Brava House

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


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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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.3

A special place

5 on May 29, 2017

This is truly a special place. Our two-room suite exceeded our expectations in every way. It was large but cozy and comfortable. It had everything we needed and was simply lovely. Nick is the perfect host, cooking up wonderful breakfasts each morning and proving helpful and thoughtful information about local restaurants and sights. The house is centrally located. We only wish we had more time. We will definitely be back!

Great gem in the heart of Austin.

4.6 on November 08, 2016

What a great surprise find! Excellent service, cozy rooms, fantastic location!

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 Garbo is a spacious suite located off the front porch filled with light from the floor to ceiling victorian windows. The suite includes two fireplaces beautiful mahogany antiques, Queen bed, private bath with claw foot bathtub & shower, separate living room, Kitchenette and hardwood floors throughout.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $275

Fitzgerald Suite

The Fitzgerald Suite is a spacious room full of natural light from the beautiful floor to celling windows. Includes parlor with original turn of the century fireplace, kitchenette, separate Bedroom and private Bathroom with double headed shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $275

Van Gogh Room

The Van Gogh Is a cozy room directly off the back porch it has a queen sized bed small sitting area, Mini-fridge & Coffee pot, and private bathroom with walk-in shower. This room is excellent for couples and business travelers.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $250

Casablanca Room

The Casablanca sits on the second floor amongst several flowering Texas trees offering color and light throughout the year. The room includes a queen sized bed small couch and sitting area, mini-fridge & coffee pot, and private bathroom with a beautiful claw foot tub with shower. This is a great room travelers looking for privacy and connivence.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $250

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 - $325

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Location Type

Texas Hill Country, Texas State Capitol, University of Texas, SXSW, F1, ACL, Airport, Downtown


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

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, walking distance to downtown Austin

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  • Check In:: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • 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

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Nick Kyle

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  • Time Served: 8-9 weekdays 9-10 weekends
  • Serving Location: Back House, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area