Our stay at Gateway Guesthouse far exceeded my expectations. After several frustrating days of searching for way overpriced and full hotels in Austin I stumbled on to a link for Gateway Guesthouse. There just so happened to be a room available and I grabbed it without any further research at all. Upon arrival I realized very quickly what a gem we had found. The room was spotless and all the extra special touches like slippers, soft fluffy robes, body shop products, and more were the icing on the cake. Best of all though was the breakfast each morning on our private deck far beyond what you'd ever get at any hotel. Two foodies like ourselves never expected to be served by a trained professional chef a full elaborate breakfast that you'd pay a mint for in the finer hotels. It was a culinary experience beyond description. We will definitely opt for more meals prepared by Bess onsite the next visit simply because they rival any of Austin's finest eateries. I will never stay another night at the W or Hotel San Jose when heading to Austin for a weekend getaway. Do not plan a lot of activities if you are going to stay at Gateway. Just plan to relax by the gorgeous pool, sip your cocktails or wine in the huge spa in the evenings, and take advantage of the food preparations beyond the included breakfasts. Bess and Blaise you are awesome and we'll be back with a big crew soon.
- 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