Rated 5 out of 5 by Traveler1999 Parking and Food
Parking in the downtown area is ridiculous. I had a friend meet me and they had to pay to park at the hotel and she was only there a few minutes to pick me up. No complimentary parking even for a few minutes for pickup. The only food besides roomservice available was at the bar. Went to restraunt and had to pay $8 to park. Also no bags provided when items purchased at shops. Who wants to walk around town carrying items.....
November 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by FreqTraveler Need Renovations
I think this hotel used to be very nice when it was new, but it definitely need some renovation. The furniture is old and the carpet doesn't smell good... to make it worse they use a lot kinda cleaner or refresher.
I could barely use the internet connection in there. I came in a business trip and tried to work from my room one day, but I had to leave, cause my connection was too slow.
The price is high for what you get.
June 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CAT1970 Pleasant Stay
stayed in the hotel in May 21-24, 2013. Very nice hotel with alot of room to move around. The staff was very friendly too. The only negatives would be is my room didn't have a mini referigerator or microwave (for $159 a night, these should been furnished automatically with no extra charge). Also, the wifi never worked though I called the help desk multiple times I still had problems... but still a nice hotel overall :)
May 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JAGG1 Very nice except for the room air conditioner
The room air conditioner just did not work well enough for a complete comfortable night's sleep. I woke up 3 or 4 times because I was hot and & two of those times I had to get up to adjust the thermostat (the fan speed must have some sort of auto timer or something). Other than that, it seemed clean & was comfortable.
June 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brooke80 Exceptional Service
I just got married in Austin. We didn’t use the Sheraton for the wedding but we did use the hotel for our wedding room block for our out-of-town guests. The service and friendliness of the staff was exceptional. Our families and friends were very happy with the hotel and its staff. The icing on the cake was the bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us in our room after our wedding.
November 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by July4th July 4th
The room smelled like smoke despite being in a non-smoking hotel. I had to have staff come in and spray. The AC would not cool unless placed at 60 degrees. Tiles in the bathroom were broken and only two power outlets easily accessible near the bed.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LD610 The staff is wonderful!
The staff had everything prepared, even my early check in and directions to where to go before my conference started.
The sitting areas are strategically placed so I could enjoy the bar, balcony and/or the business area.
The staff was able to keep a supply of taxi's available for our group of 50+ people during the 4 days we were staying.
The beds are cozy and the pillows seemed to make falling asleep easy.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Billy02 Presidential Visit
Outstanding Service & accomodations; stayed at hotel during President's visit to Austin that restricted in & out activities. Hotel staff were exceptional during this time in accomodating guests.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gary6464 Bar abd food area
Everything was good! I'm looking for points from May 15, 2014 for food and drinks. Gave my Starwood card and receipt copy to Sharton hotel front desk (701 E 11th street - Austin tx and was told they would send in the proper form to credit my account with the points. My card was Amex ending in 1008 and the auth code was 562923--check # 5035 Gary Smathers.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jamie Excellent Hotel and Staff, but food could improve
While we really enjoyed our stay, the only thing we were disappointed in was the room service food. We ordered the breakfast and it was awful, the eggs did not taste right and the hashbrowns tasted like they were the instant ones. It was not cheap either. Other than that, all the staff was very friendly and helpful, we would definitely stay here again. The location was very convenient to everything.
June 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arnie41 Hotel has great staff
Hotel has always been very accommodating to me and was especially to me my co-workers who recently stayed there for a meeting.
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cheryl59 The hotel has great rooms and ideal location.
The rooms were clean and cool and the employees were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend the this hotel to anyone traveling to the Austin area.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woo0 excellent stay, except too near the elevator!
Unfortunately my room was too close to the elevator. I heard it going up and down until late into the night, resuming early the next morning. Fortunately I have a sleep machine app on my iPhone so I drowned out the sound! Other than that it was an excellent stay. Your staff is always responsive and very pleasant.
June 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RSNS Remodel did not go all the way
This hotel is in a great location and the remodel of the lobby/bar looks great. However, the investments seem to have been limited to the first floor and hallway carpets and bedroom furniture do not appear to have been touched. The stains and bumps in the hallway carpets and peeling desk chair took away from the experience. Kudos to the front desk staff - courteous to all guests.
July 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ColdDay Never again if possible
High prices gift shop, restaurant, valet parking
Toilet seat loose as well as toilet paper holder as paper kept falling out -- mattress cover lose on bed ---
would not recommend this hotel to others and will only stay if at a conference or convention
Have found that high prices do not make a great hotel ---- frozen meals with high prices do not make a great meal experience
January 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by KAM403 Good for basic needs
The hotel met my basic needs, and I did like the weight room, but service was lacking a bit: - Front desk told me the only way I could get some milk was through Room Service, but Room Service told me bar was open and would be cheaper - they were right.
- Took me two tries to get a refrigerator
- Wireless connectivity broke at one point - I was transferred to IT but no answer
July 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Selena0716 The staff was exceptional
Philip, the Bell Captain at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol was the most professionalism and helpful individual that I have ever met in my many years of travel. His attention to detail and awareness of service is unmatched. He should be highly commended.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dodge101 excellent service
Our stay was great, no complaints other than we could have used a few extra creams for the coffee. The staff was kind, for us that was front desk and vale parking. The beds are comfy with crisp clean linens. The AC did take awhile to cool the room but not a big deal for us with the current cooler weather. During the summer that may be an issue for guests.
April 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pam1236 Good stay
The only complaints I have is regarding the room I stayed in, it was right next to the elevator making it Really hard to sleep when the elevator was in use (room 824) and the room could have been cleaner. Other than that my stay was pleasant and the staff is always wonderful, hotel location is great. Thank you!
May 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Harleyfan Check-in was a disaster
Entered hotel at 3:45 pm. Was told our room would be ready in "a few minutes". At 5pm we were told there was an a/c unit problem and were assigned another room. Totally acceptable, but why make us wait over an hour whan a comparable room sat vacant. They comp'd out self park for our 2 days.
Vent return in bathroom was loaded with dust.
Roomservice food was room temp.
June 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Biztraveler Things that were missing
The check-in process was frustrating, because rooms were not available when I arrived (1PM). So I went to the gym to workout, and afterwards, found out there was no hot water in the shower, no soap or shampoo or conditioner in the dispensers. The toilet in my room rocked (scary), and the shower drain was clogged. This hotel needs to focus on its maintenance program.
October 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike Weekend Stay
My wife and I recently spent the Memorial Day weekend at the hotel. The staff were all very helpful and welcoming being new to town. The rooms were comfortable and the location perfect to be able to see the sites of Austin. We would highly recommend it as a place to stay for those wanting a hotel that was comfortable but close to all of the activities in the city.
June 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chiefk1 Great Location
I've already posted a very favorable review on trip advisor.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drmag09 Very Friendly People
Staff was very friendly and always had a smile.
July 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hamada Elevator
Hotel was reserved for @ 400 UT families
All scheduled to go down for
long lines breakfast 6:30 AM
then goes up and down for
checkout 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Only one (1) elevator out of 5 was working to move all this guests . . . .
causing long wait, long lines, delay to UT event scheduled @ sharp 8:30 AM
Smiling front desk didn't help much . . .
March 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Janny35 Lovely Place to Stay
From the moment you pull up out front of the hotel until the minute you depart the service is impeccable! Every staff member understands the real meaning of "customer service". The one and only issue was the "perfume" they pump into the hotel....not my cup of tea. Beds were incredibly comfortable! A really, lovely place to stay!
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smith2013 Excellent hotel to stay
This is the excellent hotel highly recommence you to stay when you come to Austin Texas. You will feel it is like your home. Staffs are very friendly, facility is very clean, food is excellent... I gave this hotel 5 stars because I am very pleasant to stay in this hotel on my business trip I will come back to this hotel .
June 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SPG910000000000 So-so but needs upkeep
Most of the staff was very nice and the location is great if you are in downtown Austin. The hotel is within walking distance of all the good restaurants and bars and even to the South Congress Bridge.
The rooms need some upkeep. We were on the 12th floor, which is an SPG floor. Our room smelled a bit moldy/musty. The pool had lots of leaves and debris in it, and the towel bins were full with no replacement clean towels. There were dead crickets on the floor in the pool area. This really soured our experience.
We are SPG Gold members. When we went to the front desk, we went to the line marked SPG Gold and Platinum members. The hotel staff at the front desk told us we could not cut the other people in line and had to wait in the regular line. What is the point of the SPG Gold & Platinum lane then???
Between the room smell, the pool debris, lack of clean towels, and ignoring the SPG line, we were not impressed and would look elsewhere when we are in Austin again.
August 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SwellMel1 weekend getaway
good old fashioned hospitality! would recommend this hotel and this city for a long weekend away
June 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Davusmc Not Awesome
Nothing special. High priced, uncomfortable beds and pillows. Everything you do costs extra. Not Austin's Finest.
Stuck here for a convention meeting. I'll stay elsewhere next time. Couldn't even park my duelly truck in the garage for the self parking fee, had to use valet, parked on the street the entire convention.
October 3, 2013