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1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2433
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#58 of 240 hotels in Austin
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
Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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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Tahereh Hadidi wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
We picked this hotel for its location as it was so close to many of the bars and restaurants we wanted to visit while in Austin. After staying in Dallas and Houston, where we relied on cars to get around, it was so nice to be able to go out in the evening and walk to have dinner or drinks. Our room was quite basic but because we were so busy in Austin and out for most of the day - and evening - we didn't spend a whole lot of time in the room so it didn't matter too much and I think this is definitely the kind of hotel which you use as a base to explore the surrounding neighbourhood or spend time in the social areas of the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Addison H wrote a review May 2021
Boston, United States6 contributions6 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The diamond that Liz Lambert created some 25+ years ago continues to shine. The property is a creative gem that takes an old motorcourt hotel and turns it into an urban enclave, that even today, has one of the hippest scenes in all of Austin. Stop for a drink, stay for the pool, and return for a home that's hidden behind the ceramic tiles and draped vines. Properties have passing moments, but the Hotel San José is truly a timeless oasis tucked discreetly into the heart of a bustling city.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Frozé at the pool is the vibe.
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Liz Williams wrote a review May 2021
Jupiter, Florida16 contributions9 helpful votes
My husband and I stopped here For drinks a few times on our trip in Austin and loved it!! The decor is so trendy and the frose is amazing! They also have a really great gift shop. It was my favorite place we saw during the whorl trip, and we checked out everything. We must stay next time we’re in town.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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danasan wrote a review Apr 2021
Boston, Massachusetts33 contributions9 helpful votes
The location is great – in the heart of South Congress easily accessible to all the restaurants, shops and nightlife the area has to offer. The property is lovely with a beautiful garden courtyard to get away from the hustle and bustle of the street and enjoy your Joe’s coffee, a small and cozy pool area and several little seating areas tucked away with the rooms. The bungalow style rooms are charming, the rooms are clean and modern, the amenities are luxe, but the noise is a real thing. I was in a second floor room, away from the noise of the street, but could hear everything going on in the rooms next door to me. There may be rooms that have better acoustics, if this is a concern for you, I would ask about it.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Book a room off South Congress
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mtownsend1441 wrote a review Feb 2021
Los Angeles, California54 contributions60 helpful votes
You’re an idiot for not staying here. Chic retro motel vibe, the kind of vibe you wanna make babies in after a night of walking in the rain to get ramen. Truly, yes y’all get it. Get a room away from the alley and take a walk to Elizabeth st cafe. Do it.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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 free parking.
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 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 Amy's Ice Cream.
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.