by Nathan Michael comment


typically, when I think of texas, I imagine: cowboy hats, ranches & miniature ponies; not a dreamy bohemian hotel. That’s what I love about austin though … The city’s eclectic vibe is always pushing things to the limit. I fell upon Hotel San José when I was visiting my sister last year.  It is one of those experiences where you feel like you’re hooked up to an i.v. full of love-drugs the whole time. truly surreal. with 40 custom designed rooms, you are bound to find the perfect place to hang your hat. plus, they even stock their mini-bars with read-to-make salsa kits! it doesn’t get much better than that. don’t think you can handle the texas heat? no worries–they have a pool ready for you to take a dip whenever your heart desires.

For those of you who are thinking about booking for next year’s SXSW, the waiting list opens May 1st & they start booking June 1st. So, get on it…They will fill up fast.

Until next time,

nathan michael


*all photos by nathan michael

19 responses to “NM | BEST OF”

  1. I’ve stayed here and LOVED it! Austin is such an amazing city. I usually stop in for a champagne cocktail on the patio next to the pool when I’m in town. Across the street from the Hotel San Jose is a wonderful bar and music venue, The Continental Club.

  2. Austin is a great city, I have found so much great architecture and interior designs here, there’s a plethora of cute boutiques and shops for accessorizing. I’d never heard of Hotel San Jose but will definitely keep in mind, I would KILL CATS to go back :)

  3. I have stayed there and loved it. Get a michelada in that gorgeous courtyard, or iced coffee from Jo’s next door (which has live music sometimes).

    My only wish is that the hotel’s pool were a bit bigger. Austin gets H-O-T.

  4. The outside of the hotel is magnificent, so naturally beautiful. It looks so relaxing there. Inside I like the white couch with all the colorful, mixed pattern pillows. Lovely pictures…I just want to lounge by that pool.

  5. Does anyone know where I can find that striped robe that’s hanging in the closet? I looked on the hotel’s website but they only sell an off-white spa type of robe! :(

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