Hotel Granduca Austin
What We Love
- A brand-new, Italian-inspired luxury hotel with gorgeous Austin views, minutes from downtownVegging out in the heated saltwater pool or Jacuzzi
- Sampling traditional Northern Italian cuisine with an innovative twist at Visconti Ristorante
- Hitching a complimentary shuttle ride to award-winning Woodhouse Day Spa
- Exploring Austin, in all its famous and delightful weirdness
What To Know
- Just opened in November 2015
- Staff really understands Southern hospitality
- Valet parking costs extra and is required
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Austin might be quirky and unpredictable, but the service at the brand new, Italian-flavored Hotel Granduca is anything but. A member of Leading Hotels of the World and sister property to the award-winning Houston hotel of the same name, this property has southern hospitality with a touch of la dolce vita down to an art.
Find all the finer things you could want in life, or at least in a hotel stay, from a saltwater pool to Italian afternoon tea. This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, which already ranks among the city’s top ten hotels on that site, even gives you a comped shuttle ride to a day spa once voted America’s favorite.
Another thing you can rely on is that when you feel like embracing Austin’s weirdness and wackiness, you won’t have to go very far. You’re minutes from downtown, and you’ll have no trouble checking out the Texas Capitol and diving into iconic music scene. And when you’re ready to retire for the day, to a place that moves at a slower and steadier pace? Return to the hotel, for evening cocktails at The Veranda.
Comfort and elegance define the Hotel Granduca guest rooms, each a spacious retreat, tastefully decorated with the feel of a welcoming friend’s home. Enjoy your own sitting area and an eclectic mix of artwork, befitting the vibrant city itself.
At Hotel Granduca Austin, there’s a dining option for every hour, every palate and every mood – and it all starts with Visconti Ristorante, serving traditional Northern Italian cuisine that incorporates local ingredients and adds an innovative twist, under esteemed Chef Tom Parlo. Visconti Bar, meanwhile, serves the Italian menu in a laid-back setting with handcrafted cocktails and a global wine list. You can also experience an Italian-style happy hour Wednesdays and Thursdays with live music or traditional Italian afternoon tea Friday through Sunday. Other eating and drinking spaces include the Veranda’s intimate courtyard and the poolside bar. If you can, make sure to slot in a Visconti Brunch or Italian afternoon tea, as well.
When it’s time to experience another side of Austin, Hotel Granduca will shuttle you to its spa partner, The Woodhouse Day Spa. Voted America’s favorite day spa in the 2014 American Spa Magazine Professional’s Choice Awards, Woodhouse is a calming Austin retreat where you can indulge in a variety of treatments, services and skincare therapies. Choose from over 70 options, including a volcanic-stone massage, an organic seaweed leaf wrap and the Lavender Dreams Sleep Treatment.
Austin, Texas is more than just the Live Music Capital of the World; it’s also an outdoor-lover’s paradise, with its sprawling landscapes, natural wonders and miles of hiking trails. And it’s all just moments away from Hotel Granduca. In fact, this stay gives you easy access to all there is to see and do in Austin, also including local arts and culture, plus popular neighborhoods and shopping. Visit spots like the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Red River district, SoCo (South of Congress), Sixth Street, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Texas State Capitol.
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The visit was in February 2018.
Beautiful hotel, beautiful room with a stunning view
nice little kitchen, the only minus of the room that there was no refrigerator. The restaurant was nice. The service of Granduca Hotel is good..but, sometimes it feels like to much service. In short..Enjoy!!!
Hotel setting in the hill country of Austin is superb, facilities are well kept, Italian themed, and comfortable. The rooms & bathroom were very clean & our room was serviced 2xs a day! Restaurant & bar didn’t live up to the quality of the hotel but comfortable & adequate. I would say they need more wait staff and a better wine selection, we sought other area options for cocktail hour as food was
Mediocre for price. Wait staff, although friendly & hard working, struggled with keeping our glasses full. I would rate the hotel service a solid 4 star, the location & facilities a solid 5 star, the price a solid 5 star & the overall experience a 4.5 Star.
Simple question can I extend my checkout by 2hrs. We are in a party of 50 and I am the only one leaving today. Guess what, so inflexible are the hotel’s management that it can’t be done even though I could have moved to a Suite....so clearly not fully booked. They couldn’t service my room the previous day until five but heyho they got my money so who should care.
Recommendation don’t visit it just isn’t worth it
If you read my other reviews you will see I am not prone to this sort of criticism...
Nice surprise for this boutique hotel 7 miles from Austin downtown. The staff were all very attentive. The facility is beautiful. The restaurant was very good and the chef came out to talk to us. The bartender brought wine to taste. The pool area is pretty with a salt water pool. One of the maintenance person came by after adding salt to talk to my wife just so she would know they were not adding chemicals as she swam. The pool is heated to 82 degrees. David was at the front desk and if you see this hats off to you as well. I have never seen staff as attentive as at this hotel.
I stay at the Hotel Granduca Austin at least once a month. Each visit has been great and team very helpful. The Granduca is relaxing and extremely enjoyable. I travel for business, but feel like I am on vacation. I give them 5 stars!