Hotel San José

Hotel San José

***

A magnet for music lovers and arty types, Austin's Hotel San José is a masterclass in stylish understatement with chilled-out charm on South Congress Avenue. This is a mellow hangout with retro bungalows and a leafy courtyard. You can borrow a bicycle, tinker on a typewriter or purloin a Polaroid – the extras here are a study in bohemia.

Highlights:

  • SoCo strip location, with the Continental Club close by

    Regular music and film events are held in the beer garden

    The hotel’s relaxed style attracts an artistic mix

Smith extra

Two complimentary drinks in the bar

In the know

Also need to know:

Smokers can light up on the outside patio. Dogs are welcome too (as long as owners keep them close by and clean up after them), for $10 a day. Ask front desk to organise a massage, manicure or pedicure for you.

Packing tips:

Sheet music and a guitar for impressing guests during impromptu jams; a dog-eared Penguin Classic to enjoy in the courtyard.

Dress code:

Pyjamas, shorts and surf Ts – nothing is too casual.

Mr and Mrs Smith reviews

What was I thinking? From what I’ve heard this open-minded Texan town is afroth with great food, friendly people. Yet here we are starting our bohemian city break sitting in a car on the side of a multi-lane carriageway. This is where we’re spending our precious vacation?

Fresh from a flight from JFK and a car-rental upgrade to a Mustang, things had been looking good. Then our GPS steered us to a busy main road leading to a crop of high-rises that loom in the distance like a modern-day Oz. Hip creative hub? Parked past a cluster of shiny food trailers outside a stretch of kitsch stores, our

Accommodation details

Address:

1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704, United States
Austin
USA

Location:

0.7 mi / 1.1 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Pool
  • Internet services
  • On-Site parking
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Room service
  • Lounges/bars
  • Onsite laundry
  • Restaurant

Dining information

Restaurant:

You have the perfect excuse for a lie-in here, since there’s no restaurant – breakfast is delivered to rooms in Bento boxes. There are six different options, including a choice of cold and cooked goodies. The champagne breakfast features strawberries and cream, French toast and a bottle of fizz.

Top table:

Your own plump pillows and duvet-draped bed.

Last orders:

The bar is open from 5pm to midnight every day, and you can have breakfast delivered from 7am to 11am.

Room service:

Your Bento-box breakfast and multi-snack minibar should compensate for the fact that you can’t order in.

Hotel bar:

The Wine and Beer Lounge is a neat, cube-shaped space by reception. You can sit inside, but tables by the garden are a more bright and breezy affair. The courtyard’s simple granite floor is studded with chunky wooden chairs, benches and communal tables, designed for dawn-till-dusk discussions. At night, the fire pit is lit, the pergolas twinkle with lamps and musicians play alfresco – on Wednesdays, house DJ Waxploitation draws in the crowds. Rock ’n’ Reel events are equally popular, teaming live music with a movie under the stars.

Plan your holiday

To search for prices and availability simply click the button below.

Pick a departure date

Simply select the number of nights and choose a departure date that suits you.

The total price is displayed below.

Please note

For prices beyond this date, follow the link below.

Return

Key:

 
Selected date
 
Selected departure date unavailable
 
Lowest available price for the month
N/A
Departure date unavailable

Prices shown are based on {0} departures. If you would like to fly from another departure point then please click here

Total price per adult

--- Flights & hotel

-

Based on 2 adults, night(s).

room. .

Departing from {0}

Can't find what you're looking for? Change:

  • Departure airport
  • Destination
  • Number of nights
  • Passenger numbers
  • Travel dates

Why BA Holidays?

Plan and book your holiday with British Airways, online or by phone. Enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car hire together for the best deals
  • Choose from over 8,000 hotels
  • 24-hour support helpline
  • Earn bonus Avios
  • Online deposits

Plan your stay

To search for prices and availability simply click the button below.

Pick a check in date

Simply select the number of nights and choose a check in date that suits you.

The total price is displayed below.

Please note

For prices beyond this date, follow the link below.

Return

Key:

 
Selected date
 
Selected date unavailable
 
Lowest available price for the month
N/A
Hotel unavailable

Total price per room

--- Hotel only

-

Based on 2 adults, night(s).

Can't find what you're looking for? Change:

  • Number of nights
  • Passenger numbers
  • Travel dates
  • Destination

Why BA hotels?

Book your hotel with British Airways and enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Over 8,000 hotels to choose from
  • Hotels in every destination that BA fly to
  • Hotels handpicked by our team of experts
  • Accommodation that meets stringent health and safety criteria
  • Access to a 24-hour support helpline, based in the UK