In a historically vibrant neighborhood devastated by the economic crisis, the Hotel Eleven site was purchased out of bankruptcy with a vision to enliven the area with a true neighborhood hotel and bar — one deeply rooted in the community and drawing inspiration from context in both form and medium. At the street level, neighborhood-inspired materials define an indoor-outdoor bar that spills out to the streetscape activating the sidewalk and encouraging guests to mingle with local residents.
Fourteen unique hotel rooms are organized around a central core of stacking porches invoking the social spirit of the bungalow. At each level, these gathering spaces buffer the transition from public realm to private room. Each vividly colored room is distinctly balanced with quiet custom millwork and furniture, built by local artisans. From bedroom to bar, this boutique hotel invites guests to experience and enrich the neighborhood fabric of East Austin.