The Parker is beautiful and ideally located. The beds are so comfy, and the decor is lovely. We really appreciated how the manager communicated with us and checked in several times to make sure we arrived okay and that we had everything we needed. We enjoy the attention to detail and the little touches that made it feel like a model home and not a hotel. It was too chilly for us to enjoy the pool, but it looked beautiful, and we loved the courtyard. There are a lot of shops and restaurants nearby, including a Starbucks (yay!) and if you want to shop for groceries, go to the Central Market. It's huge and has a lot of organic food and pre-made meals. We liked how tucked away and secure the property feels, and yet it's very convenient to University of Texas, downtown, and all the major roads. We had a lovely week here, and we hope we'll get a chance to enjoy it again sometime.