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Extended Stay America Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

For starters, when I entered the room I immediately noticed food particles on the stove and a partially consumed bottle of coke in the refrigerator. Fine. I stow my belongings, go out for dinner, come back and sleep. I awake the next morning, open my drapes and find that the window was left unlatched and ajar. This is a ground floor room with windows the size of doors, mind you. Not really fine, but fine. Then the hotel finds a way to prematurely check me out. I'm so beyond fine at this point. What hotel/motel doesn't have a diffusion layer of drapes? It was all or nothing, blackout or fishbowl. I can't even summon the will to talk about the housekeeping.

Chose this hotel bc it was the least expensive and closest to Zilker Park. When they advertise breakfast, they mean oatmeal packs and granola bars. Good luck finding a spoon. The bathroom near the breakfast area is locked and you need to get a key from reception, of which no one is around... until the homeless guy comes in and manages to get a key (and a coffee.. and a handful of granola). If they’re going to make the executive decision to lock the bathroom to help keep homeless out, they should have their staff stick to the rule. Room itself included a kitchenette and was perfectly acceptable for our one night stay.

Wifi connection was poor. I had to take my laptop out into the hall and walk down two corridors in order to get a connection. The shower had mold in the grout.

Good hotel. Nothing special. Central to food and shopping. Too crowded for me.

Clean, comfortable hotel in a great location, great price.

Just horrible Downstairs bathroom was filfy Didn't get room that I booked Gave me a smaller room Room smelled like cigarettes I'm sure there was a full ashtray under the bed but I was to scared to look. They did give us a different room it was better but had no water pressure and very little hot water.

Rooms were clean, staff was polite. Not a good breakfast!

Overall wonderful experience. The staff was amazing and very helpful.

Dirty, no hot water, no maid service for a week and the place is just beat! And not cheap!

Very Disappointing! Front desk people not helpful. We have been staying at this Hotel twice a year for at least TEN years. I requested the Practical Comforts Package FOUR times and still didn't receive one. No message on room phone as to why.On Sunday morning there wasn't any HOT water container at the breakfast bar. On Sunday night I asked for two glasses and was given two cups. Glasses weren't available! Toilet paper holder was broke. Tub faucet was leaking badly. Reported both of these to the front desk. NOT SURE IF WE WILL RETURN IN DECEMBER ON OUR NEXT VISIT.

I showed up during SXSW at 11pm and was told that I did not have a room. I had booked my room on orbitz 2 months in advance, fully paid. As I waited for the hotel staff to called orbitz I noticed a few things. First, in the first 10 minutes I was there 3 people came to the front desk to tell them that their room hadn't been cleaned. Some where just requesting towels. I had a friend staying at the hotel and over the course of her 5 day stay I know for a fact at day 4 her room wasn't cleaned. Luckily for me, Orbitz found a room for me at another hotel that was perfect and the room was cleaned everyday. I would not recommend this hotel

Room was okay,water pressure in show was way too low. Personnel were polite and helpful.

We usually stay less than a week. We like the privacy of no one in our room while we are away. We can walk down town with in minutes to visit the city.

We stay at this Hotel twice every year while visiting our Texas family. We enjoy the walk to downtown to visit the stores. Short distance to our son's house.

The hotel is located at a very convenient location. Very close to the city center and the staff is friendly

Our company regularly uses this hotel for business trips.

I can't complain about our stay it worked for what we needed.

Nice friendly staff, the room was dated and in need of a upgraded. The towels were thread bare, and there were not enough for two people. The hVAC system was inconsistent, with no exhaust fan in the bathroom.

This hotel was honestly exactly what we were expecting - clean but simple. The staff, especially the lady who checked us in that night, were extremely nice and the location was perfect for going downtown in Austin with it being within walking distance. I do wish it was a bit cheaper considering its about as barebones as possible compared to other hotels. Also, note that dogs are allowed. Considering there are many people out there that have no clue how to train their dogs properly (like our neighbors that night) this can lead to a very annoying experience if you plan to be in the room during the day at all (when the owners are usually out). Overall though, definitely recommend it if you're looking for a cheap-ish hotel to stay in for partying downtown.

Enjoyed the location as it is within walking distance to everything you need. Definitely would stay here again. Only complaint i have is that the front of the refrigerator in my room 220 could have used a little cleaning. The staff was very accommodating.

507 S. First St. Austin TX

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Governor's Mansion
  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Governor's Mansion is within a mile (2 km) of Extended Stay America Austin - Downtown - Town Lake, and other popular sites like Texas State Capitol are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 130-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's also close to Zilker Park and Zilker Botanical Garden.


Dining

Free on-the-go breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

The 130 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. Weekly housekeeping is available.


Property features

Guests of Extended Stay America Austin - Downtown - Town Lake enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and securing valuables.

Room options

Deluxe Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Studio, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Extended Stay America Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Everyone (12) Couples (24) Business (21) Family (4) Friends (17) Other (8)
2

shi* show

Everyone

For starters, when I entered the room I immediately noticed food particles on the stove and a partially consumed bottle of coke in the refrigerator. Fine. I stow my belongings, go out for dinner, come back and sleep. I awake the next morning, open my drapes and find that the window was left unlatched and ajar. This is a ground floor room with windows the size of doors, mind you. Not really fine, but fine. Then the hotel finds a way to prematurely check me out. I'm so beyond fine at this point. What hotel/motel doesn't have a diffusion layer of drapes? It was all or nothing, blackout or fishbowl. I can't even summon the will to talk about the housekeeping.

By on Jan 31, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 2, 2018

Thank you for your stay with us and for the candid review. We want every guest who stays with us to have a comfortable experience and to depart with a lasting favorable impression. We fell short in making that happen for you, and we are truly sorry. Although your experience is not typical of our service delivery, we obviously have room to improve, and we assure you we will. We hope you will consider giving us the opportunity to make it up to you on a future visit. Sincerely, Hotel Management

3

decent location, not much else going for it

Everyone

Chose this hotel bc it was the least expensive and closest to Zilker Park. When they advertise breakfast, they mean oatmeal packs and granola bars. Good luck finding a spoon. The bathroom near the breakfast area is locked and you need to get a key from reception, of which no one is around... until the homeless guy comes in and manages to get a key (and a coffee.. and a handful of granola). If they’re going to make the executive decision to lock the bathroom to help keep homeless out, they should have their staff stick to the rule. Room itself included a kitchenette and was perfectly acceptable for our one night stay.

By on Dec 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 14, 2017

Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel. We are pleased to know you liked our location. However, we are sorry for the issues you had while being here and regret the inconvenience it caused. The condition you described is unacceptable and not at all representative of our quality standards. We are meeting with staff members to discuss this situation and reiterate the importance of impeccable customer service and attention to detail. We invite you to come back and validate the changes we will be implementing and to experience the stay you expect and deserve. Sincerely, Hotel Management

3

affordable, but very mediocre

Everyone

Wifi connection was poor. I had to take my laptop out into the hall and walk down two corridors in order to get a connection. The shower had mold in the grout.

By on Nov 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 24, 2017

Thank you for being our guest. Although you were impressed with our reasonable rates, we are sorry for the issues you experienced in your room and regret the inconvenience it caused. We will be sure to share your concerns with the maintenance and housekeeping teams to fix the problems immediately. Please give us another chance to serve you better in the future. Sincerely, Hotel Management

3

central to restaurants and shopping.

Everyone

Good hotel. Nothing special. Central to food and shopping. Too crowded for me.

By , from galveston on Oct 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 25, 2017

Ken, thank you for being our guest. We are happy to know your overall experience was pleasant one and that you liked the convenience of our location. Your feedback is appreciated as it will help us improve our service and facilities moving forward. We hope the positive aspects of our visit will encourage you to choose us again in the future. Sincerely, Hotel Management

5
Everyone

Clean, comfortable hotel in a great location, great price.

By on Sep 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 27, 2017

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Extended Stay America. We are glad to know you loved the convenience of our location and found us to be a great value in the area. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to your return visit soon. Sincerely, Hotel Management

1

better off sleeping in your vehicle

Everyone

Just horrible Downstairs bathroom was filfy Didn't get room that I booked Gave me a smaller room Room smelled like cigarettes I'm sure there was a full ashtray under the bed but I was to scared to look. They did give us a different room it was better but had no water pressure and very little hot water.

By , from austin tx on Aug 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2017

Naldo, thank you for your feedback. I apologize for not living up to our commitment of providing clean and well-maintained facilities during your stay. I am working with our team to make sure all procedures are being followed so this does not happen again. We regret the inconvenience this caused and hope you will give us another chance the next time your travels bring you this way. Sincerely, General Manager

4

good location 5 minutes from the austin convention

Everyone

Rooms were clean, staff was polite. Not a good breakfast!

By on Jul 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2017

Thank you for selecting Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake for your visit. We are so happy you were overwhelmed not only by our convenient location but also with your spotless room. We will make a note of your feedback as we plan any changes to our complimentary grab-and-go breakfast. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, General Manager

5

nice hotel, close to downtown.

Everyone

Overall wonderful experience. The staff was amazing and very helpful.

By , from R. on Jul 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 7, 2017

Julio, I appreciate you taking the time to post your review of Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake. We are delighted to know you enjoyed being with us and loved the excellent service provided by our associates. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, General Manager

1

don't do it

Everyone

Dirty, no hot water, no maid service for a week and the place is just beat! And not cheap!

By on May 21, 2017

Review comment responded on May 23, 2017

Todd, we sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered which led to a disappointing stay. We have shared your feedback with our team so adjustments can be made immediately. I would also like to inform you that, our housekeeping service is designed for long-term guests, offering minimal intrusion to their home-like stay, but we are happy to offer this service to you at a minimal fee. We regret the inconvenience caused and hope we have a future opportunity to restore your confidence in us. Sincerely, General Manager

2

hotel close to downtown austin

Everyone

Very Disappointing! Front desk people not helpful. We have been staying at this Hotel twice a year for at least TEN years. I requested the Practical Comforts Package FOUR times and still didn't receive one. No message on room phone as to why.On Sunday morning there wasn't any HOT water container at the breakfast bar. On Sunday night I asked for two glasses and was given two cups. Glasses weren't available! Toilet paper holder was broke. Tub faucet was leaking badly. Reported both of these to the front desk. NOT SURE IF WE WILL RETURN IN DECEMBER ON OUR NEXT VISIT.

By , from Indiana on Apr 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2017

We appreciate you making our hotel your home away from home. I was disappointed to read your feedback, and I apologize for your less than stellar stay. Our team prides itself on delivering wonderful hospitality, so I am sorry this was not your experience with us. Rest assured that we take these reviews seriously and then fine-tune procedures to help ensure we do not repeat mistakes. I hope you will consider giving us another chance so we can make this up to you the next time you are in the area. Sincerely, General Manager