Hotel San Jose

1316 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX, USA
South Congress

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  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability

  • 2 complimentary Shiner’s in our courtyard wine + Beer lounge

  • Guaranteed 1pm late check-out

  • A signature Iced Turbo, coffee drink at our coffee shop, Jo’s (one per guest)

  • Please note: Complimentary upgrades are not available during SXSW and ACL music festival

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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

A half-mile south of downtown, in Austin’s authentically funky South Congress neighborhood, the San Jose perfectly fits its location: it’s unpretentiously stylish, relaxed and comfortable, and surprisingly easy on the budget, cheaper even than the big chains downtown.

Once a Thirties motor inn, it’s been renovated in a sort of Texas-Zen style, with bare concrete exterior walls under red tile roofs and crushed granite walkways traversing a courtyard garden planted with native vegetation. The former motel rooms and bungalows have been redesigned in a stripped-down modern style, with queen beds, sparkling white bathrooms stocked with Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap, writing desks with Eames side chairs, and not much else.

Five-star amenities, of course, are not what this place is about. Here you have a shot at seeing some honest-to-goodness local color, whether socializing in the lobby lounge or sipping iced coffee with the locals at Jo’s, the coffee stand/sandwich shop across the parking lot, with outdoor seating and a front-row view of South Congress. The essentials are all covered: high-speed internet access, room service breakfast, even a modestly sized swimming pool in the courtyard.

There’s a ten percent discount for traveling musicians, which may not apply to most guests, but at least makes for interesting lobby-bar conversation, and the San Jose is just far enough from downtown to avoid most of the conference business.

Best of all is the price: it’s possible to spend close to three hundred dollars a night for one of the suites, but standard rooms are well south of that figure, and the three “European-style” rooms above the lobby lounge can be booked individually (with shared bathrooms) for under a hundred dollars.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 40 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Petit Suite and Suites include a twin size day bed. Rollaway beds are available on request at 10 USD per night. **Please note that during March 10th to 20nd, Hotel San Jose holds a music festival called South By San Jose in the parking lot. The live music ends at 10pm, however parking will not be available during this time.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Standard

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 220 ft²/20 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • phones
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Grand Standard

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 240 ft²/22 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • phones
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Double Queen

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    This room features 2 Queen Beds and is approximately 300 ft²/27 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • flat panel television
    • patio
    • phones
    • working desk
  • Petite Suite

    Max.
    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 320 ft²/29 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • flat panel television
    • patio
    • phones
    • sofa
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Courtyard Suite

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 418 ft²/38 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • flat panel television
    • patio
    • phones
    • sofa
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Grand Suite

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 456 ft²/42 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • flat panel television
    • phones
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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    Room will be assigned upon check-in and accomodate a maximum of two persons.

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Petit Suite and Suites include a twin size day bed. Rollaway beds are available on request at 10 USD per night. **Please note that during March 10th to 20nd, Hotel San Jose holds a music festival called South By San Jose in the parking lot. The live music ends at 10pm, however parking will not be available during this time.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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