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An intimate boutique hotel with thoughtful details and plenty of character
This East Austin hotel has more character and design charm than you may except from its up-and-coming neighborhood. The owners have added personal touches -- such as locally made art and handmade furniture created from reclaimed wood -- to all seven rooms, and the intimate size means each guest receives personalized service. But there are no features or on-site restaurants to speak of. The front desk's limited hours -- though someone is available by phone 24 hours -- are surprisingly little problem. Acting as conceirges, the front desk staff displays an impressive knowledge of dining and nightlife options in the area. Downtown Austin is about a mile away, and the East 6th nightlife scene is even closer. Guests can rent a bike from the hotel, pick up the bus outside the hotel, or take a quick cab to access the restaurants and shops nearby.
While not in the most prime location, the area is young, up-and-coming, and just a short drive downtown Austin
East Austin is still an up-and-coming area, home to a young, hip crowd. Downtown Austin, which is home to the best nightlife and live music venues in the Southwest, is a short drive from the hotel, as are some of the best tourist spots in town. The hotel is also in front of the#17 busline, and the hotel offers free bike loans.
What the hotel lacks in actual features, rooms help make up for in character and charm
All seven rooms in the hotel have unique style and colorful accents. Two of the rooms have patios, and only one has balcony, but all have modern amenities and thoughtful extras.
The hotel doesn't have any on-site dining, and many guests venture to nearby neighborhoods for meals.
The hotel doesn't have dining options on site, and many guests head to Austin's famous SoCo and Sixth Street Entertainment districts for restaurants, which are located within a mile or so of the hotel. There is, however, free coffee and tea in the lobby at all times.
This seven-room hotel, situated in an intimate Craftsman-style house in the up-and-coming East Austin area, lives up to its "unique boutique" billing. Rooms all have distinct, trendy decor with pops of color and smart details such as black make-up towels and eco-friendly, big-bottle toiletries. Free perks include parking, Wi-Fi, and bikes loans, and rooms come stocked with large flat-screen TVs, French presses, and minibars with fair prices. But the hotel's size means limited service hours, and virtually no amenities.
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