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Hotel San Jose

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here for a quick weekend getaway and loved it. It's on South Congress where the energy is great - lots of people walking around to all the restaurants, shops and bars nearby. It's quintessential Austin - funky, unique, boutique and casual. The service was great and our suite was huge. The only downside was that our suite had no... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful boutique hotel in a safe trendy neighborhood that is eclectic and welcoming. There are fun unique shops that reflect the creativity of Austin and fantastic restaurants and food trucks a short walk away. Fantastic service by hotel staff. The rooms are spacious, open and minimalist and are spotless and comfortable. There is an oasis lush shaded courtyard to gather... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is one of our favourite places to stay in Austin. It's in the heart of South Congress which has a great buzz - easy to walk around the city from the hotel. We request the same room each time, it feels like home from home. The staff are always friendly, helpful and attentive. Pool side cocktails are delicious.... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sauntered into the courtyard of the Hotel San Jose for an afternoon aperitif on what seemed to be the HOTTEST late afternoon in the history of the world. Beautiful people, beautiful grounds, beautiful drinks, just beautiful. Though our boss chose a lovely spot with a great view of the beautiful young people in the pool, my colleague and I... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

This hotel is in a really awesome spot on South Congress. It's right in the middle of lots of great shops and restaurants/food trucks. Decor is modern with a homey/southwestern feel. It's kind of a bunch of rooms set up around a main courtyard patio area with a very small plunge type pool. It's a very relaxing scene. We had... More 

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Meghan H, General Manager at Hotel San Jose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel San Jose. We hope to see you again soon and I would love additional feedback directly about your interactions with our front desk staff. We are always looking for relevant experience to improve our level of service. Kindly, Meghan GM Meghan@sanjosehotel.com More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Rooms are comfortable. Ameneties include free wireless internet, Décor is in a retro style perhaps like a 50's hotel, but all necessary necessary amenities are provided. You get a real feel for the flavor of Austin unlike the posh hotels. Easy access to fine dining and casual dining in walking distance.

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santa fe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My husband and I loved our stay at this lovely and warm Hotel San Jose. I had walked by the last time we were in Austin around 5 years ago and bookmarked it in my head, so when the Husb had to be at a Conference, we made a beeline. We had #36 which is a tiny room, but so... More 

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Meghan H, General Manager at Hotel San Jose, responded to this review

Thank you, Thank you for the kind words. We will share this with the team. Our housekeeper's pride themselves on cleanliness and attention to detail and we are grateful to hear you enjoyed the space. Kindly, Meghan GM More 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We live in Austin and often walk by The San Jose. We finally had an opportunity to stay there, and we loved it. It's the perfect Austin spot. It's right on South Congress, so it has access to great shopping, restaurants, and is just a quick couple minutes from downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

While planning my adventure filled Birthday trip to Austin, I came about this small quaint Hotel just close enough but also away from the downtown crowds. The reviews looked good so I called for availability. I happened to mention the purpose of my trip and they were very attentive. On June 13th we arrived exhausted from a long flight from... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I've been wanting to stay here for years, as it is one of the original motels turned boutique hotels, and the team that made it happen is pretty legendary in the design world. That said, I was afraid that I had waited too long and it would be worse for the wear when I stayed there last month. But I... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel San Jose is located on South Congress Avenue, a few blocks south of where the Colorado River runs through downtown Austin. Originally built in 1939 as an "ultramodern motor court," the San Jose has since been transformed into a secluded urban bungalow-style hotel in the heart of one of the city's most beloved neighborhoods. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel San Jose

Address: 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2433
Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Price Range: $201 - $628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Jose 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
San Jose Austin
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#20 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#54 Business Hotel in Austin
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