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.
How to Get There
I have traveled extensively and we are finishing up ten days in Texas, Galveston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and finally Austin. This is now my favorite hotel. We were warmly greeted by Stefan when we pulled up at 4pm. He is the bell manager and has been here since 5am. He was courteous, friendly, helpful and suggested THE best BBQ restaurant to go to (try The Salt Lick BBQ, fantastic). The front desk was quick and we were greeted by a very nice young man as well as the manager ensuring all our need's were met. The decor is what I'd expect to see in New York or Paris (my opinion). The hallways look like upscale apartments. The rooms are emaculate and uniquely designed and presented. Very nice amenities and we thought the pool area was quite pretty and well presented. Ping pong table, games, thick towels. The hotel is secluded and has a high view of a wooded valley and hills. A great getaway. 20 minutes to the airport. Stay here. You won't regret it. $205 with a summertime $25 gift card, which basically pays for the taxes and fees. $12 parking close by. I'm not ready to leave in the morning!!!
Recently traveled to Vail, CO. Met some fellow travelers. Trey from Hotel Granduca Austin was mentioned for his impeccable service. We could not agree more. Our favorite place to stay while in Austin. Beautiful Hotel with excellent Service. If you stay.. ask for Trey!
We stayed on 6th floor and the view was okay. The entry way is cool drive into secluded area. If you don’t use valet then it’s a long walk to the hotel. And by long I mean uphill tiresome but like 50 yards. Nice staff. We never ate here cause of price. Nice workout room. Pool is small but jacuzzi is good size. Lots of chairs. Room is very clean and bathroom and shower are top notch. No door on room with toilet just a cloth. The shower is huge and great. Would stay here again. Good location and very scenic.
The hotel was quaint. The room was very clean, spacious, and had a separate toilet. No need to valet park...it was easy to self-park. Great location! Close to most everything we wanted to do while we were in town.
Granddaughter's wedding weekend with family and friends at Granduca was most enjoyable - the entire staff, the accommodations, and the amenities were excellent! We would not change a thing if having to arrange it all over again.