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1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705-5511
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Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 05/31/2020.
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#33 of 224 hotels in Austin
Located near the heart of downtown Austin and walking distance to the University of Texas campus, Hotel Ella is a stylish boutique hotel housed in the historic Goodall Wooten House, one of Austin’s original landmark estates. Constructed in 1900, the Greek revival-style mansion underwent an extensive renovation in 2013, and now offers the perfect balance between modernity and a rich history rooted in the fabric of the neighborhood and the university. With 47 guest rooms, a cabana-lined pool, and a wrap-around veranda overlooking our front lawn, Hotel Ella features beautifully designed outdoor and indoor spaces perfectly suited for your vacation, wedding, corporate event, and more.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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We had to completely change our honeymoon due to the Coronavirus scare. The cancellation of SxSW allowed us to find the Ella at the last minute (Thursday afternoon before the Saturday wedding). The Parlor suite in the main mansion was a wonderful place for us to celebrate.
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Response from Heith Pino, General Manager at Hotel Ella
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Greetings cntrltxn, Thank you for your five-star review of us at Hotel Ella! Although your original honeymoon plans were altered, we were so appreciative to have you with us at our property. We're thrilled to hear the Parlor suite exceeded your expectations! We look forward to welcoming you back and thanks again for trusting us during such an uncertain time. Best, Heith
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Stayed there for six nights, really enjoyed the house the people, and the services. Still a good distance to walk to Downtown (if you like walking at all :-)) You'll find all you need around the corner (University area)
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Response from Heith Pino, General Manager at Hotel Ella
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Greetings 860ane, Thank you for your five-star review of us at Hotel Ella! It was a pleasure to serve you for nearly a week. The team very much having you as our guest and enjoyed being able to provide a 'home away from home' before you made your way back to Germany. We hope to have the honor of hosting you again when your travels take you back to Austin. Best, Heith
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This hotel seems like a tourist trap. The history is interesting, but it's a big letdown. The location is only good if you are visiting a college student in a dorm or other housing. No restaurants other shops within short distances. The place is covered in a layer of old dust and dirt on the drapes carpets, etc. They surfaces behind the bar look like they haven't been cleaned in years. The furniture in the rooms is strange. The beds have nice linen, the towels and wash clothes are nice as are the soaps. The shampoo, conditioner and body wash are in large dispensers so you know prior customers have had to handle them and it just seems really unsanitary. The noise level from the parties, after parties, and dining areas make the make the experience horrible customers not there for the events. Totally unacceptable experience for the price. We spent $700 for 2 nights and didn't rest well or feel comfortable walking an the carpet in our room without socks or shoes on. I would not recommend this place.
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Response from Heith Pino, General Manager at Hotel Ella
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Greetings rvrota, Thanks for your review of us at Hotel Ella. Sorry to hear that the experience did not meet your standards, however I'm happy to jump on a call to discuss everything with you to better understand how we missed the mark. As for comments relating to our location (restaurants, shops), cleanliness in the bar/room, and amenities offered (residential size bottles)-- I'm taken aback as we are typically praised for all of those items! Please feel free to contact me at heith.pino@hotelella.com at your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you. Best, Heith Pino General Manager
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I cannot say enough positive things about this hotel! Southern comfort is an understatement. The staff were all very helpful, the restaurant featured a brand new menu and it did not disappoint, and the hotel felt like a home away from home. My friends and I will be recommending Ella for years to come! Thank you!!!
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Response from Heith Pino, General Manager at Hotel Ella
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Greetings TxTravel2020, Thanks for your five-star review of us at Hotel Ella! So nice to hear that you found our property to provide a high level of southern comfort-- ranging from the staff, the new menu, and the overall feel. Should you be in Austin anytime soon, please be sure to visit us again. Best, Heith
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The hotel is lovely, the service is absolutely top notch. They go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. The rooms are nicely appointed and very comfortable. I like to have a tea set up in my room. It is not an amenity usually provided. But when I showed up, it was in my room upon arrival.
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Response from Heith Pino, General Manager at Hotel Ella
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Greetings leilaafzal, Thanks for your five-star review of us at Hotel Ella! Thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time and found our service to be top notch! I'll be sure to pass your praise along to our entire team, from the front desk to housekeeping. We look forward to your return, Heith
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ella
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ella?
Nearby attractions include Harry Ransom Center (0.3 miles), Toy Joy (0.2 miles), and University Co-op (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ella?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ella?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ella?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ella?
Conveniently located restaurants include Goodall's Kitchen & Bar, Olamaie, and Tiff's Treats.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Ella?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Ella?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Ella?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Ella offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Ella?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ella?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Texas State Capitol (0.7 miles), The Driskill (1.1 miles), and O. Henry Home & Museum (1.3 miles).