Nice place to stay while in Austin for the night
Posted Nov 17, 2016
I always get lost in Austin. I HATE driving in Austin. Terrible roads, freeways always under some sort of stalled construction. Nice city - I just hate driving in Austin. SO, in preparing I wrote detailed directions to this Super 8 and then I didn't print them before I left. Another reviewer said that it's called "Airport" but it is not by the current (International) Airport. It is by an old, closed airport. It's also near Airport Street. But I digress. Detailed directions to get to this Super 8 didn't print them and I got lost in Austin like I always do. Use my phone, you say? No. My phone is junk. You may as well ask directions from the cat for all the good you'll get out of my phone.I was armed only with a sexagenarian's faulty memory when I hit Austin. I got lost. Eventually I gave up, went into a Shell station and bought a street map. Turns out, I wasn't too far off the mark - maybe a mile? This hotel is actually easy to find - you know, if you bring your Google Maps directions with you. The place is very neat and tidy. Reception staff very friendly and knowledgeable (when I asked how to get downtown. did I mention that I always get lost in Austin?). The room was BIG and comfortable. The sign in agreement specified that the hotel was a NON smoking hotel (and this was pointed out to me as I signed in). Not a trace of smoke in the room. Comfortable bed and sofa, nice TV, and a reasonable rate WITH breakfast! Swimming pool and work out room. Just a very nice stay.