Hotel Ella is a charming boutique hotel in a historic mansion near the University of Texas in West Campus. It’s a lovely hotel for couples on a romantic staycation or for over 30s visiting UT. West Campus is a nice safe part of Austin, and Hotel Ella is an excellent choice of accommodation. With just 47 luxurious rooms, it’s a small luxury hotel, and the attentive staff will look after your every need. They have twice-daily housekeeping, so it’s always immaculately clean.
The hotel’s in-house restaurant, Goodall’s, is named for the mansion’s original owner. While the hotel itself is named after his wife, Ella. The mansion itself dates back to 1900 when it was constructed, but don’t worry, it was beautifully renovated in 2013. Since the renovation, it has all the modern luxuries you expect combined with the charm of a historic building.
Facilities at Hotel Ella include a beautiful outdoor pool lined with cabanas, an excellent restaurant and bar (Goodall’s), free wifi, cable TV, and all rooms have a refrigerator. The hotel offers onsite parking for guests at a reasonable price (currently $39 per day).
Rooms at Hole Ella are generously sized, with even the smallest starting at 300 sq ft. Some rooms have a terrace, and you’ll pay a small premium for a poolside room. All of the rooms are beautifully furnished.
Hotel Ella offers an exceptional standard of service and a great overall experience. It’s not the cheapest hotel in Austin, but it is good value as the service is considerably better than many similarly priced hotels in downtown Austin. It’s best suited for couples or visiting professors.
- Non Smoking Rooms
- No Spa
Address: 1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705, United States
Phone: +1 512-495-1800