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Hotel Saint Cecilia

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#125 of 231 hotels in Austin
Location
4.7
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4.8
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4.5
Value
3.8
Hotel Saint Cecilia is a secluded luxury hotel in the heart of Austin's South Congress District. The 21 room property, situated on an 1880 estate, is a tribute to rock and roll opulence and royal elegance.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Gift shop
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Room service
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Charlotte Rosie wrote a review Sep 2023
Amsterdam, New York5 contributions2 helpful votes
My recent stay at Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin was an artistic and luxurious experience that perfectly blended music, design, and relaxation. The hotel’s location in the vibrant South Congress Avenue provided easy access to Austin’s eclectic culture and live music scene. My room was a sanctuary of creativity, with unique furnishings and a vinyl record player that set the mood for a musical journey. The central location allowed me to explore Austin’s iconic neighborhoods, from SoCo to Downtown. Dining at the hotel’s lounge, the St. Cecilia Lounge, was a culinary delight, with a menu that celebrated local flavors. Hotel Saint Cecilia exceeded all my expectations, and I eagerly look forward to my next visit to this artistic gem in Austin.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Katie M wrote a review Apr 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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Quick trip for my husband and me. Over too soon and wish we could have stayed longer. We truly enjoy our stay at Hotel Saint Cecilia. The staff was wonderful, the atmosphere was serene and peaceful. Thank you for hosting us!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Chris Whitman, General Manager at Hotel Saint Cecilia
Responded Aug 15, 2023
Hello & thank you for your feedback! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we'll make sure to pass off your kind words to our team. We look forward to having you join us again one day soon!
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Joyce S wrote a review Aug 2023
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Had a wonderful stay!! Shout out to Kristen, Hannah and Cassie for going above and beyond with all the little touches that made everything even more special!! Pool bungalow was so comfortable, plenty of room to relax and enjoy ourselves.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Aug 15, 2023
Hello Joyce, thank you for your feedback! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we'll make sure to pass off your kind words to our team. We look forward to having you join us again one day soon!
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maggs203 wrote a review May 2023
Houston TX1 contribution
Our expectations were reasonable but went unmet. We went for a girls weekend trip rented the poolside bungalow and it says sleeps three but the couch is not really a legit bed option - Valet was rude, day one poolside server was rude, subsequent days good, dinner not good - For the price, considering its sister properties - we expected better- Location was great, Breakfast was delicious and the bar tender knew how to make great drinks. Other than that - spend your time and money elsewhere.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded Aug 15, 2023
Hello, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I'm sorry that our expectations were not met and I would love to hear more about your experience if you're open to sharing details with me. My email is chris.whitman@hotelsaintcecilia.com - I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience!
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caraeick wrote a review May 2023
Austin, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
Excelllent, cheerful and attentive service! The grounds are breathtkingly beautiful. It is amazing that this treasure of a hotel is nestled within such a quiet and peaceful place only a block away from busy and bustling Congress Avenue. A true oasis for the senses and for the mind.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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spugmi798738 wrote a review Apr 2023
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I love this hotel and have stayed in the past, the location is great but it’s rather expensive considering the facilities and the staff are not very well trained to help if a problem arises. For example, when my card was charged twice as I had pre-paid the room for three nights, they seemed unable to resolve the situation and I’m still waiting on the $1900 charge to come off my card, two days later…
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CCFLA wrote a review Apr 2023
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Very sad to write this review as we planned our entire Austin itinerary around the lovely location. Unfortunately, the room (a poolside suite) had multiple broken elements. First day the shower exploded across the room, which they did repair right away. We then brought a broken toilet paper dispenser and towel rack to their attention only to be charged after we left for "room damage" that existed before we arrived. Additionally, there were cockroaches in our room. Not what you would expect from this high end location. While there were many staff who went above and beyond, there were also a lot of low points. Despite alerting the team that we would need to convert the couch in our room for our daughter to sleep on (and as they advertise on their site), we had to make multiple requests on a number of nights of our stay just to get sheets to put on the couch. Upon check-out, I requested a folio and was told one would be provided via email. Having not received four days and multiple requests later, we received a bill for "room damage" and mini bar charges when we never took anything from the room. When I called during normal business hours on a Monday to discuss, I was told there was no one who I could talk to about any of this for two days.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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destination unknown wrote a review Feb 2023
New York City, New York4 contributions2 helpful votes
Third time here and they need to up their game. We love this spot with the too cool for school vibe, turn tables in each room with classic records on loan and the eclectic but chic decor. Pool is iconic. This is a hideaway close to the fun of Austin but also a place where a good book could take you through the day on the porch. However. there is a lot of competition in the area now. What is not acceptable for the rates they charge is no turn down service or clean towels in the evening and replenishment of toiletries. No coffee machine in room. They looked at us like we were mad when we asked for help with our luggage when we arrived and then when we departed we tipped a fellow to come to pick up the bags. He never came and then we saw him and said he was on his lunch break and did not return the tip. I asked for an extra blanket one night and got a light shawl brought to my room. Love the funky furnishings but we were in town for a formal event and there were few drawers, a narrow closet and no light in the bathroom. Up the service people as you have a lot of competition.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Expect a pretty property, eclectic decor but not a full service operation
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Brittany M wrote a review Jan 2021
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We had an intimate, 17-person micro-wedding wedding in November. My Grandma (the guest of honor and my favorite human being) had just turned 96 and told us to “get the show on the road” because she was determined to be there! The wedding was held at the magnificent Hotel Saint Cecilia and our rehearsal dinner at the groovy Hotel Magdalena. The whole weekend was a fairytale. Saint Cecilia is like a secret garden, undiscovered and nestled right at the heart of the most amazing and vibrant city in the world. Words can’t describe the atmosphere – it’s so uniquely romantic, modern, elegant, hip, luxurious, artful, magical, enchanting… Before I go into details it’s important that I recognize Nancy Gottschling, the events coordinator. Nancy is an absolute all-star and all-around amazing human being. I cannot thank her enough for making my wedding the fairytale of my dreams. Saint Cecilia is known for hosting celebrities, the rich & famous. Even though our wedding was small, and neither of us a “big deal”, Nancy made us feel like we were her number 1 priority every step of the way. She was incredibly sensitive to my Grandma’s needs and made sure everything was PERFECT for her. Nancy and her team (including Sarah VanHoose - who's brilliance I could write an entire additional paragraph about) went above and beyond to make sure everyone was taken care of and had a wonderful time. The ceremony was held at sunset under the breathtaking Live Oak – two trees over the years entangled and fused into one, a beautiful metaphor – and the reception was held in the private courtyard of Suite Four. The food was incredible (both Saint Cecilia and Magdalena). Almost every one of our guests independently told us it was the best wedding food they ever had. On top of the quality, the customer service was above and beyond. The chef at Magdalena prepared an AMAZING vegetable soup at the drop of a hat when Grandma wasn’t feeling the salad (that said, I DEFINITELY felt the salad!!!). The flowers, by Gypsy Floral, were perfection. I almost cried when I saw them. The beautiful lush green foliage, the fall shades of burgundy garden roses, peonies, and ranunculus… If I knew more about horticulture, I’d go on – but I am in finance, and I’ll just say they were just as enchanting as Saint Cecilia itself. As a “mini-moon”, my husband and I stayed in Suite 4 for several nights after the wedding. A continuation of the fairytale story. When I called, I was greeted by the front desk with “good morning, Princess!” The mini-bar is the most luxurious I’ve ever seen – the best combination of global and local – the best food and drink from around the world and staples of Austin culture. The decanter of water awaiting us in the morning was like holy mana. I have literally never tasted water so delicious (I am not sure if this was due to the hangover, but I’ve heard there is something special about this water). Of course, nothing gold can stay. We finally had to leave this enchanted space and return to reality. On the way out, I was surprised to see one of my heroes, Liz Lambert herself. I approached her with hesitancy, not wanting to bother, to let her know the impression she’d made on me and the inspiration she’d been in my commercial real estate career. She was so kind, warm, and appreciative – something I will always remember. I will forever be loyal to the Bunkhouse group, and we can’t wait for the next excuse to return.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Suite 4 is a Dream!
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Joe wrote a review Dec 2020
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This venue and hotel are beautiful and the service staff were all very nice and it is was a bummer that the event staff really made for a sub-par experience. If you do not value customer service, clear communication, privacy at a private or love to have endless arguments, then this event space is for you! If you value any of the above I would strongly suggest looking elsewhere. Unless Nancy no longer works here. Then just proceed with caution. I am not 100% sure if Nancy's actions were forced by company policies or not. If her actions were forced I do apologize to Nancy for this review. This being said, the actions as a whole are still inexcusable for a high-end establishment. The space, food, and day of service staff are all great. Especially the bartender. She is extra awesome. I got married last week and had our celebratory dinner in the courtyard. Did I mention it was beautiful? When you first meet Nancy, she is nice and easy to work with but as soon as the deposit is down, the contract is signed and if your event needs any changes to your event throughout the ordeal she is brash and seemingly, purposefully deceitful. The amount of stress and tears she personally made my bride feel throughout this ordeal is, unfortunately, a huge blemish on our otherwise beautiful day. As mentioned in a lot of other reviews -- "make sure that you have a written record of all communication with the event’s staff, especially Nancy. It will be essential to reference when there is an inevitable issue." From the beginning, we were promised the entire courtyard with specific mentions of our guests being able to use the amenities and even paid a ~$1,500 event fee for the rights to it. Upon arrival, our tables had been pushed to the far side of the patio where there were no lights. The other side had been set up for the public to use and had a large party gathering. We immediately asked why and Sarah --the assistant-- explained that they never "explicitly said" it would be a private event and she seemed not to care about our concerns. We are very covid conscious and this made for an uncomfortable night. There were hours of phone calls and conversations that were had prior to the day of to make sure everything went flawlessly. A couple of positive notes - the bartender is an awesome person and the service staff are very friendly. The food was also pretty decent. This being said, we were forced into having a $3,000 food budget for only 11 people.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Saint Cecilia
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Saint Cecilia?
Nearby attractions include Continental Club (0.2 miles), I Love You So Much Mural (0.2 miles), and Tesoros Trading Company (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Saint Cecilia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Saint Cecilia?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Saint Cecilia?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Saint Cecilia?
Yes, paid public parking nearby, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Saint Cecilia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Home Slice Pizza, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and Amy's Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Saint Cecilia?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Saint Cecilia?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Saint Cecilia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Saint Cecilia?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Texas State Capitol (1.6 miles), The Driskill (1.1 miles), and O. Henry Home & Museum (1.0 miles).
Is Hotel Saint Cecilia accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.