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1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2433
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#60 of 241 hotels in Austin
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.2
Value
3.5
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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Non-smoking rooms
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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 5 days ago
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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Addison H wrote a review May 2021
Boston, United States7 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
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Room Tip: Frozé at the pool is the vibe.
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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 5 days ago
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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John Jo G wrote a review Sep 2022
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They have the best staff at this lovely hotel! So happy to help us out with whatever we needed! Tricia from Florida really made our stay! Definitely coming back! Fell in love with this city. Go get some pizza from up the street, buy the boots!! Played some pool, jumped in the springs!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Rheanna Gonzales, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel San Jose
Responded 1 week ago
So great to hear that you fell in love with our home! Austin is great--and so is our incredible staff. I'll make sure to pass along your kind words. We'll see you again soon!
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Bonnie S wrote a review Sep 2022
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If you are looking for a personal touch this is your place. It is the definition of laid back and cool. Everyone who works there is super chill and nice and happy to help. It is not fancy with little amenities so don’t stay there if you need a million bells and whistles in your room. But it has everything you need and the best vibe. Right on South Congress and next door to Jo’s coffee. Smaller pool, but again, great vibe. It is different for a hotel and very special.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Rheanna Gonzales, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel San Jose
Responded 1 week ago
We're so honored to hear your kind words about our hotel. It's such a pleasure to know you appreciate our vibes and personal touches--we love them too! We'll be seeing you again soon!
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Spaceghosstt wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution
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My two dogs and I enjoyed a long weekend at the San Jose while our home renovation was being completed… it was such a fun getaway! The staff were so friendly and accommodating. Tricia and Alexis especially helped to make the pups feel at home. We chose a petite suite, which was perfect for an extended stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Rheanna Gonzales, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel San Jose
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the kind words! We're so happy to hear you + your lovely pups enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to seeing you soon for your next staycation!
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Diane P wrote a review Apr 2022
Portland, Oregon662 contributions285 helpful votes
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I would definitely stay here again. I was in room 54, a large corner room with a deck overlooking the hotel patio. Pros: beautiful inside and out, ice room also has filtered water to fill your water bottle (by room 17), free coffee, great staff, good workspace in the room, beautiful grounds, great location on S Congress. Cons: no lounge chairs by the (small) pool, a lot of noise at night on the patio so if this is going to bother you, I would suggest another room.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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EMILY E wrote a review Apr 2022
Buffalo, New York1 contribution
One would think that a simple problem like replacing a battery in a smoke detector would be straightforward. Especially given the overall satisfaction of our stay. I would have given a better review if we did not have to change rooms at 10:30 pm when the chirping of the alarm began. Rather than call maintenance we were shuffled to a VERY noisy room (also offered complimentary ear plugs) where neither one of us slept. The room we originally occupied was lovely and surprisingly quiet given the area. Pool is great as is the landscaping and service in general.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tahereh Hadidi wrote a review Dec 2021
Berkshire, United Kingdom37 contributions8 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
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Liz Williams wrote a review May 2021
Jupiter, Florida20 contributions10 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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$301 - $481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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.