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Nice hotel in Austin? Please help...
12 August 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin

Posted on 08/12/2012 8:00:24 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Dear Austin area Freepers, please inform me as to a fairly nice hotel in the Austin area in which one could stay for the weekend and be in a pleasant environment. Thanks in advance.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Miscellaneous; Travel
KEYWORDS: austin; hotel
Just need a little feedback on decent hotels in Austin which are not for the rich and famous.
1 posted on 08/12/2012 8:00:35 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Driskell is nice and in a great location. Not cheap though.


2 posted on 08/12/2012 8:04:17 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Do you have any particular plans? It might make a difference in where you might want to stay. If you’re just looking for a place to rest and go do other things I can think of some reasonable hotels; if you’re looking to be close to something in particular - downtown, Northern part of Austin etc., I might suggest a different location.


3 posted on 08/12/2012 8:05:12 PM PDT by Toirdhealbheach Beucail (Am fear nach gheibh na h-airm 'n am na sith, cha bith iad aige 'nam a chogaidh)
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To: TigerClaws

Applebee’s.


4 posted on 08/12/2012 8:05:26 PM PDT by jra
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To: TigerClaws

Applebee’s.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 8:05:30 PM PDT by jra
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To: Toirdhealbheach Beucail

R&R and take in a Museum perhaps.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 8:08:16 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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Hampton at Braker/Mopac is one I stay at frequently and recommend. There’s also a Garden Inn a little further north on 183 that I’ve been told is also nice. This assumes you’re wanting up north and not downtown.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 8:10:23 PM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: TheZMan

North is fine.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 8:11:23 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

You’re going to meet with the GOP ticket? Wow! ;)


9 posted on 08/12/2012 8:12:27 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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I think I picked up a 3.5 star on hot wire downtown area and it was perfect!


10 posted on 08/12/2012 8:15:33 PM PDT by LADYAK
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I think I picked up a 3.5 star on hot wire downtown area and it was perfect!


11 posted on 08/12/2012 8:15:43 PM PDT by LADYAK
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

As TB said in #3, what you want to do (and therefore location) can make a hugh difference in where you want to park the carcass.


12 posted on 08/12/2012 8:16:15 PM PDT by Texaspeptoman (Even cannibals get fed-up with people sometimes...!)
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To: ShasheMac

lol...no. Just want to get away. Would be nice to rent a guest house from someone for the weekend. No smokey, no drinky, no party...just disappear for three days and see a museum or something decent in Austin.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 8:16:32 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Drury Inn


14 posted on 08/12/2012 8:16:57 PM PDT by pointsal
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Drury Inn


15 posted on 08/12/2012 8:16:57 PM PDT by pointsal
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16 posted on 08/12/2012 8:18:10 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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17 posted on 08/12/2012 8:26:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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Red Lion off the interstate, and next to Papadeaux.

You haven’t lived until you’ve eatten at Papadeaux. The Praline Cheesecake is to die for.


18 posted on 08/12/2012 8:33:22 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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Red Lion off the intRed Lion off the interstate, and next to Papadeaux.erstate, and next to Papadeaux.

.... second that, nice hotel and Papa’s is GREAT! Plus at least 6 other restaurants to walk to and close enough to capitol/6th St for entertainment or Bullock TX museum...

check out austin360DOTcom for activities...go have chicken fried steak at the Broken Spoke and stay for the CW dancing...

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19 posted on 08/12/2012 8:57:42 PM PDT by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Stay west of I-35. North and west is better.


20 posted on 08/12/2012 9:04:25 PM PDT by bgill
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” a fairly nice hotel in the Austin area in which one could stay for the weekend and be in a pleasant environment.”

Well, do you want to go to Austin or not? If so, by definition, you are not going to be in a pleasant environment.


21 posted on 08/12/2012 9:17:50 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Hodar

next to Papadeaux
It’s Pappadeaux, from the Pappas family.
They have a Four Seasons hotel in Austin, can’t go wrong with the Four Seasons


22 posted on 08/12/2012 9:26:54 PM PDT by brickdds
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Lakeway resort


23 posted on 08/12/2012 10:40:13 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Tripadvisor.com always has good infomation


24 posted on 08/12/2012 11:53:17 PM PDT by gartrell bibberts (We have reached the "tipping point" - stop the madness.)
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depends on what area of Austin.. south of downtown, I always enjoyed the red lion. foe corporate traveling, ive never gone wrong with Marriott properties.


25 posted on 08/13/2012 12:47:55 AM PDT by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yeah...my kind of place. Don’t have to worry about the rich and famous.


26 posted on 08/13/2012 4:23:35 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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The Motel 6 in Austin Minnesota is just great.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 4:55:37 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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If you’re looking northwest, there is a Motel 6 that my cousing stayed in off 183 that was okay and I believe there’s a Holiday Inn near there as well. South at the intersection 35 and 71 there’s a Hampton Inn and Red Roof Inn. I stayed at the Red Roof when I first came to Austin. It’s also quite serviceable.


28 posted on 08/13/2012 5:35:04 AM PDT by Toirdhealbheach Beucail (Am fear nach gheibh na h-airm 'n am na sith, cha bith iad aige 'nam a chogaidh)
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To: Toirdhealbheach Beucail

I was just guessing. I’ll defer to you, the one with real experience. I grew up in northern MN (hence, my name), but now live just down I35 from Austin TX.


29 posted on 08/13/2012 6:07:56 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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