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1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2433
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#54 of 242 hotels in Austin
Location
4.7
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4.5
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4.2
Value
3.6
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)
Pool
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Amy D wrote a review Jan 24
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Staff is superb, property is beautiful and located next to the best neighborhood with plenty of restaurants and shops in walking distance. They have a coffee shop in the parking lot that is so convenient but they also serve coffee from the shop in their lobby each morning. will recommend to everyone i know!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: ask for a room furthest away from the street, Congress Avenue can be busy/loud
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Addison H wrote a review May 2021
Boston, United States7 contributions6 helpful votes
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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
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Room Tip: Frozé at the pool is the vibe.
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Nicole L wrote a review Jan 22
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We rented the suite for our anniversary staycation weekend and had the best time! The hotel is so thoughtfully Austin with the kindest staff. We loved walking through the property to the hotel bar for morning coffee or cocktails at night. We lucked out and stayed when they had a house DJ so it was a cool & convenient place for our nightcap. You also cannot beat the location! We spent 2 1/2 days walking around enjoying all the retail and restaurants in the area. It was so nice staying in such a lovely, relaxing place in the heart of it all. We can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rheanna Gonzales, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel San Jose
Responded 5 days ago
Nicole, congratulations & thank you for the stay--it's such an honor to be in your continuing love story! We're so happy your time was lovely and can't wait to have you back for a coffee or cocktail in the bamboo. To many more!
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Martha W wrote a review Jan 6
My husband and I have been visiting the Hotel San Jose for years. Each time we stay we are treated well. The staff is friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is relaxing. This hotel is an oasis in the middle of big-city craziness.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Rheanna Gonzales, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel San Jose
Responded 3 weeks ago
Martha, it is such an honor to know that our oasis has been your home-away-from-home for so many years! We're excited to host you for many more. See you again soon!
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minellk wrote a review Dec 2022
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
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Super cute hotel tucked away in a garden courtyard right on South Congress. Even better than the walkable, central location was how private the hotel feels. We stayed in the petit suite which was spacious for two, with a sitting area and desk facing the window. Chic amenities and I am a sucker for a hotel with a cute robe! Staff were kind and helpful! We’ll definitely be back here next time we’re in Austin!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rheanna Gonzales, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel San Jose
Responded 4 weeks ago
It's so great to know you loved your time at our secluded and private oasis on South Congress! Thank you for sharing your experience & we can wait to have you back then next time you pass through Austin. See you soon!
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dancingcatsaloon wrote a review Dec 2022
Bethel, New York2 contributions
I was fortunate enough to be booked at the Hotel San Jose for a singing competition that I won to be the opening act (for Lurleen Ladd) at an Austin Club (Parker Jazz Club). Traveling Solo, I did not know what to expect or where I would be staying. Alas, I arrived at the Hotel San Jose and was greeted by the warmest and most informative employees who immediately made me feel at home and comfortable. The hotel was beautiful with a coffee to cocktails bar open 8 to 10 every day, free coffee and a unique shop - From the check-in desk to the bar through to the outside courtyard with tables, it was just beautifully arranged and landscaped and obviously popular! My room on the first floor with a gate and my own patio was just perfect. A petite suite that was efficient and beautiful from the soaps to the linens and the bed, it was truly a wonderful place to stay. In addition to the perfect accommodations, it was the absolute perfect location on Congress, which is a vintage, cool, neon, OMG so fun part of town. This area must represent the best of Austin and what the Austin Vibe is all about! I was also welcome to there other sister locations and cafes on the same street. I can't say enough about this hotel. I simply loved it. I am looking forward to returning to Austin and definitely returning to the Hotel San Jose!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Yes - Stay here! It is the absolute best place to stay in Austin Texas!
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Response from Rheanna Gonzales, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel San Jose
Responded Dec 16, 2022
It was such a blast to have you here with us! Thank you for your kind words about the staff, the property, the accommodations, and the location--we're so happy to hear you loved Hotel San Jose as much as we do! Until next time!
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Shannon I wrote a review Nov 2022
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Fantastic hospitality - charming, lovely spaces - perfectly located on South Congress - Loved the staff, loved all their recommendations. Also really loved staying on South Congress. will absolutely be staying again!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rheanna Gonzales, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel San Jose
Responded Nov 9, 2022
Shannon, thank you so much for sharing how much you enjoyed your time at Hotel San Jose with us! It's fabulous to hear that you enjoyed our lovely spaces and knowledgeable staff. We're so excited to have you back again soon!
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mymountainlove wrote a review Oct 2022
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Nice and well located boutique hotel near clubs and a lot of restaurants. Rooms are clean and hughes. i would come back. we just booked room without breakfast. Padio restaurant for drinks also nice. Staff friendly and helpfull.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Rheanna Gonzales, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel San Jose
Responded Oct 12, 2022
Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Hotel San Jose with us! It's a pleasure to know you enjoyed your time at our lounge and that our staff made such a favorable impression on you. We look forward to having you again soon!
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janicer930 wrote a review Sep 2022
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an incredible stay. Tricia and team helped make our stay even more amazing. Best recommendations from all our restaurants to send our s to Barton Spring's for a swim. The hotel makes you feel like you live on South Congress. Can’t say enough. The Best. J
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rheanna Gonzales, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel San Jose
Responded Sep 26, 2022
Janice, so happy to hear you and Rex felt at home at Hotel San Jose! We're thrilled to hear your stay was incredible and we can't wait to see y'all again. Until next time!
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Tyler wrote a review Sep 2022
Oakland, California1 contribution
The San Jose is my go-to in Austin. Great location for getting downtown or for shopping/dining on South Congress. But more importantly it has a great vibe. The rooms are comfortable but hip, and the pool/bar/patio is chill and always a good place to hang out.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Buy a robe
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Response from Rheanna Gonzales, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel San Jose
Responded Sep 26, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words! I agree, Hotel San Jose's location is ideal for enjoying everything South Congress and downtown has to offer, and our lounge is a lovely place to spend an afternoon or evening. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we can't wait to see you again!
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PRICE RANGE
$293 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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HOTEL SAN JOSE - Updated 2023 Prices & Reviews (Austin, TX)

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel San Jose
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel San Jose?
Nearby attractions include SoCo District (0.2 miles), Continental Club (0.03 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.