Noise! Noise! Noise!
Not by the guests but by the entire STAFF!
(this is a long review and more of a rant, in summary, if you have no choise there are worse hotels, for a 1 night stay. However, if you want to stay more than 1 night I would not do it, I stayed 10 days and it was a nightmare!
This hotel is really a motel. The entrances face the I-35. It is a really noisy highway that never stops, that may keep you up at night. Having previous experience with the noise level of I-35. I asked at check-in if they had any rooms in the back opposite to the I-35 so I would be sheltered from the highway noise. I was told there were not. However, since I was staying for 10 days they understood my concern and, I could be placed on the second floor, which had a lobby entrance and the tiny lobby overlooked the check in lobby. This would provide me with the noise shelter I was seeking. However, it was a nightmare.
In the check in lobby there is a 42" inch flat screen, and the staff (not guests) like to watch movies REALLY LOUD. As I was checking in, I asked what time they turn down this big screen and was told don't worry, 9 pm it goes off. Well this TV was blasted from 6 am to 1 am. EVERY DAY. When I called downstairs at midnight and asked if they could turn down the TV the clerk said, "What TV? Sir, there is no one staying near you." I said the TV you are currently watching?" There was silence and a pause, then he said OK, and hung up. He SLIGHTLY lowered the volume and continued to watch his Rambo movie till 3 am that night. I mentioned it the check in lady the next morning, and she said, that's not possible. BTW. the TV was being blasted at the same time, she was speaking to me. How close was to the downtairs staff to my room? When I called from my room I could hear there phone ring.
I also made a video and I challenge Howard Johnson, to challenge me on this review.
If you stay here more than a week.
The only thing I liked about this stay was that it was only 24 minutes
away from Austin, tx