3.04.2009

Hotel Saint Cecilia






Whenever Bryan and I make a pilgrimage to Austin we stay at the Hotel San Jose -- It’s our absolute most. favorite. place. I dream about creating a house in its likeness one day.

I’ve gotten a few e-mails about the Hotel Saint Cecilia (created by the San Jose’s founder Liz Lambert), and after seeing the images, I’m officially intrigued. It’s a little less groovy than the San Jose... more luxe, a smidge decadent + sexy and interesting. While I'm not sure I'm ready to completely abandon our old standby, I’m dying to give this place a spin...

20 comments:

Barchbo said...

We drive by this every week on our way to our lifegroup and are also so intrigued! It's not as accessible and groovy as San Jose, but the words I have heard from pals who frequent the bar are "breathtaking" "amazing" "luxe fabulous" and "I wish I could live there." Enough said. We said last night that we plan to head there to celebrate the completion of our house reno! If you get there first, tell all!

Carolina Eclectic said...

I want to see this place so badly!

Carolina Eclectic said...

I want to see this place so badly!

urbanresearch said...

Those last two photos are gorgeous - I am intrigued too!

jora said...

I absolutely ADORE the San Jose but of course, I would love to try this as well. I just don't get to Austin often enough!! You live close, so I think you could try something new (and report back). :)

Michelle said...

oh, pretty, we go there on business a few times a year, Austin that is...is San Jose comfortable? I love the patio, but never stayed there, this Cecilia joint looks promising too...

Joslyn said...

Michelle -- the san jose is comfortable, but the beds are not the absolute best i've ever slept in...

the saint cecilia sports those fancy handcrafted Hastens beds in every room...hmm.

Kotori said...

I've always thought about staying at the Hotel San Jose when we go to Austin, but it's hard to say no to my parents' house! Not to mention their place comes with free babysitters for the evening!

Rachel said...

It looks so beautiful - somehow peaceful and simple and luxurious all at once.

Joslyn said...

Tonya -- i don't think i could turn down free babysitters either ;-)

Miss Aimee said...

very pretty- we love the b&b's in austin! not very kids friendly though- this place looks yummy.

Jbhat said...

What does Liz Lemon say? "I want to go there?" I do. I do want to go there.

simplesong said...

looks lovely! i love a good hotel.

Jeanneoli said...

Beautiful...it reminds me of a place I stayed in Austria. I love unique hotels.

citysage said...

Ooh--I love the look of this! It reminds me of the Bowery Hotel in New York, where the huz and I stayed on our wedding night: a little louche and kind of dark and mysterious in a 19th century stews of london kind of way!

erin said...

these photos are lovely. and i'm off to austin tomorrow--i'll have to swing by and take a look!

Rita Finn said...

What a treat! From the pictures, i could understand what the draw is. Thanks for sharing!

Joslyn said...

erin -- have a drink in the bar and give us a report!

southern daze said...

I happened to stumble upon this gorgeous hotel while doing a little research on an upcoming trip to Austin. I was instantly smitten!

Speaking of Austin, would you be willing to share some of your favorites with me? It will be our first trip there and I want to make sure I don't miss anything. Thanks!

avs said...

Great meeting you last night. Love your blog. I shot these photos for the St. C .
Small world.