• Afternoon tea at Goodall's  in Hotel Ella

Hotel Ella

Social Calendar

Hotel Ella features a variety of unique signature programming throughout the year for hotel guests and Austinites alike. This fall, enjoy afternoon tea service inside Goodall's, or join a lively art discussion at a Salon Series event. Explore our current experience offerings below.


Santa's Workshop

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Old Saint Nick is headed south once again to host his annual workshop, happening December 8th & 15th. Children of all ages are encouraged to kick-off the season of giving by donating to Caritas of Austin, in exchange for a free photo with Santa in the Ella Parlor. Be sure to make a reservation for our holiday brunch buffet in Goodall’s, and stick around for kids holiday crafts.

  • Photos with Santa: 11am-2pm, first come first served
  • Kid's Crafts: 11am-2pm, first come first served
  • Holiday Brunch Buffet: 10am-2pm, reservations & limited walk-in availability
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Salon Series

Art and style have been important components of Hotel Ella since the mansion was constructed at the turn of the 20th century. To honor the artistic roots of the property Hotel Ella presents a monthly Salon Series that features inspiring Austin creatives from all disciplines. The goal of the Salon Series is to amuse, educate and provoke inspiring dialogue about art, literature, film and music. The Salon Series is a free event and welcomes all members of the creative community.


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Afternoon Tea

Goodall’s serves a delightful weekend tea service from 3-5pm, Saturdays & Sundays. Afternoon Tea features a selection of organic Austin-based Zhi Teas and an assortment of traditional tea sandwiches, pastries, and confectionary sweets. Reservations are required with minimum 48 hours notice.

CALL 512.495.1800 TO RESERVE

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Parlor Bar Happy Hour

Join us Monday-Friday between 4-7 pm for weekday happy hour, featuring half-off cocktails, beers, and wine by the glass, plus specialty pricing on bar snacks.