February 24, 2017

Marriott Residence Inn Austin Lake

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. 

Read: Cebu City Marriott Hotel
           Marriott Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel

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. 

National Rates

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

Read: Glimpse of Austin Texas


  1. Re: toiletries, maybe because it's an inn and not the typical hotel? Or it it like a suite? By the way, how do the bananas taste in the US? I was told they taste bland.

    1. Yes, maybe because it is not really a hotel but an inn. Regarding the bananas, according to my husband, the taste is bland too compared to our bananas in PH.

  2. So sad re incomplete toiletries. When we check in as well in any hotel, I always check din the toiletries. I love hotels giving beyond slippers and complimentary water.

    1. Agree, parang sulit bayad if there are more freebies. :)

  3. Wow. Their studio room is even bigger than our condo (which we already gave up) before. Ang spacious and modern ang look. Tama ka it looks like it can even fit a family.

  4. It seems that it is more like a partially service then a 5 star marriott hotel. I been to the manila marriott and it was really grand.

    1. I've only tried Cebu Marriott and it is also grand. :)

  5. What I like about it is there's kitchen and study table. Malaki nga naman talaga sya. Nakakatuwa ang mga posts mo about your hubby's stays. Naiimagine ko, siguro, alam nya na ang gagawin nya at pipicture-an nya pagdating sa place. Tapos ikukwento nya sayo. Nakakatuwa isipin. hehe.

    1. Hehehe! Naging blogger bigla at need magpicture,na hindi naman niya ginagawa dati. hehehe!