Hotel at a Glance: Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Round Rock
The spacious rooms at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Round Rock are a convenient, comfy home base for exploring the greater Austin area. Fuel up on fresh waffles, fruit, cereal, and pastries before exploring the many sites of Austin and Round Rock.
- Go for a swim in the hotel’s outdoor pool.
- Stay connected to friends and family using the hotel’s free WiFi while lounging in bed or watching the flat-screen TV.
- Explore Round Rock: Visit the historical Old Town district or the Dell Diamond, where the Triple-A baseball team Round Rock Express plays.
- Austin attractions: See a Formula One race at Circuit of the Americas track, hear live music at Austin’s famed Stubb’s BBQ, or tour the Texas State Capitol building, which is even taller than the U.S. Capitol Building.
- The hotel was awarded a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in part for its complimentary continental breakfast and clean, modern rooms.
Round Rock, Texas: Historic Western Town Just Outside of Austin
On July 19, 1878, notorious train robber Sam Bass—known as “Texas’s beloved bandit”—was casing a Round Rock bank he planned to rob the next day. But a rebellious crony tipped off local authorities to the impending crime, sealing Bass’s fate. A Hollywood-western-worthy shootout followed, during which Bass was severely injured. Two days later, the bandit was captured. He died on his 27th birthday.
Of Round Rock’s many historical sites, Sam Bass’s grave and death site are among the most popular. You can see these and many restored 19th-century buildings in Old Town on a city walking tour. The Old Town district is bisected by the Chisholm Trail, which was once used for cattle drives and trading with Native Americans, who have called the area home since 8,000 B.C. Its many commemorative plaques and sculptures help tell its story. Follow this trail to picturesque Memorial Park and Brushy Creek, where you can see the round, table-like rock that gave this city its name.
Austin, Texas is about 20 miles south. It’s been dubbed the Live Music Capital of the World thanks to the city’s nearly 200 venues, where bands play everything from blues to punk rock. In fact, Travel + Leisure magazine named Austin one of America’s Best Music Cities, calling it the “mother ship for indie rock and alternative-country types.” In addition to the live entertainment taking place on a nightly basis, two massively popular music festivals—South by Southwest and Austin City Limits—draw in huge crowds each year.