We were welcomed by the staff here who knew our names when we arrived and told me happy birthday (they had asked my husband when he made the reservations if there was a special occasion). Our room was gorgeous but comfortable with a private patio overlooking the courtyard. There were cookies waiting for us on our table, they give you a choice of complimentary newspapers in the morning, and turn-down service included them leaving ice and rainwater. (And I have to mention how crazy comfortable the bed was!)
Each room has a turntable and the front office has a library of vinyls to take advantage of. Good selection (Beatles, Sly and the Family Stone, The Band, Miles Davis, to name a few) and a nice touch to get yourself in vacation mode.
We had coffee delivered at night from the lounge (expensive mixed drinks, but other drinks don't seem outrageous), and a delicious breakfast delivered in the morning. They make everything so easy, making it very easy to relax.
This place is very expensive though. We had a gift certificate and had to use it on a Sunday night (rather than a weekend night) because the rooms were otherwise out of range. If you have the money, you'll get a resort feel on one of the coolest streets in Austin - private, but close to the action. I'd recommend it for a special occasion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Saint Cecilia is a secluded luxury hotel in the heart of Austin's South Congress District. The 14 room property, situated on an 1880 estate, is a tribute to rock and roll opulence and royal elegance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint Cecilia Hotel
- Hotel Saint Cecilia Austin, Texas