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Gateway Guesthouse

1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
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Gateway Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 39 Austin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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 April 2, 2014

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 March 21, 2014

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

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Address: 1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > South Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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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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