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Gateway Guesthouse

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San Antonio, TX
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Location, location, location. So near downtown Austin, yet not in downtown. A respite in walkable neighborhoods. Pampered with attention from the hostesses, scrumptious breakfasts on the patio and, due to rain, the dining room. The Studio inspired by the artist formerly known as or presently remembered as Prince a delight in black, white, and purple, the bathroom tiled in monochromatic... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write such complete review. Bess was happy to make that pancake!! So glad you enjoyed our respite in the heart of it all, our spaces, gardens, breakfasts and, yes, the pups. It was truly a pleasure to have you stay here with us. We hope you’ll be back again very... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful property, hosts and room! Breakfasts were healthy and filling, but the homemade scones were out of this world! I stayed in The Studio which seems to have a Purple Rain type vibe going on. I had a nice cozy weekday stay:)

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Thank Chelsea S
GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We are so glad you enjoyed our service, breakfasts and location. Yes, the scones are often a favorite! We are glad you enjoyed The Studio, with just a signed photo of Prince. We hope you will visit again soon. All the best, B&B More 

Cincinnati
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The owners were wonderful and the property was incredible. The location worked out great to walk into downtown and experience the nightlife. Unfortunately our trip was cut short and we were unable to spend more time there.

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We were truly bummed you were only with us one night! However, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the location and your time in Austin. Happy Anniversary again! Come back soon. All the best, B&B More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Bess and Blaise are absolutely the best at providing an elegant, but comfortable atmosphere in their lovely home. The backyard is truly an oasis. Bess' culinary breakfast masterpieces are a "foodie's" delight! The rooms were excellent with all the amenities. All this, and within blocks of SOCO/downtown and running trails. This B&B is about as close to perfect as one... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are just so pleased that you and your sister were able to join us and your husbands are ever so sweet! Thank you very much for taking the time to write. We do try to provide an atmosphere that is luxurious without being stuffy or terminally hip. We're pleased you enjoyed our breakfasts, our gardens and our neighborhood -... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We recently escaped reality for a fantastic weekend getaway to celebrate my 40th birthday. We picked the perfect place to stay at Gateway Guesthouse! Bess and Blaise were so welcoming from the moment we arrived. We stayed in the Master Retreat which was wonderful - clean, spacious, and the bed was so comfortable! Blaise had emailed me before our stay... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello and happy birthday again! We love to have special times celebrated here at the Gateway. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The Master Retreat is a wonderful room that is perfect for most folks. I just always want to be sure that we steer any very light sleepers or those accustomed to 100% quiet at night to... More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The innkeepers Blaise and Bess were exceptional hosts. We stayed in the Midnight Garden room in the main house. The bed was Awesome. We did have to share a bathroom with the neighboring room which I was weary of but it was completely fine. In fact we never came across the other couple the entire stay. The center courtyard was... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

“A little out of the craziness” is exactly where we want to be and we are do glad you enjoyed the location. To be near everything but have an escape is a happy idea of so many who stay with us. And we are getting more and more folks writing about the fact that two rooms sharing a bath is... More 

Sugar Land, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We just returned home from our stay at the Gateway Guesthouse and cannot wait to return. Bess and Blaise are phenomenal hosts. They catered to us and now I'm spoiled! Who is going to cater to my every whim now? Who's going to feed me mouthwatering, delicious breakfasts every morning? Our room, the Traveler, was so nice and quiet. We... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Wow, what kind words, thank you so much. We were so glad to meet you and that you enjoyed your stay. Delicious breakfasts and whim catering are our favorite tasks! Thank you for taking the time to write and do hurry back! B&B More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Could not have asked for more! Everything was perfect - from the food to the pool to the dogs! Had a relaxing, wonderful time, and our hosts could not have been nicer or more helpful on our first trip to Austin - will definitely be back!

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your note. We have so many different types of guests; the go-getters that have much to do and see, the music buffs, the hikers, etc. But we also love it when we have guests who just want to relax. We are so glad you enjoyed our garden, pool and spa and all of your stay... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The owners are extremely friendly, the rooms are super clean and they are also really well furnished. Every morning we were excited to wake up and see what was for breakfast. We were greeted with coffee, tea, and juice along with a bowl of freshly cut fruit. However, the real surprised was the 5-star chef's breakfast they served us. I... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing. We were happy you were able to stay in our upgraded space for your time in Austin. Our Carriage House is certainly for those that want to feel like they live in Austin - or are even planning to move here - so we were very happy to be able to do that for... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My sister and I had a delightful time at Gateway Guesthouse. Blaise and Bess were perfect hosts and I carry away a soft spot for Leo, the wheaten terrier, one of their perfect (hypo-allergenic) pooches. We came to celebrate my sister's birthday and it was a memorable one, in no small part, to the graciousness of our hosts and their... More 

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GatewayGuesthouse, Owner at Gateway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello! We were so glad you were able to have your fabulous massages poolside. With the new cabana curtains and sound system for relaxing music, we just love the spot for massages by Viva Day Spa. And then you are only steps away from the heated in-ground spa. It was great to see the two of you have such a... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Gateway Guesthouse is a luxury bed and breakfast, dedicated to excellence in accommodations, amenities, service and cuisine. Join us at this historic 1917 property, in our world class accommodations and for our chef-prepared, critically acclaimed and award winning breakfasts. When you are ready to venture out, we are located at the intersection of downtown, SOCO and the East Side; near everything that makes Austin so special. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gateway Guesthouse

Address: 1001 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Location: United States > Texas > Austin > South Austin
Price Range: $304 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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