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A striking historic mansion in the heart of central Austin

Unique Qualities

  • Former home of Thomas Dudley Wooten, a founder of the University of Texas
  • Seasonal menu showcasing the very best Texan produce
  • Fitness centre and pool with luxury cabanas

The hotel in detail

Originally built in the late 19th century in the Judges Hill area of Austin, Hotel Ella has undergone an extensive renovation to produce 48 spacious and tastefully designed rooms and suites. Originally the Goodall Wooten Mansion, the hotel now has a stunning interior courtyard with a pool, private cabanas, a sparkling new restaurant and lounge and is just minutes from the Central Business District, the Warehouse District and Sixth Street.

The 48 rooms, including ten superb suites, are beautifully decorated and create a calm and relaxing ambiance. A number of rooms benefit from a veranda overlooking Hotel Ella’s expansive front lawn. Wander around the gardens and absorb the estate’s historic atmosphere. Built in 1898, the original mansion was home to the Goodall Wooten family.

Situated at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Rio Grande Street, Hotel Ella is just a short drive away from Austin’s business and shopping districts. Be sure to visit the venues that make Austin the Live Music Capital of the World. Then, head to the Texas State Capitol, the art and history museums followed by total relaxation at Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake.

  • 47 rooms
  • 1 restaurant
  • 3 floors
  • 2 lifts


The rooms


Neighbourhood Guide

  • The best experience close to the hotel is: Visiting the historic Texas State Capitol in the heart of downtown Austin.
  • The most unique spot nearby is: Congress Avenue Bridge – home to the world's largest urban bat colony and best visited between March and November.
  • Our hidden gem is: The Parlor Bar offers a fabulous weekday happy hour in a vintage setting, presided over by the blunderbuss of Goodall Wooten who lived in the mansion at the turn of the 20th century and whos portrait still hangs above the fireplace.
  • Guests can live like a local by: Taking the complimentary transfer to Barton Springs Pool, fed by underground springs and perfect for year round swimming. Robert Redford learned to swim here when he was 5 years old.
  • Our favourite time of year here is: Fall when the hotel hosts tailgates on the front lawn during the Longhorns' football season.
  • There’s no place in the world like: Sixth Street, a historic street and entertainment district and home to some of Austin's most popular bars and music venues.
  • The most adventurous thing to do near here is: Cycling to Lady Bird Lake, where you can paddleboard, kayak or canoe with great views of downtown.
  • The best selfie spot nearby is: Hope Outdoor Gallery, a three-story art installation and graffiti park.
  • For a breath-taking view guests should go to: Mount Bonnell, Austin's highest point at 785 feet. Hike to the top to get an unobstructed panoramic view of downtown and Austin's 360 bridge.
  • The ideal night here would be to: catch live music at Antone's, a historic house of blues which has hosted the likes of B.B. King, Ray Charles and James Brown.

Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning


Car parking

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Wi-Fi in room

24 hour room service

Airport shuttle

Pet Friendly

Wedding services

Check in
  • 03:00 PM
Check out
  • 12:00 PM
Hotel Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar
  • Business centre
  • Disabled facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Fitness centre
  • Garage parking
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Health club
  • Hypoallergenic rooms available
  • Internet access
  • Lift
  • Lounge
  • Meeting room
  • Non-smoking property
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Restaurant
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair accessible lift
  • Wi-Fi
Room Facilities
  • Adaptor plugs available
  • Air conditioning in room
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bath with shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Climate control
  • Desk
  • Disabled facilities in room
  • Fireplace
  • Free newspaper
  • Full size mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Interconnecting rooms available
  • Internet access in room
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Tea or coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi in room
  • 24 hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business services
  • Childcare service
  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Local shuttle
  • Masseuse
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Petsitting services
  • Porter
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services
  • Cycling
  • Indoor pool
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Swimming
  • Hiking 0.1 Miles
  • Nature trails 0.1 Miles
  • Children's activities 0.4 Miles
  • Sailing 0.4 Miles
  • Snooker or billiards 0.4 Miles
  • Table tennis 0.4 Miles
  • Water skiing 0.4 Miles
  • Watersports 0.4 Miles
  • Baseball 0.5 Miles
  • Basketball 0.5 Miles
  • Football 0.5 Miles
  • Soccer 0.5 Miles
  • Aerobics 1 Miles
  • Gym 1 Miles
  • Yoga 1 Miles
  • Badminton 1.1 Miles
  • Jogging track 2 Miles
  • Horse riding 2.4 Miles
  • 18 hole golf course 2.6 Miles
  • 9 hole golf course 2.6 Miles
  • Driving range 2.6 Miles
  • Fishing 3.5 Miles
  • Jet skiing 3.5 Miles
  • Scuba diving 5.2 Miles
  • Ice skating 7 Miles
  • Horse racing 15.3 Miles


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