Located in Austin's hip South Congress area, Hotel San Jose is a friendly and relaxing oasis. Not only is it a lovely place to stay if you are visiting the area, it is also a nice place to have a cocktail and snacks outdoors, take a swim, sit in the courtyard and read a book, or to sip a coffee at its outdoor coffee shop.
Months ago, my two best girlfriends and I planned a warm January weekend getaway to Austin, a city I had never visited. I found Hotel San Jose, via Mr & Mrs Smith, which turned out to be a perfect find for our trip. We stayed in the Petit Suite, which had a common area, where we could sit and gab, a day bed for one and a larger bed for two. Since we hadn't seen each other in a while, we really enjoyed sitting in the common space and catching up.
It's hotels like these, which make it hard to leave the property. We took a long leisurely breakfast and coffee at Jo's, wandered around the property, sat on our outside terrace, enjoyed yet another coffee at Jo's and spent a long night of chatting outdoors over drinks at the lounge. When we did leave the property, the South Congress area was fun to explore as well as East Austin. However, I will dedicate the next post on where to eat and shop in those areas!
A special thanks to Mr & Mrs Smith for making our stay at Hotel San Jose possible.