Time Out says
A boutique hotel in downtown Austin that melds historic Greek architecture and modern updates, and is just a quick walk from Austin's best art museums.
Located just a quick walk from the Capitol and the University of Texas at Austin, Hotel Ella is housed within the historic Goodall Wooten House, offering guests a secluded boutique getaway in the middle of the city. A wraparound porch and outdoor pool with cabanas allows visitors to enjoy sunny days at the hotel, while the inside bar and restaurant serves as a quiet oasis. Art lovers will appreciate the incorporation of pieces by Texas modern artists throughout the hotel, which boasts 47 rooms.
Neighborhood: Halfway between the Capitol and UT, Hotel Ella is within walking distance of both historical sites and the main UT drag. You'll also find Austin's best museums just a 10-minute walk away.
Blanton Art Museum: For both contemporary and fine art fans; be sure to check out Ellsworth Kelly's recently-installed "Austin."
The Drag: For shopping along UT's main thoroughfare, with pit stops at Moojo and the Hi How Are You mural.
Freedmen's: For one of the best BBQ brunches in town (available on Sunday only).
Time Out tip: Take advantage of the hotel's stunning Parlor Bar, which offers happy hour between 4 and 7pm during the week.