Adams House Bed & Breakfast

4300 Avenue G, Austin, Texas 78751
Innkeeper(s): Liz Lock and Eric C. Hughes; Proprietor: Sidney Lock
  • The John R. Lock Bungalow

    The John R. Lock Bungalow

  • The Monroe Shipe Room

    The Monroe Shipe Room

  • Enjoy breakfast in the dining room.

    Enjoy breakfast in the dining room.

  • Downstairs

    Downstairs

  • Relax on the patio.

    Relax on the patio.

  • The Hyde Park Room

    The Hyde Park Room

  • The Elisabet Ney Room

    The Elisabet Ney Room

  • Welcome to Adams House Bed & Breakfast

    Welcome to Adams House Bed & Breakfast

  • Enjoy home-baked muffins.

    Enjoy home-baked muffins.

  • Beautiful Flowers

    Beautiful Flowers

  • The William T. Adams Suite

    The William T. Adams Suite

  • The Innkeepers, Liz & Eric

    The Innkeepers, Liz & Eric

 
  • Introduction

    Adams House Bed & Breakfast was voted the Best Bed & Breakfast in Austin for 2014 - the third year in a row. We are thrilled to say the least!

    Adams House Bed and Breakfast in Austin, TexasVoted "Best Bed & Breakfast" by the Austin Chronicle for 2014, 2013 & 2012!  Since 1998 the Adams House Bed & Breakfast has set the standard for excellent service, accomodations, and value in Austin, Texas.

    Built in 1911, this B&B has been granted a historic landmark status.  Ideally located in central and historic Hyde Park Adams House is perfect for both the business or vacation traveler.  Just two short blocks from a market, restaurants, a museum, wine bar, and bus stop.

    Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is free and available on the premises.

  • Awards

    The Heritage Society of Austin, 1997, The Historic Preservation Award

    The Austin Chronicle, Best of Austin 2000, Best Historic Bed & Breakfast

    TXT Round Up Awards, 2006, Best Bed & Breakfast

    Austin Historic Landmark, 2010

    The Austin Chronicle, Best of Austin , 2011, Best Neighborhood/Place to Live- Hyde Park

    The Austin Chronicle, 2012, Best Bed and Breakfast

    The Austin Chronicle, 2013, Best Bed and Breakfast

    The Austin Chronicle, 2014, Best Bed and Breakfast

    Adams House Bed and Breakfast in Austin, Texas - dining tableAdams House Bed and Breakfast in Austin, Texas - common room

  • Breakfast

     Adams House Bed and Breakfast in Austin, Texas - breakfast

    Breakfast is served during the week (M-F) between 7:30-9:00 am. Breakfast consists of homemade granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, home-baked muffins or breads, an egg dish, juice, tea, and coffee.  On the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) breakfast is served at 9:00 am. If there are dietary concerns, please let us know at the time of your reservation.

  • Austing Activities, Restaurants and Nearby Attractions

    Activities

    Adams House  is ideal for walking and biking with wide streets, beautiful trees and historic homes.

    Restaurants

    To the east one block you can find:

    • Hyde Park Bar and Grill (American)
    • Asti (Italian)
    • Julio’s (Mexican)
    • La Dolce Vita (Coffee, Full Bar, and Gelato)
    • Mother’s Cafe (Vegetarian)
    • Fresh Plus Market (Deli Sandwiches and Grocery Supplies)
    • Quack’s Bakery
    • Antonelli’s Cheese Shop

    Nearby Attractions

    Adams House Bed and Breakfast in Austin, Texas - patioThe Elisabet Ney Museum and Shipe Park are both located one block to the north with a seasonal swimming pool, tennis courts, and a playscape. Hancock Golf Course is also located in the neighborhood.

    The Adams House Bed & Breakfast is located just minutes from museums, theatres, amazing restaurants, and nearly 200 live music venues. Our close proximity to The University of Texas makes us a great home base for Longhorn football games and other UT events.

    Austin has a lot to offer but there is also plenty to see and do outside of the city as well. Take a day trip to San Antonio to visit The Alamo and stroll the Riverwalk. Drive to Fredericksburg and shop for antiques or visit a Texas winery. Visit Gruene and spend a day floating down the Guadalupe River or drive to Lockhart, the BBQ capital of Texas. We can offer suggestions for dining, day trips, shopping, and where to see the best live music.

    Transportation

    Two short blocks away at the corner of 43rd Street and Duval you can find the Austin Metro bus stop as well as the UT Shuttle. The bus routes can take you in a matter of minutes to The University of Texas, LBJ Library, the capitol building, downtown, South Congress (SOCO), and much more.

    If you would like to schedule bike or car rental, taxi cab service, or airport shuttle we would be happy to assist you.

  • The Innkeepers

    Adams House Bed and Breakfast in Austin, Texas - innkeepers eric and lizLiz is a local Austinite having been born and raised in the area. After attending the University of Texas she pursued a career in fashion leading her first to New York and then to Houston where she worked as a buyer. Since moving back to Austin Liz is enjoying running the Bed and Breakfast, volunteering on the Board of Directors for the Texas Bed and Breakfast Association, and spending time with her family.

    Eric moved to Austin in 2001 from New Hampshire to become part of the local music scene. Since then he has toured the West coast, the Midwest, and all over Texas. He has 7 albums to his credit with various groups. In addition to his drumming skills, Eric also volunteers for the Percussive Arts Society.  If you need a recommendation for a music venue or where the good bands are check with him (or see our blog for Eric's Pick of the Week).

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Liz Lock for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most guests see our positive reviews online and then look at our website. Once they see photos of our property and read more about us, they want to stay.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our homemade granola. We are located in a historic neighborhood that is easily walkable and has many restaurants nearby.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Austin is the live music capital of the world.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We came as guests and leave as friends. Staying in The Adams House feels like you are home.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The Elisabet Ney Museum located one block away. Tour the beautiful castle, learn about Elisabet Ney, and see her sculptures on site.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
    • Visit the Whole Foods Headquarters at 6th and Lamar
    • Take a tour of the Texas State Capitol
    • Walk South Congress to do some local shopping
    • See some live music at The Continental Club or two-step at The Broken Spoke
    • Swim at Barton Springs
    • Eat at a Food Trailer
    • Go to a museum (The Harry Ransom Center, The Bob Bullock Texas History Museum, The Blanton, or The LBJ Library
    • Walk around the Hike & Bike Trail/Lady Bird Lake
    • See wildflowers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
    • Watch the bats fly from the Congress Bridge
    • Visit The University of Texas campus
    • Sample local food. Try BBQ at Franklin’s or The Salt Lick, Tex- Mex at Trudy’s or Chuy’s, upscale Japanese at Uchi or Uchiko, or farm to table at Eastside Café or Contingo
    • See a movie and eat dinner at the same time at The Alamo Drafthouse
    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Yes! We have a park, a museum, golf course, market, cheese shop, coffee shop, wine bar, six restaurants, and a bus stop all within a few blocks.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    In walking distance my favorite restaurant is Hyde Park Bar and Grill, but don’t miss out on the famous Uchiko located just minutes away.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Adams House Blog: www.adamshousebb.blogspot.com/
    365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas: 365thingsaustin.com/
    Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau: www.austintexas.org/

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have five rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    No, we do not accept pets. If you needed to board your pet, the Austin Vet Hospital is located nearby. austinvethospital.com/

     

  • Directions

    From I-35 Heading South

    1. Take the 236B/237A/Airport Blvd/38 ½ Street Exit
    2. Immediately get to the right
    3. Take the first right onto Airport Blvd
    4. Immediately get into the left lane
    5. Take a left onto 45th Street
    6. Take the first left after Duval Street onto Avenue G (at the tennis court)
    7. The B&B is located at the corner of 43rd Street and Avenue G (Two story yellow house at the northwest corner)

    From I-35 Heading North

    1. After you drive through downtown the highway splits into an upper and lower deck
    2. Stay to the right and take the upper deck
    3. Exit Airport Blvd
    4. Take a left onto Airport Blvd
    5. Take a left onto 45th Street
    6. Take the first left after Duval Street onto Avenue G (at the tennis court)
    7. The B&B is located at the corner of 43rd Street and Avenue G (Two story yellow house at the northwest corner)

    From the Airport

    1. Exit the airport taking Hwy 71 West
    2. Take 183 North
    3. After crossing the bridge stay straight
    4. The road becomes Airport Blvd - Stay straight
    5. Take a left onto 45th Street
    6. Take the first left after Duval Street onto Avenue G (at the tennis court)
    7. The B&B is located at the corner of 43rd Street and Avenue G (Two story yellow house at the northwest corner)

    Parking

    We have a circular driveway where if a space is available you can park there. If the driveway is full, street parking is available on 43rd Street or Avenue G in front of the B&B. All parking is free and there are no time restrictions.