Renaissance Austin Hotel

9721 Arboretum Blvd | Austin, TX 78759  [SEE MAP]Austin, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

On-site pools and gym; peaceful location close to Austin Arboretum
Spotty internet service; guest rooms received mixed reviews, as well

Although this isn't the best home base for sightseers (the hotel sits 10 miles north of downtown Austin), the Renaissance Austin Hotel is the ideal place for nature enthusiasts. Perched on the northern edge of the Austin Arboretum, the hotel offers beautiful views of Texas Hill Country and prime access to the verdant gardens. But while many rave about the property's peaceful location and friendly, attentive staff, some recent guests say that the Renaissance Austin Hotel is adequate at best. Major complaints include spotty internet service (for an extra charge) and small rooms. Travelers also express mixed feelings about the guest room decor: Some love the leather lounge chairs and the red accents, while others are quick to call out stained carpets and dim lighting. But you don't have to spend that much time in your room. The Renaissance Austin Hotel features a gym, two pools and access to a jogging trail, as well as the cybercafe eatery, @ustinbytes, and the Texas-style restaurant, Knotty Deck & Bar. Because Renaissance hotels fall under the Marriott umbrella, Marriott Rewards members can use points to pay for their stay. 

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Location
Austin, TX
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 463 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Groups

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Frommer's

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Located near the high-tech companies of northwest Austin, the Renaissance Austin Hotel has top-notch meeting and schmoozing spaces, not to mention fine close-the-deal-and-party spots.

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The enormous, skylit lobby and atrium of this hotel — connected to the Arboretum shopping center — is a cavernous gathering place, befit for the conventioneer. Rooms are modern, with most opening onto the atrium.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1030 have reviewed the Renaissance Austin Hotel, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1030 reviews 4.0 (based on 1030 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Updated in 2013, the guest rooms feature mixed-wood headboards, geometric-grid carpets and streamlined furniture. A neutral color palette creates a calm atmosphere in the rooms. The bed comes with a pillow-top mattress and duvet.
  • Internet is $9.95 per day

Standard room size384 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The hotel is part of the Arboretum at Great Hills, a shopping complex of 40-plus stores set within a wooded landscape with walking trails, picnic areas, a pond and Austin’s renowned marble cow statues. Downtown Austin and the University of Texas-Austin campus are about 12 miles south of the hotel.
  • The hotel is 18 miles northwest of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Lake Travis is 11 miles west of the hotel
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($10)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The Knotty Deck & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features a mix of American themed cuisine with a Texas twist. The @ustinbyes cyber cafe serves sandwiches, pastries, coffee and other beverages at breakfast, lunch and dinner; the cafe also has free Wi-Fi access.
  • Room service is available from 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Other restaurants located within walking distance of the hotel

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican, Mexican, Spanish

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Deck chairs and umbrellas surround the outdoor pool, while cozy couches provide great conversation nooks around the indoor pool and hot tub.
  • Pool hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
  • A sauna is located near the indoor pool
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Kids

Parents can request up to one crib and one rollaway bed per room. High chairs are available in the on-site restaurant. The concierge can help arrange babysitting.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    The fitness center includes cardio machines and free weights. Towels and water can be found throughout the gym. Walking trails in the surrounding Arboretum provide a scenic outdoor fitness option.
    • Although it’s a 24-hour gym, guests must notify the front desk for admittance between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
    • A sauna is located in the pool area
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The hotel’s 24 event venues range from an intimate boardroom to a vast exhibition hall and ballrooms offering more than 65,000 square feet of space. The 30,300-square-foot Rio Grande Exhibition Hall is the largest venue, with a maximum capacity of 1,850 for a reception. All rooms can be arranged in various setups and stocked with different meeting equipment.
    • The 24-hour business center offers one computer workstation and printer
    • On-site catering

    Number of meeting rooms24

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    Pets are allowed to stay at this hotel for a $75 nonrefundable fee. The concierge can assist with referrals for dog-walking services.
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Wedding

      On-site certified wedding planners can pair couples with the perfect venue. The beauty of the surrounding Arboretum grounds provides a stunning backdrop for outdoor wedding ceremonies held in the hotel’s gazebo and receptions on the Patio. The Glass Oaks Ballroom, separate from the hotel’s main building, has floor-to-ceiling windows and a copper-domed ceiling. The Grand Ballroom can host up to 1,000 guests for receptions or banquets.
      • Complimentary wedding night suite for the bride and groom includes monogrammed robes
      • Referrals available for photographers, florists, etc.

      Maximum wedding guest capacity1,000

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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