The Quarters at Hardin House

2206 Rio Grande Street , Austin, TX 78705 USA (Show map)

About

A small summer inn (open mid-May to mid-July), much in the style of a bed and breakfast. Conveniently located within walking distance to the University of Texas at Austin campus. Grant House, renovated in 1998, evokes a warm and homey feeling with its inviting common areas. All guests enjoy a large living area, 24-hour fresh coffee and ice cream, exercise room, and beautiful atrium and patio gardens. Cozy, comfortable, non-smoking rooms include phones, televisions with cable, daily housekeeping, and your choice of king-size or single beds. A bountiful, home-style breakfast is included.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Welcoming staff, clean, no bells and whistles

3.8 on July 17, 2015

As a weekend visitor, the location was blocks from campus and a drive of only a couple of minutes to get to everything else. The staff could not have been more lovely and welcoming. Our room was clean but the pictures do not lie when it comes to the room's simplicity. Then breakfast took place in their lovely breakfast area but left me wishing for a hotel continental breakfast. The food was not good. The open kitchen policy for all other times was very pleasant (icecream, tea, and other snacks whenever you want). The weight room is for girls. It features running machines and a few lights weights. Overall, come here if you are looking to be out and about and just need a safe, clean place to sleep with very nice ladies to welcome you.


Home away from home.

5 on July 06, 2015

I felt like a visitor that was welcomed. Staff (including housekeeping) was friendly and helpful. I wish they had rooms open during the school year.


Great stay!!!

5 on July 01, 2015

Clean, quiet, private for a bed and breakfast. Great hot breakfast in the am. Eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, toast. Close to UT campus and places to eat within walking distance. Highly recommend.


Lovely Place

4.6 on June 10, 2015

I really enjoyed my short Saturday night stay at Hardin House, which felt like a second home. Highlights: clean facilities, ice cream 24 hours, snacks, big TV lounge, private dining area, quiet patio, and great location - across the street from a Pluckers within walking distance to UT campus and a short bus ride to other attractions. Beds are a bit uncomfortable, but I would stay here again.


Feels like a mansion!

4.6 on July 12, 2014

Nice quality dorm with great living areas. nice breakfast!


Great stay in Austin

4.6 on July 01, 2014

Very comfortable beds. Only downside for me was rooms not as cool as I would like when we went to sleep but cooled better throughout the night. Wonderful breakfast and enjoyed watching tv at night in spacious living room, very comfortable. Too bad not available year round. Only place you would want to stay if visiting ut campus


Quarters B&B

4.2 on June 28, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our stay over orientation weekend. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Jeanine Fleming


Nice stay!

4.2 on June 26, 2014

First of all, this isn't formally a hotel, it is and was built to be an all-girls dorm serving mostly UT students. However, they open it up to the public during the summer, and I must say, it makes for a great hotel! Upon entering, I immediately felt like at home. It has a really nice living room area, dining table, kitchen, and the rooms are nicely and evenly distributed along the first and second floors. They keep the place very clean, and the ladies are really nice. The only issue I had was upon arrival. They have a really old credit card reader that neither of two ladies could make work. They had to note down my CC details and said they'd do it later. Other than that, I really enjoyed my stay!!


Great place

4.8 on June 26, 2014

Awesome place close to the university and downtown Staff is very friendly


AWESOME!

4.0 on June 26, 2014

It was a pretty cool bed and breakfast. The ladies in the front were very nice and the room we stayed in was clean and it felt like home. The breakfast was delicious because they had bacon! Overall a very safe and comfortable stay!


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Rooms & Rates

Grant 2202 2 twins private bath

2 twins, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $134.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grant 2203 K private bath

King, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $134.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grant 2204 K private bath

King, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $134.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grant 2205 K private bath

King, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $134.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grant 2206 K private bath

King, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $134.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grant 2207 2 twins private bath

2 twins, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $134.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grant 1106 K private bath

King, private bath with shower only, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $134.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grant 1107 K private bath

King, pirvate bath w/shower only, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $134.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grant 1102 1K + 1T private bath Family Rm

One king & one single twin, private bath with tub and shower, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $144.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Grant 1108 1K + 1110 2T shared bath Family Suite

This room is actually 2 rooms. #1108 has 1 King and #1110 has 2 Twins. Rooms are adjoined by a shared shower. 1st floor. Family Suite Regular Rate (2 rooms): $164.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Grant 2201 1 twin private bath

Single twin, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $104.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

Grant 1109 2 twins private bath

2 twins, private bath with shower only, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $134.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Walking distance to University of Texas at Austin, Downtown

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 10 miles

Directions to property:

From I-35: The front desk for The Quarters at Hardin House is located at 2206 Rio Grande Street, at the corner of Rio Grande and 22-1/2 Street. To reach Hardin House from IH-35, exit at Martin Luther King, Jr.(MLK) Blvd. Go west on MLK. UT will be on your right and the State Capitol grounds will be on your left. Turn right at Rio Grande, which is three streets past Guadalupe. Go past two stop signs. On your left mid-block is Hardin House, where you check-in.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Parking, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Workout facility

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fridge, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Allowed outdoors only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations require a credit card to confirm your booking.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations and modifications must be made 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a credit card charge of 1 room night plus tax. (UT Graduation weekend in mid-May requires a two week prior cancellation to avoid a credit card charge for the weekend.)

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kathryn Parke

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: M-F 7:30-9:00; S-S 8:30-10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian