- Type: Boutique ,Hip
NileGuide Expert Says:
Perched along Soco among some of the city's hippest shopping, this Zen hotel offers the ultimate urban retreat with an intimate poolside patio bar.
This revamped 1930s motor court gets a lot of attention from the national press for a design that weds beauty to simplicity. The San Jose is a good choice for design enthusiasts and hipsters, who enjoy both the nonconformist vibe and the social scene in South Austin. Other travelers may think that the minimalist rooms are overpriced. Even if you don't stay here, you might enjoy coming here in the late afternoon/early evening to enjoy the comfortable surroundings of the hotel's popular beer and wine bar. The rooms are indeed spare and come furnished with beds and chairs made from Texas pine, but they also come with amenities such as CD players. Most rooms have pleasant small outdoor sitting areas. The design achieves a certain serenity that evaporates the moment you step out on to South Congress Avenue's lively street scene. Right across the way is the famous Continental Club, a great place for happy hour. Book a room in the back to avoid the Congress Avenue traffic noise.
- © Frommer's 2013
User Reviews for Hotel San Jose
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...
- posted on 11.20.12
- by KatSchu
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...
- posted on 11.15.12
- by Peter K
Wear your skinny jeans
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...
- posted on 11.12.12
- by Jensoid
- Boutique Hotel 2006 – Audience Winner
- Tourist Hotel 2006 – Audience Winner
- Boutique Hotel 2006 – Editorial Winner
- Hotel Pool 2007 – Editorial Winner
- Highly Recommended 2010
Guests are invited to Tuesday Steak Night in the courtyard. In-room massages are available. Courtyard weddings can be arranged.
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- tel: +1 512 444 7322
- fax: 512 444 7362
- 1316 S Congress Avenue
- South of Nelly, about 1/2 mile south of Riverside
- Austin, TX 78704
- Y! Travel: Hotel San Jose
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