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
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Cons

  • Worn, dated decor and old tube TVs
  • Rooms feel dark
  • Tiny fitness room
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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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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool

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Hotel Allandale

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.

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Location

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

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

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.

  • Large multi-room suites with living rooms
  • Bathrooms have shower/tub combos
  • Old tube TVs -- one in the living room, and one in the bedroom(s), as well as a DVD player
  • Coffeemaker with free coffee
  • Full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, sink, oven, microwave oven, toaster, dishwasher and dining bar with raised chairs
  • Some rooms have gas fireplaces
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Features

A nice outdoor pool and Jacuzzi

  • Outdoor pool with plenty of lounge chairs, tables, and umbrellas for shade. Free poolside live music on Thursdays.
  • Tiny fitness room with a few older cardio machines
  • Conference rooms
  • Small business center off the lobby, with two computers and a printer
  • Free and abundant guest parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
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All-Inclusive / Food

A free hot breakfast

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

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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