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Hotel San Jose

1316 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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Ranked #25 of 184 hotels in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved every second of our stay here! Great setting, lovely little details, great breakfasts and the comfiest rooms. Wouldn't change a thing. Loved the robes, the gorgeous comforter and great bathroom products.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for just one evening and wished we could stay a week. The bed was small but comfortable for two. The pool was the perfect temperature for an early morning dip. Natural pool, not chlorinated. Great goodies in the room including bottled water. I can't wait to come back and take better advantage of the perfect location. Even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent two nights at the awesomely, eclectic, very cool Hotel San Jose! I don't even know where to begin so I'll start with sliding into their 600 count like butter sheets! The mattress is superb,sheets highest quality, the pillows, well I've ordered two can't wait to get them, the towels are thick and fluffy the amenities Malin+ Goetz ordered... More

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Modena, Italy
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got to pass through Austin this week and stay at one of my old favourites. After four years it had changed for the better by being a little more worn in and a little more comfortable. Still with the beautiful, off beat style and simple elegance I felt more at home than ever and plugged right into the vital... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This is the kind of hotel you *stay* at. It's not that Austin isn't a great town--it is--but the San Jose is so pleasant, it's hard to want to go past the ivy-covered walls. I stayed for one night this month, after having stayed at the San Jose several years ago. It's as good or better than ever. Still stylish,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great laid back style , very boutique. Rooms nicely done and a really lovely courtyard for evening drinks. Great location near some fun shops and cafes. Staff were so helpful. Bikes available for hire. Great wifi.

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The staff, great! The atmosphere, incredible! The renovation was done so well. Being in the SoCo neighborhood of Austin sort of reminds me of a cool beach and surf town already and this place makes you have a continued feel of that vibe. It's very hip and eclectic. Area has much architecture from the 50's era and earlier. Foods trucks... More

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31 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were in Austin for a business trip but spent the first night at the San Jose instead of the other corporate hotel and so glad we did! Neither of us wanted to leave the next day. The whole feel of the hotel is so cozy yet you are steps from the hustle of south congress. Our room was pretty... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I found the hotel san joe in Kinfork magazine. Their interior design and service are awesome. They also have a nice cafe and amenities are Marin+Goez! But young people was singing all the night on the street when we stayed...it was tough to sleep. So I recommend to book a room where doesn't face the street:)

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Tampa, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I went to check this place for the future. People have mentioned " minimal " as to the surroundings. Let's put it this way. It looked like a bed found in a monastery. Yes it had a bed. A lamp. A mirror and a toilet. Much to my surprise that rates were not "minimal". It is a great location BUT...I... More

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Address: 1316 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
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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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