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1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2433
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  • 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.


#56 of 231 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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Doublevc68 wrote a review Dec 2020
224 contributions49 helpful votes
Even though the actual exterior, bar area of this hotel is amazingly tranquil, we were very disappointed. First, they put us in a room directly outside the bar area. We got to listen to drunks yell and be crazy till exactly 10pm. We had an entire 10 minutes of silence, until those sake people went to there room, exactly next door to us. The next thing is they are out on the porch, maybe 20 feet from where we sleep yelling and laughing out loud while it echos though the tiny room they had us in. Then, they start smoking Marijuana and it feels our room with that disgusting skunk smell. I decided at 11:00 pm to finally get my pants on and go confront them, cooler heads prevail ( my wife ) and we decided to call the front desk. They immediately took cate of this. I assume the thin walls or doors had the smell of marijuana and cigarettes on our room all night, making it unbearable. We thought that at least when we checked out, we would be offered maybe a discount or something. We were not, but lessons learned. The other thing was that you can see right in the from we we’re staying in. The blinds did do not fit correctly and we were exposed to whoever walked by. I’m so pissed off about this entire experience, and it was a slap in the stave for what we paid.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
spam972 wrote a review Aug 2020
Aylesbury, United Kingdom28 contributions5 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.
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Date of stay: August 2020
jzogg wrote a review Jul 2020
Dallas, Texas6 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel San Jose offers a great Austin experience in an oasis on south congress. Rooms are great. Joe’s coffee an site and one of my favorite restaurants, Joanne’s next door. Sister hotel, Hotel Austin looked cool as well. I highly recommend!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Try this hotel for sure!!
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Ronni R wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
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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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.