DoubleTree by Hilton Austin - University Area

DoubleTree by Hilton Austin - University Area

8.45 reviews
Ranked #43 in Austin hotels
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1617 IH-35 North, Austin, TX 78702
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Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
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Round Rock, Texas, USA

This charming hotel thoroughly wowed me. This hotel is perfect for prospective UT students hoping to unwind after a stressful college visit. Directly across from The Frank Erwin Center and just a swift walk to Sixth Street, The Doubletree has everything a traveler could need. The in-room safes, spacious lobby, and swanky bar definitely earn this hotel some bonus points. A new renovation that will replace mattresses and sheets is coming soon, but the ones I experienced felt completely comfortable and cozy. Their breakfast buffet is not included in the price of the room, but it’s worth the splurge. Be sure to taste the spicy breakfast potatoes and scrumptious waffles when you go.

Recommended for:Business TravelersFamily TravelersStudents
Local from Austin, Texas, USA

This is a great location if you’re in town for business, or you’re in town visiting the University of Texas. This is also a great location if you’re in town for a show at the Frank Erwin Center. It’s centrally located and you can catch a pedicab or taxi, which will put you in the heart of downtown in just minutes. It’s also a great option if you’re want to stay in the heart of Austin, while getting by on a budget. This hotel is definitely cheaper than many of the hotels in downtown Austin, though it lacks some of the amenities of the nicer hotels downtown, such as the JW Marriott. The exterior and the interior are somewhat basic. This is a great location for the price.

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Local from Austin

It's so close to the Frank Erwin Center, yet so far with I-35 in between. It's a nicely adorned place with a cool little bar and restaurant just beyond the lobby. Outside, there's a Denny's across the parking lot and a massive cemetery to the east. But it's still a great location for downtown and university visits. It was booked solid when I arrived, so I didn't get to see a room. But if they are on par with the lobby and other Doubletree hotels, I expect they're nice.

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Local from Austin

This is the nicest hotel on the east side of I-35 and right next to downtown. The hotel is tucked behind a retro Denny’s off the highway and MLK, which offers a direct route to the University of Texas. From here you could walk to the UT football stadium and the Frank Erwin center (where major concerts, shows, or events typically happen) or grab a cheap cab into downtown. Because this hotel is on the east side of the highway, for whatever reason, it greatly reduces the loud and rambunctious crowds you might experience at a hotel on the west side of the highway. It’s a very elegant and quiet hotel with an open and spacious lobby, bar and restaurant. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and you don’t hear any noise from the highway- they’re even decorated with local Austin photographs, have free wifi, coffee and a flat screen TV.

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Local from Austin, TX

From the kitschy Denny's diner next door (which offers free wifi, by the way) to the brown & orange retro room decor, the Doubletree University is surprisingly comfortable. Front desk staff is very friendly and desk set up in the rooms is particularly accommodating to work. Very convenient to UT.


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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Shopping on site
  • MP3 docking station
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 7
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • ATM/banking
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television in common areas
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Free local calls
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 149
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Express check-in
DoubleTree by Hilton Austin - University Area

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