• Clean, comfortable rooms, some with walk-in showers
  • Flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and microwaves
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet
  • Nice work desk and ergonomic chair
  • Location abuts a forested area and walking trail
  • Sundry shop in lobby with basic items
  • Easy highway access
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  • 17-minute drive to downtown Austin
  • Not much within walking distance (just a walking trail into the woods)
  • Smallish outdoor pool lacks privacy and has cloudy water
  • Some rooms overlook the hotel's roof
  • Complaints that some rooms get noise from nearby interstate
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Bottom Line

This Hilton Garden Inn is a perfectly comfortable, reasonably priced option for travelers looking to stay in North Austin. You get what you'd expect from a run-of-the-mill chain: generic rooms, a cloudy outdoor pool, a small fitness room.

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  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool

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Hilton Garden Inn Austin North


A run-of-the-mill chain far north of the city center

There's not much to wow at this perfectly adequate mid-range chain, located next to a highway in North Austin -- but not too much to offend, either. Rooms are generic, but have big flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and mini-fridges, and the lobby, despite its equally generic decor, is airy and pleasant, with high ceilings, fresh flowers, and a gas-burning fireplace. Overall, it's a fine, reasonably priced choice for travelers who don't mind driving to downtown Austin.

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Just off Interstate 35, ten miles north of downtown Austin

The Hilton Garden Inn North is located on the frontage road parallel to I-35, in a business sector and near several other competing properties. There's a greenbelt directly behind the hotel, which adds a little serenity to its somewhat busy roadside location. The city's downtown core is a cab or car ride away.

  • 30-minute-drive to Austin Bergstrom International Airport
  • 15-minute-drive to Frank Erwin Center
  • 15-minute-drive to LBJ Presidential Library
  • 15-minute-drive to Texas State Capitol
  • 16-minute-drive to Austin City Limits at The Moody Theater
  • 17-minute-drive to Austin City Hall
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About what you'd expect from a chain hotel

Rooms are generic, with white bedding, plain wood furniture, and busy carpets. But the microwaves and mini-fridges make it easy to save money on food.

  • Many rooms have Garden Sleep System Beds with adjustable firmness settings
  • Bathrooms have Neutrogena bath products, and some have glass walk-in showers.
  • 32-inch flat-screen LCD TVs with cable channels and on-demand movies
  • Mini-fridges and microwaves
  • Coffeemakers with free coffee and tea
  • Some rooms are right over the hotel's covered entryway, providing a view of, well, a roof.
  • The two-room suites are spacious, but the amount of furniture seems disproportionate to the amount of square footage.
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A small fitness room, a jogging trail, and a small outdoor pool

Fitness enthusiasts might appreciate the fact that there's a 24-Hour Fitness next door, and a walking or jogging trail behind the property.

  • Outdoor pool is in front of the property, rather than behind it, making it feel less private, and the water looked cloudy during our visit. There's also a Jacuzzi, and umbrellas for shade.
  • Fitness room has free weights and cardio machines with personal TVs
  • Path directly behind the property that loops around a pond
  • Lobby sundry shop
  • Solid meeting facilities
  • Free and abundant guest parking
  • A 24-Hour Fitness is next door to the property, within walking distance
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All-Inclusive / Food

Great American Grill serves breakfast and dinner

The casual Great American Grill is a typical chain hotel restaurant, and serves breakfast and dinner. Large windows provide plenty of natural light.

  • A lobby bar is open in the evenings
  • Room service from early morning to late night
  • More dining options on nearby Parmer Lane
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  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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