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Hotel Ella

1.8 km from Austin centre
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1900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent location, superb service, spacious accommodation, good food and friendly welcoming staff. A real treat for weary travellers. Great atmosphere and a real change from the usual hitel chains. I would definitely recommend this if visiting Austin.

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Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found this bar by chance before we made it to Austin, and I thought it would be fun for our V-day date night. My girls nickname is Ella, so it was a very cute spot to surprise her with. The service was quick, and the selection of liquor was strong. We enjoyed our drinks on the loveseat in the...

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Coral Gables, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in this hotel because the event " small conference " was in the hotel. Austin does not have UBER! So trying to get a taxi couldn't be a challenge. It has a very small and charming bar. The bartender was very nice and professional. The bar menu is very limited but they do make great burgers. The room that...

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kapaa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Manager had an opportunity to help and instead he chose to be rude and insulting. Restaurant was empty. Location not convenient to downtown and must taxi there. A bit depressing here. The front desk was nice, but then the manager came out and ruined everything.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, clean hotel with a lot of charm. We stayed in the newer section of the hotel and the room was all a person traveling could want. In addition, we really enjoyed the bar and food located on the property. 5 stars.

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Allen C, Thank you so much for your "5 star" review of our historic, boutique hotel near downtown Austin and the University of Texas. We sincerely appreciate that. I am so happy to read that you found our service to be wonderful and our hotel to be charming. We hear that from many of our guests and it is...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Ella last night. It was very charming hotel. The hotel upgraded us to a corner suite. The room was very nice and it opened to the second floor balcony. We started in the bar with drinks and appetizers. The drinks were good along with the food. It would be nice if they expanded the bar menu...

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear waterloodaddio, We are so happy you found our historic, boutique hotel near downtown and the University of Texas. That is fantastic that you were able to enjoy wonderful drinks, food, and service before getting a ride in our house car to a concert. Thank you for recognizing the front desk staff as welcoming and helpful. We'll share that feedback...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Ella is a beautiful Boutique Hotel in Austin, close to downtown, in a historical building. Great option when looking for something different than the chain hotels. The staff was friendly and helpful. Ate breakfast at the restaurant and it was delicious.

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear shanhol40, We are so happy you found our beautiful boutique hotel in downtown Austin! We appreciate you recognizing our staff as being friendly and helpful. We strive to provide stellar service to all of our guests and we appreciate you staying with us. That is wonderful that you also got a chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast in Goodall's...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location! Close to everything in downtown Austin. Beautiful old mansion, with modern guest rooms added. Kudos to the architect. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Intimate, friendly atmosphere.. Not just a place to sleep, but a place to enjoy yourself. Excellent restaurant and bar. This is where I will always stay in Austin!

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear DevourDallas, We are thrilled to be the place you will always stay in Austin! We appreciate you recognizing our staff to be friendly and accommodating. Personalized customer service is our goal for our all of our guests and we will share that positive feedback with our team. We're glad to read you appreciated the historic beauty and architecture of...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was plenty large, although the bath is compact, but good-sized shower. HVAC worked well. Staff is suitably friendly, but not annoyingly so, as is the case with some venues. Food is really outstanding, with an interesting menu. The non-mansion is where we stayed and didn't pay extra to look over the pool, which we didn't think was worth...

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Carol D, I am glad to read that you found your stay to be quiet and comfortable. Your positive comments regarding our friendly, superb staff and kitchen mean a lot to us as well. Our culinary team strives to provide an outstanding, interesting menu so it is wonderful to hear that feedback. We also feel our location is excellent...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most hotels in Austin seem to be the big chains or very funky boutique hotels. Hotel Ella is a civilized alternative to all of them. Located only a few blocks west of the UT campus, it's far enough from the university, the Capitol and the 6th street clubs to be a nice dignified sanctuary but still very convenient to the...

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Lane B, I am happy to read that you found our boutique hotel to be "all that we wanted." That is fantastic! I am glad to know that you found our rooms to be large and quiet. We hope to have you as our guest again soon, and appreciate you choosing to stay at Hotel Ella. Sincerely, Brent Wolf...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $321 - $607 (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 Ella Austin, Texas
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#5 Business Hotel in Austin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#13 Family Hotel in Austin
#18 Luxury Hotel in Austin
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“Deluxe have plenty of space”
 of 5 bubbles brae01, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Whiskey selection is a plus”
 of 5 bubbles 942BrianD942, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try to have a room with the view to the courtyard for a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles joselito1959, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Order the burger in the restaurant. Excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles DevourDallas, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There is no best view. Pool or parking lot in newer building, don't know about the mansion.”
 of 5 bubbles 187carold, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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