We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Ella

4.0 of 5 1900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705 (Formerly Mansion at Judges' Hill)
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hotel Ella
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Hotel Ella
Write a Review

128 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    96
    19
    7
    5
    1
See reviews for
21
50
2
32
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (27)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (128)
  • Mar-May only
    (27)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (45)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (26)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (30)
All months
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel Ella is a beautiful, historic boutique hotel just off MLK near the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It is a gem, rated 4 stars by Forbes. Our stay was relaxing, service was extraordinary and we will surely return to again enjoy the beauty of Hotel Ella. I highly recommend.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Formally Mansion of Judges Hill is a wonderful property located close to jist about everything. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The hotel is beautiful amf the hotel grounds are well kept anf they have a great restaurant on property. I consider this property to be more of a boutique hotel rather than your mainstream hotel or bed and breakfast.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oregon, Ohio
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did not realize that the hotel wasn't as close to the downtown area as we wanted. I normally enjoy an older hotel, but did not have the same experience this time. I had high hopes for this hotel but really felt that my money was poorly spent. I've stayed in other "boutique" hotels and was always pleased with the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend get away. The room was nice but a bit small. It also seemed like the lobby area could use some updating. However, besides that this was a great place to stay. Great bar area and welcoming staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Austin
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is an oasis for us from the outstanding food in the restaurant to lounging on the porch by the bar or the pool. Very convenient to everything too. Staff are very friendly and seem genuinely happy to work there and take care of you. It's like they are proud of the place and they should be.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Manager_Ella, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Tyson B: Thank you for your review of Hotel Ella. We are proud of our property, so we are pleased to hear that you found the hotel to be an oasis from the outstanding food to the lounging on the porch by the bar or the pool. We are also glad to hear that our location was very convenient... More

Austin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, cool and clean. Hotel Ella has brought back the Austin experience to this hotel. What was once an old, out of date project......is now the perfect place to stay in Austin. Very nice swimming pool setting with a great bar and eatery in the lobby.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Manager_Ella, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Mace M: Thank you for your review of Hotel Ella. We love hearing that Ellas has brough back the Austin experience and that it is the perfect place to stay in Austin. We are glad you enjoyed the swimming pool setting, great, bar, and eatery in the lobby. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More

Austin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Party of 12 took to Austin from San Antonio and checked in here at Hotel Ella. It was BEAUTIFUL!. The rooms are clean, nice, plenty of towels waiting for you to begin with, bed plush, pillows feel like clouds. quiet area, close to the capital. Must RETURN~!!!!!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manager_Ella, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Jessica C: Thank you for your review of Hotel Ella. We are glad to hear that you found the rooms to be clean and nice and that you appreciate our location close to the capital. We look forward to welcoming you back upon your return! More

Cleveland, Ohio
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is considered a boutique hotel, but that doesn't mean that we sacrificed an ounce of luxury. We kept saying over and over again, I love this hotel. The decor was beautiful, the beds and linens were super comfortable, the robes were soft and new, the products they provide are L'Occitane, the coffee was very good, the staff were so... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manager_Ella, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Tina G: Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation of Hotel Ella! We are so pleased to hear that you found our property to be the perfect balance of old world charm, luxury, and cool-factor. We appreciate you noticing our attention to details from our soft and new robes down to our L'Occitane products. We look forward to... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the epitome of a boutique hotel. The staff was terrific, extremely personable and helpful from the valet and bellman service to the front desk and manager. We had dinner at Goodall's (the hotel restaurant) and the food and service were incredible. The location is great for Austin. Our room was very comfortable but somewhat small. I hear the... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manager_Ella, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Ken M: Thank you for your review of Hotel Ella. We pride ourself on our service, so we are very pleased to hear that the staff was terrific, extremely personable and helpful from the valet and bellman service to the front desk and manager. We are glad that you had the chance to have dinner at Goodall's and that... More

Mission Viejo, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have nothing but good memories of the hotel. Stayed 2 days: staff was superb, from the front desk, bar, cleaning and concierge staff. Did not get to eat at the restaurant. The property, has been nicely restored we stayed in the main building. Our room was well appointed with separate bedroom, sitting room and shower. At the moment there... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manager_Ella, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Jbet44: Thank you for your review and recommendation of Hotel Ella. We are so pleased to hear that you have nothing but good memories of the hotel and that the staff was superb. We are also glad to hear that the construction across the street was not much of an annoyance - they should be wrapping up very soon.... More

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Ella? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Ella

Address: 1900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705 (Formerly Mansion at Judges' Hill)
Location: United States > Texas > Austin > West Campus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ella 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Despegar.com, Reservation Counter, Priceline, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Hotel Ella reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Mansion At Judges` Hill Hotel Austin
Mansion At Judges Hill Austin

84 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (24)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (12)
Viewed
Ella's Room (2)
Viewed
Governor's Chamber (2)
Viewed
The Hotel (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (49)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (15)
Viewed
Room/suite (16)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay