Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701
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The room rates listed are double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
Fax: (512) 478-3700
Parking: Lot, Valet
Price Range : Average
Swimming Pool: Seasonal, Indoor, Outdoor
Check-In Time: 3 PM
Check-Out Time: noon
Property Amenities: Multilingual staff, Express check-in, Breakfast available (surcharge), Elevator/lift, Express check-out, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Spa tub, Porter/bellhop, Business center, Laundry facilities, Bar/lounge, 24-hour front desk, Restaurant, ATM/banking, Meeting rooms, Concierge services, Gift shops or newsstand, Wedding services, 24-hour fitness facilities, Conference space, Tours/ticket assistance, Luggage storage, Dry cleaning/laundry service
Room Amenities: Daily housekeeping, Shower/tub combination, Yard, Private bathroom, Phone, Hair dryer, Pay movies, Air conditioning, Refrigerator (on request), LCD TV, Blackout drapes/curtains, Microwave (on request), Pillowtop mattress, Iron/ironing board, Cable TV service, Desk, Connecting/adjoining rooms available, Coffee/tea maker, Down comforter, Premium TV channels, In-room safe, Hydromassage showerhead
10/14/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Stayed for a business conference for 3 nights. To be clear, this review is for the Sheraton Austin @ Capitol.
+ Great workout room
+ Convenient to state capitol
- Expensive (even with group discount)
- ""Indoor"" pool is connected to outdoor pool in some kind of solar heating attempt (fail); don't plan on swimming unless it's warm enough to swim outside.
- No refrigerator or microwave in room
- Not convenient to clubs or convention center (walkable, but about a mile away)
- No continental breakfast (might be expected for the price); for pay options were pretty expensive (something like paying for bacon by the strip)
- Internet access in room is an additional fee and free public hotspots in hotel are very small (not a good option during our in-hotel business event), requiring frequent re-activation
- Parking is $16/night, although we got a group rate of $8/night. Not sure what other hotels charge, but you can park on the street for $10/day.
- Curt hotel staff
I feel that Sheraton is an outdated, snooty brand. I will never stay here again, even if business event is held in hotel. There are MUCH better options in Austin.
11/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I arrived on a Monday night at 11pm to check into our room, which we had booked far in advance. We were excited because the hotel advertised that it had recently been renovated. When we arrived, we were told that the water had been shut off between 11pm and 5am due to an emergency. It wasn't ideal after our 14 hours of driving, but we figured emergencies happen, and planned to make the best of it.
We got to our room and discovered there were two double beds and not one king bed, as we were promised. The front desk said that was also due to the emergency. So, we washed our faces with our own bottled water (which we luckily had in the car) and pulled back the covers to the bed, only to see INSECTS! There were INSECTS in the bed!
We got dressed, packed up, and went back downstairs to cancel our reservation and change hotels. We didn't want bedbugs as a souvenir of Austin.
The woman at the front desk looked as though she was still in high school and didn't seem to know how to handle any challenges. She told us the Sheraton could ""comp"" us a room for the night at another local hotel, but any charges at the new hotel after that would be ours. That seemed fair, so we called Expedia to change reservations.
After we had a new reservation, the woman at the front desk told us that since they were able to cancel our reservation for a full refund, they would not be ""comp-ing"" our room at a new hotel that night. We would have to pay walk-up rates at whichever hotel we chose. We ended up spending much more money than we had planned due to the dire situation of being stranded in a strange city at 2am (by that time) with nowhere to stay.
We were baffled at her lack of customer service. To recap: we got the wrong kind of room, there was no water in the entire hotel, and we had insects in our bed. She apologized insincerely and went into the back room, safe from customer complaints.
Boo. Shame on you, Sheraton.
11/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I recently stayed two nights at the Sheraton. At best, this location is average. When I checked in, I asked for my bags to be brought up to the room as I was short on time for a meeting. They weren't delivered and took over 30 minutes to arrive after i went to the room later that evening. Room was dated from bathroom to room features. Ordered dinner in the bar/restaurant (club sandwich) and it took close to 45 minutes to arrive with only a dozen or so people watching MNF.
11/21/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The Marriott is blocks away from I35 and 6th street. We came to Austin for our friends for their 21st birthday and enjoyed the great service. Our bell man Joe was the nicest guy and very friendly. We stayed in a two bed suite that over looked the Capitol. It was very luxurious and comfortable. The suite had a great dining table, bar, huge TV, and a comfy couch. Most suites we've stayed in felt very stiff and conservative, the Marriott was very relaxing and homey. The hotel room's beds were soft and cushy, and felt as if were made just for us. Most hotels have dingy sheets and pillows, but the Marriott's were just like new. Our stay at the Marriott was the best. If you come to Austin for business or pleasure, I definately recommend the Marriott hotel and suite, it was well worth it!