Star of Texas Inn

611 West 22nd Street , Austin, TX 78705 USA (Show map)


Built in 1897, this Victorian beauty is one of the nicest historic properties in Austin. Each of the nine guest rooms has a private bath, most of them with elegant claw foot tubs. The house has ample porch, balcony and deck space. Located walking distance from downtown, UT, and the State Capitol makes this establishment ideal for tourist and business travelers alike. Hot Texas-sized buffet breakfast served daily as well as complimentary beverages and sweets at your leisure.



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service3.8
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Mixed Review...Sadly

4.6 on February 14, 2016

We are avid B&B guests: The Star of Texas Inn is our 39th B&B experience. While the room is excellent - the king bed comfortable, the inn immaculately clean, the breakfast delicious...our room, #22 in building 2, is located immediately next to the breakfast area. That means that you cannot possibly sleep beyond the arrival of the first breakfast eater...and that can be VERY early. I that we had been informed that Room 22, though very nice, is in a noisy location. So, I would recommend the inn, with its very friendly staff, but not this room in this location.

Great but...

3.8 on October 13, 2012

Loved room 13, much prettier and spacious than it looks on the website, but the room was FREEZING!! We could almost see our breath and had to sleep in our robes. Closing the vent didn't help much and it made a whistling noise. There is not room temp adjustment and the blankets were thn. Also, it was extremely loud all night. We heard Construction and garbage trucks all night and didn't get much sleep because of this. Wait a few months or a yr before you stay here if you want to sleep. Loved the breakfast and porches. Checkout was a little awkward, wasn't sure where to go. The bathroom was lovely.

Great stay at Star of Texas Inn

4.0 on August 24, 2010

We found this B&B for a last minute trip to Austin. What a wonderful stroke of luck! The rooms were quiet and comfortable. The location was convenient to everything. Absolutely no problems with parking. And to top it all off the food was excellent. The next time we go to Austin we will definitely stay at the Star of Texas Inn.

Wonderful, peaceful little inn

4.2 on January 20, 2010

Our room was lovely. The cookies were amazing and the inn is in a great location. However, the manager does not stay on property, so if you need advice it would be hard to get.

Star of Texas Inn ranks high on our list

5 on October 20, 2009

We have stayed at the Star of Texas Inn a couple of times now and will definitely plan to return. We have so many good things to say about this bed and breakfast it's hard to know where to begin. The quaint gate and path that lead to the side door entrance has the reminecent feel of grandma's house. Then, upon entering we walk into the aroma of fresh baked cookies. There are always cookies waiting for you at the door. With just the right timing the staff is always there to help with what you need and with Austin hospitality. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and neat. We feel at home when we are there. Breakfast in the morning has been delicious. We like the location as it has been central to our activities. We also enjoy sitting on the balcony or porch and watch people go by. Chris and Sylvia do a fine job of running the Star of Texas Inn. We hope to see you there again soon.


4.0 on January 28, 2009

Have stayed a couple of times. Breakfast is great and a nice presentation of fruit and breakfast choices.

Very, very welcoming and friendly

3.6 on February 06, 2008

Chris, Sylvia and all the staff were most helpful and friendly. The location is close to the University, so there's lot of hussle and bussle along the street, but was quiet at night. Very nice porches to sit out and watch the world pass by.

Very Comfortable.

4.0 on November 16, 2007

My favorite things about the stay: the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on, a HUGE private deck, and antique bathtub perfect for a long hot soak. It is convenient to everything downtown. I almost wish I had nothing else to do during my stay in Austin and could have just relaxed in my room a little bit more. I've seen other reviews where noise was an issue, but I am used to sleeping with a fan in the background (they provide them as well) and even though there was construction outside during my stay, I was able to get a restful night's sleep.

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Room

These rooms have either a king or queen bed. All of our rooms have a private bath, most have antique tubs and a couple have showers. All come with TVs, DVD players, phones, and high speed Internet access.

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $225

Room 10

Room 10 has a private entrance, queen bed and a shower in the bathroom. It has a little porch to enjoy sunrises on.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $85 - $175

Room 11

Room 11 is downstairs. It has a queen bed with a classic metal frame, and antique tub. The bathroom is almost completely new, right down to the tile floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $85 - $175

Room 12

Room 12 is a favorite among our frequent visitors. It has a king sized sleigh bed, an antique bathtub, and a door onto the balcony. It is considered by many to be our most romantic.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $85 - $225

Room 13

Room 13 is one of the larger nicer rooms. It has an antique tub, a four poster king sized bed, and a door onto the awesome balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $85 - $225

Room 14

Room 14 is one of the nicer queen rooms we have. The bed is a wooden canopy, and it has a door onto the balcony and an antique clawfoot tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $85 - $175

Room 15

This room has its very own deck, with a very good view of the University of Texas Tower. The room also has clawfoot tub and a queen sized bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $85 - $175

Room 16

Room 16 is a more secluded room. It has a king sized bed and a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Nightly Rate: $85 - $225

Room 17

Room 17 is perfect for single travellers. It has a desk, wardrobe, dresser and a twin sized bed. The bath has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $85 - $125

Room 18

The attic suite at the Star of Texas Inn is large enough to accommodate 4 people comfortably. There is a king sized bed, and a queen sized futon in a sitting area. The bathroom has an antique tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $85 - $225

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Location Type

City, Downtown


AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 6 miles

Directions to property:

Directions to Star of Texas Inn from I-35: Take the Martin Luther King (MLK) exit off of I-35 and heading west. Go about a mile to Rio Grande St. and turn right. Go to 22nd St. and turn right. At the very next right, turn into our lot.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

, Wireless Internet Access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Museums/Art Galleries, Live Music, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited All children must be 5 or older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Spring and Fall weekends require two nights
  • Cancellations: Our regular policy is 72 hours of notice prior to checking in. If we rebook the room, no penalty will be charged to you. This policy subject to change for large groups and other circumstances.
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Sylvia and Chris Mackey

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 7:30 to 10:00
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Migas are a Mexican breakfast dish. Classic migas come as scrambled eggs, with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, cheese and jalapenos in them. Tortillas are served for making tacos.

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