3rd Annual Austin, Texas Spring Meet - March 2nd, 2013 - Page 18
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I would look for the hotels around mopac and 183. That area is called the Aboretum. There is a whole pack of them nested in between the two highways and they are nicer, but cheap as they are geared towards business travelers.
I would personally avoid all of the hotels on or close to I35.
Yep, that is just a few miles from the Norris Center too. There's a whole slew of them there. Definitely avoid I35.
183 and i35 is not the worst area of town, but it is next to the worst area of town, Runberg and 35. Put this way: When Austin decided to install eye in the sky crime cameras they put them in that area and that area only.
I'm not saying you can't find a decent hotel there, but your odds of finding a terrible on are going to go way up.
If there was even one review saying it was disgusting, it's probably right. That area sucks.
Edit: Here is the "cheaper" place I would recommend. http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/candlewood/hotels/us/en/austin/aussb/hoteldetail Its 90 a night if you register early. You can probably get a cheaper rate if you call. And if you get 5 people staying there you can get a group rate (probably only about 10 bucks off a night).
Things in the Arboretum are going to cost ~20-30 more than i35, but your peace of mind is probably worth it. I would doubt if you are going to find anything less than 65 in the city anyway. Again, you can probably find a perfectly fine place on i35, but you would definitely roll the dice.
Edited by TWIFOSP - 1/15/13 at 11:47am
Fair enough, every place is going to have some bad reviews. They have an off night, or some people just can't be pleased. I just expect the bad reviews in that area to be more likely to be true.
Just trying to help out though. Especially since you'll be lugging a few grand worth of equipment around. Austin doesn't have big city problems, and it's not like it's unsafe so anywhere is probably fine. Just thought I'd mention where I'd recommend and when I think of the bad areas of town, I35 & 183 and especially I35 and Runberg top that list, and happen to be the highest crime areas.
Edited by TWIFOSP - 1/15/13 at 11:57am
Well, here you have two unbiased Austinites telling you to avoid I35. But you shouldn't have a problem if you bring your gear inside. But I sure as hell would not leave it alone in the room. If you go out to eat, bring it with you. The trunk of the car is a better option, or even inside the restaurant if you've got a suitcase
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I've stayed here before. Close, clean, good breakfasts (free for HHGold members), and $84 a night either king or double queen.
Please take the time to get your payment in. We are at $280 paid of $725 so far. $20 PayPal gift to firstname.lastname@example.org or pm me for address to mail a check. Also list your gear in a pm to Morbidtoaster or in the thread if you haven't already. If you are staying at a hotel be sure to get a reservation soon and avoid hotels on I35, try those near the Arboretum.
Edited by Maxvla - 1/16/13 at 12:57pm
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Bouncer? She must be tough!
I'd like to hear the PF IX, for sure!
You got it!
And yeah man she's got these short little legs with the right leverage. We were F'in around at a hotel one time walking around and found the gym and she pressed the full 750lb on the leg press.
I did about 250....
She'll drop kick anyone that messes with our gear.