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Hotel San Jose

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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Lots of hype for the San Jose. Cool, buzz, hip, etc. But, don't be fooled -- it is still a Motel. Concrete floors, no irons in the rooms and a bathroom that wishes it had the luxuries of the bathroom in your college dorm. Spartan decor, tiny beds and poor lighting. Lots of handle-bar moustache attitude at the front desk....

3Thank SecretaryofTourism
Reviewed 23 September 2012

My partner & I stayed here in August and had a great time. The staff are very laid back and helpful, if anything is needed then they do their best to accommodate. The rooms were nice simple but effective. The concrete floor was great to have in summer 42 deg ! But don't know how happy i would be with...

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Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 17 September 2012

I have never provided a hotel review on trip advisor and I travel frequently but was so disappointed in the service that I felt the need to let people know. Charming hotel, great location doesn't also include great customer service at this hotel. Stayed at the San Jose a year ago and enjoyed my stay so decided to spend my...

5Thank Kathryn H
Bethlehem, PA
Reviewed 16 September 2012

This hotel is so fun. You must stay here. Once an old motor lodge, this hotel has been transformed into a green oasis in the middle of the South Congress neighborhood of Austin. Each room opens onto its own section of an amazing garden. The bed is very comfortable, the room is super clean (not huge but very clean), great...

Thank RedHeadAgent
New York, NY
Reviewed 12 September 2012

I stayed at Hotel San Jose for work. Lots of great pros but one con. Pros 1) The hotel is located in a fabulous location on South Congress Avenue. 2) Walking distance to many restaurants, bars, the Continental Club, and shops. 3) Beautiful landscape. In fact, a bride and groom were taking advantage of it by taking their wedding photos...

2Thank GB_Pesce
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Before we booked our stay at the San Jose we were torned between staying downtown or on South Congress. I am happy to say we did the right choice. Hotel San Jose has a perfect location right on South Congress. It is beautiful, clean och just perfect in every way. Really nice and helpfull staff with local knowledge. I did...

Thank Jessib
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 August 2012

I was there for a workshop and needed a place to stay for the night. I was only going to be in Austin for a little over 24 hours so I wanted to be somewhere in walking/bike riding distance to downtown. Although I came to realize I didn't need to go downtown since the location was perfect on South Congress....

4Thank veelola
Springwood, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2012

This was a very cute quite individual boutique hotel. The grounds were beautifully kept, and I was very happy with my room. The staff were friendly and the hotel bar was a great place to spend an afternoon/evening. The whole hotel had a relaxed vibe and being on South Congress you were within walking distance to shops and restaurants.

1Thank Lil404
Buffalo, New York, United States
Reviewed 23 July 2012

We stayed at Hotel San Jose for a weekend in the summer. Although it seemed to be fully booked, there was a mellow, serene atmosphere in the lounge and pool area. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, with many local Austin touches everywhere. The service was great as well.

Thank Sandra F
Madison, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Not your typical hotel, its style and decor are a nice change from the usual cookie cutter hotels. Its a little pricey and they do try to sell you all sorts of additional stuff inside the room (soaps, flip flops, etc etc). But overall is is a nice stay and in a really cute neighborhood with lots of places to...

Thank Matthew M

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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
Region: United States > Texas > Austin
Price Range: $386 - $744 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel San Jose 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
San Jose Austin
Hotel San Jose Austin
San Jose Hotel Austin
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#20 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#54 Business Hotel in Austin
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Do not book by the pool. Some rooms are dog friendly.”
 of 5 bubbles PMB4, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“try to get a room that doesn't face the pool or bar”
  • these should have been free
 of 5 bubbles 970briank, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you want to be away from the street noise request a room in the back”
 of 5 bubbles Sohuggeidy, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Back rooms away from road are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles momssharecare, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor offers easy access to patio lounge and café.”
 of 5 bubbles X2315NDcharlesg, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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