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“Amazingly thoughtful, unique and comfortable!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Heywood Hotel
Ranked #4 of 40 Austin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazingly thoughtful, unique and comfortable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2012

We stayed at the Heywood on Dec 29th and 30th in one of the rooms with a private courtyard. We moved to Austin 6 month's ago and figured it would be the perfect excuse to get out and be tourist's in our new city. It was! The owner's have thought of everything and genuinely want to make their guests as happy as can be. The highlight of our stay was definitely the bed. I have never been so comfortable or slept so well. Eating our dinner from a local trailer park eatery (South Way Philly was awesome!) in our private courtyard under the stars was pretty nice too. We also had a great time on a bike ride to Town Lake (actually the Colorado River) on Heywood's (free!) custom bikes. It is pretty close and you can take all side streets to get there. Then we grabbed lunch at a taco trailer near the Heywood per the owner's recommendation. They were so good and cheap! Overall everything was perfect. The amenities, design, and the location, so close to the lake, downtown and the east side can't be beat for the price! It was really the best way possible to end 2011.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2012

I live in Austin but recently I stayed at the Heywood for a stay-cation. Everything about this hotel has been so well thought out: all the amenities including the super soft linens, unique furniture, music players in the room and the great coffee ready each morning (just to name a few). This attention to detail about everything is evident throughout the hotel and the owner was super accommodating and beyond helpful in making recommendations for activities in the area. The room I was in had a sky light in the walk in shower so it literally felt as if you were showering in the trees. I took a few more showers than necessary just to be able to enjoy it! Also, the beds are so comfortable I didn’t want to get up in the mornings! The location in East Austin is perfect; within walking distance of so many great restaurant, bars and other destinations. This hotel is amazing and I can’t wait to stay there again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

Everything about this hotel is fabulous - from the decor, which is so pleasing, to the towels, which are the plushest egyptian cotton. The young couple who own and operate the Heywood did everything right and they are so accommodating. They paid attention to detail and nothing was overlooked. One of the best touches was the filtered hot and cold water in the room. The location in East Austin is so convenient. I can't wait to get back to Austin (a great destination), so I can stay at the Heywood again.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

My husband found the Heywood while he was looking for an interesting place for a surprise getaway to celebrate my 50th birthday. We can't say enough about what a wonderful experience this lovely little gem of a hotel provided.

The amenities are top notch:
Filtered water and instant hot at all hours
mini bar that is reasonable
Luxurious beds
AMAZING bath and body products
attention to detail in both service and presentation
extremely helpful and friendly staff
great location
spacious deck for lounging
cute/cute/cute
free use of bikes
and a sincere willingness to provide anything that might make your stay better

What more could you ask for in a hotel?

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Kriss M
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College Point
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

For Christmas my entire family decided to visit my niece in Austin and we were looking for a place that could accommodate 4 different "families" - 3 couples and 1 couple with a young adult son. We could not have found a better hotel if we had built it ourselves. A small boutique hotel run by a terrific couple, who have anticipated every need and are attentive to every request. When my brothers expressed an interest in yoga, not only did they offer suggestions, they also provided bicycles for them to get there, as we had only one automobile available. The beds are phenomenal, the linens are plush and elegant, the decor is upbeat and interesting. Each of the seven rooms is slightly different, but all are great. The tubs and showers are wonderful (the "rain forest" shower in my room was hard to leave, it felt so good). Good coffee in the morning and tea and hot chocolate all day, Wi-fi access in all of the rooms, some terrific restaurants within a few blocks and right on a bus line to downtown Austin - you cannot beat this hotel. I recommend it highly!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Heywood Hotel
Address: 1609 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4455
Location: United States > Texas > Austin > East Austin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Heywood Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An artisanal boutique hotel and unique Austin experience. Half upcycled bungalow, half courtyard hotel, the Heywood embodies the intangible elements that define Austin: Creative. Easy going. Thoughtful. Cool. Located smack dab in the middle of the vibrant East Austin neighborhood and surrounded by local restaurants, lounges, and shops, this modern boutique hotel is an easy walk to downtown, Sixth Street, the Convention Center, and Lady Bird Lake. ... more   less 
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