Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
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Great place to stay that is stumbling distance to 6th streetfrom midnightrider99
Great service, but rooms need some updating.from 3weeks
My dog and I arrived hot, tired, and stressed on Friday afternoon while my husband went to the ACL festival. I was thrilled to be greeted right away by a concierge who was very welcoming. We had let the hotel know that we were bringing our dog, their rule is 30 lbs. or less w/ a non-refundable $50 pet fee. Our beloved dog is 70 lbs. but we could not leave her to weather the storm in Houston. I was so greatful that the gentleman who greeted us upon arrival did not say a word. In fact he took the time to pet our dog and let me know that the hotel offers food, walks, etc. What a relief!
When my husband made the reservation he applied for the Omni Club. With this free program we received a coupon to use for a room upgrade. I was so pleased that even w/ all the hurricane evacuees @ the hotel and all the people there for the music festival, they were still able to upgrade us to the Club Floor on 13.
The room was HUGE. It had a living area, small kitchen w/ coffee maker (sink only, no other appliances), king bed, bathroom, and large floor to ceiling windows. Club floor rooms get you access to beer/wine & appetizers from 5-7 PM and continental breakfast from 7-10 AM. We enjoyed the spacious room but we did notice that it needed some updating. The tiles in the bathroom were cracked and worn. There were several noticeable stains on the carpet. It seemed clean but definitely well used. The bed still had a nasty old fashioned cheap hotel bedspread (I am easily repulsed by those things). The mattress seemed old and creaky. You can hear doors slamming along the hall at all hours. However, there was a clock w/ "sounds" that I really liked because I am someone who requires "white noise" to sleep. One of the best features of the room was FREE wi-fi.
The location of the hotel is great. It is on 8th street. 2 blocks from the bars & restaurants on 6th, and a short walk to the capital.
We were most impressed with the service @ this hotel. All of the staff were friendly and extremely welcoming & helpful. I found them to be genuinely caring- even w/ everything going on @ the hotel.
One more gripe, the pool is SMALL for such a large hotel. I was able to use it one time on Sun when there weren't 50 screaming kids splashing around. The gym is on the small side too, but it was not as crowded as the pool. Did not eat @ any of the restaurants or use room service.
All in all, the excellent service, free wi-fi, and the size of the room is what will stand out in my mind about this hotel. I think the room features (like bathroom & bedspread) were average and need some serious updating, considering it is a AAA 4 diamond!
I hope this review was helpful.
Very nice stayfrom Kc4Life
Nice Stayfrom jkeyser
Overall, a nice place (especially for the price paid), and no problems at all, but nothing particularly outstanding.
Absolutely Loved The Omnifrom dbowman1274
Nice, quiet, convenient place to stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Very courteous and professional staff, including the concierge. Arrived early and had no problem with checking in early. Parking rate per night very reasonable.
Clean and spacious room, although city view not particularly pretty. Wonderful rooftop pool and jacuzzi. Quiet.
Found that some dirtbag had eaten things out of the honor bar and left the capped empty containers in the bar. Pointed this out to front desk, and they assured me I would not be charged for anything.
All in all, a very positive stay. Not the Four Seasons, but not too far below.
One general note about downtown Austin: We assumed there would be some shopping ala Magazine or Royal Streets in New Orleans. Well, there are cool shopping places in Austin, but they are spread out all over the place. You can't really spend the day walking in and out of shops because there is not a compact place with enough stores. Great restaurants and bars in downtown area, so hotel is convenient to those. But we had to drive everywhere to shop.
Family Loved the Omnifrom A TripAdvisor Member
Perfect locationfrom emmab
We didn't eat at the hotel as we were so close to so many options but the lounge area was very pleasant and there's a sports bar too if you want to meet up before hitting the town.
Great if your Select Guestfrom BradT
Recommendation: You should definitely sign up for the Omni Select Guest program. In additon to getting me frequent flyer rewards, I was sent a certificate for 50% off a weekend stay when I signed up. I used it right away for this trip, which makes the hotela really good value at 50% off. I also had my hotel self parking (in the garage under the hotel, entrance from 8th street) validated at the front desk when I checked in... not sure if that is a Slect Guest privilege, but it was a great surprise!
Highly recommend the Omni Downtownfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Austin
Try to plan for a weekend if you're in Austin on business For someone who comes from the Northeast, Austin businesses close early! If you are there on business, there are plenty of places to eat and drink but if you want to check out the local shops you either have to wait until Friday, when they are open later, for the weekend or try to cram it into your lunch. Austin has all sorts of independently owned and unique businesses that looked like fun from the window. I especially wish I had a change to check out S. Congress street.
Congress Avenue Please go to Congress if you are looking to take a walk, catch some cool boutiques, locally owned restaurants and go thrift shopping. It has everything! Go to Guerro's Restaurant, great staff and food! Try to find a RARE Magazine somewhere, they hit every place on the map! It is a street lined with cool, laid back places to see! I went to a antique store and bought some cool imports from india! They had a very cool contemporary hipster vintage shop there too!
Tex-Mex Guero's Taco Bar in SoCo is fabulous!
Other names for Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
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- omni austin
- austin omni
- Address: 700 San Jacinto at 8th Street - Austin - Texas - 78701 - United States
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