The Heywood Hotel

1609 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX
East Side

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18.5
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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
5
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

location and low key atmosphere. stylish room.

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

james

Stayed June 2015

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Hotel Description

If a hotelier is going to be a little obsessive about keeping things local — hanging the work of local artists on the walls, playing local music, hiring local architects and interior designers, even stocking the rooms with locally roasted coffee — then it helps to be in a town with as much creative talent as Austin. Not to knock a perfectly fine state capital of the same size, but it’s hard to imagine a homegrown hotel in, say, Indianapolis finding its way toward mid-century Danish armchairs or a warmly lit polished-concrete courtyard — which is just what you get at East Austin’s seven-room Heywood Hotel.

At a glance, and given the price point, it looks like the kind of place that could just as easily stack guests in bunk beds and make them share a bathroom. But in Austin’s keep-it-weird boutique hotel economy, a couple hundred bucks a night buys you big, sunny rooms with lofted ceilings, a flat panel HDTV, an internet jukebox, designer bath products and beds whose state-of-the-art mattresses and fluffy down comforters are as dreamy as they come. An upgrade to the Queen Deluxe, housed in the original bungalow, gets you original longleaf pine floors, a twenty-eight-foot ceiling with a skylight, a wet bar with all the tools for making cocktails and a big bathtub alongside the shower. In the King Patio rooms there’s of course a cushy king bed, as well as extra square footage and windows on three sides for plenty of natural light.

For all that, the Heywood’s greatest asset might be its location. While hotels of a similar stripe tend to congregate around South Congress, the Heywood makes its home in East Austin. It’s just a few blocks from the convention center, but perhaps more to the point it’s smack in the middle of a neighborhood full of artists, eccentrics, excellent restaurants and local shops. The hotel will even provide a free bike to ride, so while the ladies and gents at the business hotels are clipping on their name tags in the elevator, you can arrive — or, if you’re here for leisure, just roll on by — in legitimate Austin style.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 7 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Need to Know

Checking In Check in is between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. ** If you are arriving later than 6:00 p.m., please provide your flight details so we can monitor your flight. After-hours check ins must be scheduled in advance (24 hours preferred) and we will arrange staff to meet you at the property. ** Checking Out Checkout is 11:00 a.m. We have a small, awesome staff that needs time to prepare rooms for arriving guests. If you require more time, a late checkout can sometimes be arranged ahead of time for $25 per hour plus tax. Please let us know the day before. No Children We love kids, but our property is oriented toward responsible adults and not suitable for children. Children over the age of 10 may be considered but must be accompanied by a parent and must stay in the parent's room. Damage to Property Guests are responsible for any damage or loss they cause to the property. Guests may be charged for, or charged cleaning fees for, damaged, destroyed or excessively soiled towels, linens and other soft goods. For full property reservations and in other situations under management's discretion, a damage and security deposit will be required. Also see "Nonsmoking Facility," below. Minimum Age You must be 21 to rent our property or occupy a guestroom without a parent. Minimum Night Stay Our minimum night stay on weekends (Friday through Sunday) is 2 nights. Other dates including holidays and special events may also be subject to minimum night stay requirements. Non-hosted Facility Heywood Hotel management and staff are on site between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to tend to your needs. A number will be provided for you to call should you need assistance at any hour, day or night. No Smoking, No Candles, No Incense, Etc. The Heywood is strictly a nonsmoking facility. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking area at the rear of the property. Smoking is not allowed in the building, in guest rooms, in public outdoor areas or in private outdoor patios and courtyards. Evidence of smoking including the smell of smoke in the room or in the public and private outdoor areas will result in a minimum $250 charge plus the cost of any damaged property. (Yes friends, we mean any kind of smoke.) No burning of any sort of object including candles or incense is allowed, and no other strongly-scented items are allowed in rooms. All of the above are subject to cleaning and damage fees Room Occupancy All guest rooms accommodate single or double occupancy (maximum of 2 guests). All rooms have one bed only. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide cots. Parking Off-street parking is available, but limited. One free off-street parking space (max) is typically available for each guest room. Additional free parking is available on nearby streets. Please respect the neighboring businesses and do not park in their lots; you may be towed. We are not responsible for damage to vehicles, or damage or loss of property left in parked vehicles, regardless of location. Parties, Events and Gatherings We are a small hotel. Please do not come here to party. Guests who disturb other guests will be asked to leave and will not be provided a refund. Thinking of inviting some friends over? Please check with us first! Due to the intimate nature of our property, private events that include guests not staying at the property require approval. A separate events agreement and additional fees may apply. No parties, group gatherings, company meetings, etc. may be held without prior approval, and may forfeit your reservation without refund. Pets Though you might see Zelda, the neighborhood hen, roaming the property, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate pets. No exceptions. We are sorry. Phones We do not provide telephones in the guest rooms because so many guests travel with their own phones. We provide a guest phone in the lobby with free long distance. We ask that you be courteous to other guests and kindly monitor your time and volume while using the phone. Quiet Hours Please show respect for other guests and keep noise to a minimum between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. Guests who disturb other guests will be asked to leave and will not be provided a refund.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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Need to Know

Checking In Check in is between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. ** If you are arriving later than 6:00 p.m., please provide your flight details so we can monitor your flight. After-hours check ins must be scheduled in advance (24 hours preferred) and we will arrange staff to meet you at the property. ** Checking Out Checkout is 11:00 a.m. We have a small, awesome staff that needs time to prepare rooms for arriving guests. If you require more time, a late checkout can sometimes be arranged ahead of time for $25 per hour plus tax. Please let us know the day before. No Children We love kids, but our property is oriented toward responsible adults and not suitable for children. Children over the age of 10 may be considered but must be accompanied by a parent and must stay in the parent's room. Damage to Property Guests are responsible for any damage or loss they cause to the property. Guests may be charged for, or charged cleaning fees for, damaged, destroyed or excessively soiled towels, linens and other soft goods. For full property reservations and in other situations under management's discretion, a damage and security deposit will be required. Also see "Nonsmoking Facility," below. Minimum Age You must be 21 to rent our property or occupy a guestroom without a parent. Minimum Night Stay Our minimum night stay on weekends (Friday through Sunday) is 2 nights. Other dates including holidays and special events may also be subject to minimum night stay requirements. Non-hosted Facility Heywood Hotel management and staff are on site between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to tend to your needs. A number will be provided for you to call should you need assistance at any hour, day or night. No Smoking, No Candles, No Incense, Etc. The Heywood is strictly a nonsmoking facility. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking area at the rear of the property. Smoking is not allowed in the building, in guest rooms, in public outdoor areas or in private outdoor patios and courtyards. Evidence of smoking including the smell of smoke in the room or in the public and private outdoor areas will result in a minimum $250 charge plus the cost of any damaged property. (Yes friends, we mean any kind of smoke.) No burning of any sort of object including candles or incense is allowed, and no other strongly-scented items are allowed in rooms. All of the above are subject to cleaning and damage fees Room Occupancy All guest rooms accommodate single or double occupancy (maximum of 2 guests). All rooms have one bed only. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide cots. Parking Off-street parking is available, but limited. One free off-street parking space (max) is typically available for each guest room. Additional free parking is available on nearby streets. Please respect the neighboring businesses and do not park in their lots; you may be towed. We are not responsible for damage to vehicles, or damage or loss of property left in parked vehicles, regardless of location. Parties, Events and Gatherings We are a small hotel. Please do not come here to party. Guests who disturb other guests will be asked to leave and will not be provided a refund. Thinking of inviting some friends over? Please check with us first! Due to the intimate nature of our property, private events that include guests not staying at the property require approval. A separate events agreement and additional fees may apply. No parties, group gatherings, company meetings, etc. may be held without prior approval, and may forfeit your reservation without refund. Pets Though you might see Zelda, the neighborhood hen, roaming the property, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate pets. No exceptions. We are sorry. Phones We do not provide telephones in the guest rooms because so many guests travel with their own phones. We provide a guest phone in the lobby with free long distance. We ask that you be courteous to other guests and kindly monitor your time and volume while using the phone. Quiet Hours Please show respect for other guests and keep noise to a minimum between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. Guests who disturb other guests will be asked to leave and will not be provided a refund.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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