Renaissance Austin Hotel


Austin, Texas, United States


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Green Attributes
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  • Air
  • Allergies
  • Fresh Air
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Education
  • Educate Guests to "green"
  • Educate Staff to "green"
  • Participate in Green Program(s)
  • Promote "greenness" in PR
  • Donating to Charity
  • Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Maintenance for Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Food
  • Organic Food Served
  • Eco-friendly Food Served
  • Solid Waste
  • Bulk Soap & Amenities
  • Compostable Disposables
  • Composting
  • Durable Service Items
  • Guestroom Recycling Bins
  • Hotel Recycling Bins
  • Newspaper Program
  • Recyclable Disposables
  • Supplemental
  • Additional Green Features
  • Towels and Sheets
  • Cotton Towels/Sheets
  • Sheet Program
  • Towel Program
  • Water
  • Water Conservation
  • Xeric Garden
  • Gray-Water Recycling
  • Extras
  • Conference Center/Rooms
  • Transportation
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet


Pets are not allowed at this hotel.


This was a nice hotel for a conference. Lots of windows and open spaces to see the beautiful surrounding area, and to give easy access to the courtyards and paths outside. And the conference facility was designed to make it easy to get from one function/event to another quickly and easily.

I loved my room. The wastebaskets were unlined, the shower curtain and liner were fabric, and the note pad was printed on recycled paper. My HVAC system was also quiet, making me totally unaware of heating/cooling happening, and my room was comfortable throughout my stay. The room, and the hotel, were in good condition and clean.

The new approach to coffeepots these days seems to be single brew, which is fine because I don't have to deal with dirty coffee pots and filter baskets. The drawback is that some hotels, this one included, only give you disposable cups for your beverage, which seems like a waste of resources. And next to the beautiful box filled with teas and coffee was bottled water you could buy.

The glasses in the room seemed to be sanitized in another part of the hotel, given they were wrapped in paper, but I was never around during housekeeping to check the carts for that. I loved that they were glass though!

Quality toiletries were provided, but individual making the waste of the plastic bottles and soap bars an issue. The sheets and towels were soft, but they were also scented from fabric softener or dryer sheets, a huge minus for me.

The hotel is located a bit north of the downtown area in a beautiful arboretum or park-like setting. I found it a treat for the easy access, though the highway system was a nightmare for me.

March 2010

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