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Hotel Ella

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pricey but charming and close to campus. Super friendly and helpful staff. Old home redone with modern charm. Happy Hour from 4 to 7. Nice courtyard and pool. Restaurant located in hotel as well. Nice getaway for a special occasion!

Thank JunctionGirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a long weekend in Austin,the primary reason to see Adele in concert (memorable) and stayed at this beautiful small hotel.How refreshing not to be in one of the usual chain or hip skyscraper hotels. First off the kingsize bed and pillows were just the best- an essential for me! The staff are so friendly and helpful.There is a... More 

Thank BillieWinchester
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter had a doctor appointment nearby UT so we decided to visit my UT son and stay at Hotel Ella. We had a delicious dinner at the restaurant (I recommend the roasted carrot salad) and a wonderful night's sleep in our room. I was worried at first as I could hear the man in the room next door snoring,... More 

Thank Camille Y
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property is lovely. However: when I arrived to check in, there was a bridal shower or something in the hotel restaurant that was extremely loud, making it impossible to eat dinner at the hotel. In the morning, I was supposed to have breakfast with a colleague at the hotel, but there was an Accenture event in the restaurant; we... More 

1 Thank clamberton
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for an overnight stay for a concert. When we checked in Travis was excellent. We wanted to change rooms due to the rain and we were able to without a problem. However we then wanted the original room and moved yet again, sorry!! He went above and beyond and it was of no issue. When we went to... More 

Thank Rachel G
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If "ya'll" are planning a trip to beautiful Austin, Texas, you should definitely consider the Hotel Bella. Mind you there is no shortage of hotels given all the recent development in Austin but this charming hotel harks back to a bygone era of beautiful architecture (without sacrificing today's expected amenities) and original artwork. Staff are so helpful and the rooms... More 

Thank AnnaWaci
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I found this to be a quaint, small inn with good breakfasts, and comfortable rooms. I needed a room with 2 beds when visiting there and was disappointed that these rooms are on the first floor with a "lovely view" of a fence. It was the only disappointment with this hotel. When booking the nicer rooms are poolside

1 Thank sjrbt
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Hotel Ella provides very atmospheric accommodation. Not slick but certainly a pleasure. Our room was small and a little disappointing with a smell of stale airconditioning but the deep verandas and theatrical chandelier hanging in the trees certainly made up for this. We were unlucky to consider with a huge music festival which meat we were paying top dollar.

Thank Sally W
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Was there for 5 nights over the Grand Prix weekend (so more expensive than usual). Definitely one of the more characterful hotels, especially compared to the usual types downtown. Slightly further out for trips downtown, but means can explore around the university. Friendly staff, large rooms.

Thank TheMartster
Austin, TX
2 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I had a very memorable overnight stay at Hotel Ella for a birthday celebration. The hotel was aware that we were there celebrating my husband's birthday and helped to make him feel special with a complimentary upgrade and hand written card. The staff was professional and friendly. The historic mansion property is well-maintained and welcoming with a... More 

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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: ₹ 11,653 - ₹ 28,240 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Stay away from events.”
 of 5 bubbles clamberton, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“best rooms are facing the pool on the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles sjrbt, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Mansion Suite is fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles johnbP2506PD, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Pays to talk to the person making the reservations. Mine made a note to put me in main house if available”
 of 5 bubbles TheLoriV, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the pool”
 of 5 bubbles Sandbetweenmytoes69, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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