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Hotel San Jose

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a really awesome spot on South Congress. It's right in the middle of lots of great shops and restaurants/food trucks. Decor is modern with a homey/southwestern feel. It's kind of a bunch of rooms set up around a main courtyard patio area with a very small plunge type pool. It's a very relaxing scene. We had... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel San Jose. We hope to see you again soon and I would love additional feedback directly about your interactions with our front desk staff. We are always looking for relevant experience to improve our level of service. Kindly, Meghan GM Meghan@sanjosehotel.com More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are comfortable. Ameneties include free wireless internet, Décor is in a retro style perhaps like a 50's hotel, but all necessary necessary amenities are provided. You get a real feel for the flavor of Austin unlike the posh hotels. Easy access to fine dining and casual dining in walking distance.

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santa fe
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I loved our stay at this lovely and warm Hotel San Jose. I had walked by the last time we were in Austin around 5 years ago and bookmarked it in my head, so when the Husb had to be at a Conference, we made a beeline. We had #36 which is a tiny room, but so... More 

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

Thank you, Thank you for the kind words. We will share this with the team. Our housekeeper's pride themselves on cleanliness and attention to detail and we are grateful to hear you enjoyed the space. Kindly, Meghan GM More 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Phillip K
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

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188 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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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 Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2433
Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Price Range: $190 - $496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Jose 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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#20 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#54 Business Hotel in Austin
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