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Summary


Pros

  • Solid outdoor pool
  • Well-maintained, shady grounds
  • Full kitchens, convenient for extended stays
  • Free hot breakfast, and weekday happy hour with free cocktails
  • Free poolside live music on Thursdays
  • Within walking distance of Norris Conference Centers and restaurants
  • Quiet location with easy access to Mopac Expressway

Cons

Bottom Line

The Allandale is located next to an apartment complex, and feels like it could be an extension of it. Its worn multi-room suites come with full kitchens, living rooms, old tube TVs, and dated furniture. It's about a 15-minute drive from Downtown Austin, but it's within walking distance of the Norris Conference Centers, and the free hot breakfast is a cut above standard continental fare.

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Scene

Apartment-style rooms popular for long-term stays

The Hotel Allandale seems popular for long-term stays, or with business travelers who visit Austin frequently (particularly when their business takes them to the nearby Norris Conference Centers). The property is also well suited to traveling families: The pool and shady grounds are pluses, and the full kitchens can help parents save money on food. Access to a car is a must, as you’ll need it to get around from here.

The lobby decor is vaguely Southwestern: A prominent painting of a cow, lots of (low-quality) light wood, beige tile floors, and leather club chairs. It flows into the airy breakfast room, which is lined with glass windows.

Location

Next to the Norris Conference Centsers in Allandale, a mixed commercial/residential area north of Downtown Austin

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The hotel is located in Allandale, a mixed commercial/residential sector about a 15-minute drive north of Downtown Austin. In addition to easy access to Mopac Expressway, the hotel is a short drive to The Arboretum and The Domain shopping and dining centers.

  • 10-minute walk or 2-minute drive to Norris Conference Centers
  • 9-minute drive to The Arboretum mall
  • 11-minute drive to The Domain mall
  • 17-minute-drive to Austin City Limits at The Moody Theater
  • 15-minute-drive to Texas State Capitol
  • 15-minute-drive to LBJ Presidential Library
  • 30-minute-drive to Austin Bergstrom International Airport

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Rooms

Multi-room suites with full kitchens are in need of some upgrades

Queen Bedroom

The Allandale's multi-room suites tend to feel dark, mostly because there is a single, small window in each of the rooms, and it is covered by curtains. Peeling back the curtains reveals little light coming in from the shady grounds outside. The furniture feels shabby and dated, appliances in the full kitchens are old, and the TVs are bulky.

Rooms and Rates

Features

A nice outdoor pool and Jacuzzi

Food

A free hot breakfast

  • Restaurant in the lobby serves free hot breakfast buffet daily.
  • Happy hour Monday through Thursday with free cocktails

Amenities

Key Features
Pool
Fitness Center
Internet
Pets Allowed
Cribs
Jacuzzi
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Dry Cleaning
Free Breakfast
Laundry
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Cribs
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Pool
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Television
Full Kitchen
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Internet
Address
7685 Northcross Drive, Austin, TX 78757
Phone 1 (512) 452-9391
Room Types
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • One Bedroom Suite w/ Sofabed
  • Two Bedroom Suite

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