Details from this past weekend to follow shortly. I will try my best to not mention the hotel experience, instead focusing solely on the fun highlights.
I've sent a complaint letter to corporate headquarters at Marriott because of the experience. If you would like a copy of the letter, feel free to drop me a note and I will happily forward it on. I just don't want to hash it all out here.
Needless to say, the Residence Inn in Downtown Austin sucks! Run fast away from that property. If you're gonna spend that money, spend it elsewhere. I promise you'll find what you're looking for just as close in the nearby Radisson, Hilton, or even Embassy.