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Hotel Ella

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Chandler, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed two days in Austin, Texas recently in the Hotel Ella. Everything about this hotel from the service to the food at Goodalls (restaurant in the hotel) was fantastic. The staff was so accommodating and knowledgeable. Great location. Great bar. The rooms were very comfortable and the beds were awesome. I would definitely stay here again!

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Tyann I, Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Hotel Ella, near the University of Texas and the State Capitol. I am happy to read that you found our boutique property to be lovely. That is wonderful to read that you found all of the staff to be knowledgeable and the service and delicious meals in...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great time at Hotel Ella. All the staff were lovely and helpful. Room was gorgeous, spacious and charming. Pool area was very nice too. When I arrived I was given a very nice room and was helped to settle in quickly. Lovely decorated room, delicious breakfast and nothing was too much trouble. Every single member of staff I...

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear mooremich2017, Thank you so much for your fabulous review of Hotel Ella! I am thrilled to read that you found all of the staff to be lovely and helpful. We agree of course and we will share that positive feedback with our team. That's fantastic that you found your room to be gorgeous, spacious, and charming. Glad to read...

The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived, we asked for an extra room if they had one and were promptly accommodated. The front desk staff and valets were young, courteous, efficient and friendly. The rooms were absolutely beautiful in a modern, eclectic way, and the fusion of modern with the historic nature of the hotel is perfect in Austin. The bartender is a genius...

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Cheesehead_In_Texas, I am happy to see you enjoyed your overall stay in our boutique hotel near the University of Texas and the Capitol! That is fantastic to read that you found our front desk and valet team to be courteous, efficient, and friendly. Your constructive feedback has been shared with our Executive Chef and we appreciate it. That is...

Plano, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Ella is a hidden jewel in the Austin Market. Set in the 1900 Mansion, the ambiance and charm of the hotel are exceptional. The rooms are modern, spacious and well-appointed and the location is convenient to downtown, The Capitol and UT campus. Will return!

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear BUgrad85, I am thrilled that you found the ambiance and charm of our boutique hotel near the University of Texas and Capitol, to be exceptional. That means a lot to us. We appreciate you recognizing the rooms to be modern, spacious, and well-appointed. We look forward to your next visit with us! Sincerely, Brent Wolf

Gatesville, TX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! For a smaller, boutique hotel, it was great. Very friendly staff, good drinks at the bar. Loved our room, it was spacious, and had everything we needed. The grounds are also beautiful, pool is great and location was great, close to campus.

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear MrsDasch, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Hotel Ella! We are so happy that you loved the location, friendly staff, and spacious room. I'm glad you enjoyed our Parlor Bar as well. We hope to have you as our guest again soon whenever you are looking for a boutique hotel, near the University of Texas and...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Could not fault the hotel. Beautiful hotel, excellent service. In house breakfast, lunch & dinner great value. Nice and relaxing Good location to University of Texas and State Capital building. All within walking distance of hotel. Nice relaxing areas outside hotel to enjoy a drink Highly recommend

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear br14n_l, Thank you for your fantastic review of Hotel Ella! It is wonderful to read that you received excellent service during your stay and had a chance to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Goodall's Kitchen, our onsite restaurant. We appreciate you highly recommending our historic, boutique hotel, near the University of Texas and State Capitol. We look forward...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delight! I was utterly charmed by this hotel over my 3-night stay. It has the personality and character of an old mansion that has been converted, but also has the mod cons that you expect from a good hotel (card key, elevator, room service). The staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear leesaleesf, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our boutique hotel! It means a lot to know that you had a delightful stay with us. We appreciate you recognizing the charm and character of our historic property. We're thrilled to read your comments about our team being very friendly and helpful and those comments are shared with...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location, superb service, spacious accommodation, good food and friendly welcoming staff. A real treat for weary travellers. Great atmosphere and a real change from the usual hitel chains. I would definitely recommend this if visiting Austin.

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear brae01, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your stay at our boutique hotel near downtown Austin, the University of Texas, and the Capitol. We are happy to read that you found the location, service, accommodations, and food, to be excellent. We appreciate you recommending us and hope to have you as our guest...

Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this bar by chance before we made it to Austin, and I thought it would be fun for our V-day date night. My girls nickname is Ella, so it was a very cute spot to surprise her with. The service was quick, and the selection of liquor was strong. We enjoyed our drinks on the loveseat in the...

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear Brian D, We are so happy that you and Ella enjoyed a romantic Valentine's Day visit to our Parlor Bar here at Hotel Ella! It's wonderful to hear that you received quick service and enjoyed our drink menu. We look forward to having you as our guest again for your next perfect date night! Thank you, Brent

Coral Gables, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in this hotel because the event " small conference " was in the hotel. Austin does not have UBER! So trying to get a taxi couldn't be a challenge. It has a very small and charming bar. The bartender was very nice and professional. The bar menu is very limited but they do make great burgers. The room that...

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HotelEllaManagement, Manager at Hotel Ella, responded to this review

Dear joselito1959, We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at our boutique hotel near downtown Austin, the University of Texas, and the Capitol. That is fantastic that you had time to enjoy the charm of our Parlor Bar and Goodall's Kitchen, our onsite restaurant. We're thrilled that you found our team to be very nice, professional, and friendly. We...

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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: RM1,050 - RM2,322 (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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