Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 159
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by isgraves Best Location in Downtown Austin
Location, Location, Location...this hotel is a walk from the Capitol building, the bridge to see the bats at night, and obviously 6th Street entertainment. Skip the car and use a taxi for any destinations bordering downtown.
The staff is helpful and friendly. And while I didn't have anything go wrong during my stay, I did witness the front desk going out of their way to accommodate a guest who did have problems.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. This is my second stay here and the executive style king and the traditional double rooms both were decorated in more traditional styles. The beds are comfortable and I think the pillow firmness varies so you can choose the right pillow for yourself.
I didn't eat or drink at the hotel, as I went to the various offerings just a short distance from the hotel. Being downtown, there are convenience stores a close walk to, which can help compensate for the parking fee to valet your car. I didn't find a corkscrew in my room, but guess there was one available at the front desk (a pain to have to ask for one)...the wine in the room comes with screw tops.
15 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JKHann Excellent Stay
Hotel is ultra modern with amenities, but yet decor is in keeping with theme of Austin, TX and the overall feel of hotel. Great for business in downtown Austin. Roaring Fork steakhouse connected to main lobby. Upscale bar/lounge on second floor.
14 August 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 70Chevelle sirens and drunks
was on the ninth floor and heard sirens all night, then about 2:30AM the drunks show up in the room next to us and partied the rest of the night, tried calling the front desk but no one picked up the phone. got NO sleep, had better experiences at motel ... at a lot cheaper price...........this by far is the worst IHG hotel ive ever stayed in.
13 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MagicBanker Clean rooms, excellent sleep amenities, courteous staff
My room was clean with extra care taken to welcome me. I had the choice of firm or soft pillows, and the pillow chocolates were just the added touch to my long stressful day. The courteous staff members were always available to assist. I will definitely stay at this hotel the next time I am in downtown Austin.
11 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Davidpky Always friendly staff
I enjoy staying at SFA when in town for business. I know I have other choices though with the great location (across the street from our office), surrounding amenities and friendly staff. I will be back! I truly enjoy relaxing in the SAF 2nd floor bar before retiring for the night.
11 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jackie345 Kein kostenloses Trinkwasser!
Ich war geschäftlich Unterwegs. Auf Nachfrage an der Rezeption hat man mir mitgeteilt, dass es auf den Zimmer kein kostenloses Trinkwasser gibt. Das ist meiner Meinung nach ein großer Mangel der nicht zu unterschätzen ist. Schließlich war es außerhalb des Hotels über 37°C heiß und der Preis von über 6 Dollar pro Flasche ist mir zu hoch. Kostenloses Wasser ist eigentlich eine gewöhliche Sache in anderen Hotels in Austin bzw. in jedem Restaurant dort.
Sonst gab es nichts zu beanstanden.
11 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LMG33 Lovely room and so close close to great downtown eateries
This hotel was chosen for a 2 day school I attended. It was very nice and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The overall location was great for experiencing some of the delicious restaurants close by and other nightlife. I would love to visit Ausitn again on a non business trip and stay at this hotel.
08 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happily Married Wow what a great Staff!
My wife and I selected the hotel because of the location of hotel on Congress street.
What were surprised about the quality of all of the staff!
From the waitress in the lounge to the front desk, valet team to our phenomenal Concierge.
Pleasant, Efficient and Courteous they made our 34th Wedding Anniversary a memorable event.
We will be back again.
07 August 2014