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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Ella Austin
Not the same hotel!!
This can't be the same hotel. I agree with the person who said the staff was unfriendly. What happened to the lady who USED to work at night?? She was lovely. The people they have now are just rude. While we like the convenient location, they might have just lost us as regular patrons.
My advice? The rooms are still wonderful, but the staff is HORRIBLE. I don't know what's going on, but until they solve their issues - find someplace else to stay.
Were we at the same hotel?
Stayed here for a weekend football game. We were in the newer section and the room was ok, nothing special but it was all they had. The air conditioning vent blew on us all night and we froze after getting up 25 times and playing with the controls. Finally we just gave up. The staff was the most unfriendly I've ever encountered. Their only concern was the wedding they were preparing for. It's a great place to stay and walk to UT football games from. Other than that, we must have missed the appeal. They do try with down pillows and bedding but the view from the cheaper rooms is of a fence!
Great hotel!! Loved it!
My wife and I stayed the weekend here, just time away from the kids. We had a wonderful time. The staff was attentive, our room was luxrious and the extra charge for the romance package was worth EVERY penny!! We'll be back and soon!
Too Bad The Walls Can't Talk
I checked a friend into this building four years ago, back when it was one of the only rehab facilities in Texas available for stage III alcoholics without insurance.
I had an opportunity to stay at the Mansion at Judge's Hill on business this year, but there's no way I would spend a single night at a luxury hotel that had once been the only haven for so many needy people in pain.
Stay at the Hotel San Jose or Stephen F. instead.
Nicest Boutique Ever Been In
This place is incredible. A perfect getaway from screaming kids, etc. It is a $5 cab ride to the party district of Austin, but feels a world apart. Even though this is right off a major street, you feel that once you come in the door, that you are a world apart. The rooms are all done very nicely, in tans, creams, etc. If you are in the new section of the hotel SPLURGE and get a suite. The have much larger bathrooms and makes the whole room just a little nicer. The restaurant here is VERY EXPENSIVE, (fine..I mean FINE dining) and they have no bar, but will bring you drinks out on the porch. This place is great, and for the price of the rooms it is by far the nicest boutique style hotel I have ever stayed in.
We wanted to come to Austin for the music scene, and wanted to stay someplace "special". This hotel is wonderful. The history, the sumptuous and luxurious surroundings. Our room was just unbelievable. Our room was in the Mansion and had a 4 poster bed, draped with gossamer fabric. I just couldn't believe that this is a hotel....it seemed more like being a guest of some very rich friends! The staff treated us like we were VIPs. We had heard that the hotel was posh without any of the attitude and that is exactly how it was! We plan to return to Austin to visit and will only stay here!!!
My husband and I stayed here. We were suprised at the level of service. The rooms are gorgeous! If you're lucky enough to find a room available in the actual Mansion, jump on it! It will truly be worth the money! (Though the North Wing is just as beautiful.) Everything we asked for, was done promptly and courteously. It was ritzy without any of the attitude. We truly felt like "guests". Expect to see political people, it's one of their fave places to stay!
Gorgeous luxury hotel!!!!
This hotel is gorgeous! I admit that I was a little concerned when I heard some people refer to it as a bed & breakfast. It's NOT! It's a luxury, 4 star hotel. Our room was beautifully appointed and the quality of service was phenomenal. I found the staff to be very nice and accommodating. I fully recommend making reservations in their restaurant. The food is fantastic! If you stay anywhere downtown, stay here.
My husband and I spent New Year's Eve at the Mansion and had a wonderful time. We've stayed at many nice hotels in other cities, but none have been has enjoyable as the Mansion at Judges Hill.
An excellent place to stay!
This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast, and it was great! Steve (the owner) was very courteous, friendly, and helpful. There were always fresh delicious homemade cookies and pastries available. The breakfast was superb - hot, fresh, and tasty. The decor was lovely and very cozy. We both attended the University of Texas and never knew such a gem existed so close to campus! We would highly recommend the Governor's Inn, especially for people visiting the UT campus.
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