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Hotel Ella

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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Hotel Ella could not have provided a better experience for me and my daughter during our stay in Austin. The hotel is very attractive in every sense. It has a boutique feel with great service. From a business standpoint, its a great place to meet with clients and the location never seemed more than 10 minutes away from any place...

Thank wbourdeaux .
Tyler, Texas
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I've been traveling to Austin on business for years and just discovered The Hotel Ella. This hotel is wonderful. It is in an old mansion on the edge of the UT Campus. I stayed in one of the two newer wings behind the mansion. The room was very comfortable and quiet with a balcony overlooking the pool and courtyard. Goodall's...

Thank Deborah R
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 22 June 2015

What a nice little hotel! Make sure to insist to stay in a room overlooking the pool. They have a great veranda where we had cocktails and delicious snacks (ricotta dish and hummus side) and French red wine. The music was fantastic and the temperature at night was acceptable and the breeze made it pleasant for a summer night in...

Thank Sierra B
Reviewed 18 June 2015

From the minute I pulled up the staff was friendly and accommodating. Went directly into the dining room for dinner, waiter was friendly and food was exceptional! Room was quiet and bed was great. Breakfast was exceptional, I was texting my brother in Chicago telling him I found his new spot to stay in Austin!

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Refined, yet comfortable! It felt like I was staying with family, if I had an wealthy Auntie and Uncle living in a mansion. Beds were heavenly, service was 5 stars, drinks and food...yummy, pool was quiet and inviting. The location is close to downtown, but far enough away from the crowds. The hotel has a car service that was at...

Thank jbarrett211
Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 June 2015

I had a great experience spending the night at Hotel Ella. The property itself is very unique. A nice change from a big box brand, and even most boutiques. It is a great blend of a history with modern amenities. My room was nicely appointed, and perhaps most importantly, the bed was very comfortable. The hotel is in a great...

1Thank Nick M
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 6 June 2015

The hotel can be described in one word: classy. A very good environment and quiet atmosphere. The quality and cleanliness of the rooms is very good, and of course: a very friendly staff. A very good experience to spend a couple of nights in Austin. Do not miss it. Seriously!

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Beverly Hills, California
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

The Hotel Ella has made a first visit to Austin a speed dial / go to for us !! There are a number of high end 5 star hotels in Austin. We chose the Ella as we wanted authentic "Texas charm" We have certainly not been disappointed ! Charm galore. Fabulous location Beautiful well appointed room ( deluxe Jr suite)...

Thank juliaanddonalda
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed two nights at Hotel Ella for a wedding. I can't express enough how amazing the staff was! As soon as you pull up the valet is accommodating and friendly (they even had umbrellas to walk you to the door on rainy days.) The bar staff was great and served us graciously pool side. The pool is a...

Thank JediKyle
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Top notch service staff. they were very attentive and extremely professional. Staff was extremely accommodating and attentive to our needs Room was very nice. Hotel was very relaxing. We were there for our honeymoon weekend. Food at Goodall's was excellent. Ate breakfast and dinner there pool was very private


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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located near the heart of downtown Austin and within walking distance of the University of Texas, Hotel Ella is a stylish boutique hotel housed in the historic Goodall Wooten House, one of Austin's original landmark estates. Constructed in 1900, the Greek revival-style mansion underwent an extensive renovation in 2013, and now offers a picture-perfect setting for vacations, staycations, weddings, meetings and more. With 47 guest rooms, a cabana-lined pool, and a wrap-around veranda overlooking our front lawn, Hotel Ella features beautifully designed outdoor and indoor spaces-including a recently renovated ballroom-that will add timelessness and simple elegance to any event. In true Texan style, guests will be treated to a superior level of personalized service and exceptional dining during their stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ella

Address: 1900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705 (Formerly Mansion at Judges' Hill)
Region: United States > Texas > Austin > West Campus
Price Range: $316 - $716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ella 4*
Number of rooms: 47
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Also Known As:
Mansion At Judges` Hill Hotel Austin
Mansion At Judges Hill Austin
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Austin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#13 Family Hotel in Austin
#18 Luxury Hotel in Austin
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