Located in the heart of South Congress, Hotel San Jose was transformed in the late '90s from a run-down motel into a destination for the traveler with a keen eye for design, and a desire for hip-but-unpretentious lodgings within a stone's throw of one of Austin's most vibrant cultural districts. Man, travelers are cool! The ivy-covered exterior portends the spot's peaceful courtyards, intimate pool, and Michelada-friendly patio. The courtyard suite has a private balcony overlooking people drinking said Micheladas. Rooms are furnished with mid-century furniture, high-end linens, and boutique touches from typewriters to concert posters, which totally rocks! The proprietors also own neighboring Joe's Coffee and serve the same locally-roasted beans for free every morning in the lobby. Suck it, Joe's Coffee patrons.