My husband and I just spent last night at Hotel San Jose to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We are Austin residents and I had previously enjoyed an evening in their courtyard sharing a bottle of wine with a friend, and knew I wanted to come back. Their grounds are absolutely breathtaking and despite being so close to busy, hip, and happening South Congress Avenue, it feels like a serene world away! The decor is simple, modern, but very classy -- and everywhere there are nice touches that really make the trip -- minibar, fancy bathrobes, nice little sitting area, etc. I had let the staff know that we were celebrating our anniversary, and upon check-in, the staff greeted me with "Happy Anniversary!" when they looked up our reservation -- and a cold bottle of Prosecco waiting for us in our room. It is touches like this that make spending a night away from home completely worth it. We walked across the street to have dinner at nearby Botticelli's, and were able to let ourselves in through a side gate with our room key to get back to our room, allowing us to bypass the courtyard area entirely. The walkway between the rooms feels like a private garden -- very serene. I did read other TripAdvisor reviews before I came and I found the complaints -- noisy birds, noisy street -- not to be an issue for us. You can't expect to have such beautifully manicured gardens/grounds and not attract some area birds. We will absolutely be back. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Hotel San Jose, for a truly romantic anniversary staycation!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- San Jose Austin
- Hotel San Jose Austin, Texas
- San Jose Hotel Austin