Hotel San José, Austin

1316 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, United States of America (show on map)

Expert reviews

Frommers review:

“Location, location, location, and style, style, style—that’s what the Hotel San José has going for it. It sits in a prime part of SoCo, just up the street from popular shops like Lucy in Disguise, Stag, and Uncommon Objects. It’s also just a stone’s throw from Guero’s, a hopping taco and margarita spot.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Austin.

Fodors review:

“This uber-hip, bungalow-style boutique hotel, in the midst of the South Congress Avenue action, features a modern, minimalist style, adorned with balconies, patios, and tropical vegetation. Rooms cater to the young and beautiful, with concrete floors.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Austin.

Lonely Planet review:

“This 1930s-vintage motel has been revamped by celebrated local hotelier Liz Lambert to create a chic SoCo retreat. Stucco bungalows hold minimalist, uncluttered rooms, and there’s a lovely (if tiny) bamboo-fringed pool.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Hotel San José, Austin. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.5 out of 5.0

Ranked 5th in Austin


What guests liked

All you need to know

This building was established back in 1936 and later on converted to a 40-room hotel. You can also find fantastic garden courtyards all around the hotel. It is located on South Congress Avenue. It is not only the best place to plan your stay, but it is all an excellent place for a get-together, parties, and other activities.

Here are some of the rooms and services of Hotel San José, Austin. There are different room styles to suit the needs of every individual.

Grand standard

These are big and premium rooms located at the center of the hotel. The room has all the necessary amenities along with a queen bed, a seating area, and a spacious bathroom. The area of these room styles is around 240 sq. Ft.

Standard Rooms

These rooms are a little smaller than the grand standard rooms. They have all the necessary amenities in the room and have an area size of 220 sq. Ft.

Hotel Amenities

— You get a swimming pool to spend your leisure time.
— You get gardens and lounge along with Wi-Fi and a complimentary phone.
— Your room service will arrive at your doorstep between 7 am to 11 am every day.
— You can rent a bike to tour the city.
— You will get safe in your room to store your valuables.

Additional offers

If you book a room with Hotel San José, Austin for more than three nights, then you are eligible for a discount of 20% on your total payment.

These are some of the services of Hotel San José, Austin that pleases their customers during their stay in the hotel.


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Recent guest reviews


28 November 2021

it was so beautiful and very relaxing

the garden and location



22 October 2021

Very good

The pool wasn't heated


22 September 2021

Perfect spot!

Love the location & staff! Great property. Because of the layout of the hotel, it felt like we were the only people staying there (we weren’t). The layout is amazing, and we’ll definitely be back!


11 August 2021

Nice relaxing stay. Just what I needed.

Loved the lay out of the property. Very unique

I’m being picky here but headboards on the beds perhaps?


15 June 2021

When character counts!

Cool atmosphere! Nicely landscaped property! Rooms have lot of character

A little noisy at first. However, the customer service was top. They gave us another room that was superb and quiet! 🙂


28 September 2023

Room was unsatisfying


Our room and bed


12 August 2023

Great location bad room


Our room - a concrete block. Much better rooms were there but not allocated to us.


8 August 2023

Convenience is the San Jose’s only bragging rights.

The location couldnt have been better. Walking distance to so many shops and restaurants. I liked the door separating the sleeping area from the bathroom. There were numerous outlets for charging devices. Despite the convenience and our Austin son’s strong encouragement that we stay at the San Jose, next time we’ll stay elsewhere with amenities commonly found in other hotels.

For the price we paid, I expected a microwave and coffee maker. The room was very small and the bathroom didnt have a counter surrounding the lavatory to put things—-cosmetics, etc., and that was inconvenient. We could’ve parked on the street for no charge but didnt know that and paid $30/day to park in your lot which elevated the already pricey accommodations.


21 May 2023

Super cool place and I love the brand but the noise and the bright light for sleeping was terrible

looks gorgeous

bright light in my room and tons of noise from the street


15 April 2023


location, vibe and staff

they need darker blinds and double glass windows. much too bright and loud.


2 April 2023


Good spot locally - only issue I had was that there was no ability to make a coffee or a tea in the room and no were provided on the premises. Would of been nice to have a coffee tray available until 10:00 - 11:00 I traveled for business and in between calls if I wanted a coffee I would have to go line up next door (a 15-20 min effort)


10 December 2022

was curious to see how a redone Vintage Motor Court would feel, but was not wowed by the overall ambience and did not fe

ample parking, good location

overpriced for the design/comfort noisy would expect some amenities at this price common areas in concrete and gravel are cool/quaint, but not worth this price!


6 September 2022


Location, ambiance

The AC in the room was VERY noisy! We had to turn it off overnight to be able to sleep (not nice in the heat of Texas summer)


23 March 2022

Always love to stay here, but would like to be informed about p

Always great quality and comfort. Perfect location, staff is super friendly and efficient.

Due to Music festival in town, that I was unaware of, and we were not able to utilize the patio and pool due to crowding.


10 January 2022

not the quality we’d expect at that price

Location perfect. Cool design but all style over substance at that price $$$$

walk to the bungalows is just a dirt track. tried wheeling our case but it clogged up with dirt. floors are concrete so dirt just dragged in there. concrete floor looks cool but very cold & nothing provided in the room for feet when walking around. no coffee making facility in room. u can walk through the dirt to reception in the morning to get coffee but it was freezing outside. this would all be good at $150 per night but at $350 we expected quality along with hippy chic!


16 November 2021

will not recommend or stay again


a lot of money for a small room. no closet space, no shelf space in bathroom. very uncomfortable chairs to sit in. not cozy or comfortable at all.


21 October 2021


Nice decoration and details.

The pool was frozen. They supposedly have a heater for the but was not working any of the 4 days I stay. Also, the bed sheets were dirty. 😲


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30 November 2023

Very good


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Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Breakfast in the room
  • - Snack bar
  • - Special diet menus (on request)
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Fruits (additional charge)
  • - Coffee house on site


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Family rooms
  • - Heating
  • - Allergy-free room
  • - Air conditioning
  • - Designated smoking area
  • - Pet basket
  • - Pet bowls

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Express check-in/check-out
  • - ATM/cash machine on site
  • - Concierge service


  • - Garden
  • - Terrace
  • - Outdoor pool
  • - Outdoor pool (all year)
  • - Outdoor furniture
  • - Outdoor fireplace

Cleaning services

  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Electric vehicle charging station
  • - Accessible parking

Pool and wellness

  • - Pool with view
  • - Pool bar
  • - Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • - Swimming pool
  • - Swimming Pool


  • - Live music/performance


  • - Smoke alarms
  • - Fire extinguishers
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