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Gateway Guesthouse

1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
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Gateway Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 39 Austin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First trip to Austin, TX; we decided to stay at a Bed & Breakfast -- I knew I had stumbled upon a unique adventure as soon as I saw the "Cooking at the Inn" page on their website. The property is beautiful; the house is fresh, friendly and spacious -- alot of attention to detail; added bonus is the lovely,... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

So glad you were able to stay here with us and be in the cooking class with Bess. BBQ: Meats, Marinades & Rubs = your GREAT choice of topics! Thank you for writing and we were so glad to meet you and enjoy time with you. Take good care and come back soon! B&B More

Park City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not have had a better experience. Felt lucky to find this place while traveling on business solo. The innkeepers are delightful and the food was amazing. I am reminded at how much good there is in the world and how life is adventure when I stay at places like this and share the table with perfect strangers who... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We so enjoyed having you stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write. Bess has already finished the book and loved it! Thank you. We hope we'll see you again when you are back in Austin to do more good work. Take care, B&B More

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip was filled with firsts for my husband and me. It was the time we had been away from our three kids overnight, the first time my husband had been to Austin and our first time staying in a B&B. The guesthouse was gorgeous (we especially liked the backyard), the food was divine and the atmosphere far exceeded our... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you two so much for writing and the photo you posted! We so enjoyed your being here and we had great weather (of course WE can arrange that :) for enjoying the back yard and breakfast on the back deck. We will look forward to seeing you again soon for your next Austin escape weekend. B&B More

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This spot will exceed your expectations. The property is beautiful and well-situated, the spaces are beautifully decorated, and you will receive incredibly warm and accommodating attention from your hosts, Blaise and Bess. Hope to be back some day!

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We love our spot in Austin too; near to everything but a world away when you are in the 'compound', as guests say. Thank you for taking the time to write. We look very forward to welcoming you again very soon. B&B More

Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

From the moment Blaise greeted us at the gate, this experience has been amazing. These two ladies are so thoughtful. I am not going to share specifics because I would not want to spoil the fun for others that follow us. I am going to convice as many people as I can to exprience this place. Bess brought an amazing... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

You two are truly the best! Thank you so much for writing and for spending your 10th anniversary with us! We felt honored, truly. All the best and we hope to see you again very soon. B&B More

Indanapolis
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We only had one night in Austin with an early morning departure. Lovely, comfortable room, excellent walking directions to a concert we wanted to attend, and a breakfast sandwich to take with us in the morning. All that and friendly doggies! Left with the hope of returning to take advantage of the gracious, elegant, and local advice so willingly given,... More

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Wow, such lovely things to say. Thank you so much for writing! We enjoyed having you here with us, even for just one evening and you took those Loft stairs like a true pro! We can't wait to see you again soon. B&B More

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Had the pleasure of staying with Blaise and Bess this weekend. What a hoot! Bess cooked the evening meal for us Friday. It was spectacular! Every bite an explosion of flavor on our palates. Our breakfasts were excellent. Each morning a unique menu of exquisite food. The Master Retreat was comfortable and well appointed. Can't wait to come back.

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing. We are glad you enjoyed dinner by Bess and all the meals here and, our biggest and best suite, the Master Retreat. We hope we'll see you again very soon. B&B More

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Additional Information about Gateway Guesthouse

Address: 1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > South Austin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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