“If you’ve been to an event at Hotel Saint Cecilia, you’ve likely taken an irresistible photo of glowing neon letters by the pool spelling out the word “soul.” In fact, that just might be the most frequently Instagrammed scene in Austin. But that’s only the beginning of the design envy you’ll feel at this 14-room luxury haven tucked away on a side street off bustling South Congress Avenue.”
“The property takes inspiration from the late Sixties and early Seventies, during the revolution of rock and roll and beat poetry which gripped the city. Rooms are all unique - go for a poolside bungalow with its own terrace and huge bathtubs.”"
“With rooms painted in opulent colors (think rich blues and reds), Austin's Hotel Saint Ceciliawas inspired by the patron saint of music and poetry — as well as the Beat Generation and rock and roll culture of the late 1960's and early 1970's.”
“Privacy and intimacy are the main draws of South Congress's hippest hotel, which is exclusive to guests—unless you're a super hip local who has a special membership.”
“We were lucky enough to get poolside bungalows at Austin’s storied Hotel Saint Cecilia, which felt like a cross between a secret treehouse and the Beverly Hills Hotel. Our outdoor patio, strung with twinkly lights, was the perfect spot for rosé-o’clock and much-needed catching up.”
"Its name taken from the patron saint of music and poetry, the hotel’s flamboyant designer cues have been adopted from the experimental works of William S Burroughs et al, while a neon-lit pool is pure rock ’n’ roll."
"Taking cues from the hotel’s namesake, the patron saint of music and poetry, the five suites, six poolside bungalows, and three studios are at once edgy and romantic, generously appointed with jewel tones, natural light, a medley of vintage and modern furniture, and original artwork. "
"Fourteen rooms contour the edges of old-school glamour without a note of gimmick; a pristine and vintage Citroën parks permanently behind the gates, unapologetically for show — luxury for luxury's sake. Locals vie for an invite to the private pool, which has only grown more popular amongst celebrities and musicians alike since the property opened eight years ago."
"Editors' Choice: Our Favorite Hotels in the U.S.: Hotel Saint Cecilia"