Rate based on Check-in: Nov 11, 2014 Check-out: Nov 14, 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
75 reviews
Great place to stay in town

Enjoyed the location as it is within walking distance to everything you need. Definitely would stay... See full review

  • d rad
  • Oct 19, 2014
Vist to see our Grand children

Extended Stay Hotel in Austin is always a good place for us to stay. We visited our Son and his... See full review

  • Sastified
  • Oct 1, 2014
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 (75)

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

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
75 out of 75
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
4
Value:
3.2

64% would recommend to a friend.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chas MBA Father
Business
New York
Oct 20, 2014

University Texas Football reunion

Nice friendly staff, the room was dated and in need of a upgraded. The towels were thread bare, and there were not enough for two people. The hVAC system was inconsistent, with no exhaust fan in the bathroom.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Whataberger

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
d rad
Business
Moses Lake, WA
Oct 19, 2014

Great place to stay in town

Enjoyed the location as it is within walking distance to everything you need. Definitely would stay here again. Only complaint i have is that the front of the refrigerator in my room 220 could have used a little cleaning. The staff was very accommodating.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a whole foods close by and there is this good place for beer called the beer exchange which is a street over and that place is fun as the price of drinks fluctuate as people buy their beer.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
alexcan
Business
dallas
Oct 14, 2014

Good Location, No Parking Fee but hotel needs updates !

I booked a room with King size bed, when we arrived there was no available room . So they put us to queen size room . Front desk lady could be a little nicer and offer us upgrade later , but she said that was not possible . Hotel needs updates, Pop corn ceilings , beds, old towels were minus !there is a Full size Refrigirator but no coffee maker in the room . Overall 2 stars ! If you need a quick cheap stay at a decent hotel in downtown, go for it !

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Congress Ave restaurants !

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sastified
Business
Austin,Tx
Oct 1, 2014

Vist to see our Grand children

Extended Stay Hotel in Austin is always a good place for us to stay. We visited our Son and his family. We went to Bastrop on Sunday. They had the start of there Pumpkin festival. The rest of time was spent visiting our loved ones.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Six street is busy. With plenty of bars and shops.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
missmyssie
Business
McAllen, Texas
Sep 5, 2014

Friendly cockroaches & stressed out staff

This was the WORST stay at a hotel that I have ever experienced in my life. I had booked a double bed occupancy room but was placed in a room with one bed. We had cockroaches in the room, white stains on the bed cover and was told that because we booked through a third party, we automatically get a room with only one bed. THAT MADE NO SENSE AT ALL. They refused to move us or accommodate us with another room nor a roll away cot. Had my triathlon not been early the next morning and needed to be calm, I would have immediately asked for my money back and slept on a park bench in more comfort!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walking distance to TriRock triathlon and Captextri

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Average Traveler 32
Business
Dallas Tx
Jul 28, 2014

Review

Average, nothing wrong, nothing great except very friendly greeting staff!

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LindseyLa
Business
Seattle, WA
Jul 28, 2014

Awesome Deal

I really enjoyed the hotel's location, just a short walk to SOCO restaurants and to downtown. The room itself was flawless and well kept, quiet, and comfortable. My only problem was that the grab and go breakfast was not well stocked later in the hours it was open. By 9:30 on a Saturday there were just two greenish oranges and no coffee cups.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk down Congress to the food trucks!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SandyM
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lance stevie
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
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.

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