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Mansion at Judges' Hill, Austin

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Austin, Texas, United States, North America: The foyer at the Mansion at Judges' Hill
1900 Rio Grande
Austin , Texas
Tel: 512 495 1800
Tel: 800 311 1619
Fax: 512 495 1869's insider take:

This historic revival mansion was a wedding present from an Austin physician to his son in 1900; in 2002 it was renovated and opened as a boutique hotel. The 48 individually decorated rooms marry old-world charm—oil paintings, intricate woodwork, antique armoires—with less-visible modern comforts like high-thread-count sheets and Wi-Fi. Some rooms come with nonfunctioning fireplaces (hey, they look nice), which works well with the romantic atmosphere. After all, the clientele is largely couples doing a one-on-one getaway or visiting their kids at the University of Texas, which is a short stroll away. The restaurant, also called Judges' Hill, serves modern dishes such as duck confit quesadilla and cider-glazed quail in a sumptuous setting that lends itself to lengthy multicourse meals and over-the-table hand-holding.

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