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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Shuttle bus service
- High-speed internet in room
- Concierge desk
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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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3hrs sleep on the shuttle at 5am mad gut pains from late night tacos! Got to the airport no body at the desk to check my bags waited 30mins finally they turn up went down to gate I'm the only one boarding the plane and its 3hrs late due to fog finally comes it's the smallest plane I've been on 19 seater only me two other passengers and two pilots! It's taxi's for ages! thought we were going to drive there! Finally arrive into shuttle to cheap motel near airport Ate across the road at ...
... were born and that was a big enough claim to fame in my blog.
And so to Austin; apart from a brief codicil in Dallas, the final scene in Act II.
In 2012 the FBI ranked Austin as the second safest major city in the U.S. That was comforting, but not necessarily the reason we chose Austin as our Swan Song for Act II of our American odyssey. The colloquial bumper-sticker, "Keep Austin Weird" is closer to the mark...but just between you and me, it was not ...
... area for a drink and possibly a bite to eat. After a few stops in some cool shops along Congress we decided to embibe at Snack Bar. Snack Bar was an old 60s dinner/lounge style establishment. We ordered a round, sat on the couch and took full advantage of their free Wi-Fi. From there we hit up the food truck The Flying Carpet. They were dishing out some delicious Moroccan foods mainly wrapped up in nan bread so you could eat on the go. Since we had no ...
... see the Capital State Building. On our way there we stopped to take some pictures with a giant colourful guitar and got talking to a girl who was moving to Belfast the following week to go to Queens University.
Dusk was starting to set in and so we had to rush back to the Congress Bridge to see the Bats. It is estimated that 1.5million bats live under the bridge and they all come out at dusk to feed. Was a pretty cool sight and a nice ending to our time in Austin.
... than happy to lend me! we sat down and had breakfast and cofee on the outside seating area, it was baking hot already and it was only 8.30 or so. We decided to leave but before we left we had a final chat with our hosts and had some photo's taken with them, the motel was the oldest motel on old route 66 and had been handed down through generations, to be fair they had done a good job keeping it in good shape. So we hit the road looking to get onto old route 66 but ended ...