Austin's Inn at Pearl Street

1809 Pearl St , Austin, TX 78701 USA (Show map)
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Austin's only Bed & Breakfast selected as "Designer Show House", Austin's Inn at Pearl Street is considered one of the finest, most unique, and most exclusive for the discriminating traveler. Also, chosen "The most romantic Inn in Austin", this charming turn-of-the-century Greek Revival estate is a cozy setting for old world ambiance. Located in the most historic neighborhood in downtown Austin, The Uptown Cultural District on Judge's Hill, in walking distance from U.T., the Texas State Historical Museum, the Capitol and Sixth Street, with ten guest rooms (three available with kitchenettes for extended stays), and plenty of private parking. Surrounded by balconies, porches, a large deck, and covered by massive shade trees, Austin's Inn at Pearl Street, creates a charm all its own, with a soothing eclectic glimpse of the past and present. You will find plenty of lush common areas for relaxing. So take a step back in time and sit back with your favorite glass of wine, watch a movie on the large-screen TV/VCR in the Veranda, or on your in-room TV/VCR. A full continental breakfast is available daily. At Pearl Street you are always welcome. Your overnight visits will be restful, private parties wonderful, meetings productive, and your celebrations simply magnificent! We do not have a 24 hour check in desk, please contact us directly by email at thepearl@innpearl.com to provide your check in time after booking your reservation.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Very nice and cozy

4.6 on August 28, 2018

If you like a home feel with a comfortable bed and privacy then this is your place. The team is very nice and helpful with any request.


not allowed to stay

1.0 on August 07, 2018

My wife, who has reflex sympathetic dystrophy, has a true, well trained and essential service dog who allows her to walk without falling. The inn, in violation of federal law, would not allow us to stay.


A little slice of paradise in the middle of Austin!

4.2 on July 08, 2018

The Inn at Pearl Street has charm and character. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the staff is friendly and helpful. We plan to return on our next trip to Austin! I gave the onsite dining a mets expectations because "not applicable" was not an option.


Quaint and eclectic with fabulous color scheme

4.6 on July 05, 2018

So delighted I found this vintage inn. The bed was very comfortable, the house is simply charming. The Wi-Fi worked great, the room was nice and cool. Can’t wait to come back!


Nice Boutique Hotel

4.0 on May 21, 2018

This was the second time I have stayed at this Inn. It was pretty much the same as the first time. i.e., the rooms and beds were comfortable, the properties are well and tastefully decorated, the public spaces are great areas to sit and enjoy a drink (BYOB) and snacks (also bring your own), and the location is convenient. The only complaint about this stay was that the muffins and other breakfast items were practically non-existent; I realize that one doesn't expect to receive a full breakfast here, but the paucity of what was available was unexpected based upon my prior stay..


Pleasant and Charming Inn

4.4 on April 21, 2018

My spouse and I stayed there recently and enjoyed our stay enough so that we booked a return trip with friends for next month. We were served a complimentary beverage upon arrival and showed to our room, which was in the most elegant building on the premises. The bed was very comfortable and the room well and tastefully decorated. There is a great patio which is a pleasant place to sip some wine. The breakfast is continental but was adequate for our needs. Parking is free with one spot per room; just get the permit to put on the front dash.


A gem in the heart of Austin - Don't miss the chance to stay here

4.6 on April 11, 2018

Pros: Beautiful room(s) - the cottage. The staff was very, very accommodating when I needed to expand from the Far East room to a larger option. Great communication. Friendly staff on the premises and the accommodations were perfect to the last detail. I travel a lot and this was one of the best experiences. Cons: None really. The breakfast offering was gone - except for juice, coffee or tea by 9 am so plan to rise early for breakfast or eat someplace in Austin. Will book again next trip!


Austin's Inn at Pearl Street

2.4 on April 10, 2018

Nice neighborhood. Easy access. Nicely decorated. Gothic Room was quiet and spacious with separate setting area and its own porch. Unusually large number of outside sitting areas within garden compound. Parking for one car per room was adequate. Breakfast was thin with only self serve coffee, tea, juices and light pastries. Did not provide bottled water.


Charming boutique hotel

4.6 on April 09, 2018

My spouse and I spent one night at the Inn recently and liked it so much that we booked a return visit next month with another couple. The Inn is conveniently located on MLK Blvd near both the University of Texas and the State Capitol complex. It is composed of three buildings and we stayed in what appeared to have been the oldest and most elegant of the 3. Our room was the French Room which had a queen bed and private bath with claw foot tub. The bed was very comfortable and the room tastefully decorated. The man who checked us in was very nice and accommodating. The breakfast is continental with pastries, fruit and coffee/tea/hot chocolate. They have free parking at one spot per room booked; you just get a permit at check in to put on your dash. If the weather is nice, the Inn has wonderful outdoor seating where you can sip a glass of wine or whatever. They provide a complimentary glass of beer or wine but if you want more you either buy from them or bring your own.


The Oxford room Rules the Roost

4.0 on March 12, 2018

This room was perfect for us. Cozy, eclectic a great bed and bathroom and best of all it’s own covered roomy porch for coffee or wine.


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Rooms & Rates

09 - The Bombay Room

The Bombay Room (click Tree House photo on right to view) is adjacent to the Tree House Suite. Both are accessible to each other through a simple door that can either stay closed or be opened to share as an entire 1000-sq. ft. comfortable mini-apartment. The Bombay Room (located in back of Inn, 2nd floor) is decorated in a light & airy feel of palms and elephants. With it's own private entrance from a second story observation deck, this newest addition had plenty of closet space and a great view of the Inn's cobblestone courtyard. The Bombay and Treehouse serve as two seperate suites with an adjoining door, which can be opened up to provide for a larger two bedroom suite.

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

02 - The European Room

The billowy topped floral chintz draperies lend richness and luxury to this large, cozy sun-bathed bedroom. The furnishings in the European Room consist of cherished pieces displayed in a comfortable manner that is elegant yet practical. The bed and matching upholstered ottoman offer relaxation from the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day life.

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

06-The Venetian Room

Enjoy our glimpse of Italy! The Venetian Room is complete with airy clouds on the ceiling and gold patina throughout. A wonderful antique rug adorns the floor, offsetting sheers of black and gold. Surround yourself in old-world charm while soaking in your private Jacuzzi.

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

08 - The Oxford Room

The homelike Oxford Room comes complete with its own private hallway leading to a bath separate from the water closet. This richly colored red room is adorned in a Ralph Lauren/Laura Ashley motif and brings the country to mind. With a private covered balcony, hardwood floors, iron post bed, the Oxford Room is adorned with Grandma's favorite quilts as window coverings. This comfortable, bright, Americana style room will send you home with a warm and cuddly feeling all over.

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

01 - The French Room

The look of classical elegance basks in a sunny glow of yellows & bronzes in the French Room. The room features F. Schumacher wallpapers and fabrics, and the ceiling is papered for an intimate ambiance. Accenting the entire room is a gorgeous crystal chandelier, which enhances the stunning French antique furniture. Relax and step back in time into an original Victorian-era freestanding claw foot bathtub/shower to bring quiet closure to your day in the French Bathroom. The impact of the original tile floor and visual depth of the space is enhanced by the addition of the wall coverings. Take a bubble bath break! Don't you deserve it?

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

12 - Texas Hideway

Renovation of this room, the Texas Hideaway, was completed in early March, 2004! The room boasts a sitting area, a dining area, a kitchen, a private bath and a sleeping area and private AC/heating unit. The room has all the rustic feel of the Classic Old West, but has all the comforts you would expect of an upscale bed & breakfast. Located atop a spiral staircase above the second floor of the Burton House.

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

03 - The Far East Room

Nestled in the back of the Victoria House, with lovely south-facing doors leading to a balcony retreat, the Far East room provides an airy ambiance by day. Salmon-colored walls with a special painted finish add drama and depth by night. The antique Oriental screen adorning the wall is a sight to behold as you enter the room and yield to the unique flair of the Far East. The detailed Far East bathroom integrates the rough texture of the exposed brick wall with the new polished marble shower and floors which compliment the bedroom. Detail makes this space warm and inviting for the sophisticated guest looking for something extraordinary and unique.

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

11 - The Cottage

Separate from the main house but just a cobblestone walk away, the Cottage House has all the amenities of home, including: rust-colored tile floor covered by a Zapotec Native American hand-woven rug, a large screen TV/VCR, roll top oak desk, willow headboard, and a large pine antique wardrobe. If it's true privacy you're looking for, drive right up to your front door and walk into that charming warm ambience...Texas style!

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

05 - The Library

This warm and inviting downstairs suite hosts an antique fireplace reflecting the curious mind. The use of dark color values, unusual metallic treatments and luxurious, comfortable furnishings enhance existing architecture and insures the guest of a very restful sleep.

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

07 - The Safari Room

As the name suggests, the Safari Room is its own little jungle room. Boasting a mosquito net canopy bed, this room is walled with faux leather and includes its own private covered balcony. The richness of colors and textures will take you on your own private journey to Africa - without even having to leave the comfort and privacy your own room! Don't miss the bathroom, which hosts an antique dresser converted into a sink, animal print wallpaper, and exotic furnishings!

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

10 - The Treehouse

Up high and private with its own entrance, the Tree House enjoys an airy feel that brings back those tree-climbing days of childhood! Located on the second floor of its own private building, the myriad windows overlook trees all around. The whitewashed wood ceiling beams make you feel you're in an actual tree house suite! The apartment includes such conveniences as a large side-by-side refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and private balcony overlooking the grounds. The Bombay and Treehouse serve as two seperate suites with an adjoining door, which can be opened up to provide for a larger two bedroom suite.

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

04 - The Gothic Suite

A cathedral inspired bedroom sets the tone of a long forgotten era. Luxurious linens embellish this bed chamber. Sage greens, coppers and time worn finishes grace the room with a rich patina. The Gothic Suite offers the privacy and comfort you deserve. A separate day room adjoins, and is perfect for reading, visiting or to accommodate an additional guest. The suite includes a coffeemaker. Perfect for your special occasion or anyone wanting to put the world on hold.

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

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Location

Location Type

Downtown Historic Austin, Uptown Cultural District, Judge's Hill, City, Downtown

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 8 miles

Directions to property:

From I-35, take the Martin Luther King Blvd. exit and head west. Take a left at the second Pearl Street and turn left onto the cobblestone driveway behind the Inn. The Inn is located on the corner of MLK Blvd. and Pearl Street. The Inn has a red front door and is across the street from Channel 36 TV, five blocks from the university.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Palmer Auditoreum, Horse racing, parks, theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , In-room Candle-lit dinner. toiletries, Celebration Packages, Carraige or Limo Services, Twilight Dinner Packages

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Texas State Historical Museum, Art Galleries, Concert Venue, Outlet Stores, Texas State Capitol, LBJ Library, Nature/Pa rks, U.T., Fine Dining, Running Trails, Antique Shopping, Live Music, Performinig Arts, Famous 6th Street, Picnic Areas, Whole Foods, Spas, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside Only. $250 fee will be charged if evidence is found.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Extra charge for 3rd guest in room.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $250 fee will be charged if evidence is found.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum some weekends, call for details.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: If more than three rooms are being booked by the same individual the first nights stay is required and is nonrefundable fourteen days from the arrival date, unless the rooms can be rebooked.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jill Bickford

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

Hotel services and ammenities with all the charms of an Inn setting is the goal Jill has tried to create with her charming but luxurious B&B. Having over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry has given Jill the experience needed to establish a wonderful romantic setting with her own great style of warmth and hospitality.

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Meals

Breakfast

continental (may not be included in low-season)

  • Serving Location: your room (by special arrangement), patio/deck shaded by Oak and Pecan trees, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Champagne/ Chocolate, Twlight Dinners


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