Hotel Ella

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Outdoor pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar

Overview of Hotel Ella

VIP Access

Hotel Ella

4.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Map
1900 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX, 78705

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Texas at Austin5 min walk
  • Popular LocationTexas State Capitol16 min walk
  • Popular LocationSixth Street18 min walk
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)22 min drive

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About this area

Austin

Located in Austin, Hotel Ella is in the city center. Sixth Street and The Domain are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Circuit of the Americas or Frank Erwin Center. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, water skiing, and water tubing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • University of Texas at Austin - 5 min walk
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - 10 min walk
  • University of Texas Tower - 13 min walk
  • Texas State Capitol - 16 min walk
  • Sixth Street - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Austin Station - 4 min drive
  • Downtown Station - 9 min drive
  • Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS) - 21 min drive

Restaurants

  • Tiff's Treats - 2 min walk
  • Chick-fil-A - 3 min walk
  • Raising Cane's - 4 min walk
  • Pho Thaison - 5 min walk
  • CoCo's Cafe - 5 min walk

About this property

Hotel Ella

Luxury Austin hotel in Downtown Austin, walk to University of Texas at Austin
An outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a fitness center are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, valet parking, and coffee/tea in a common area.
Hotel Ella offers 47 accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 42-inch LED televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

This Austin hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and laptop-compatible safes, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include minibars and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages

English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 39 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–1:00 PM: USD 10-35 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Goodalls Kitchen
  • Parlor Bar

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space (5200 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom

Entertainment

  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • iPod dock
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar

More

  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 39 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Ella Austin
Ella Hotel
Hotel Ella
Hotel Ella Austin
Mansion At Judges` Hill Hotel Austin
Mansion At Judges Hill Austin
Hotel Ella Hotel
Hotel Ella Austin
Hotel Ella Hotel Austin

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Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 587 out of 867 reviews
5 - Excellent 68%
Rating 4 - Good. 183 out of 867 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 57 out of 867 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 24 out of 867 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 16 out of 867 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.3/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel Ella is a beautiful property who like a hotel with one foot in the past and one foot in the present. The original mansion is spectacularly beautiful – the original owners were artists and much of their life drawings and other art is displayed throughout. I stayed in the addition on the back end of the property in a room that opened up directly to the pool, which was lovely. The room was a good size, the bed very comfortable and the snacks and mini bar VERY well stocked if you don't mind the mini bar prices. To make up for it, however, they give you a FREE BOTTLE OF WINE! Wow! That's a first for any hotel. The pool was very relaxing – on the small size, but a nice cool temp even in the blazing direct sun and Texas heat. The Goodall's restaurant on the property was delicious, if pricey – it's well worth the price because the taste is amazing. The bar area is much smaller than I envisioned and became extremely loud the minute more than two or three people were there. However, it was perhaps the best traditional martini I've ever had and was able to write several pages on my new book. The staff was all very lovely. I will definitely stay there again in the future. And next time I want to stay in the mansion portion to explore the rich history of the property...
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful property.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

1/5 Terrible

Business traveler
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My stay at Hotel Ella was and still is a frustrating experience. I visited this area for a conference in UT, and it was therefore a business trip. For any business trip like these, a detailed receipt that breaks down room charge/ state tax/city tax/ other fees is required, and is largely a norm. In most of the hotels where I have stayed, they either provide those receipts without being asked, or at least provide them when asked. This hotel was not the case. When I called them, they said they will provide the info and never emailed me those info. And then I emailed them, and at that point they said, because the booking was through the Expedia, they cannot provide detailed information on that part (Why??) and I have to contact Expedia to get more information. Expedia said they don't have more information on this. I'm already losing so much time on this and still couldn't expense my trip. In addition to all of these, the stay itself was quite unpleasant. Their room (at least the one I got) smells like a vintage shop in a very bad way. Also, they said I got a suite, and it turns out that they broke down the suite into two parts and rent out two parts separately. That meant you can literally hear EVERYTHING from the other part of the room (because the wall between those two parts is extremely thin). Finally, they don't have a coffee machine in their rooms, and the "coffee bar" on the lobby is very meh. This is my first time posting this kind of complaint about any hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful historic ambience. All the staff was ABOVE AND BEYOND.
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love this hotel. But- things I’d change- I wish the bar would stay open till midnight and not 10pm. And I wish they would have an ice maker. It’s annoying to have to call to get ice. Sometimes they forget
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022