The Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Southeast Austin, Austin, Texas

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Pros

Cons

  • Somewhat bland, generic decor
  • Fees for Wi-Fi and business center
  • Almost nothing within walking distance

Bottom Line

This upper-middle-range chain is popular with business travelers and families, and is located in Southpark, a 5-minute drive south of downtown. There is not much within walking distance, but rooms are clean, with comfortable beds, there's easy highway access, and the big indoor/outdoor pool and whirlpool are pluses.

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 Scene

Upper-middle-range chain that's starting to show its years

The Omni Austin Southpark delivers the chain's reputable service for a more affordable price tag in a location that’s outside the city and close to Austin’s main artery, I-35. You'll need a car for this location, as there is almost nothing within walking distance.

The property draws a mix of business travelers and vacationing families, the latter of which most certainly make good use of the hotel’s large outdoor/indoor pool. The circular lobby bar has a grand piano and is popular with business travelers and the happy hour crowd from nearby office buildings. The lobby itself is attractive, with numerous flower and plant arrangements.

 Location

Just off I-35, 5 miles south of Downtown Austin and conveniently located near Austin’s tech corridor

Southeast Austin isn't exactly a hub of activity. This mixed business and residential sector is five miles south of Downtown Austin, so a rental car is a must for visitors staying in this area. Several family-oriented attractions are in the vicinity, including shopping malls and movie theaters, but expect to head Downtown for bars, restaurants, and tourist sites.

  • 12-minute-drive to Frank Erwin Center
  • 15-minute-drive to Sixth Street entertainment district
  • 15-minute-drive to Texas State Capitol
  • 15-minute-drive to Austin City Limits at The Moody Theater
  • 15-minute-drive to 2nd Street entertainment district
  • 15-minute-drive to the Blanton Museum of Art
  • 15-minute-drive to Mike A. Myers Stadium
  • 15-minute-drive to LBJ Presidential Library
  • 15-minute-drive to Austin Bergstrom International Airport

 Rooms

Comfortable enough, though generic

King Deluxe Room
King Deluxe Room

Soft renovations gave rooms an updated feel, but decor remains generic. The comfortable beds are the highlight, with plush white bedding that draws the eye. All rooms have flat-screen TVs.

Views are mostly of the highways in the vicinity of the hotel, but in some rooms you can make out the distant Austin skyline and Austin Bergstrom Airport.

 Features

A spa and indoor/outdoor pool

 Food

Casual dining three meals a day at Onion Creek Grille, and libations at the lobby bar

  • Onion Creek Grille serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere; its Wine Room provides a fancier alternative.
  • The restaurant is in a separate wing of the hotel and has its own entrance.
  • The breakfast buffet features Belgian waffles and made-to-order omelets.
  • A pasta buffet is offered at lunchtime, along with fajitas and salads.
  • Dinner features seafood selections and Southwest fare.
  • The popular, circular lobby bar dominates the lobby near the front desk and features a grand piano.
  • 24-hour room service

 Bottom Line

This upper-middle-range chain is popular with business travelers and families, and is located in Southpark, a 5-minute drive south of downtown. There is not much within walking distance, but rooms are clean, with comfortable beds, there's easy highway access, and the big indoor/outdoor pool and whirlpool are pluses.

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Address

  • 4140 Governor’s Row, Austin, Texas 78744

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Premier Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 312
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
Casino: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Southeast Austin, Austin
Address: 4140 Governor’s Row, Austin, Texas 78744
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