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Heywood Hotel
Ranked #5 of 36 Austin B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We loved staying at the Heywood last weekend: Kathy and her staff are warm and welcoming, our room was fabulous, and the hotel is just bliss. It is everything you would ever want of a small boutique hotel. And more.

We lived in Austin for two years, and so we're a bit biased against the craziness of 6th Street. The real Austin is a sleepy, charming, smaller Austin composed of neighborhoods just like East Austin. Staying at the Heywood gives you a much better sense of the what Austin is really like, and it's location is perfect - you can get downtown in a heartbeat, you can walk down to the hike and bike trail (recommended) and you can also walk to several of the best restaurants in the city. All without the noise and chaos that has increasingly taken over downtown. Also, they have incredibly comfortable beds and the best bathroom toiletries of any hotel around. A new favorite.

Room Tip: All rooms are great, but I love the rooms off the upstairs patio
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Heywood is a really lovely, hip little hotel (only 6 rooms) in the somewhat grungy neighborhood of East Side, Austin on up and coming E. Cesar Chavez St. We loved the place and the neighborhood. Try it, you'll like it. We went out on foot every morning for breakfast: there are the usual food trucks but do NOT miss the Quickie Pickie place just east of The Heywood for breakfast and have the Hippie Hash (all veggies) with a couple of fried eggs on top, coffee, charcoal grilled bread and a good newspaper to read with the meal. Heaven.
We upgraded to a better room and the rooms are lovely: full of light, GREAT shower and tub, windows and light on two sides and a little private enclosed patio with a door we could close for complete privacy. The Heywood is NOT cheap, especially considering the neighborhood but I'd rather stay there than one of the monster "business hotels" just a mile away in downtown.
One of the highlights of The Heywood is staff. I think they have a total of 3 or 4 (it is only 6 rooms). We interacted a lot with Maris - who is a gem: she is knowledgeable, able to talk from experience about restaurants and attractions, LISTENED well and was as helpful and pleasant as could be. Parking is terrific and easy - 6 rooms, 6 spots, 3 of them covered. The rooms are full of magazines, restaurant suggestions, lists of things to do. One caveat - there is no elevator and rooms are, I believe, all on the second floor, grouped around a private little patio.
If you've read this far you'll get the idea - The Heywood is a great little property and if you can afford it, go and stay. You won't be sorry.

Room Tip: All rooms are shown on the site. All rooms are bright, private and quiet and well furnished
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights - as part of our honeymoon - and loved every minute. It's a beautifully decorated and modern hotel, with just 7 rooms, and it feels very private and personal.

The staff couldn't have been more helpful (before & during our stay), they clearly know the city inside-out and provided a number of great tips (make sure you ask about 'the secret springs' if it's a hot day!)
The free bikes (with helmets & locks!) were a real bonus as was the hotel's own local map which included recommendations of bars, restaurants and food trucks etc. They were all great!!

We liked the area. It was quiet - away from the bustle of SOCO - and close to a number of cool and interesting areas.

We stayed in room 4 (I think!) which was upstairs and had a private outside area. Again, I'd highly recommend it, it was really nice having our own outside space especially given the hot weather.

We can't wait to return and many thanks again to all of the guys at the Heywood hotel for helping make it a special stay!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Just a fantastic place. Great vibe, outstanding customer service, super area, very comfortable. This place has a warmth you're never going to find at a chain hotel. Many nightspots and the world class offerings of La Barbecue within a couple minutes walking distance. Not right in the heart of downtown and WELL worth the short walk/ride it takes to get there. All of our future stays elsewhere will be measured, most likely unfavorably, to The Heywood.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

I stayed at the Heywood with 12 of my friends for a weekend. We were able to rent out the whole hotel so it was totally private.

The location was ideal. Just a few blocks from some of the best BBQ, tacos and coffee shops Austin has to offer and a bit away from the rowdiness of 6th St.

The staff was extremely courteous and friendly. They were always ready to offer us advice on eating, drinking and other activities. We were welcomed with complimentary beers in our fridges.

The rooms were beautiful. I believe most of them have windows on 3 out of 4 walls and even skylights. The beds are high quality and I appreciated the white noise machines provided in each room.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Heywood Hotel

Address: 1609 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702-4455
Region: United States > Texas > Austin > East Austin
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Austin
Price Range: $282 - $566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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