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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
  • 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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Missouri City, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bess and Blaise are the most amazing hosts! They are so welcoming and their sweet pups are an added bonus. Our room was spacious, very clean and the bed was super comfortable. Blaise saw to some special touches to make this a special birthday celebration for my husband. Bess is the most talented chef - her breakfasts were definitely memorable!... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

The Carriage House has plenty of room to spread out and relax! For those that want to feel like they are living in Austin but still have all the perks of a luxury B&B! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we had a wonderful time creating the celebration package. We hope you'll be back super soon! B&B More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place, attentive hosts, stylish room, and great location! The breakfasts were amazing and perfect on our private porch overlooking the pool. Overall, a really memorable getaway. Thank you Gateway Guesthouse!

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We love your choice of words! All the things we try to achieve. Thank you so much for taking the time to write. That private porch is with the Studio and it's one of our favorites also. We hope you'll come back and stay a few more days, enjoy the space of our Carriage House, and feel like you live... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent July 4th weekend here, Everything was great from the wonderful breakfast to the afternoon cool off by pool. Bess and Blaise were great with helpful recommendations and advice about exploring South Congress and downtown Austin. For good walkers, everything is reachable on foot.

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Thanks so much for writing. You two were GREAT walkers! We do love to be near everything. So glad you enjoyed breakfast and your time here. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope we’ll see you again very soon. B&B More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 19, 2015

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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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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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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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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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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 

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