Just stayed at the Courtyard Austin - Univeristy Area hotel this October 2012 for a quick getaway weekend to one of my favorite cities. I have to say the experience was really great. Check in was a smooth process, I was using some certificates and the reservation was handled perfectly. When I asked if there was a fridge in the room, I was told no there wasn't but one could be brought up for me. It was plugged in and cold right from the get go, they must have them running somewhere in case someone asks. The housekeeping was amazing and each day left candies on a washcloth folded to look like a shirt, the candies were the buttons.
If you don't need to stay within wallking distance of 6th street and don't mind driving in to city center I would highly recommend this hotel. I will be going back.
Thank you Courtyard Austin for a great stay.