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Hotel San Jose

1316 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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Ranked #28 of 183 hotels in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days 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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Modena, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Amazing boutique hotel with less than 30 rooms, very minimal and stark but very Austin. They have awesome Malin and Goetz body products and sell them in the lobby as well. Outside bar and private pool make this a must stop in Austin.

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Los Angeles
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was excited to try the San Jose. I usually stay with friends while in Austin so this was a special treat. When booking travel I seek out the boutique and modern hotels so this was on my list of one to try. The grounds are beautiful! The courtyard became our hangout for the next seven or so hours until... More

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

Hello SeehoustonLosAngeles, Thank you for taking the time to review the San Jose. We truly appreciate honest and helpful feedback. I would love to hear more about your experience with our front desk staff. We definitely strive for excellent customer service. In fact, we continually provide our staff with customer service trainings and specific examples are the best tools to... More

Dallas, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Anytime we can afford it, we stay at the Hotel San Jose. Most recent visit was in February 2014 and we literally stayed onsite for bulk of trip. As a native Austinite, sightseeing isn't a high priority for me...lounging around the pool/bar is. Plenty of restaurants/food trucks within walking distance, as well as Congress Avenue Bridge (think Batman), Town Lake... 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): $$
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#28 Romantic Hotel in Austin #59 Business Hotel in 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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