Built is 1897, this Victorian beauty is one of the nicest historic properties in Austin. Each of the nine guestrooms has a private bath, most of them with elegant claw foot tubs. The house has ample porch, balcony and deck space. Located walking distance from downtown, UT, and the state capitol makes this establishment ideal for tourist and business traveler alike. Hot Texas sized buffet breakfast served daily as well as complimentary beverages and sweets at your leisure.
Room 10 has a private entrance, queen bed and a shower in the bathroom. It has a little porch to enjoy sunrises on.
Room 11 is downstairs. It has a queen bed with a classic metal frame, and antique tub. The bathroom is almost completely new, right down to the tile floor.
Room 12 is a favorite among our frequent visitors. It has a king sized sleigh bed, an antique bathtub, and a door onto the balcony. It is considered by many to be our most romantic.
Room 13 is one of the larger nicer rooms. It has an antique tub, a four poster king sized bed, and a door onto the awesome balcony.
Room 14 is one of the nicer queen rooms we have. The bed is a wooden canopy, and it has a door onto the balcony and an antique clawfoot tub.
This room has its very own deck, with a very good view of the University of Texas Tower. The room also has clawfoot tub and a queen sized bed.
Room 16 is a more secluded room. It has a king sized bed and a shower.
Room 17 is perfect for single travellers. It has a desk, wardrobe, dresser and a twin sized bed. The bath has a shower.
The attic suite at the Star of Texas Inn is large enough to accommodate 4 people comfortably. There is a king sized bed, and a queen sized futon in a sitting area. The bathroom has an antique tub.
3.8 on October 13, 2012
Loved room 13, much prettier and spacious than it looks on the website, but the room was FREEZING!! We could almost see our breath and had to sleep in our robes. Closing the vent didn't help much and it made a whistling noise. There is not room temp adjustment and the blankets were thn. Also, it was extremely loud all night. We heard Construction and garbage trucks all night and didn't get much sleep because of this. Wait a few months or a yr before you stay here if you want to sleep. Loved the breakfast and porches. Checkout was a little awkward, wasn't sure where to go. The bathroom was lovely.
4.0 on August 24, 2010
We found this B&B for a last minute trip to Austin. What a wonderful stroke of luck! The rooms were quiet and comfortable. The location was convenient to everything. Absolutely no problems with parking. And to top it all off the food was excellent. The next time we go to Austin we will definitely stay at the Star of Texas Inn.
4.2 on January 20, 2010
Our room was lovely. The cookies were amazing and the inn is in a great location. However, the manager does not stay on property, so if you need advice it would be hard to get.
5 on October 20, 2009
We have stayed at the Star of Texas Inn a couple of times now and will definitely plan to return. We have so many good things to say about this bed and breakfast it's hard to know where to begin. The quaint gate and path that lead to the side door entrance has the reminecent feel of grandma's house. Then, upon entering we walk into the aroma of fresh baked cookies. There are always cookies waiting for you at the door. With just the right timing the staff is always there to help with what you need and with Austin hospitality. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and neat. We feel at home when we are there. Breakfast in the morning has been delicious. We like the location as it has been central to our activities. We also enjoy sitting on the balcony or porch and watch people go by. Chris and Sylvia do a fine job of running the Star of Texas Inn. We hope to see you there again soon.
4.0 on January 28, 2009
Have stayed a couple of times. Breakfast is great and a nice presentation of fruit and breakfast choices.
3.6 on February 06, 2008
Chris, Sylvia and all the staff were most helpful and friendly. The location is close to the University, so there's lot of hussle and bussle along the street, but was quiet at night. Very nice porches to sit out and watch the world pass by.
4.0 on November 16, 2007
My favorite things about the stay: the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on, a HUGE private deck, and antique bathtub perfect for a long hot soak. It is convenient to everything downtown. I almost wish I had nothing else to do during my stay in Austin and could have just relaxed in my room a little bit more. I've seen other reviews where noise was an issue, but I am used to sleeping with a fan in the background (they provide them as well) and even though there was construction outside during my stay, I was able to get a restful night's sleep.
AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 6 miles
Take Hwy 71 West out of the airport. Go a mile or two and take the 183 North exit. Take the Martin Luther King (MLK) exit off of I-35 and heading west. Go about a mile to Rio Grande St. and turn right. Go to 22nd St. and turn right. At the very next right, turn into our lot.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
, Wireless Internet Access
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos
Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Museums/Art Galleries, Live Music, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports
Sylvia and Chris Mackey
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Migas are a Mexican breakfast dish. Classic migas come as scrambled eggs, with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, cheese and jalapenos in them. Tortillas are served for making tacos.