Proud UT parents and Longhorn alums, businesspeople, and couples are all regulars to this impeccable West Campus boutique hotel. Along with its prime location in an area with a dearth of lodgings, Hotel Ella is known for its casual-chic restaurant, attentive service, and gorgeous Greek Revival architecture; the house was built in 1900 for Goodall Wooten and his new wife, the former Ella Newsome. All the rooms in the mansion—as the main building is called—as well as those in the 1983 North Wing addition are old-style elegant, but with modern amenities such as 47-inch LED TVs. In the mansion, the second-story signature rooms are the most fun; most of them open onto a sweeping wraparound porch and have high ceilings and large bathrooms. The third-floor rooms are a little smaller, while those in the North Wing have patios and surround a tree-shaded courtyard centered by a pool. Goodall’s Kitchen offers fresh seasonal fare in a casual, minimalist atmosphere. The original Ella’s role as a patron of the arts is reflected in the lobby’s art photographs and prints and the hotel’s monthly salon series.