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As the saying goes, “Everything old is new again.” That’s never been truer than at this boutique hotel, a Classical Revival–style mansion from 1900 that opened this past fall after a six-month renovation. Located a few blocks west of The University of Texas at Austin, the property—which landed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975—was built by Dr. Goodall Wooten, the son of one of UT’s original regents. Legend has it that his wife, after whom the hotel was named, chose to add the stately exterior columns in 1910 instead of taking a trip around the world. Today, the handsome hideaway boasts 47 rooms, 10 of which are tucked inside the original home. (You’ll find the other 37 in a sleek, art-filled annex.) From the carefully executed old-timey cocktails—think “prescriptions” and “cures”—at Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar to the decidedly modern pool area, we think you’ll agree that this freshly polished grand dame is indeed ready for her reemergence.
Airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Rate From $339
While You’re There
Stroll the Bremond Block Historic District to admire its 11 Victorian-era homes on a free weekend walking tour courtesy of the city’s CVB.
Eye the 17,000-piece collection of European, American, and Latin American works at The Blanton Museum of Art, located on UT’s campus.
Sip craft cocktails at Freedmen’s, an upscale barbecue joint housed in an 1869 building constructed by George Franklin, a former slave.
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