Staying at Austin’s Downtown Hyatt
Austin Hyatt tl;dr
When booking a hotel in Austin, I looked at my usual places, Tripadvisor and Yelp and this one came up very highly rated. A fairly new hotel (open for a year or less), I decided to go for it since it had such great reviews, perfectly located and there was no SPG close to downtown walking distance to everything.
The Perfectly Distanced Downtown Hotel
Walking into the hotel we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist since named Muna. Not only was she really nice she also sat us down and showed us a map of Austin and where to go to, provided restaurant suggestions and even gave us some coupons for top restaurant like Uchi and Eddie Vs. At the end, she even gave me an option of wine or beer (I opted for beer), love free alcohol to start off the trip.
The room itself was nice, fairly large and clean. There are two sections to the room and you can probably fit 4 people in here. There’s a section with an L shaped couch (which also has a pullout bed) and a comfortable king size bed by the window. We were on the 14th floor so had a view of some mountains and the surrounding buildings.
As a Hyatt Place it comes with a hearty free breakfast served from 7am – 10am. The breakfast included an egg scramble with some veggies/meat, sausage links, french toast, oatmeal, pastries and fresh fruit (including cut grapefruit, one of my favorites).
There were also tons of drink options (apple, orange and tomato juice, milk, coffee and tea). A great way to start the day and save $$. Amenities of the hotel include a 24 hour gym and an indoor pool open from 6am-10pm.
Very friendly staff, great location (easy walking distance to 6th street) and nice/large/clean room. Can’t get better than that.
F8T Tip If you have credit cards like the Chase Sapphire preferred, you can easily use points to book this hotel. Since it was a 1:1 transfer, I transferred the needed points to my Hyatt account and was able to save points by booking directly with the hotel at 15,000 points a night.