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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gateway Guesthouse B&B is a great option, just south of the river. It's close to downtown and many excellent restaurants, as well as the Palmer Center. The room was beautiful, and the breakfasts, were huge, delicious, and custom made to my requests. Blaise and Bess are extremely accommodating of your every need. The pool/spa is also a nice option... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We just love business travelers! We hope your visit to Austin was both productive and enjoyable and we are so glad you enjoyed our Inn. It was great to see that when you had a bit of afternoon time off, you could enjoy the pool and we do enjoy our closeness to downtown, SOCO and the East Side. Come back... More 

Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a getaway at this lovely B and B. This was our first experience with staying at a B and B. Bess and Blaise make it their aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible. From the Body Shop toiletry to the homemade breakfast it was wonderful. You have the options to have breakfast in your room or... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing. We are very glad your first B&B experience was a good one and glad you enjoyed your stay and the breakfasts. We do love our location, in the heart of it all yet a quiet haven. We can't wait to welcome you again. All the best, B&B More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great time. The breakfast was "on point" every morning! The hot tub was excellent and the yard was peaceful. Bess and Blaise were fantastic hosts and were more than willing to helps with more food recommendations. I would definitely stay here again.

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

How wonderful to hear from you. It was a truly pleasure to have the two of you here in February. The Loft is a great space for those who want privacy and quiet (and are a little bit mountain goat inside to handle the stairs). We think those stairs make that room doubly romantic! We are just super glad you... More 

Round Rock, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Austin to scout the area to see if we wanted to move here. We chose Gateway Guesthouse because of its close location to downtown and the allure of breakfast made by a chef featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. When you first pull up Gateway Guesthouse looks like your normal B&B but when you walk through the gate... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Oh goodness, we are so glad you got settled in the area! Thank you for your thoughts on the Gateway, the Master Retreat, breakfast and our hospitality. We so enjoy guests who enjoy being here! Take care, enjoy your new town and please come for a birthday or anniversary staycation!! B&B More 

Missouri City, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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 July 13, 2015

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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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

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 

New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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
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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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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 

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