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Gateway Guesthouse

1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed our weekend at Gatehouse. Even with a full house and Blaise out of town, Bess was welcoming and friendly and took time to visit with us. The house is in a perfect location; we enjoyed walking to South Congress AND to Rainey Street for meals. Bess even encouraged us to call her ahead of time so she... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We love it when Austinites stay with us and enjoy walking to all the great places near us, as well as enjoy our Inn. Thank you for writing. It was wonderful to have you stay with us and to meet you. We hope you'll be back again soon. Viva La Brie! More 

San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at the Gateway Guesthouse felt: -Homey: Blaise and Bess were the sweetest hosts and their 3 dogs were so well behaved. -Fancy (without the pretentiousness): Bess is an amazing chef and not only were all our breakfasts tasty, but beautifully plated and incredibly fresh to boot! -Comfortable: The architecture of the guesthouse feels sort of like a lodge with... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

How wonderful of you to write. We so enjoyed having you two stay with us. You are joyous and lovely folks and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We had such fun with you both in the class! It's always fun when we can put together a custom class for exactly what folks would like to learn. And we... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We visited Austin for a professional conference. We were greeted with such hospitality, it was as if we were family. Immediately, we were given a tour of the spacious, beautiful, and relaxing property. I could have spent the entire time in Austin at the pool, relaxing. The rooms were comfortable and spacious. The small details (local snacks, robes, slippers) put... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Oh yes, you should definitely join us for a cooking class. They are great fun and very informative, totally hands-on. So glad you enjoyed your stay and that our dinning recommendations where helpful. Thank you for taking the time to write and we can wait to see you again soon! B&B More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My wife Susan and I just spent several enjoyable days at the Guesthouse. Everything lived up to our expectations and we travel quite a bit. Very comfortable room, great outdoor space ( a small oasis in the city), wonderful hosts and the breakfast was incredible. Would definitely recommend the place. Gary and Susan Chicago.

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

You know we must may take you up on visiting your in Chicago! One of our favorite towns! Thank you so much for writing and for staying with us. You where just such a pleasure to have around! We are so glad you enjoyed you room, the location and the breakfasts. Head on South again just as soon as the... More 

Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I recently completed a weekend stay at the Gateway Guesthouse in South Austin. The Gateway was a pleasurable, relaxing place to stay. The morning breakfast provided to guests was the best breakfast I've had at any hotel or bed and breakfast. The culinary talent of Blaise is unparallelled for an innkeeper. The inn grounds and home are exceptional with an... More 

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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 having your stay with us and are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Yes, our Master Retreat is our biggest suite and does have a large en suite bathroom. We're glad you have enough space to spread out and even get some work done! Take good care and... More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have just finished a 3 day stay at the guesthouse over Grand Prix f1 weekend. We realised that it was premier time, but for the money we paid it wasn't worth it. Our room and bathroom was just that. 12 coat hangers a very comfortable bed, and nothing else. Not a drawer, cupboard or anything to put anything In... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your review. We truly do appreciate all feedback and we are genuinely sorry you did not fully enjoy your stay with us. We certainly hope you enjoyed the special, to-order breakfast we created for you each morning, to meet your specific dietary requests, and the new shower-head we temporarily installed because the drought-tolerant... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I stayed here for a few days while visiting my son at UT. It's everything that one could hope for in a B&B. The location is very close to downtown and the campus, but gives you the seclusion of a relaxing hideaway. The food is spectacular, and served in a setting that makes you want to cancel any plans you... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you here with us and it was great that your son could join you for breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to write. We are very glad you enjoyed the location and our breakfasts. We can't wait to see you again soon! All the best, B&B More 

Rowlett, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Every year since 2011 I have booked my stay with Gateway Guesthouse. I can not say enough great things on this BB. It is my home away from home. They cater to your every need. If I had more time off during the year I would choose Austin and this fabulous bed and breakfast. The food is always fresh. Blaise... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

You two are the BEST! We have so loved every time you have visited and, through bad ACL weather and good, it's been fun. I'm glad you love the Studio, it's a Rocking Room! And yeah, the breakfasts are pretty yummy :) Take care and we'll see you very, very soon, we hope, B&B More 

Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

For my wife's 50th birthday I her booked cooking lessons and combined those with great nights in Austin. Our stay with Bess and Blaise was fantastic. The breakfasts were things of much enjoyment and the classes were very insightful and full of unknown cooking tid-bits. The accommodations were first rate. The location was very convenient to all of the Austin... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We were so glad you could join us for the class and to stay here with us. You were the first to ever sign up for FIVE classes - you are brave folks; Tuscan A, Knife Skills Bone Basics AND Meat Glorious Meat A and B!! Wow. We had such fun with you both and truly enjoyed you being here.... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I saw the episode of "diners, drive-ins and dives" that featured Bess and her wonderful pancakes. When we found out she and Blaise had a B&B in Austin, we decided we needed to try it. I decided to surprise my husband with a last minute weekend trip and added a custom cooking lesson, as well as a... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Wow! We are overwhelmed by this wonderful review. You two were such joys, some people are easy and fun to make happy….you are two of them! And though it’s not a requirement that we have fun too – well, frankly, it’s always obvious when we do. From the beginning of chatting with you, we knew it was going to be... 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): $$$
Number of rooms: 6
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