Rate based on Check-in: Apr 28, 2014 Check-out: Apr 29, 2014

Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

2 stars
507 South First St, Austin, TX 78704
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
68 reviews
SXSW first timer

Hotel is situated just over the Lake from Downtown with easy walking access. For SXSW it was good... See full review

  • SandyM
  • Mar 24, 2014
Good enough

Not Perfect but its clean, great staff, plus its in a very good & easy access location to any place... See full review

  • Mixail
  • Sep 10, 2013
Austin suites for extended stays near downtown

The Homestead Austin Downtown – Town Lake offers clean, budget-friendly hotel suites conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Austin and most major attractions. Guests can stay for a weekend, a week, or three months. The hotel caters to independent travelers who seek space to cook and enjoy meals in their room. Each room is outfitted with a kitchen, including all the tools necessary for a proper dinner.

Highlights
  • Conveniently located less than a mile from downtown Austin
  • Wireless Internet (fees apply)
  • Fully-equipped kitchens
Location

The Homestead Austin Downtown – Town Lake sits on 1st Street, less than a mile south of downtown Austin and just a short walk to many attractions.

Rooms

Designed specially for travelers planning extended stays, the suites at the Homestead Austin Downtown-Town Lake offer the convenience of having a kitchen with microwave, stove and refrigerator so guests may prepare food on their own. Entertain friends or colleagues in the dining area or concentrate on work at your own desk with wireless Internet access (fees apply).

Features

Guests of the Homestead Austin Downtown – Town Lake enjoy one full housekeeping service (with new towels) for a seven-night stay. Guests can exchange towels at the front desk if needed and pay a bit extra for additional cleaning services. The hotel offers guests access to an off-site fitness club (fees apply).

Complimentary on-site self-parking is available. Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Austin Amtrak Station (.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (6 mi/9.7 km)
Attractions
  • Congress Avenue Bridge and bats (.4 mi/.6 km)
  • Austin Convention Center (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • 6th Street entertainment (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Texas State Capitol (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Zilker Park (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Bob Bullock Texas History Museum (1.7 mi/2.8 km)
Business
  • Fax and copy service (fees apply)
  • Wireless Internet (fees apply)
Policies and Fees

The hotel requires full payment of the entire stay upon check-in. 

 

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake Rooms

Deluxe
DELUXE STUDIO-KING BED
Standard
STUDIO-KING BED
Standard
STUDIO-QUEEN BED
Studio
STUDIO-2 QUEEN BEDS

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Golf
Jogging track
Play ground
Boating
Fishing
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Security
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Easel
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
Telephone
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

30.2571 -97.7502
Nearby airports
Austin Bergstrom Intl Airport, (AUS), 10.00, MI, NW;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Austin's Children Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 0.6 mi
  • Zach Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden: 1.1 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 1.2 mi
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 1.3 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 1.3 mi
  • Barton Springs Pool: 1.4 mi
  • Zilker Botanical Garden: 1.5 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 1.8 mi
  • Austin Nature and Science Center: 1.8 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 1.8 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 0.6 mi
  • Zach Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden: 1.1 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 1.2 mi
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 1.3 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 1.3 mi
  • Barton Springs Pool: 1.4 mi
  • Zilker Botanical Garden: 1.5 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 1.8 mi
  • Austin Nature and Science Center: 1.8 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 1.8 mi
  • Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail: 2 mi
  • Town Lake: 2 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 2.2 mi
  • University of Texas at Austin: 2.2 mi
  • One World Theater: 2.3 mi
  • Texas Memorial Museum: 2.3 mi
  • LBJ Presidential Library: 2.3 mi
  • Elisabet Ney Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Texas Military Forces Museum: 4 mi
  • Mayfield Park Cottage: 4 mi
  • Mount Bonnell: 4.9 mi
  • McKinney Falls State Park: 5.5 mi
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 8.9 mi
  • Circuit of the Americas: 10.8 mi
  • Austin Zoo: 11.2 mi
  • Westcave Preserve: 24.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (68)

Ratings and reviews for Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Overall score

2.8 / 5
68 out of 68
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.2

63% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Reviewer score

4
SandyM
Oxford, England
Mar 24, 2014

SXSW first timer

Hotel is situated just over the Lake from Downtown with easy walking access. For SXSW it was good for the Moody Theatre but a bit further to the 6th Street Venues. It was excellent fort he Concerts in the Park. There are good food outlets and bars in very close proximity.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Reviewer score

3
lance stevie
waco texas
Feb 17, 2014

Nice location

Some what loud....................................

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Reviewer score

3
Hillary J
Business
Winter Park, Florida
Dec 11, 2013

A Good Value

Priced at just under 50% of what other nearby hotels were charging, The Extended Stay/Homestead Austin provided me with a spacious, clean room/studio suite walking distance from the conference I attended. The staff was consistently friendly and accommodating. Noise from room renovations on the 3rd floor started a little after 8am each morning, but that was not a problem for me. The continental breakfast bar was clean, well-stocked and convenient. Not 'resort-style' lodging, but affordable, comfortable and a solid value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Upper Decks had wonderful Fish Tacos and surprisingly tasty grilled asparagus! The wait staff was also very friendly but didn't 'hover' too much. A great place to grab a meal.

Review of Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Reviewer score

2
Heeluxe
Business
Santa Barbara CA
Dec 6, 2013

Close to Austin Venues, not the most comfortable bed

This hotel is easily within walking distance to everything I needed in Austin, which included the convention center and the downtown restaurants. It was also very easy to take the bus from the airport to the hotel (only a dollar!). The staff was very friendly for all interactions and they let me know that the hotel was to be renovated in the coming weeks. That said, I had two main complaints: the bed was not comfortable and some people staying down the hall cooked something that smelled foul and left their door open which made my room smell disgusting. I would say this is a great place to stay if you need a bargain near downtown Austin and you dont need nice amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Reviewer score

2
23WithAMoneyTree
Business
Dallas, Texas
Oct 27, 2013

Eh..

I was fairly realistic with my expectations coming here. $130 for the night, one person. I rolled in around 1am for check in and saw a sign that read "Front desk hours are 7am to 11pm, please dial 0 from your room phone for assistance." Well, let's start with the fact that I was checking in and had no room. 30 minutes later I finally ended up finding someone who could help me and made it to my room. The size was fine, but it was the sort of hotel with electricity sockets missing plate covers, paint chipping in the tub and a shower mat hung out to dry that has hairs in it from previous guests. The mattress was uncomfortable, the comforters were substandard and the walls are beyond paper thin. I've stayed at close to 2 dozen hotels this year and this is the first time since I can remember that I ever thought it was a terrible experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Reviewer score

4
Mixail
Uvalde
Sep 10, 2013

Good enough

Not Perfect but its clean, great staff, plus its in a very good & easy access location to any place you want to go near Downtown Austin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Reviewer score

3
sulanssu
Business
Virginia
Jul 24, 2013

great location downtown Austin

I pick this hotel because of its convenient location in downtown. I don't need to rent a car to get to my meeting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Reviewer score

1
NYerVisitingTX
New York, NY
May 15, 2013

Didn't realize how basic a hotel could be..

We booked this room for a wedding and extra few nights in Austin. Breakfast is not included.. it is called "grab and go" and when we went down to check it out there was only coffee. The kitchenette was very old and beat up and the bathroom was moldy. It did not come with any type of complimentary shampoo, etc. and there was no maid service. You had to pick up extra towels at the desk and take your garbage yourself. I felt really misled and would NOT recommend staying here (especially if you pay $150+ per night!)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Threadgills is right next store.. very homey bar/restaurant with lovely staff.

Review of Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Reviewer score

2
Dillon Pup
Sebastopol, CA, USA
Apr 19, 2013

austin

great location. stale air. especially in the corridors

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake

Reviewer score

3
Benny55
San Francisco, CA
Sep 4, 2012

Affordability near the heart of Austin

There are few hotels that can boast such a great location in Austin for such a low price. Although the hotel amenities aren't first class, it's located near a lot of the more interesting areas in town. Great for extended stays.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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