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Hotel San Jose

1316 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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  • 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a cool funky, fun place to chill out in Austin - and a place that makes it easy to take advantage of the burgeoning South Congress happenings and places - then this is your spot. This converted motor court hotel has been thoughtfully redone, delivering tasteful modern vintage. It's a great place to chill out,... More 

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Almeria, Spain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place - really cool atmosphere, great staff and we loved the décor - but it might not be to everyone's taste. Super bar. But the location was just excellent - the whole area is buzzing - Continental Club just over the road - great eateries all the way along the strip, very interesting bunch of shops... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Although it took 3 phone calls to find the a room I wanted, when I finally spoke to Rheanna at the front desk, all was taken care of. She was so patient and helpful. Be sure to ask for her if you need someone to hold your hand in deciding where you want to stay on the property. Hey, Joser,... More 

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Austin, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Being an Austin resident for 9 years, you don't venture to local hotels all that often. But this one has been on my radar for quite some time. Just no reason to pull the trigger... until by default I got a room via my co-worker's inability to cancel her room, more than 48 hours in advance (so beware- of non-cancellation... More 

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Meghan H, General Manager at Hotel San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Autvt, I sincerely appreciate your feedback. It’s of utmost importance to The Hotel San Jose team that we serve our guests and customers with approachable, kind and genuine service. With that being said, I agree, the noise and the lack of concern from the front desk are unacceptable. I personally reached out to you today so I could learn... More 

Mamaroneck, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
42 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Hotel San Jose is certainly the chillest place to stay in Austin in terms of location, landscaping, concept and the great Lake/Flato transformation of a former motor court motel. And I’m happy to report that the staff is more responsive and professional than one usually finds at hotels catering to the young and stylish. When my daughter and I... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We recently stayed at this terrific boutique hotel in Austin while visiting Austin for a family wedding. We had a crazy mix on our agenda--family commitments, free time and a fun list of "must see" "must do" Austin experiences to enjoy. The Hotel San Jose is now on OUR list of "must do" experiences when we travel to this great... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There are hotels that make their location known by their presence and there are hotels that fully blend with the community, one wouldn't even notice they are there. That is what Hotel San Jose feels like. We were here so that I can attend a convention downtown and I am so glad that we chose to stay here despite the... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
8 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The first thing I notice as I enter the hotel grounds is the dirt path between the buildings and the main office. Its pleasing to the eye, but makes rolling your bag along feel a little awkward. As we were checking in the staff was telling some other guests that this hotel ranked 3rd in the world on some list.... More 

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Meghan H, General Manager at Hotel San Jose, responded to this review

Hello Barron, Thank you for taking the time to compose such a thoughtful review of our property. I understand your frustration with our minimal design as it definitely tends to be a draw for some more than others. We certainly hope that when visiting Austin again you'd chose to come back and see us as I'd personally like to be... More 

New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

There are hotels that stand out from their surroundings and make their location a destination. And there are hotels that seamlessly bring out the best in a location and seem a part of its natural fabric -- and with the highest respect and admiration, I think this is why the Hotel San Jose nails it as a must stay in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I know know this sounds like a repeat of other reviews but the San Jose is that good.This was our first time in Austin and we were debating different neighborhoods.The San Jose is in the perfect location on South Congress if you want the Austin experience.SOCO is very different from downtown and the east side in a good way.I have... More 

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Address: 1316 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
San Jose Austin
Hotel San Jose Austin
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Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#71 Business Hotel in Austin

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