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Gateway Guesthouse

1001 E. Riverside Dr. , Austin, TX 78704 USA (Show map)
4.8
30 Reviews
$225 - $345
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The Gateway Guesthouse is a luxury Bed and Breakfast dedicated to excellence in accommodations, amenities, service and cuisine. Join us at this historic 1917 property, in our individually and professional designed accommodations and pool/gardens and for our chef-prepared, critically acclaimed and award winning breakfasts. When you are ready to venture out, we are located at the intersection of downtown, SOCO and the East Side near everything that makes Austin such a special town. We look forward to your visit. Bess & Blaise Innkeepers

Rooms & Rates

Master Retreat

View of downtown; Memory Foam King Bed appointed in Luxurious Linens; Comfortable and Spacious Sitting Area with two overstuffed Chairs and Ottoman; HD Flatscreen TV with cable and DVD Player; MP3/iPod/CD/Radio Player; Dry Bar with glassware, flatware, coffee maker (with gourmet coffee and tea, of course) and mini fridge; Private bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, robes, slippers, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products; Private Deck

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

Carriage House

This large and private space is for you if you want to feel like you are living in Austin!;Private 550 sq ft full one-bedroom executive apartment;Comfortable full living room with efficient desk area; HD Flatscreen TV with cable and DVD Player;MP3/iPod/CD/Radio Player;Fully stocked kitchen;Dining area;Plush Queen Bed, with luxurious linens;Private bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, robes, slippers, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products;Washer/Dryer; Private Deck

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

The Loft

Our most private space;Sweet sleeping loft with King Bed appointed in luxurious linen;Sitting area;HD Flatscreen TV with cable and DVD Player; MP3/CD Player;Dry Bar with glassware, dishware, flatware, coffee maker (with gourmet coffee and tea, of course), and mini fridge;Private bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, robes, slippers, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products; Private Deck

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

The Studio

Overlook the pool;12' ceilings!;King Four-Poster Bed appointed in luxurious linens;Sitting area;HD Flatscreen TV with cable and DVD Player;MP3/CD Player;Dry Bar with glassware, dishware, flatware, coffee maker (with gourmet coffee and tea, of course), and mini fridge;Private bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, robes, slippers, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products;Private Covered Deck

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

Guest Room South

View of downtown;King Bed appointed in luxurious linenst; HD Flatscreen TV with cable and DVD Player;MP3/iPod/CD/Radio Player;Comfy chair;Lush Robes and Slippers;Shared bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products;Shared Sitting area with comfortable seating;Shared Bar area with glassware and mini-fridge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Guest Room North

View of downtown;Memory Foam Twin Beds appointed in luxurious linens; HD Flatscreen TV with cable;MP3/iPod/CD/Radio Player;Comfy chair;Lush Robes & Slippers;;Shared bath with plush Egyptian cotton towels, blow dryer and Body Shop earth and animal friendly bath products;Shared Sitting area with comfortable seating;Shared Bar area with glassware and mini fridge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining5.0

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Overnight stay in Austin

4.6 on June 28, 2014

The location is wonderful, just off I-35 and near entertainment and restaurants. My husband and I stayed overnight in The Loft, and found the accommodations welcoming and comfortable. The bed had a Tempurpedic topper, assuring a good night's sleep. Beware the stairs leading to the lofted bed, they are a bit narrow, but if you're able bodied, they shouldn't present a problem. The proprietor was attentive, but not intrusive, and she made us the most wonderful breakfast, served on our private little patio outside our room. My husband and I would most certainly consider staying here the next time we visit Austin.

Innkeeper Response
We were very happy to have you here with us and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for writing a review. We hope to see you again soon!


The Best B&& Ever

5 on April 18, 2014

I came to unwind for a few days. From the moment I arrived I felt very welcome. Bess and Blaise are awesome and so attentive to my needs. One day I was relaxing by the pool and a glass of wine seem to magically appear at my side. It was perfect. I stayed in the master suite and I have never slept on a more comfortable bed. The breakfast each morning was a real treat. I'm usually not a breakfast person, but I could not wait to wake up each morning to see what Bess was preparing. The place is very clean. The 3 dogs that live there are the most friendly and well behaved dogs I have every seen. The location of the Gateway Guesthouse is within minutes of just about everything. I will definitely be back and can't wait to share my experience with my friends. Thank you Bess and Blaise for everything. Robin

Innkeeper Response
Hello Robin and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was a true pleasure to have you stay with us and celebrate your birthday. We are so glad you enjoyed our Inn, your room and Austin! Have a great year and we'll look forward to your birthday celebration again next year! B&B


Great everything!

4.8 on April 02, 2014

Exceptional breakfasts; warm, charming and friendly; grounds and pool well kept and relaxing; great having a private deck; and I can't forget 3 wonderful, friendly, well behaved dogs! Great location! Easy walk to SOCO, Rainey St. and if you don't mind a little longer distance it is walkable to downtown. We would highly recommend staying at the Gateway Guesthouse.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We are exceptionally proud of our location and, well, we do love our dogs too! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope you'll be back! All the best, B&B


Wonderful and relaxing experience!

5 on January 20, 2014

Full disclosure, Blaise and Bess are friends. The entire purpose of our trip was to escape the MN winter, visit Austin for the first time, and to see our old friends. We stayed in the loft. It was a great space decorated with items they found on their trips over the years. I've never experienced such a comfortable bed. Blaise and Bess gave us great suggestions for food and drinks and set up reservations for us for a few nights. While it was a little colder than normal for Austin, it was glorious compared to MN and perfect for evenings in the spa. While the rooms, grounds, and the dogs make for a wonderful experience, breakfast a la Bess is truly AMAZING!! I was so lucky to enjoy it four mornings in a row. I can't wait to go back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We were thrilled to have you stay with us and are very glad you enjoyed your time in Austin. We hope to see you again very soon. B&B


Loved Gateway Guesthouse

4.4 on October 08, 2013

From Flattlands travel blog: www.marikaflatt.com/blog -- Like Lady Antebellum sings: “I don’t know why you don’t take me downtown, like you got anywhere better to be…” I had the pleasure of visiting Gateway Guesthouse, perched on a hill in the venerated Travis Heights neighborhood off East Riverside. This boutique B&B showcases a home built in 1919. Much of this historic home has been preserved but much has been modernized, too. Innkeepers Blaise & Bess have put some real heart and soul into this haven, like adding a pool with hot tub and adding freestanding suites out behind the main house. With three guestrooms on the second floor of the main house and three guest quarters out back, they often stay booked up on the weekends. I was able to see the Carriage House, which is a one-bedroom apartment-style space, with a kitchenette, small living room, bathroom and washer/dryer. This was ample space for two, crisp and clean and also boasted a private porch overlooking the pool. Speaking of the pool, the water feature provided a great afternoon backdrop, with the trickling of water; it was the perfect place to read a magazine while sipping on a glass of chardonnay. But, possibly the most impressive highlight of Gateway Guesthouse is Chef Bess’ delightful dishes. Former restaurateur, Chef Bess can whip up a breakfast to remember! We started out with a fresh fruit salad, followed by a puff pastry quiche with crispy potato hash browns. I can see what kept Chef Bess’ customers coming back to her restaurant (which was featured on “Diners, Drive ins & Dives”).


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Location

Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 9 miles

Directions to property:

71/Ben White West 35 North Riverside Exit Left (West) on Riverside 2nd light, Left (South) on Travis Height Blvd House on corner, on left

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Music Clubs, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Spa

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Library, Spa , iPod/iPhone Players, Swimming Pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, SOCO Day and Nightlife, Downtown Day and Nightlife, East Side Heat!, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Not permitted
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: See web site
  • Cancellations: Date changes, prior to 30 days before reservation date, will be made based on availability.
Cancellations, prior to 30 days before reservation date, incur a 10% of full reservation cost administration fee.

Within 30 days of reservation date, no changes or refunds will be offered.

We do our best to be accommodating in emergency situations.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Bess Giannakakis & Blaise Bahara

Languages spoken

Greek, English

Resident Pets

1 Cat , 2 Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet

  • Time Served: 6am-9am
  • Serving Location: Pool/Spa-side, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan


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1001 E. Riverside Dr. , Austin, TX 78704 USA (Show map)

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