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1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2433
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#44 of 224 hotels in Austin
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Ronni R wrote a review Sep 2019
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great location, neat vibe. Beautful gardens, simple rooms with all amenities, but reduced to elemental, hip forms. Loved this place. Lovely garden courtyard for breakfast, late night drinks. Pool is a sliver, but perfect for cooling off
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Date of stay: August 2019
SeekingHaven wrote a review Aug 2019
Birmingham, Alabama6 contributions1 helpful vote
Really liked Austin but not this place! This hotel/motel came recommended so I was really disappointed. It is an old motel that has been nicely renovated into a pretty cool property. Beautiful landscaping and a very minimalistic style for the room. The price point seemed high to me for what we got. The main issue we encountered was noise. People were outside my room, which had an "old style" motel window that was on a shared patio, other guest and hotel staff, talking and disturbing us throughout our stay. To make it worse, the maintenance closet was next to us! The hotel was full so all they offered me was a small reduction to my rental rate. I felt my issues were not very important to them. I would NOT recommend or stay at this place again. There are several other nice properties along So Congress that I plan to stay at on my next visit.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Mile4413 wrote a review Jul 2019
Jersey City, New Jersey14 contributions3 helpful votes
I’ve stayed here on my past three trips to Austin. The staff is friendly and helpful and location central for shops, dining, etc. They have great breakfast and snack options and just added cocktails. The look of the rooms is very southwestern chic and rooms have great amenities for the price, like Malin + Goetz bath products and robes. Also, the mini bar assortment is the coolest I’ve seen!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
Clyde S wrote a review May 2019
Horseshoe Bay, Texas59 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights here after getting bumped from the South Congress. While we enjoyed our stay, the price of $468 a night for a room was extreme for the accommodations provided. An additional $87 for breakfast,which, was 2 bowls of migas was again way pricey. The area was fun, lots of hipsters and cool young Austin folks everywhere on their lap tops,sipping coffe or lattes. We don’t plan on a return visit to this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Coop wrote a review Apr 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked a room at this place on a whim for my (now wife) girlfriend and i's first out of town adventure. I could not have made a better choice! We arrived for Fourth of July weekend, parked our truck and did not get back in it for three days. We were in great proximity to great food, eclectic shopping and fantastic entertainment! We will be back!!
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you like to sleep in mornings you should probably not choose a street side room.
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Response from HotelSanJose1316, Manager at Hotel San Jose
Responded Apr 25, 2019
Fourth of July? Its time to come back for another visit. Hope to see you soon. Thank you for writing this lovely review.
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$193 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel San Jose
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel San Jose?
Nearby attractions include Continental Club (0.03 miles), SoCo District (0.2 miles), and I Love You So Much Mural (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel San Jose?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel San Jose?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel San Jose?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel San Jose?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel San Jose?
Conveniently located restaurants include Home Slice Pizza, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and Botticelli's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel San Jose?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hotel San Jose?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel San Jose?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Texas State Capitol (1.7 miles), The Driskill (1.3 miles), and O. Henry Home & Museum (1.2 miles).
Is Hotel San Jose accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.