A South Congress Gem

The place is dreamy - Hotel San Jose is a true gem. Built in 1930s as a motor lodge, the hotel was recently renovated. Now it's a busy venue at night as well as on an average weekend afternoon. 

The hotel is located on South Congress Avenue here in Austin. Right around the corner from Joe's Coffee and the ultra famous "I love you so much" graffiti-turned-everyone's-photo-backdrop wall. (You can read a ton more about that in my previous post here). 

 

The new style is rather unique, and combines traditional Texan south western motives with a minimalistic touch. I just couldn't help but admire the vines covering the wooden beams, and the soft mid-November sun light shining through.