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Hotel San Jose

1316 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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Ranked #31 of 182 hotels in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plano, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had walked by this hidden gem on SoCo several times, and had been very curious as to what it was all about. Went to visit my son, and jumped at the chance to stay here. Can't wait to go back. It was fabulous!! Location, location, location, fabulous staff, great beer garden, adorable pool, intimate setting, love the minimalist decor,... More

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austincoolcouple
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Did a staycation for Valentine's Day weekend at the San Jose. It was perfect! We did a grand suite, but really a standard room would have been fine since we were out and about the whole time. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and tranquil with hidden spots to hang out here and there in addition to there outdoor... More

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Montgomery, AL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I had a great stay at Hotel San Jose in February 2014. The front desk staff was very friendly and offered suggestions on where to eat and find a little fun on a weeknight in Austin. The location along South Congress Avenue can't be better; the Continental Club is literally right across the street, Hopdoddy Burgers is just up the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Wasn't planning on staying here but after a bottle of wine on the back the porch and just seeing some of the artwork coupled with some great music memorabilia I just had to stay here. I was told lots of bands like to stay here when traveling through Austin

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Astoria, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Austin is impossibly hip, yet pulls it off in a way that's not annoying. And Hotel San Jose is an Austin gem that I'll return to again and again. Love the bedrooms with their fantastic use of a smaller space, colorful robes, delicious rainwater, attentive staff who were helpful with brunch and dive bar recommendations, jacuzzi-warm swimming pool, hip courtyard... More

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Friona, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

What's the mystique? Every time we go to Austin, we try to get a room at the San Jose. They're always fully booked or very expensive. I was so exited to get a room for under $200.00 on a Sunday. The lobby, gift shop and bar were warmly lit with candles, when we arrived at 8pm. The bar was open... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

This boutique hotel bursts character, much like the city of Austin itself. The rooms are full of little touches, from the free bottled rainwater to the high quality hand wash. The artwork is also funky and modern. The reception staff were very helpful and full of good suggestions on where to go. We had a petite suite but didn't really... More

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New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I've stayed here a few times. It's a very small hotel so you'll be lucky to get a room during sxsw but if you are visiting Austin during a normal week you will enjoy the laid back atmosphere of South Congress.

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New York City, New York
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236 reviews 236 reviews
27 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I only stayed for a night, but instantly loved both the hotel itself and the surrounding area. The rooms are simple and modern, but have all the amenities you could want/need. The Malin + Goetz bath products are the icing on the cake. The hotel is set up with a focus on the outdoor spaces - the rooms are all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We spent 2 weeks travelling around Texas and this was by far our favourite hotel (even more than the 5 star places in Dallas and Houston). We were a little worried the San Jose might be a bit too "hipstery" for us but it was perfect. The guy at the front desk was charming and friendly throughout and immediately dispelled... More

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Address: 1316 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#52 Business Hotel in Austin
#67 Family Hotel in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel San Jose is located on South Congress Avenue, a few blocks south of where the Colorado River runs through downtown Austin. Originally built in 1939 as an "ultramodern motor court," the San Jose has since been transformed into a secluded urban bungalow-style hotel in the heart of one of the city's most beloved neighborhoods. ... more   less 
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