Hotel Granduca Stay

hotel granduca hotel granduca hotel granduca hotel granduca hotel granduca IMG_3474 hotel granduca hotel granduca hotel granduca hotel granduca hotel granduca hotel granduca IMG_3622A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to stay at the Hotel Granduca in Austin. I was so excited, because I had heard amazing things about the hotel! It’s in West Austin, and the location is perfect. I love West Austin because of all of the hills and views. It’s so gorgeous, and reminds me a lot of California.

The hotel was inspired by a 16th century Italian palace. It feels like a little piece of Italy right in Austin. Everything is insanely gorgeous. Our room was incredible. My favorite part of the room was our bathroom. The bathtub was amazing, and the shower was huge. I had never been in a hotel room with such a massive bathroom. The room felt more like a small apartment than a hotel room.

We checked in around 3 pm, unpacked, and headed downstairs to the hotel restaurant, Visconti. We opted for the happy hour menu which is centered around four mouth-watering pizzas. We ordered the margherita & the parma. Both were delicious. Noah was a big fan of the margherita pizza. Happy Hour is served every Sunday-Wednesday from 4-7 pm. They also have happy hour specials on the peroni, wine, and prosecco. We will definitely be making a trip back just for the happy hour alone!

Noah wasn’t in the mood to sit for long, so we had our dessert delivered to the room. It was pouring raining outside, and Noah was ready for bed shortly after dinner, so we relaxed in the room for the rest of the evening. I took a long bath, slipped into the cozy hotel robe and slippers, and then we relaxed on the bed and watched the Olympics. It was such a nice little break away from home.

The hotel provided a crib for Noah, and we had a separate room for him to sleep in, so we all got a great night of sleep. Noah loves his own room when it comes to sleeping. I’m always trying to get him to cuddle up with me and take a nap on the couch, and he is not into it. Everyone tells me I’m so lucky that he’s such an independent sleeper, but every so often I wish he would just drift off to dreamland in my arms like he did when he was a newborn.

It was still pouring rain when we woke in the morning. We we’re pretty bummed because the pool at the hotel looked amazing. It’s a huge saltwater pool with a hot tub, a pool bar, and adorable cabanas to relax in. We will have to make a trip back sometime when rain is not included in the forecast so we can enjoy the pool! We ended up grabbing some breakfast tacos down the street & then relaxed in the room before checkout.

If you’re looking for an amazing hotel to stay at during your next trip to Austin then you must check out the Hotel Granduca. If you are already in Austin, hop in your car after work and head to Visconti for the happy hour. You will love it!

A big thanks to Hotel Granduca for hosting us on this relaxing little staycation!


  1. Karen on August 29, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Gorgeous hotel! I’m going to remember this one for my next trip to Austin!


  2. Kathy Brown on August 29, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I could so see myself relaxing in thar tub with a glass of wine. Austin is on my future lists of travel destinations and I will remember this hotel. LoOKs amazing and romantic. Great post.

  3. Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels on August 29, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Gorgeous hotel! I’ve been wanting to go to Austin. Will have to add them to my list!

  4. Nina - the HSS feed on August 29, 2016 at 9:39 am

    How fun! I love Austin and that looks like an awesome place to stay!

  5. valerie hansen on August 29, 2016 at 10:02 am

    What a lovely hotel stay, it does indeed look like a palace! Love your flatlay too, all looks so yummy!


  6. chanel on August 29, 2016 at 10:19 am

    This looks so beautiful! There is nothing like escaping to a gorgeous hotel for a getaway. I would have spent all my time in that bathtub 🙂

  7. Sandy a la Mode on August 29, 2016 at 11:15 am

    looks like a fun place and like you had a great stay!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  8. Rachel on August 29, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Wow this hotel looks beautiful! I definitely wouldn’t have thought it was in Austin!

  9. Krista Williams on August 29, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Girl reading this on a Monday was tough! You’re making me want a vacay!!

    Love the photos – stunning!


  10. Rachel Moore on August 29, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Next time leave the baby home and take me ????. It looks like such a gorgeous place to getaway and relax.

  11. Anvita on August 29, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    This hotel looks amazing…love the Italian touch

  12. Lauren on August 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    It looks like a beautiful hotel, and I totally relate to the independent sleeper! There are times I wish my little one would snuggle up with me for a nap!

    Fizz and Frosting

  13. Anna English on August 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    This hotel looks stunning! I’ll have to check it out during my next trip to ATX!

  14. Maggie on August 29, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Can that tub get in my bathroom like asap?? Love this!

  15. Kayleigh on August 29, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    What a gorgeous location, can’t believe its austin!

  16. Angelle Marix on August 30, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Ahh, loved this recap about your trip to Austin. My husband and I can’t wait to visit there. I personally have never been. Thanks for sharing!!


  17. Mary on August 30, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Anytime I could say in an Italian Like Palace, I’m in! Your pictures are wonderful and your little one is just adorable! I think I must plann a trip to Austin soon!

  18. Elise on August 30, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    This hotel is heavenly! Great photos!

  19. Hannah Stein on September 1, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    This hotel looks awesome! Love your photos and that bathtub looks truly luxurious!

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