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Gateway Guesthouse

1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
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Ranked #2 of 39 Austin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave M Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
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Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For my wife's 50th birthday I her booked cooking lessons and combined those with great nights in Austin. Our stay with Bess and Blaise was fantastic. The breakfasts were things of much enjoyment and the classes were very insightful and full of unknown cooking tid-bits. The accommodations were first rate. The location was very convenient to all of the Austin... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We were so glad you could join us for the class and to stay here with us. You were the first to ever sign up for FIVE classes - you are brave folks; Tuscan A, Knife Skills Bone Basics AND Meat Glorious Meat A and B!! Wow. We had such fun with you both and truly enjoyed you being here.... More

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I saw the episode of "diners, drive-ins and dives" that featured Bess and her wonderful pancakes. When we found out she and Blaise had a B&B in Austin, we decided we needed to try it. I decided to surprise my husband with a last minute weekend trip and added a custom cooking lesson, as well as a... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Wow! We are overwhelmed by this wonderful review. You two were such joys, some people are easy and fun to make happy….you are two of them! And though it’s not a requirement that we have fun too – well, frankly, it’s always obvious when we do. From the beginning of chatting with you, we knew it was going to be... More

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed in bed and breakfasts throughout the state of Texas. We enjoy the solitude and the "home away from home" feeling that you get from them. We stayed at the Gateway on our 12th wedding anniversary in July. I have to say that the Gateway was the best bed and breakfast we have stayed at... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

What a pleasure to have you stay with us for you anniversary. It was truly a joy to have you hear with us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the privacy, deck and views of the Studio space. We so enjoy cooking breakfast for our guests, it is always wonderful for us when you mention that you enjoyed... More

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved our experience here several weeks ago. We loved being centrally located in a beautiful austin neighborhood. We enjoyed running on the lake trail each morning to arrive home to seriously awesome breakfasts. One morning it was a fancy breakfast sandwich on homemade focaccia with fresh basil. The next morning was yeast pancakes with Brie and venison sausage. Everything is... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Austin is a great town and we are always happy to share our best recommendations with our guests. It's truly our pleasure to do this. We very much enjoy being so near to Town Lake and it's wonderful new boardwalk. So... More

Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My husband and I make an annual trip to Austin each May. Our stay at Gateway Guesthouse was the best experience we have had to date. Innkeepers Bess and Blaise did real good! The home is beautiful, private and centrally located in Travis Heights. Upon arrival we were enthusiastically greeted by 3 adorable dogs, Leo, Lazos and Louie. I was... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a long review. It is truly appreciated. We’re very glad you enjoyed your stay, room, the grounds and dining with us. Sorry to hear about the chairs and we will most certainly check on that right away. Can’t wait to see you again for your next trip to Austin.... More

Shoreview, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was our first stay in a B&B and we were so glad we decided to stay here! The owners Bess and Blaise couldn't be more welcoming and accommodating. Their place has a very calming "Zen" like feel in a perfect spot in Austin. Just a short walk gets you to all the wonderful places to eat and the Austin... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing. We loved having you and your friends here with us and discovering Austin! Very glad you enjoyed the space, breakfasts and the dogs. They liked your attention as well! Take care and we'll hope to see you again very soon, maybe next winter when Shoreview is a little nippy! Take care, B&B More

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It saddens me to have to write a bad review over a place that does look truly amazing and has so many great review (why I booked in the first place). I was in charge to organize my future sister in laws bachlorette party (all in our late 30's). When I first talk to the owner, she was great and... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are truly sorry your stay with us did not work out to your specifications. * We are a small Inn with a small garden and pool. Given the need to balance the enjoyment of all guests, we could not accommodate your expanded group. To ensure that a group has the best... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

First trip to Austin, and first trip to this lovely B & B. Bess and Blaise were absolutely charming and great hosts. The place is very unique, private, and we'll maintained, and in a great area (short walk to Commerce Street to people watch and dinner). We really enjoyed the welcoming committee...Louie, Lazos, and Leo, three very well behaved and... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you here and hope you'll head south again very soon! All the best, B&B More

Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a great little find near downtown, the airport, and convenient to the freeways. Clean, comfy, friendly and great food by a chef who knows how to satisfy a diverse crowd. You will not be disappointed.

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

So nice to have you here with us and that your hand was healed enough for you to enjoy your stay. All the best and stay cool in Phoenix! B&B More

Westford, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great location and very walkable. Bess and Blaise have done a great job to make the B&B very friendly, warm and charming. Fabulous breakfasts! Private deck. The landscaping is very well maintained and the pool is a great plus as well as the parking. The bed was very comfortable. We will be back!

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We enjoyed your visit here and are so glad you enjoyed our Inn. Take very good care and we hope we'll see you again soon, B&B More

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Address: 1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > South Austin
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The Gateway Guesthouse is a luxury bed and breakfast, dedicated to excellence in accommodations, amenities, service and cuisine. Join us at this historic 1917 property, in our world class accommodations and for our chef-prepared, critically acclaimed and award winning breakfasts. When you are ready to venture out, we are located at the intersection of downtown, SOCO and the East Side; near everything that makes Austin so special. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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