when I entered the hotel. The gave me two warm cookies for myself and the boyfriend. The room was nice and clean. I sat at the bar, and the bartender was nice. This is my Austin Hotel.

This was the perfect location for our recent trip to Austin. I would not recommend going to the nearby Denny's for food though.

It was exactly what we expected it to be....nothing more, nothing less. It was little hard to locate and had to circle the block, but so goes driving in Austin.

Had a few challenges with the loud AC unit and the loud freeway nearby. The exercise room is too small and the breakfast was weak. The general manager and front desk manager are both great resources and very willing to help.

This hotel was surprisingly awesome. I had a conference downtown and didn't want to pay the $300+ a night for a hotel. This was a 5 minute drive to where I needed to go. Staff was super nice, the room was clean (there was a bug that I killed-it happens, and was definitely the only damper on my review), and it was super quiet for being near the university. I would stay here again without hesitation. Honestly, you can't get much more value with such high quality than this. Great Hotel!

Needed a weekend getaway that wouldn't break the bank yet was clean and safe. Met my needs

Hotel was clean, central location to Austin surroundings, staff friendly. Good value. Not a resort, perfect for a weekend getaway.

Good location. Very clean. Enjoyed the stay.would stay here again. Family liked it also.

Convenient location, and the staff were great. Good for business travelers.

Great hotel for the rate. Every staff member was great, but they have one front desk member who was absolutely wonderful. We didn't have time to plan out our trip thoroughly and he provided excellent recommendations and directions. He was a local and knew all of the best local spots. We ended up filling up our days quickly with all of the recommendations received. The location is fine. It's only about a 15 minute walk to campus, but downtown is quite a walk in my opinion. We took a cab. We would stay there again.

Hotel location is a little further out from south austin then expected. But overall good place to stay.

1617 Interstate Hwy 35 N Austin TX

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Blanton Museum of Art and LBJ Presidential Library
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in East Austin, DoubleTree by Hilton Austin - University Area is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Blanton Museum of Art and LBJ Presidential Library. This 149-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Also close to this Austin hotel are Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Texas State Capitol.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 149 air-conditioned rooms feature MP3 docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 37-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and safes are also available.


Property features

At DoubleTree by Hilton Austin - University Area, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for USD 18.00 per night. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 7 meeting rooms, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Standard King Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Two Queen Room

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

City View King

King 1 | Sleeps 2

City View Two Queens

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for DoubleTree by Hilton Austin - University Area

Everyone (5) Business (16) Couples (24) Family (9) Friends (7) Other (2)
5

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Everyone

The hotel was great. The staff was outstanding! Nice refrigerator in room. Great breakfast menu.

By , from pa on Jan 5, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Doubletree by Hilton Austin University Area. We appreciate the feedback you provided to us as we take pride in always trying to exceed our guest’s expectations. We hope to see you again

5

great hotel recommend highly

Everyone

Hotel staff very helpful and friendly. My guest was allergic to feather pillows they changed out to synthetic cotton no problem. Warm cookies at front desk! Front desk even provided a staff recommended restaurants listing. Close to Univ of Texas. Def visit the Texas State Capital Building. Look forward to returning to Austin. Will stay at the hotel again. Mike R. Riverside NJ

By , from Riverside NJ on Nov 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 23, 2017

Mike, Thank you your feedback. We appreciate your business and so glad that we can assist you during your visit. Please visit us again.

4
Everyone

They charge $15/night to park your car on the property. Very annoying, and unnecessary for a hotel which is not in the "city center", and most parking is covered by some species of nut tree which dropped HUGE amount of sap, sappy leaves, twigs and dozens of sappy olive-sized nut/fruits all over the car -- total mess, in need of a car wash next morning! Really felt like a nothing more than stealing $15 from our pocket for nothing! Beds are too firm. But the hotel is clean, and the staff is friendly. Decent location near city center if you have a car.

By on Aug 19, 2017

4

doubletree austin

Everyone

Only complaint was bad television reception. Everything else was fine.

By on Oct 17, 2016

Review comment responded on Mar 19, 2017

We apologize for your recent experience. We are doing our best to rectify the issue. Thank you for letting us know.

4

close to conference

Everyone

We had a conference near the hotel. We were easily able to make the .8 mile walk. The hotel was right off I 35 so ver easy access. Daily drink specials at the bar with very friendly staff.

By on Jun 26, 2016

4

wonderful hotel, just a tad noisy at times

BusinessTravelers

I had the pleasure of staying here recently for a week. Buffet breakfasts were terrific as were the room, bed and clean bathroom. The only downsides were the hallway noise and people who were noisy at off-hours (when folks are trying to sleep). It's next to a Denny's and not really walking distance to restaurants (0.7+ miles away). I mostly used Lyft or Uber to get around -- much less expensive than the taxi's.

By , from Boston, MA on May 2, 2016

4

nice service

BusinessTravelers

Convenience. Service was good, especially in the bar. He messed up with my meal, no big deal. But I got a couple of drinks for free. The setting of the room was odd.

By on Oct 12, 2015

4

good location

GetawayWithFriends

It was easy to find this hotel and the best part is it's walking distance to a Denny's. Didn't even have to cross the street!

By on Oct 7, 2015

3

ut business

BusinessTravelers

Disappointed that they charged for parking in a lot that was not secure. Bathroom shower would not turn on, commode was sluggish. The a/ c unit is very loud.

By on Apr 25, 2015

5

my austin hotel

Couples

The staff was warm and friendly. They greeted me when I entered the hotel. The gave me two warm cookies for myself and the boyfriend. The room was nice and clean. I sat at the bar, and the bartender was nice. This is my Austin Hotel.

By on Feb 14, 2015