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Hotel Saint Cecilia

On a recent trip to Austin, Texas, my room of choice was at the Hotel Saint Cecilia. This boutique hotel located in the center of the trendy South Congress neighborhood had the perfect service, eclectic designed villas and an outdoor pool located inside a green garden. The scent of the entire property was infused with Nag Champa incense. I loved that the toiletries in my bathroom were made by special order from Santal in New York and that each room had a mini bar filled with superfood raw chocolate and Santa Maria Novella skincare products. 


Austin's love for music and vintage was not lost on the hotel's interior. Each room was equipped with its own record player, and my room even had it's own listening studio with sound proof walls. The hotel lobby offers a library of books and records of everything from Allen Ginsberg's poetry to The Beatles' Let It Be album. There is also a small restaurant and bar where guests can enjoy charcuterie boards and homemade cocktails.