• Afternoon tea at Goodall's  in Hotel Ella

Hotel Ella

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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.


Murder at the Mansion: A Valentine's Day Dinner at Hotel Ella

  • Til death do they part. This Valentine’s Day at Hotel Ella participate in a murder mystery soirée complete with twists and turns at every course.
  • The clues begin at cocktail hour in the Hotel Ella courtyard. Enjoy passed canapés and welcome drinks while you get to know your fellow guests (and suspects). Then move to Goodall’s for a 3-course, interactive whodunnit, complete with wine pairings. And don’t forget to don your favorite wedding attire at this nuptial affair; the best dressed couple of the night will be sent home with a complimentary future stay and a bottle of bubbles from Hotel Ella.
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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.

  • This month's topic:
  • If These Walls Could Talk: a conversation surrounding the Neill-Cochran exhibition with Jennifer Cumberbatch, Rowena Dasch & Ginger Geyer


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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.


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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.