Austin's Inn at Pearl Street

1809 Pearl St , Austin, TX 78701 USA (Show map)

About

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!

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Great place to stay

4.2 on December 05, 2016

This is a convenient place to stay, if you're in the University area. Be prepared for personal service, not the typical stressful hotel experience! I'll be staying here again in the future. I did not take advantage of any of the meal services, so I can't comment on that.


Always feel at home as repeat customers

5 on December 04, 2016

Just a very nice atmosphere. We feel relaxed and at home the minute we arrive. Always warmly welcomed. The use of the common decks, parlors, and all of the facilities where we can invite locals over for a glass of wine makes it really feel like home. The décor is just warm and beautiful. We love Kelly Ted, Maurice and of course-Jill!


Lovely Inn in a great location

4.6 on November 28, 2016

The rooms were beautiful and comfortable, and the Inn was the perfect home base for us as we explored the city.


Best accidental find ever!

4.4 on November 25, 2016

Needed a place to stay on a busy weekend. Everywhere else they are charging crazy prices. The Pearl was reasonable so I grabbed it. BEST MOVE I EVER MADE! It is a great little place convenient to just about everywhere in DT Austin. It is just far enough out of the hustle and bustle to be nice and quiet. It is a beautiful place, too. Honestly can't imagine ever staying anywhere else in Austin again. (We didn't wake up in time to make breakfast so I can't comment on the food. It did smell good though....)


The Library Room.

5 on November 13, 2016

The entire property is so charming, and I wish I had stayed longer. So many special touches and details. Everyone was so helpful, especially Jessica. I will tell my family and friends about it, and I hope to stay at your inn again. Anne-Marie Hughes


Good times

4.6 on November 13, 2016

We only got to stay there one night, but the staff made it extremely special and very romantic. Highly recommended!!


Great Stay in the Texas Hideaway

4.2 on November 10, 2016

We loved the room, the B&B and the proximity to everything. The staff was super friendly and helpful and aided in our love of Austin. The Breakfast was a little sub-par, but we knew that going into it. Otherwise, great accommodations and we would totally stay there again.


THIS is the place to stay in Austin

4.6 on November 02, 2016

Found this place by accident. It is the cutest place run by the nicest people (who don't seem to sleep because they are working so hard!) in a nice quite part of DOWNTOWN! This place is 8 minutes from everything and 8 minutes away from the noise. I will never stay anywhere else in Austin. It's not a hotel room. It's more of a home. Haven't tried the other "rooms" but we had the cottage that a kitchen, a HUGE bedroom, a cute bath, a parlor and a patio outside the parlor. It's all pretty old, but it was CLEAN! Cleaner than the Radisson or the Driscoll! There's also a really nice common area covered in trees. We did not wake in time for the continental breakfast, but another couple there said it was tasty and plentiful. Really looking forward to finding a reason to go back to Austin so we can stay at the Pearl again! It really is a Pearl in the craziness of Austin.


Amazing, cozy & friendly

5 on October 21, 2016

Beautiful setting, a haven in Austin. The owner Jill is super friendly and a great person to chat with. Her staff are super attentive. I can't say enough about this place!


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4.6 on October 08, 2016

Had a great time in Austin at the Inn at Pearl Street. A little oasis in the middle of the city. Jill was a perfect host, helping us with plans each day. We stayed in the Far East room and it was lovely. Definitely recommend if visiting Austin


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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

13 - Weddings

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

15 - The Tower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

14 - Other Events

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

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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

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

Check Dates

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.
  • Cancellations: A written cancellation is needed at least 10 days prior to check in to receive 100% of the value of your stay and to avoid being charged the full amount of your stay. For the dates of November 14-17, 2013, there is a 30-day cancellation period. For the dates of March 6-15, 2014, there is a 20-day cancellation policy. If the reservation is not cancelled within the cancellation period, each night of your reservation will be charged. The full extent of the stay will be charged in the event of a premature departure this is not dependent on the Inn's occupancy level. No verbal cancellations will be accepted. All cancellations need to be emailed directly to the Inn. Force-Majeure Clause: Your obligation to pay under the Cancellation Policy is not excused, limited or modified due to unforeseen circumstances, natural disasters or acts of God. All reservations are nontransferable. Please review further our Terms Conditions at .innpearl, in order to be aware of all fees, charges and obligations related to our cancellation policy. International Lodging Protector is provided by Allianz Global Assistance. If you selected yes, add lodging protector a separate charge will appear on your credit card for this service. This service is available to US residents only.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jill Bickford

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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