Located right in the heart of the South Congress (SoCo) neighborhood of Austin, nestled between restaurants and eclectic shops, lies a funky and hip hotel.
For the first half of my trip to Austin, I called Hotel San Jose home. I usually like to research where I am staying, and find out a few things about the neighborhood, but I was traveling with a group and I didn’t have any information ahead of time, as well as just being so busy that I didn’t even have time to look into anything. I knew nothing about the hotel or the neighborhood.
It’s a good thing that the person who planned the trip knew what they were doing!!
Upon check-in, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. We had arrived before check in, but my room was ready and available within minutes. While we were waiting, we asked about some restaurant suggestions for lunch, and the staff gave us lots of ideas within walking distance.
I headed to my room to drop off my luggage, and have to admit that I got lost more than once. Amongst all of the greenery, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out where my room was. Luckily, there was a staff member who guided me to a wooden fence, that when opened, I found my own personal porch and the door to my room.
I opened the door to my room and was immediately smitten. They call it minimalist, and it’s definitely not your run of the mill hotel room. Concrete floors, simple furnishings, and music memorabilia hung on the walls.
You can tell just how much I loved this hotel by how many photos I took. I couldn’t get enough of it. All of the greenery. The funky vibe. I loved it all!
And the location was just perfect for my first few days in Austin. I got to experience South Congress and several of the restaurants and shops. There is so much within walking distance.
I would definitely check out Hotel San Jose if I found myself in Austin again!!
Hotel San Jose
1316 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
**I stayed at the Hotel San Jose as part of my trip to Austin with Old El Paso. I was not asked or expected to write about the hotel, but I wanted to share this little gem with all of you!**