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 room4.0
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Brought Back Memories

4.8 on June 19, 2017

The reviews said that this was a dorm turned into a B&B while school wasn't in session. I'd heard about universities offering reasonably-priced rooms for tourists and we were looking forward to staying in one. The location, next to campus allowed us to visit the area, even touring the university on foot. It's a nice walk, despite the heat & humidity. The staff provided us with enough interesting activities for a week in Austin which resulted in a fun-packed morning before heading to the airport. The rooms were decorated dorm rooms; clean and comfortable. Our kids begged for mattress toppers when they were in dorms. So we weren't surprised to find the mattress a tad firm. It must be similar at every university. We still slept well. The common room with stocked kitchen was an unexpected plus. Yes, I'd read about the ice cream. There are also drinks in the fridge, tea and coffee and breakfast in the morning was - well, Texas-sized generous.Overall, it brought back memories of our own university experiences.


Very enjoyable stay

5 on May 24, 2017

Great accommodations-....just like home! Everyone very helpful & friendly Food was very tasty


Enjoyed our stay!

4.0 on May 24, 2017

It was a very convenient location. Breakfast was nice, rooms clean. I found the beds comfy but I did bring extra pillows as suggested in another review. Staff were friendly and engaging. I would recommend!


UT Graduation

4.8 on May 23, 2017

Great little find in Austin! Will definitely stay here again!


Great stay at the Quarters!

4.4 on June 18, 2016

I had the opportunity to stay at the Quarters while I was in Austin and it was an awesome experience! The staff could not be nicer and the atmosphere was warm and homey. It's only available in the summer, so don't miss your chance to stay here.


UT orientation weekend

4.4 on June 18, 2016

Quiet comfortable room with excellent A/C, WiFi, satellite TV, breakfast, parking, ample public space, 24-hour coffee & tea, walking distance to the UT campus, located in highly desired west campus area. Restaurants and convenience stores within a short walking distance.


Great place

5 on June 08, 2016

The staff was extremely nice and helpful. The room comfortable and clean. Was a great experience, would stay there again next time I'm in Austin.


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.


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Rooms & Rates

Grant 2202 2 twins private bath

2 twins, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $144.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Grant 2203 K private bath

King, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $144.

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

Grant 2204 K private bath

King, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $144.

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

Grant 2205 K private bath

King, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $144.

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

Grant 2206 K private bath

King, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $144.

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

Grant 2207 2 twins private bath

2 twins, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $144.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Grant 1106 K private bath

King, private bath with shower only, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $144.

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

Grant 1107 K private bath

King, pirvate bath w/shower only, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $144.

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

Grant 1102 1K + 1T private bath Family Rm

One king & one single twin, private bath with tub and shower, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $154.

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

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): $179.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Grant 2201 1 twin private bath

Single twin, private bath with shower only, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $114.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

Grant 1109 2 twins private bath

2 twins, private bath with shower only, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $144.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Grant 1100b 1 twin shared bath

1 twin in bedroom, shared bath (tub and shower) within suite. Regular Rate: $92.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

Grant 1100c 1 twin shared bath

1 twin in bedroom, shared bath (tub and shower) within suite. Regular Rate: $92.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

Grant 1103 K shared bath

Kng, shares bath with shower only in hallway with #1104, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $134.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grant 1104 1 twin shared bath

Single twin, shares bath with shower only in hallway with #1103, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $92.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

Grant 1105 K private bath smaller room

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grant 1108-10 1K / Family Suite 1108 /

This room has 1 king, shared shower, connected to #1110, 1st floor. Family Suite Regular Rate (2 rooms): $179.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grant 1108-10 2T / Family Suite 1110 /

This room has 2 twins, shared shower, connected to #1108, 1st floor. Family Suite Regular Rate (2 rooms): $179.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Apt 108 1 king private bath apartment

1 King Apartment, private bath with tub and shower, living room, breakfast nook, kitchen, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $164.

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

Apt 109 1 king private bath apartment

1 King Apartment, private bath with tub and shower, living room, breakfast nook, kitchen, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $164.

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

Apt 208 1 king private bath apartment

1 King Apartment, private bath with tub and shower, living room, breakfast nook, kitchen, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $164.

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

Apt 209 1 king private bath apartment

1 King Apartment, private bath with tub and shower, living room, breakfast nook, kitchen, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $164.

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

Apt 212 1 king private bath apartment

1 King Apartment, private bath with tub and shower, living room, breakfast nook, kitchen, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $164.

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

Apt 110 2 twins private bath apartment

2 Twins Apartment, private bath with tub and shower, living room, breakfast nook, kitchen, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $164.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Apt 111 2 twins private bath apartment

2 Twins Apartment, private bath with tub and shower, living room, breakfast nook, kitchen, 1st floor. Regular Rate: $164.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Apt 210 2 twins private bath apartment

2 Twins Apartment, private bath with tub and shower, living room, breakfast nook, kitchen, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $164.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Apt 211 2 twins private bath apartment

2 Twins Apartment, private bath with tub and shower, living room, breakfast nook, kitchen, 2nd floor. Regular Rate: $164.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Apt Roll-Away Bed # 1

Roll-away bed for 1st floor apartment. $25

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

Apt Roll-Away Bed # 2

Roll-away bed for 1st floor apartment. $25

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

Grant 1100a 1 twin shared bath

1 twin in bedroom, shared bath (tub and shower) within suite. Regular Rate: $92.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

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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

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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.)
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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


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