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1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705-5511
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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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)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
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
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Quaint
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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regsid24 wrote a review Sep 20
Amarillo, Texas9 contributions
Wonderful accommodations, friendly and helpful staff, clean and modern amenities, great location. We loved hanging out by the pool until the wedding that evening. Or just chilling on the veranda with family that was in town for the weekend. Loved it!
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caligaydesigns wrote a review Sep 20
Saint Louis, Missouri1 contribution
I chose to stay at Hotel Ella because it is locally owned. The pictures online absolutely are accurate to what you get in real life. I will be visiting Austin regularly for work, and I will request to stay at Hotel Ella every time. The front desk team is warm and helpful from everything including assisting in finding your room to restaurant recommendations.
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878katie wrote a review Sep 18
Austin, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
Considering the foodies around Austin, Hotel Ella needs to up their game. The menu is so small, hardly any gluten or dairy free options, the one listed was gluten free bread and they were “out” both days we stayed. The rooms are old and outdated, check in staff were unfriendly, amenity fee charged nightly was ridiculous, the only amenity is an old pool, no room robes or pool towels. Drink and food service is slow. For the room charges per night we should’ve stayed elsewhere or home considering this was a staycation for us.
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alhalbirt wrote a review Sep 18
The Woodlands, Texas1 contribution
Magical. My favorite place to stay when visiting my daughter at UT. love the history and charm. The staff is so kind and bend over backwards to please. When We were visiting UT I saw this little gem and said this is where I will stay. And I did. And have every time I’ve gone back to see my little love. It truly is amazing. The courtyard and pool are heavenly as well. I definitely recommend booking straight through them. They will price match.
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kkerylow wrote a review Sep 16
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Its an old hotel so there are things that come with that. Very quaint and cute with friendly staff and a good bar/kitchen. Pool was small but cute, liked the art on the walls. LOVED their accommodations for early/late check out.
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PRICE RANGE
$153 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mansion at judges` hill hotel austin, mansion at judges hill austin
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mansion at Judges' Hill
LOCATION
United StatesTexasAustinWest Campus
NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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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 Acre 41.
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 and Spanish.
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).