6 months ago I stayed at the Rodeway North and it was just okay. They had a pool, which I didn't need but breakfast was mini muffins and coffee (that's it). After reading some brutal reviews here about this location I called the hotel and asked for a "renovated non smoking room". They were happy to accommodate me.I needed tywo night separated by one day. I stayed in same room both times. The outside doesn't look like much but the room was clean with new bed. Don't plan top come here to relax in the pool but if you nead to be near UT or the Johnson Library you can actually walk there. But I don't recommend being here without a car because you can't walk to restaurants etc.
I went for breakfast the firstr morning and was impressed. three kinds of cereal, hard boiled eggs, some pastries, FRESH FRUIT! and make your own waffles. What really surprised me was that the waffle maker produces waffles in the shape of Texas! (see photos). Asad the morning Manager was very helpful. I met Jays (the front desk person upon check in on my first day and the morning check-out person the last day. She used to be a concierge at the Mariott and knew the best BBQ place (La Barbecue but it is SPICY).
I had room 215 and it had been renovated. The King bed was comfortable, the room was clean. Only wear shown was in the bathroom sink where some old rust was painted over - no big deal. (see photo)
It's along the highway but the air conditioner (nicely NOT blowing on the bed - I hate that!) drowned out the traffic. The location is great.
Thwey have a PC for guests in the lobby but it was really slow. But the free wifi in the room was fast.
If I get back to Austin I'll definitely stay here again is price is comparable.
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