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Hotel Ella

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Since moving back to Texas in 2011, we finally took a trip to Austin just for fun. We booked the Hotel Ella and it was wonderful; you feel like you are transported back in time as you climb the front steps and find yourself on a huge covered porch with quaint nooks and cranny's to enjoy the day. The rooms... More 

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Thank Julisa921
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We loved staying here. The room was lovely and modern. We had a view of the pool. The hotel had a shuttle service which took us into town which was only a few minutes away. Breakfast was not included in the price but I got the oatmeal and it was sensational. The staff were also great. We would stay here... More 

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Thank Littlelinds79
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

A great place with nice people, can't be best for a romantic weekend in Austin. Francine at the reservation desk went above and beyond to make this stay very special, thanks again for that, we will be back soon !

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Thank bertfr
Tiffiny D, General Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding your recent stay. Glad to hear our reservations team could assist and deliver on all needs. Mentioning the fantastic Hotel Ella Team is very important and we hope to assist again in the future. Best Wishes, More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We went for our 10-year anniversary. They upgraded us to a gorgeous poolside room at check-in and breakfast at Goodall's downstairs was amazing! No coffee in your room but free in the lobby at anytime. Valet and other staff were so helpful and kind. They even gave us free bottles water, after bringing our car around, for our drive.

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Thank meljjr
Tiffiny D, General Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you kindly for sharing your recent experience. On behalf of the Hotel Ella Team, we enjoy reading about terrific staff reviews. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed many of the terrific amenities including Goodall's Kitchen and Bar. It was a pleasure to assist with such a special occasion and we hope to celebrate more memories in... More 

downunder
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stayed at this hotel as part of a wedding group and the rooms were great and the service equally as good. It is a fair way from all of the bars of 6th street etc and the city and river but all of this depends on your purpose of visiting / staying in Austin I guess.

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Tiffiny D, General Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you very much for recently visiting Hotel Ella. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Glad to hear you enjoyed the service team and rooms. Our complimentary car shuttle service is always ready to assist guests to the close by downtown area. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to serve you! Best Wishes, More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great Hotel but high rates direct compared to the usual 'finder' sites. Cool decor - photos especially. And a great bar, with a truly nice, attentive barmaid. Rooms are a decent size; bathroom area big but too crammed in. Valet parking is pretty much your only option; decent team - ex tips is about $20 a night. Good free car... More 

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Tiffiny D, General Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Good Day Phil, On behalf of the Hotel Ella Team, thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your visit. It's terrific to hear you enjoyed some craft cocktails with fresh squeezed juices and ingredients in the Goodall's Bar. Hopefully we have the pleasure to assist again in the future. Best Wishes, More 

Berthoud, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This Historic hotel was beautiful. The rooms maintained their historic charm with modern conveniences. I would definitely stay there again. Also they have a great Happy Hour and sitting area around the Bar area.

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Tiffiny D, General Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to review and share you feedback. I am delighted to read that you were able to enjoy Goodall's craft cocktails on our iconic wrap around veranda. It was a pleasure to have you at Hotel Ella and we look forward to the chance for a return visit. Best Wishes, More 

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice staff, accommodating and helpful. The hotel is pretty. Just not that much around in walking distance. Valet parking is the only real option for $12 day and $25 overnight. For conference it was a really nice atmosphere with a nice space. Pet friendly.

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Tiffiny D, General Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to leave a note regarding your experience. With so many choices in Austin, we were lucky to have you at Hotel Ella. We look forward to assisting with future visits. Best Wishes, More 

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

We held our wedding ceremony and reception at Hotel Ella. The hotel offered a beautiful and affordable option for the wedding. I could not have more pleased with the space and service we received. We stayed at the hotel as well and were very pleased with the rooms and service.

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Tiffiny D, General Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Greetings John, Hotel Ella was delighted to assist with your very special plans and look forward to many future anniversary celebrations. All the best to you and your bride. Best Wishes, More 

Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Super friendly staff. From the Valet, to the front desk clerk, to the maid service, everyone greeted us with a smile and a "happy to be there" attitude of service that is becoming few and far between these days. Stayed in the main house (as recommended by guy booking reservation), and couldn't have been happier. Great happy hour and porch... More 

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Tiffiny D, General Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Greetings Lori, Thank you for selecting Hotel Ella for your recent visit to Austin. We were lucky to have you and appreciate you taking the time to share the experience. I am delighted to hear there were so many great things about the stay. The Hotel Ella Team is very committed to delivering excellent service. Thank you also for letting... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located near the heart of downtown Austin and within walking distance of the University of Texas, 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 a picture-perfect setting for vacations, staycations, weddings, meetings and more. 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-including a recently renovated ballroom-that will add timelessness and simple elegance to any event. In true Texan style, guests will be treated to a superior level of personalized service and exceptional dining during their stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ella

Address: 1900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705 (Formerly Mansion at Judges' Hill)
Region: United States > Texas > Austin > West Campus
Price Range: $242 - $581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ella 4*
Number of rooms: 47
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Also Known As:
Mansion At Judges` Hill Hotel Austin
Mansion At Judges Hill Austin
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Austin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#13 Family Hotel in Austin
#18 Luxury Hotel in Austin
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“Stay away from events.”
 of 5 bubbles clamberton, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“best rooms are facing the pool on the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles sjrbt, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Mansion Suite is fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles johnbP2506PD, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Pays to talk to the person making the reservations. Mine made a note to put me in main house if available”
 of 5 bubbles TheLoriV, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the pool”
 of 5 bubbles Sandbetweenmytoes69, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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