Thursday, November 24, 2011

Awesome Austin Part 1 – Hotel San Jose

Austin, Hotel San Jose, Jo’s Coffee, Home Slice, Woodland, South Congress

Earlier this month, my husband Michael and I spent the weekend in Austin with three other couples, celebrating his sister Vicki's birthday. It was the first time I'd been to Austin and I liked it a lot. Because we didn't have a car, we weren't the masters of our own destiny, so there were some things we might have done otherwise that we didn't – visit our friend Marcia, or go hear some live music, for example. Still, it's a cool city with lots to see, do and eat. We stayed at the San Jose, a fabulous boutique hotel on South Congress, smack dab in the middle of all the action:

San Jose Hotel Austin 1000
Welcome to the San Jose 1000
The rooms were super-cool and funky -- modern and retro at the same time. Rock posters served as the artwork throughout the hotel.
San Jose hotel petite suite 1000

San Jose hotel petite suite 2 1000

San Jose hotel room 1000
The patio was filled every night with people drinking and socializing. 
San Jose hotel lobby 1000

The outdoor spaces were beautiful too:Hotel San Jose courtyard 1000 birdhouse
Jo’s Coffee is right next door to the hotel:Jo's Coffee 1000
While we were there, we had some tasty pizza at Home Slice, awesome shrimp & grits at The Snack Bar and a transcendent chocolate bread pudding at Woodland.
More later…