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Hotel San Jose

#57 of 195 Hotels in Austin
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1316 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Austin and often walk by The San Jose. We finally had an opportunity to stay there, and we loved it. It's the perfect Austin spot. It's right on South Congress, so it has access to great shopping, restaurants, and is just a quick couple minutes from downtown.

Thank hansomdevil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While planning my adventure filled Birthday trip to Austin, I came about this small quaint Hotel just close enough but also away from the downtown crowds. The reviews looked good so I called for availability. I happened to mention the purpose of my trip and they were very attentive. On June 13th we arrived exhausted from a long flight from... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I've been wanting to stay here for years, as it is one of the original motels turned boutique hotels, and the team that made it happen is pretty legendary in the design world. That said, I was afraid that I had waited too long and it would be worse for the wear when I stayed there last month. But I... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Looking for luxury in a unique setting. You will not be disappointed. Very nice conversion of a 1930s motor court motel to a high end boutique bungalow property. Rooms are nicely done. Very pleasant and quiet.

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Meghan H, General Manager at Hotel San Jose, responded to this review

Hello Phillip, Thank you for your review of Hotel San Jose. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to Austin. Best, Meghan Hughes General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We loved staying at the San Jose - it is set in a series of lush landscaped courtyards around a cool pool are with butterfly chairs that invite you to hang out. The rooms are crisp and modern, concrete floors, some nice local touches and spacious - we peaked into the larger rooms which look really amazing, worth splashing out... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

SoCo ain't what it used to be, those who've been around here for a few decades know what I'm sayin - but not all of that is bad. The Hotel San Jose is a great little place to go get a bungalow for the weekend, have a drink or two in the lounge, do some walking and some people watchin,... More 

1 Thank musictraveler40
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

If you want an authentic Austin experience stay here! Austin gets lost in the big chain hotels across the river. This hotel is the real sole of Austin. Everything is extremely low key, trendy and cool. The vibe is chill. The rooms are simple, clean, with special features that quickly remind you that you are in Austin. There is a... More 

2 Thank Sondra W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I stayed at Hotel San Jose for a night as part of a motorcycle trip across the USA. I can't fault the hotel for location, trendiness, cleanliness and service. The room was very cool and trendy and stay was friendly and helpful. However there is a big but coming. When I arrived I was given the room on the corner... More 

1 Thank Voelser
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Awesome vibe, super mellow. Because it is a converted motel, the property is like a fenced in gem where each of the rooms actually leads directly outside, but still within the hotel's fences - so, you wind up with the best of both worlds - the feeling of walking directly into your room from nature, but the safety of being... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We've stayed in hotels that try and get away with poor furnishings and finishes in the name of being hip and cool. Because of that, I really didn't want to stay here, but my husband has always wanted to and I thought it might be a novel idea for me to give in once in a while. Happily, my husband... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel San Jose

Address: 1316 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Price Range: $184 - $415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Jose 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
San Jose Austin
Hotel San Jose Austin
San Jose Hotel Austin
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#54 Business Hotel in Austin
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