Spacious suites with full kitchens, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players
Located off I-83 near the Arboretum District
Heated outdoor pool and whirlpool
Free hot breakfast and weekday evening receptions with drinks and light dinner
Free weekday shuttle service in a five-mile radius, plus free parking
24-hour fitness center with cardio equipment and weights
24-hour business center, and meeting space for up to 40 people
Gas grills available for guests' use in courtyard
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Coin-operated laundry and convenience store on-site
Pet-friendly for a fee
20- to 25-minute drive to downtown
No restaurants within walking distance
No weekend shuttle service
The three-pearl Staybridge Suites Austin NW has a suburban location off I-83 in the Arboretum District. Its 80 suites include full kitchens, making it a solid choice for families or business travelers on extended stays -- it's a short drive to Apple, Flextronics, and State Farm headquarters. The hotel operates a free area shuttle during the week, and breakfast is included in the room rate, along with evening receptions that include beer, wine, and a light dinner. The outdoor heated pool and hot tub stay open late, and the fitness and business centers are open 24/7. Be aware that the hotel is a 20- to 25-minute drive to downtown Austin, and there are no restaurants in walking distance. Travelers might want to compare rates with the nearby Fairfield Inn
& Suites Austin Northwest/Research Boulevard.
Casual all-suite hotel with full kitchens; geared toward guests on extended stays
Given its proximity to three major company headquarters and the rooms' full kitchens, this suburban Staybridge Suites is popular with business travelers and families on extended stays. The lovely two-story lobby has a natural stone fireplace with sofas and broad armchairs around it, giving it the casual look and vibe of a rustic resort lodge. Natural light flows in from a huge two-story window, and guests can have breakfast at one of the many tables placed throughout the lobby. It's not high style, but the ambience is pleasant enough to encourage lingering over a second -- or third -- cup of coffee.
About 15 miles northwest of downtown Austin, near
many corporate offices
The Staybridge Suites is about 15 miles
northwest of downtown Austin, off I-183 in the Arboretum District, which has both residential and commercial developments. It's a five- to 15-minute drive to the headquarters of such companies as Apple, Flextronics, and State Farm. Popular nearby attractions include the Austin Aquarium (a six-minute drive), the Arboretum shopping complex (an eight-minute drive) and Lakeline Mall (a 10-minute drive). Most of the major downtown sites, including the Austin Convention Center, Texas State Capitol, Frank Erwin Center, and Sixth Street Historic District, are about a 20- to 25-minute drive from the hotel. The University of Texas campus is about a 15- to 20-minute drive, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is about a 35-minute drive. The
hotel operates a free weekday shuttle within a five-mile radius. While no restaurants
are within walking distance, many are within a few minutes' drive.
Spacious suites with full kitchens, large desks, and free Wi-Fi
All 80 rooms at the Staybridge are suites, and include Studios, and One- and
Two-bedroom units with either queen, king, or two double beds. Studios are one open room, while One- and Two-Bedroom Suites have separate living and kitchen areas. All units include full kitchens with granite countertops, full-size
refrigerators, dishwashers, toasters, microwaves, stoves, coffeemakers,
dishware, pots, and utensils. Decor is subdued and pleasant, if a bit dated, with light-yellow walls, grayish-green carpeting, brown sofas, and executive-style desks with brown-leather chairs and multi-media plug-ins. All suites come with free Wi-Fi, two-line telephones with voice mail, iHome clock radio/docking stations, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Multicolored bolster pillows and framed contemporary art add splashes of
brightness. Larger suites have dark-granite breakfast bars with two chairs and two flat-screen TVs. Wooden vanities with dark-granite tops are positioned outside the bathrooms, which have walk-in showers with clear glass
doors. The Suites are generally quiet, but some guests have complained about hearing other guests coming and going. Most rooms look out on the hotel grounds, adjacent highway, and neighboring commercial buildings. Pets
are welcome in select suites with a surcharge.
Free parking, shuttle service, hot breakfast, weekday evening
receptions, and Wi-Fi
As a mid-range hotel, the Staybridge Suites Austin NW has a fair amount of extra features and perks. A daily hot breakfast
buffet is included in the room rate and served in the lobby. There's also free weeknight receptions that include beer, wine, and a light dinner. The hotel's fitness center is
open 24 hours a day and has a range of cardio- and weight-training equipment, including free
weights. And a heated outdoor pool, surrounded by loungers and pati o furniture, gives another spot to stay active or just take a dip. The 24-hour business center has two computer stations with Internet access and a
printer, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Business travelers can also make use of the on-site meeting room that can accommodate up to 40 people. The hotel operates free weekdays shuttle service within a five-mile radius and offers free on-site parking.
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