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The JW Marriott is located near the river in downtown Austin. It’s a beautiful, brand spanking new, luxury hotel that really impressed us. We originally went to the JW the night we stayed at the Driskill to check out the bar, and also because I love seeing new hotels…especially JWs. I love a good JW Marriott. It’s a fantastic place to watch a game, grab a snack, or chill out at the lobby bar and if you’re single…to mingle. Ultimately, we ended up staying at the JW Marriott Austin later that night, checkin in around 2am, because of our “experience” at the The Driskill that sent us packing, lol. We set out for a really cool, surprise getaway to Austin that would had us visiting two hotels, and by freak encounter we ended up at our third hotel, The JW Marriott Austin, and absolutely loved it.
Our Unique Check-in
We left The Driskill like a bat out of hell. It was 2am, we were dragging our bags across downtown weaving in and out of the night crawlers, and headed straight to the JW. My girlfriend loved the vibe there a few hours earlier when we were hanging out at the bar, and when we got spooked in room 525, she was on the phone with the JW to reserve a room.
We arrived and the power was out. They apologized, were working on it, but only the Emergency power was on and one elevator was working.
- When – September 2016
- Room Type – King
- Loyalty: Marriott Rewards
- Status: Silver
If you don’t like big grand hotels…this isn’t your type of spot.
The room at our unique check-in
Even without power you can tell it’s quite nice. And was totally supposed to be for someone attending a conference…hence the La Crema wine.
And here’s what it looked like the next morning after we had power
The room had an incredible view. Felt very fresh and new.
Lobby and Restaurant area
There are 6 restaurants and a Starbucks
We ended up eating at 3 of them. Lobby Bar, Rooftop Pool Bar, and the Corner Restaurant. Of all of them I’d recommend the Corner Restaurant the most. It’s located on the ground floor and has easy access to the rest of Austin. The Rooftop Pool Bar is a very dope spot to just kick it and sip a cocktail or chill out. Not sure if it’s open to anyone but guests, but it was laid back when we visited.
One of the nicest gym facilities I’ve seen in a hotel
Amazing light, new machines, a spa opening soon that looked incredible. JW Marriott Austin is killing it across the board.
The hotel is amazing. Fantastic location where you could walk to 6th street and also to the kooky shops of South Congress. If you’re looking for a fresh, contemporary place to kick back, relax, and give Austin a run for it’s money – look no further. If you’re looking for a more traditional setting that is quiet, historic, and offers a unique bar setting: check out the Driskill or the Intercontinental.
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