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Hotel San Jose

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Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2012

Drove by this place and saw the lovely garden - an oasis in the heart of So. Co so did a u-turn and spent the night. A bit pricey, lovely grounds, intimate outdoor bar and pool area. Staff very welcoming and friendly. Our room was industrial (polished concrete floors) and minimalist but bed very comfortable and room quiet with a...

2Thank pauline9919
Baltimore, MD
Reviewed 7 December 2012

This hotel is such a part of the SoCo neighborhood will probably drive by it the first time if you are looking for a 10 story Hilton-esque property. It's minimalistic luxury and a great place to get centered and de-clutter. Every detail of the austere but comfortable rooms and property is well thought out. The bottles of Rain water from...

4Thank pnoone123
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 December 2012

I'm talking about the desk clerks and staff - most had zero personality and an indifferent attitude. Female tatted bartender was the only one who was friendly & helpful. We stayed at Hotel San Jose a few weeks ago and had mixed feelings about the experience. Room was ok - small, cold uninviting concrete floors, small bathroom with no towel...

3Thank TravelerSue
Meghan H, Manager at Hotel San Jose, responded to this review

Hello TravelerSue, We appreciate you taking the time to review The Hotel San Jose. I hear your complaints and fully understand that our hotel with its minimal decor and concrete floors is not ideal for every type of traveler. We will most definitely address your customer service complaints as these we take very seriously and we apologize that you found...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 20 November 2012 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink prior to dining at Perlas which is next door. Excellent atmosphere; we sat outside and had some speciality cocktails. Check out the Champassion. Great value and location. Total hidden gem in Austin.

2Thank KatSchu
New York
Reviewed 16 November 2012

It's a cool place. You don't have to be Gen X or Y or anything you don't want to be. Just carry yourself the way you really are and that'll be just fine. The concrete floors and tasteful amenities and big beds are all nice minimal touches. The general atmosphere is comfortable but not plush, the people who run the...

2Thank Peter K
Austin, Tx
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Hotel San Jose is quaint and pretentious all at the same time. We have had a many a great night there, drinking with David Byrne of the Talking Heads comes to mind. Have had friends come and stay there and we have been able to enjoy the amenities with them. I like the apples in the lobby and the wine...

2Thank Jensoid
Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
Reviewed 6 November 2012

We were looking for a small, quite, boutique place to stay near all the action. Hotel San Jose is not the place for that. The hotel has a cafe open to the public until midnight that remained crowded the majority of the time we were there. This is in the main common area and also right next to the pool,...

2Thank AftonNichole
Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 22 October 2012

I loved this place but quickly came to realize, I am not hip enough for the place. This would be the place I would have loved to have been 25 years ago. The rooms are minimalist, austere and bare. Functional, yes, but not overwhelmingly cozy. I dare say this is the Generation Y, or X, or whatever letter we are...

3Thank KenVicLee
Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Customer service, uinque, low maintenance rooms. The coffee in the morning as well as the ambiance of the place is great. I like the minimalistic approach. The rooms are comfy with high-end products for the shower. This is a great place for a business trip. Easy access to your car (no valet!), wi-fi is consistent and complimentary. And the coffee...wait,...

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Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 30 September 2012

I took a picture of this hotel two years ago while walking around So Co and have wanted to stay here ever since! On my last visit to Austin for work it was during South By Southwest (unbeknownst to me) and when I called for reservations they just chuckled and said they were booked. I made my reservations early this...

Thank Laurenkarl

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: $366 - $678 (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, Texas
San Jose Hotel Austin
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#20 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#54 Business Hotel in Austin
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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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