The Marriott Austin-University Area is not in the area of the university. It is not convenient to university events. It is in a very worn down, desolate area with a significant homeless population. It is not walkable to restaurants or bars. The hotel itself is extremely worn and needing updating in every way. Our bed sloped in the middle, bathroom was old and stained, walls were stained, and lighting is insufficient and falling apart. Over a 4 day stay we had maid service once. We had to contact the front desk to get fresh towels. People who work in the hotel are friendly and helpful, but it doesn't overcome the shortcomings of the hotel itself. If you are in Austin for university events there are other hotels that would be closer, in a safer area, and more updated. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.