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Brava House

1108 Blanco Street , Austin, 78703 USA (Show map)
4.5
4 Reviews
$119 - $259
per night

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About

The Brava House is Austin's only downtown bed and breakfast. It is minutes to the State Capital, the Graffiti Park, 6th Street, the Expo Center, Palmer Auditorium, The Convention Center, The University of Texas and the LBJ Library. You will be within strolling distance from the nightlife of downtown Austin, local neighborhood shops, parks and the relaxing daytime activities of Lady Bird Lake. Brava House is an ideal location for those needing a central place to stay in Austin. One of the first Austin Victorian homes built in the late 1880's; it has been updated for today's lifestyle with wireless internet, cable TV, off street parking and air conditioning while maintaining the character and feel of a charming Victorian residence.

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4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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A great place to stay in Austin.

5 on October 11, 2012

Brava House is convenient and comfortable. Robin is an excellent and helpful host; I highly recommend this bed and breakfast - a comfortable bed and a delicious breakfast. To be in a quiet residential neighborhood, this place is amazingly close to everything: downtown, minutes from the airport, within an easy walk to many great restaurants. Staying here certainly enhanced our enjoyment of this delightful city.


Brava House

5 on July 22, 2012

Pictures do not do this house justice! In fact, the photos don't even begin to convey how charming, well thought out, and pretty the property is. Mary and Robin, the owners of the B&B, have put forth great effort to make sure that guests have everything they need to be comfortable--extra pillows and blankets, books, magazines, lamps in all the right spots, good climate control, a mini bar with drinks and snacks, etc. And somehow, though all five rooms were occupied during our visit, we never heard any of the other guests. The property is immaculate, and breakfasts are delicious. I cannot wait to return!


Relaxing Stay at Downtown B&B

3.8 on February 16, 2010

Had a wonderful two night stay at the Brava House. Found the accommodations just right for traveling for the first time with two shizto puppies. Very friendly, easy going and enjoyed a delicious breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Other guests were friendly and Robin and Mary were the perfect hosts. My husband and I would not think twice about returning. Thank you!!


Beautiful rooms, loved the privacy

4.2 on January 09, 2007

Convenient location, close to 6th street and downtown. Beautifully decorated rooms, elegant and uncluttered. Great patio and yard for relaxing.


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Rooms & Rates

Garbo Suite

The rooms are filled with antiques and natural light from the floor to ceiling Victorian windows. The Parlor has many uses, from hosting small business meetings to relaxing by the fireplace, reading or watching TV. There is a kitchenette, with refrigerator, coffee pot and sink. The etched wooden door that seperates the parlor and the bedroom, brings you to an evening of comfort with stately windows, an antique bedroom set that includes a vanity, and a comfortable bed with a new mattress!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $159

Nightly Rate: $129 - $159

Fitzgerald Suite

This room is the original parlor room of Brava House. A fireplace with the original period Italian marble offers a unique relaxed comfort to your visit to Austin. The original floor to ceiling windows flood this room with natural light. This spacious suite has a marvelous antique furniture set. The Parlor offers a comfortable place to meet clients or relax with a book by the fireplace. The kitchenette includes a microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot and sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $159

Nightly Rate: $129 - $159

Van Gogh Room

This private room is completely handicapped accessible. With a ramp that leads to its own private entrance from the back of the home, it is easy access to this room from convenient parking spots. The wonderful bay window floods the room with light. This room has a TV, refrigerator, coffee pot and a wonderful antique armoire. Completely accessible, the bathroom features a shower that can accommodate a wheelchair. All the fixtures, including the hairdryer, are easily within reach.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Casablanca Room

This second floor room is a warm and bright retreat. The high pitched ceilings and ample arched windows give this spacious room an open feeling. The room has a marvelous four post bed and convenient spots for relaxing to read by the large windows, working on expense reports, or watching television. The TV, refrigerator and coffee pot are offered for your convenience. The white and black tiled bathroom has all the amenities needed in a modern bathroom, including hairdryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Monroe Apartment Suite

Named after Marilyn, the Monroe is a full sized corporate apartment with living room, dining area, separate bedroom and bathroom. Hardwood floors, beautiful molding and wonderful tall windows with bay seats beneath add to the beauty of this room. A pull-out tempurpedic sofa makes into a queen size bed. There is a full kitchen including full-size refrigerator, gas stove and oven, dishwasher and cookware/housewares. Other features include a fireplace, microwave, TV with cable, wireless internet connection. The bedroom features a queen size tempurpedic bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $195

Nightly Rate: $179 - $195

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Location

Location Type

Texas Hill Country, Texas State Capitol, University of Texas, Airport, City, Downtown

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 8 miles

Directions to property:

From ABIA Exit the airport and turn left onto Texas Highway 71 (Bastop Highway). Take IH-71 west to Riverside Drive (there is a large La Quinta Hotel on the left). Turn right on Riverside Drive and proceed for about ten minutes. Turn right on Lamar Blvd. Turn left on 9th St. Turn right at the first stop sign, Blanco Street. Go through the stop sign and we're the fourth structure on the left after the fire station; second house from the corner---1108 Blanco St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Texas State Capitol, University of Texas, Texas State History Museum, Town Lake & Zilker Park, LBJ Library,Zach Scott Performing Arts,Graffiti Park,Bats Bridge, SOCO, 6th Street, Blanton Museum, COA Skate Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

, Wireless internet access, Mini-fridge in room, Coffeemaker in Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar

On-site activities

Bird watching, Walking distance to Lady Bird Lake where you can standup paddle board or canoe. There is a 10 mile long hike/bike trail around the lake. Stroll to the Capitol, 6th street, Whole Foods and the graffiti park. 20 restaurants within walking distance. Close to B Cycle rentals, Amtrak station and public transportation.

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only May smoke outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Inquire when making reservation
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Inquire when making reservations
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: see cancellation policy
  • Cancellations: 7 days prior to reservation 2 weeks for reservations of 7 days or more, and during holidays or special events. SXSW and ACL festival 30 days

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Robin Kyle

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8a/9a wkday 9a/10a wkend
  • Serving Location: Back House, Breakfast Room

Details

1108 Blanco Street , Austin, 78703 USA (Show map)

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