Best Hotels in Austin
Quintessential (new) Austin: elegantly sophisticated and impeccably hip.
The redesigned Hotel Saint Cecilia, named for the saint of music and poetry, is a historic, romantic hotel with a rock-star edge. Its miraculous location is blocks from downtown, just off vibrant SoCo, yet somehow this place is able to remain hidden in lush, tree-shaded greenery. There are five suites, six poolside bungalows and three studios, each with a mix of eclectic art and attention to detail. Rooms feature Hastens handcrafted beds, Rivolta Carmignani sheets, Anichini towels, La Compagnie de Provence bath amenities, flat-screen TVs, Geneva sound systems, breakfast cooked to order and maid service twice a day. For added flair, there is an extensive library with vintage music and films, and a mini-bar with unusual treats from around the world. The property also offers a 50-foot pool and bike rentals for guests to enjoy the greenbelts that surround the neighborhood. Hotel Saint Cecilia is a secluded artistic retreat ideal for a jaunt through Austin’s nightlife---as the live music, clubs and restaurants of South Congress are within walking distance.