We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2433
E-mail hotel
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Lowest prices for your stay
Hotel direct offer!Book Direct & Save
$257
View deal
Free cancellation until 08/13/21
Reserve now, pay at stay
Expedia.com
Booking.com
$257
View deal
Free cancellation until 08/12/21
Reserve now, pay at stay
Priceline$257
Hotels.com$257
Travelocity$257
View all 12 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (261)
Room & Suite (204)
Videos (1)

About

#56 of 238 hotels in Austin
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
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.
Read more
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
Show more
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
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Boutique
Hotel links
Special Price:Book Direct & Save
419Reviews5Q+A86Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 235
  • 104
  • 44
  • 16
  • 20
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Addison H wrote a review May 2021
Boston, United States6 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Room Tip: Frozé at the pool is the vibe.
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Liz Williams wrote a review May 2021
Jupiter, Florida10 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.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
danasan wrote a review Apr 2021
Boston, Massachusetts32 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.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2021
Value
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Book a room off South Congress
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
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.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
spam972 wrote a review Aug 2020
Aylesbury, United Kingdom29 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a cool looking place in a cool neighborhood but that's where it ends. It's double the price of a 4* hotel (this is only 2*), the rooms are noisey, basic and bright (no curtains just privacy/half light shades) and full of mosquitos. If you like hip, can sleep anywhere and like wasting your money, then this is an excellent choice.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
$193 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
san jose austin, hotel san jose austin, san jose hotel austin
LOCATION
United StatesTexasAustinSouth Austin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
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 Vespaio.
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.