The Superest Super 8 of Them All?
You don't want to know how we stumbled upon this TripAdvisor review for the Super 8 Airport South in Austin, Tex. but we sure are glad that our dubious internet skills took us here. That's because we might have found the superest Super 8 of them all.
The reviewer mentioned that the hotel's lobby had a Nintendo Wii for guests to use. Yes, a Wii which proves that Wiis are not just limited to Westins and boutique hotels.
But looking around some more, we saw that the hotel was ranked the #2 hotel in Austin by reviewers. So what gives? It can't be entirely due to the Wii, could it? Well we noticed that guests loved the amenities offered in-room such as lots of pillows on the bed and the flat-screen TVs (The suites have 52-inch flat screens too.) But also outside the rooms, guests were impressed by the food offerings and the free internet. We're also impressed by the fact that the entire hotel is non-smoking. A trucker stop, this is not.
We were also intrigued by some of the hotel's suite offerings. (Yes, suites at a Super 8!) There's the Asian Suite which consists of a canopied bed and a "plush" swing (hee hee) and the Business Suite which has a computer, printer and entertainment center in it. Also Texas Longhorn fans should probably check out the Longhorn suite which is billed as a "sportman's paradise" and Longhorn gear is plastered everywhere.
The rest of the rooms do look a little tired and the decor is not modern at all. Other reviewers say avoid the ground-floor rooms which can be noisy. Also, there's not much near the hotel except a Jack in The Box, which could be a plus or a negative depending on how you feel about fast food.
Regular rooms at the hotel start at $89 a night while the suites go for about $109. However, when we checked rooms for tonight the business suite was the same as the regular rooms. Whatta deal!