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Gateway Guesthouse

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1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My sister treated me to a wonderful stay at the end of March 2015. She booked a girls' getaway package for two nights and Bess and Blaise made our stay memorable. We stayed in the main house in the master suite. We were greeted warmly when we arrived. A beautiful small pool with lovely landscaping created a serene environment. We... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

What a wonderful review. Thank you so much for taking such time and including such detail about your stay. You and your sister were wonderful to have here with us. The Gals Getaway package is one of our favorites, especially when the weather is suitable for the massages to be poolside. We enjoy pulling the porch curtain sheers to create... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was very convenient to everything we did in Austin and Gateway was like a little island unto itself. Could not have had better time. Very relaxing, outstanding food, and just an overall wonderful experience.

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure for us to have you here at the Gateway and we are so glad you enjoyed your time on the Gateway 'island'. Thank you for mentioning that, we do try to be an oasis in the heart of Austin. And thank you for taking the time to write. We know everyone is busy and we... More 

Allen, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bess and Blaise were super kind and helpful during our stay. We really appreciated the simple elegance of the property. They upgraded our room at no extra cost, which was very generous. The loft had the most quiet and comfortable sleeping area we've experienced. The pool was very refreshing during the hot weather and really enjoyed having breakfast on the... 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 sharing your thoughts on the Gateway. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and your complimentary room upgrade. We are glad you enjoyed our peaceful grounds, individually designed rooms and our breakfast. Just as an FYI, we are always happy to make the coffee stronger, just... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The breakfasts are incredible, and are prepared by the chef/ innkeeper. Everything is prepared from fresh ingredients--Homemade sausage, sauces, breads. We stayed in the apartment. spacious with a brand new sleep sofa. Beautifully decorated, and if you were inclined to cook all the cooking equipment is available, full size refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer. Grounds are beautifully landscaped with an enclosed garden... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We were so glad to see you again and provide a quiet spot during the apartment move-in of your daughter, a crazy time! The Carriage House is a little home in Austin and we love for guests who'll be here for a few days and will enjoy the added space. It's a simple design and intended to allow for complete... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We spent a weekend at the Gateway Guesthouse in May 2015 and had a brilliant weekend. The guesthouse is situated in the Travis Heights area, which is a short walk to South Congress and downtown. The neighbourhood is full of quirky and interesting old homes, and the Gateway falls firmly into that category. We had the Master retreat, and loved... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We consider ourselves so lucky you found your way to stay with us before returning across the pond! What a great time we had with you here! We are super glad you enjoyed our funky neighborhood and the Gateway, including the pups. They miss you! We hope when you return to the States, you’ll be back in Austin and staying... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Bess and Blaise provided a weekend of peace and tranquility. Everything was wonderful. The service was superb and the food divine. But it was more than that. B and B are dedicated to providing wonderful care without intrusion. This past couple of days were absolutely the getaway we needed.

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Every guest comes to the Gateway with a specific getaway in mind and every guest is unique. We truly strive, at all times, to discern the wishes of our guests and meet not only their expectations but their desires as well. We so enjoyed having you stay with us and we thank you sincerely for your kind words and taking... More 

San Antonio, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Location, location, location. So near downtown Austin, yet not in downtown. A respite in walkable neighborhoods. Pampered with attention from the hostesses, scrumptious breakfasts on the patio and, due to rain, the dining room. The Studio inspired by the artist formerly known as or presently remembered as Prince a delight in black, white, and purple, the bathroom tiled in monochromatic... More 

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Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write such complete review. Bess was happy to make that pancake!! So glad you enjoyed our respite in the heart of it all, our spaces, gardens, breakfasts and, yes, the pups. It was truly a pleasure to have you stay here with us. We hope you’ll be back again very... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful property, hosts and room! Breakfasts were healthy and filling, but the homemade scones were out of this world! I stayed in The Studio which seems to have a Purple Rain type vibe going on. I had a nice cozy weekday stay:)

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We are so glad you enjoyed our service, breakfasts and location. Yes, the scones are often a favorite! We are glad you enjoyed The Studio, with just a signed photo of Prince. We hope you will visit again soon. All the best, B&B More 

Cincinnati
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The owners were wonderful and the property was incredible. The location worked out great to walk into downtown and experience the nightlife. Unfortunately our trip was cut short and we were unable to spend more time there.

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We were truly bummed you were only with us one night! However, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the location and your time in Austin. Happy Anniversary again! Come back soon. All the best, B&B More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Bess and Blaise are absolutely the best at providing an elegant, but comfortable atmosphere in their lovely home. The backyard is truly an oasis. Bess' culinary breakfast masterpieces are a "foodie's" delight! The rooms were excellent with all the amenities. All this, and within blocks of SOCO/downtown and running trails. This B&B is about as close to perfect as one... More 

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We are just so pleased that you and your sister were able to join us and your husbands are ever so sweet! Thank you very much for taking the time to write. We do try to provide an atmosphere that is luxurious without being stuffy or terminally hip. We're pleased you enjoyed our breakfasts, our gardens and our neighborhood -... More 

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