My husband stayed at Marriott Residence Inn Austin Lake during his two weeks business trip in Austin, Texas. This is just a few minutes away from his office which he liked because he doesn’t need to wake up early unlike here in the Philippines, you need 2 hours allowance papasok pa lang sa office.
He stayed in a studio room which is big enough for one person. They only change the beddings twice a week.
The room has fully equipped kitchen, dining table, living room area and office desk. This is a nice hotel for a family too because you can prepare or cook your own food.
Bathroom has a bathtub.
Whenever we visit a hotel, we always check their toiletries so my husband was surprised when he got there. Marriott Residence Inn only offers complimentary soap, shampoo and conditioner. There is no complimentary toothpaste, toothbrush, laundry bag and even slippers. No complimentary bottled water too because tap water is potable daw.
My husband stayed in other Marriott Hotel such as Cebu and Shanghai so he was expecting that the toiletries are the same. He has no choice but to go to the grocery to buy his other needs. Lesson learned, not all hotels are the same.
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The room package includes buffet breakfast but it is not something grand. Here in the Philippines, you always look forward to buffet breakfast but in the USA, their buffet breakfast is very simple. It looks like a pantry or kitchen, malayo sa hotels in Asia.
Everything is self-service, there are no wait staffs that will refill your drinks or even attend to your needs.
They have an indoor pool but my husband was not able to try, crowded din kasi pag weekends, e yun nga lang free time niya. Lol.
The hotel does not provide shuttle service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport - AUS so you need to ride a shuttle or rent a car. My husband rented a car for two weeks at National Car Rental. Prior to the USA trip, my husband applied for International Driving Permit.
Standard 2/4 Door Automatic A/C
$133 per day
$181.50 per week
$726 per month
+ Taxes and other charges
+ Toll fee (if there's any) - the toll fee was not included in the receipt when my husband paid for the service. The posting was 2 weeks delayed, so we were surprised when we saw the charges on our credit card bill.
Super Shuttle; 50 USD (one way) ; on request
Driving directions: Get on TX-71 W from Presidential Blvd and Spirit of Texas Dr. Continue on TX-71 W. Take TX-360 Loop N to N Capital of Texas Hwy in Austin. Take the RM 2222 exit from TX-360 Loop N. Follow Ranch to Market 2222 W to your destination. Continue onto N Capital of Texas Hwy.Turn left onto Ranch to Market 2222 W. Turn left onto River Pl Blvd. Turn right. Destination will be on the right. Marriott Residence Inn Austin Lake 6608 River Place Austin Texas, 78730 USA 110 E 2nd Street Austin Texas 78701 USA
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