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Gateway Guesthouse

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1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The innkeepers Blaise and Bess were exceptional hosts. We stayed in the Midnight Garden room in the main house. The bed was Awesome. We did have to share a bathroom with the neighboring room which I was weary of but it was completely fine. In fact we never came across the other couple the entire stay. The center courtyard was... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

“A little out of the craziness” is exactly where we want to be and we are do glad you enjoyed the location. To be near everything but have an escape is a happy idea of so many who stay with us. And we are getting more and more folks writing about the fact that two rooms sharing a bath is... More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned home from our stay at the Gateway Guesthouse and cannot wait to return. Bess and Blaise are phenomenal hosts. They catered to us and now I'm spoiled! Who is going to cater to my every whim now? Who's going to feed me mouthwatering, delicious breakfasts every morning? Our room, the Traveler, was so nice and quiet. We... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Wow, what kind words, thank you so much. We were so glad to meet you and that you enjoyed your stay. Delicious breakfasts and whim catering are our favorite tasks! Thank you for taking the time to write and do hurry back! B&B More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not have asked for more! Everything was perfect - from the food to the pool to the dogs! Had a relaxing, wonderful time, and our hosts could not have been nicer or more helpful on our first trip to Austin - will definitely be back!

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your note. We have so many different types of guests; the go-getters that have much to do and see, the music buffs, the hikers, etc. But we also love it when we have guests who just want to relax. We are so glad you enjoyed our garden, pool and spa and all of your stay... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners are extremely friendly, the rooms are super clean and they are also really well furnished. Every morning we were excited to wake up and see what was for breakfast. We were greeted with coffee, tea, and juice along with a bowl of freshly cut fruit. However, the real surprised was the 5-star chef's breakfast they served us. I... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing. We were happy you were able to stay in our upgraded space for your time in Austin. Our Carriage House is certainly for those that want to feel like they live in Austin - or are even planning to move here - so we were very happy to be able to do that for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I had a delightful time at Gateway Guesthouse. Blaise and Bess were perfect hosts and I carry away a soft spot for Leo, the wheaten terrier, one of their perfect (hypo-allergenic) pooches. We came to celebrate my sister's birthday and it was a memorable one, in no small part, to the graciousness of our hosts and their... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello! We were so glad you were able to have your fabulous massages poolside. With the new cabana curtains and sound system for relaxing music, we just love the spot for massages by Viva Day Spa. And then you are only steps away from the heated in-ground spa. It was great to see the two of you have such a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The standards are high here. The room was great, the daily breakfasts were at foodie level, the amenities were organic. The hostesses were helpful and open to making your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write, it was truly a pleasure to have you here with us and we hope we'll see you for SXSW 2016! All the best, B&B More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved staying with the Gateway Guesthouse and Bess and Blaine were the perfect hosts. Warm, welcoming, cozy and in a great neighborhood just across the river from the convention center (We were there for SXSW). It was more like staying with great, inconspicuous friends who emerge to bring you breakfast or a great restaurant suggestion when needed. And... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

I think this may be the first review by someone who stayed in one of our Guestrooms and I'm so glad you wrote. We find that guests truly do love these two cozy rooms and it is almost never even an inconvenience that they share a bathroom. Thank you for taking the time to write! We enjoyed having you stay... More 

Coralville, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I had an awesome weekend in Austin. Staying at the Gateway Guesthouse was a key reason for our positive experience. This was my wife's first Bed and Breakfast experience and she was definitely not disappointed! Our son actually proposed to his girlfriend in the back yard with both families on hand. Bess and Blaise jumped through hoops... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello to you both. We so enjoyed being able to help with small gathering in our garden, it was a true pleasure. We try to make the environment, service and catering absolutely perfect for any event hosted here. We are glad you enjoyed your entire stay with us and hope to see you again very soon. All the best, B&B More 

San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Loved our loft...was like our own private tiny house! Quiet, great sleep, great shower, exceptional food, prepared by Bess! Close to South Congress for shopping and great eats, close to Boardwalk for exercise along the river. Bess and Blaise are great hosts...friendly and helpful...very welcoming. A must stay when in Austin!

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write. We are so glad you enjoyed the Loft. It is one of our favorite spaces as well. While the steep steps aren't for everyone, it is a private little hideaway. We hope you'll return when we can serve you breakfast on your private deck in the Crape Myrtle garden! It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you are planning to visit Austin and like Inns, don't miss the Gateway Guesthouse. The inn is a nicely renovated house. The owners and their dogs have mastered inn hospitality with warm greetings, clean comfortable rooms, comfortable beds, excellent breakfasts, and lots of helpful Austin hints...without ever getting in your face (as we have experienced at some other inns).... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello to you! So glad the two of you were able to travel home and away with further weather delays!! We are happy you enjoyed our breakfasts, location, small size and personally designed rooms. I do believe the dogs miss you! Thank you for taking the time to write. People are so busy and we understand for sure. It means... More 

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