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Loving This Hotel! Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Review

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My latest hotel adventure took me right outside the “Live Music Capital of the World” to Texas Hill Country to visit Sonesta Bee Cave Austin.

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Only a 20 minutes drive from downtown Austin and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Sonesta Bee Cave Austin in the first hotel in the city of Bee Cave. It is also one of the newest properties in the Sonesta Collection being that it just opened in July 2015. The bar has definitely been set for the area.

The hotel has 195 guest rooms including 2 suites so there is plenty of space for everyone.

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For the weekend, I was able to stay in a Preferred Corner King Room, which boasts 462 square feet of living space with a chaise, bench, mini refrigerator, 48-inch HD flat screen TV, and more. When I entered the room, I was super impressed.

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The room was also decorated with posters of Austin “institutions” including Stubb’s BBQ and Franklin’s BBQ.

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Not only was the room itself spacious, but the bathroom was huge. There was a lighted mirror, double sinks, and walk-in shower. If you know me, then you know I have issues with bathrooms. This one put me completely at ease.

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After we got settled in the room, we went upstairs to the hotel’s restaurant Meridian 98 to visit with Bienville Parish native, Executive Chef Patrick Newman. Click here to read more of his story and a bit about Meridian 98. Every meal and cocktail that we had at Meridian 98 was absolutely delicious.

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I think breakfast might have been my favorite. Every morning there were Texas shaped biscuits served with a sausage gravy that would make you slap your mama. It was also there where we met Chef Jemesia “JH” Hudson.

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To say that the culinary staff on property is passionate about food would be an understatement. They eat, drink, breathe, sleep, dream, live food. At Sonesta, “food is art”, and these are truly artists. They aren’t just serving up anything from anywhere. They are serving up “Farm to Fork Texas Fare” where 95% of everything they serve is Texas local.

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The design of Meridian 98 was also very special. It was designed to look like an upscale British pub, but the atmosphere was comfortable, casual and relaxing.

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After taking in the view and basking in the ambiance for a few hours, my Saturday was pretty much downhill after that. I was super relaxed and wanted to be a lazy bum for the rest of the day.

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As if I needed to be more relaxed, we ended up venturing out to the pergola and pool.

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WHEW! Even on an overcast day, this was gorgeous. Plenty of comfortable seating and views of the hills. What more could you ask for?

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If shopping is your thing, the hotel is located at the Hill Country Galleria and there is a complimentary trolley for you to shop and dine until your heart is content.

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I have visited several different hotels and I have to say this was one of the most relaxing hotels I have ever been to and I don’t think it was because of anything in particular that the hotel has done. I think it was the total package.

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Beautiful property, beautiful food, beautiful surroundings, beautiful people. Sonesta Bee Cave Austin, I will be back!

*DISCLAIMER: My weekend stay and cocktails and food on Friday night were complimentary courtesy of Sonesta Bee Cave Austin. All opinions are 100% my own.

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