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“Great homely inn” 5 of 5 stars
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Gateway Guesthouse
1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)   |  
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Chef-created Breakfast!
Ranked #2 of 39 Austin B&B and Inns
Gothenburg, Sweden
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10 hotel reviews
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“Great homely inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Lovely little place. Very friendly inn-keepers who are more than happy to help with advice on restaurants etc. Excellent home-cooked breakfast.

Within walking distance to South Congress. Nice stroll through a residential area.

Note: they do have (very friendly) dogs in the house, in case you happen to have an allergy.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you stop by and stay with us. We hope you continued travels were enjoyable. Just so everyone is aware, both of our dogs are hypoallergenic, as I too am allergic. The Standard Poodle Louie and the Soft Coated Wheaten Leo are both groomed dogs. So there are no worries about allergies. Thanks again and take care.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

If you're looking for a calm and genuinely welcoming place to stay yet close proximity to the city center of Austin, the Gateway is your best pick. Add to it the outstanding home cooked breakfast and the innkeepers willingness to go above and beyond to make their guests feel at home, you will not even want to leave at the end of your stay. We had such a great experience and could not thank Bess and Blaise enough for contributing to making our special weekend even more special (the delicious bacon still in fresh memory). A millions thanks yet again! Darrin & Helene

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
We were thrilled to have you here with us for such a special weekend. It was a pure pleasure. We hope we'll see you again very soon!
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Dewey, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

What a great place and what a great city. I have never had such good food in my life!!! Its just a very lovely place!!! The city was awesome the location was just prefect access to thing very close to the bat bridge

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
We adored having you stay with us and enjoy the wonderful town of Austin. We hope to see you again very soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Wow! I have stayed in a lot of B&Bs over the years, and the Gateway Guesthouse is definitely one of my favorites. Everything is just perfect--the accommodations are lovely (and uber clean), the inn keepers are warm and welcoming, and well, I can't tell you how wonderful breakfasts are--you just have to experience them for yourself. Do yourself a favor and stay here if your travels take you to Austin.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. It was great to have you two here with us and enjoy some quiet after your busy weekend! We look forward to seeing you again!
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I just visited Gateway Guesthouse last weekend and everything was perfect. The breakfasts were so delicious and the master suite was spacious and relaxing, with my own private patio! The poolside lounge area is very Zen. I will go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
We so enjoyed having you stay here with us and loved that you had "the best breakfast of my life" and then the "second best breakfast of my life" while here! We hope to see you again very soon!
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The Gateway Guesthouse is the best B&B I've ever stayed in for a number of reasons. Bess and Blaise who run it, are two of the nicest, friendliest and loveliest people I've ever had the pleasure in meeting. The room was amazing and cleaned every day. The whole house is beautiful and the garden is great too. There's two gorgeous dogs there as well! I only have one complaint - and that's having to have a normal breakfast after 10 days of Bess' breakfasts is somewhat upsetting! The breakfast is the best thing ever and I didn't miss a single one, even if I'd only had 3 hours sleep. To sum it up, it felt like I was home even though my actual home is thousands of miles away. STAY HERE!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Jhon, thank you so much for the review. It was a joy to have you here with us and we can't wait to see you again in a year. And thank you for trying, very hard, to get us into this decade with twittering, or is it tweettering, and instagraming......
Yow!
Be well and have a super year!
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Had a genuinely wonderful experience at Gateway Guesthouse... Such a beautiful property. Very zen and serene and perfectly located to downtown and SoCo areas.

Bess and Blaise were the perfect hosts and made sure all our needs were met. And, breakfasts were absolutely the best part of the day. You can tell breakfasts were made daily with love.

I can't wait to return and enjoy the property without any SXSW obligations and just relax with the dogs and enjoy more of the pool and sunshine.

Thank you Bess and Blaise for making me feel at home. You're both so very gracious and sweet.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thanks so much. It was a pleasure to have you here with us and we'll look forward to seeing you again for some R&R.
All the best,
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Address: 1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > South Austin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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