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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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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I've been to the Granduca a few times and it feels like a home away from home. The rooms are comfortable, the staff amazing and responsive. I like being able to get a cup of tea in the lobby when I first wake up. The pool area is gorgeous--it could be in Italy! I appreciate that they lowered the rate of the valet parking to a reasonable rate. The only nitpick is that they don't have a magnifying mirror for me to put on my makeup. Many less elite hotels have them, so I'm puzzled why the Granduca doesn't.
Hotel Granduca located in Austin TX is a mandatory stay & visit. The attention to detail in furnishings, amenities & service is superior than most! Their valet service & attendants are very helpful with service & recommendations on excursions.
I love everything about this hotel! From the architecture, to it's sweeping hilltop location, amenities, staff (professional , and happy), spacious rooms, fabulous happy hour in bar area on Thursdays. I could go on and on, I have NEVER had a less than exceptional experience here! I try and stay here each time I visit my kids; one a UT student, the other lives there.