Business travelers and some short-term leisure travelers patronize this five-story hotel in suburban, shopaholic Northwest Austin. Room renovations were completed in early 2008. Set back from the busy highway, the hotel is quiet, and parking is ample. A ground-floor business center provides free Internet and local faxes. There's an indoor pool. Rooms, with contemporary decor, have a mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, flat-panel TV, and a bed or beds with Sleep
Number mattresses. Large, filling breakfasts (but no other meals) are served in the sunwashed front lobby and adjacent outdoor patio. Rudy's barbecue joint, a good local chain, is on the opposite side of US 183.