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4.3 out of 5

"Great stay except one thing. Noisy Guests above or next door to us. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 29 Dec 2018

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near University of Texas at Austin

Mueller stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Mueller hotel, you'll find Cast Clinic - Dell Children's Medical Center and Texas Child Study Center at Dell Children's Medical Center. Thinkery and Austin Community College Highland are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Multiple dining options

This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour gym. Traveling for business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, express check-out, and conference space. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy the free buffet breakfast each morning.

Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$161* Per night/room Oct 15 - Oct 16

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Residence Inn Austin-University Area ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Residence Inn Austin-University Area

Everyone (4)
4 out of 5
Great stay except one thing. Noisy Guests above or next door to us.

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 4, 2019 by Lea

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it! Hope to see you soon!

5 out of 5


Pros: Clean New Friendly Staff Great ambiance Spacious Room Comfortable beds
Location: Centrally located with all kinds of great places to eat and drink close by as well as shop. Close to downtown!
Our family spent a couple of nights and WE LOVED IT!! This hotel is only a few years old and everything is still new and nice! The room was spacious and quiet. The beds were VERY comfortable. The hotel is located in a GREAT location and surrounded by great places to eat, get coffee, etc. There was a Starbucks, Smashburger, Mediterranean place, all across the street. It also centrally located to Austin with easy access to the freeway. The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was delicious and offered lots of options, including healthy ones (egg whites, oatmeal, chicken sausage, etc). The lobby has a really cool feel to it, there is a fire pit outside as well as a calming fountain. Great atmosphere to sit around and enjoy a few beverages. We wished we would have been able to stay a week! We will definitely be back!!

Posted by , from Manvel, TX on May 16, 2017

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5 out of 5
Nice hotel, great location. I've stayed here many times and have never been disappointed.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015

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3 out of 5

Nice, newer hotel, but 2 cautions to keep in mind

Pros: Newer. Clean.
Cons: Noise proofing. Give a dang when someone encounters a bad night's stay. Honor your reservations.
Location: This hotel has virtually no signage and even using Google Maps is a pain in the butt to find.
When we visit UT Austin, my wife likes Embassy Suites because of the spacious rooms and the nice morning hot breakfast. I think the hotel is a bit tired and usually crowded, so I welcomed trying something new on our parent's weekend visit. Cutting to the final chapter, this place is clean, newer, and looks very nice, but is hard to find (has virtually no external signage), and while the walls are solid, the ceilings are amazingly low and not insulated, so you won't hear the neighbors beside you but you will hear every footstep and be able to parse the conversation of those folks above you. Which I did from 1130pm to 2am. Yes, I called the front desk and they said they'd handle it and I never heard back from them, and I read a good bit of the novel I'd brought along while I waited for the folks upstairs to go to sleep. In the morning, I discussed this with Tom, an officious person with a brit accent who explained that my expectations were unreasonable. Thanks. Oh, and before all this transpired, the 2 bedroom unit we'd reserved became unavailable because, we were told, the people in it decided not to leave. The hotel did split us into 2 separate 1-bedroom units, and comped the second one, so call that a push. Noteworthy is that they didn't call us to let us know this; had we not called enroute it would have been a "surprise." All in all, we want hotels where I know I'll get a good, quiet, night's sleep. This one doesn't make the grade.

Posted by , from Dallas, TX on Sep 21, 2015

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About the Residence Inn Austin-University Area

Location 1209 E 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723

Property Features

Residence Inn Austin-University Area offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free manager's reception. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Event space at this hotel measures 541 square feet (50 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly Residence Inn Austin-University Area also features tour/ticket assistance, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This 3-star Austin hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 112 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 541 sq ft of conference space
  • 50 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2013
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet , Internet access in public areas - high speed


  • Train station: Austin Station (8.7 km / 5.4 mi)

Room Amenities

Residence Inn Austin-University Area offers 112 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Travel crib

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Residence Inn Austin-University Area has 2 restaurants on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Free bicycles nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Union Pay. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer and guests can access their rooms with a mobile device. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.