• Ashley M.

Archer Hotel Austin

Every year when the holiday season rolls around, I want to make sure we’re making lasting memories for our kiddos. Yes, we have our traditions and usually a few out of town guests visiting, but what I really yearn for is quality family time. Sometimes in our own homes we get lost in the chores and the busyness of tasks, it's nice to step away from all the distractions. And let me be perfectly honest because I am a mom and also a human being...convenience is the ultimate luxury.

Our recent staycation at Archer Hotel Austin was everything we needed and more!

Archer Hotel Austin pays attention to every single detail to make sure its' guests feel welcome and pampered. The hotel also houses one of my most favorite Austin, TX restaurants, Second Bar + Kitchen. So that you know exactly what kind of memorable experience you can create at Archer Hotel Austin, let me break down the play by play...

Check in/arrival

-We pulled up to Archer Hotel Austin greeted by valet service and a hotel bellman with a cart. Within a matter of minutes our car and our children were unloaded with minimal effort on our behalf.

-We entered the lobby which was decked in beautiful holiday and were greeted by the front desk who handed us our room key, explained the amenities of the property (including daily happy hour at Second Bar + Kitchen from 3pm-6pm) and even let our daughter pick a prize from their treasure box.

-If you book your room direct through Archer Hotel, you are given a 'Destination Joker' card which is an amenity card to apply towards your stay. Plus if you use code FEEDTHISHOUSE when you book, you will get 15% off your stay!

-Our luggage was brought up to our room by a friendly bellman who was extremely knowledgeable about the property and nearby attractions.

-We explored the room and freaked out! The 'Den Suite' is luxury and consists of a huge living space, microwave, wine refrigerator, Nespresso machine, stocked bar with glassware, bottle openers, etc., board games and a large mounted TV with access to premium channels. The bedroom of the 'Den Suite' has a king size bed, chic sitting chair, walk in closet, large mounted TV, plentiful storage space, large desk and a huge wrap around balcony overlooking Domain Northside and the Texas inspired hotel pool. The bathroom of the suite has a spacious walk-in shower and a bathtub large enough for two adults to soak side by side. We were also in awe of the bathroom wall that was adorned with vibrant native bluebonnets.

-All rooms and suites offer complimentary WiFi and access to Second Bar + Kitchen room service plus welcome waters and handmade salted caramels.

Time to explore

-Our daughter wanted to walk the lobby grand staircase and gaze at the chandelier. We also spent time playing poolside and despite it not being pool weather, the patio space has comfortable seating and large TV screens, so it made for a nice hangout space.

-We walked to the many stores within a mile radius and shopped! Olivia got to shop and play at Lush which is her absolute favorite store, I got to peruse Nordstrom and we all got to discuss what we have in mind for our Christmas lists this year.

-We played tag in the open turfed play space and enjoyed the many Christmas displays within Domain Northside.

Dinner time

-We dined that evening at Second Bar + Kitchen within Archer Hotel Austin. We had some delicious cocktails, food and the service was simply amazing. Our server even brought a bowl of fresh berries for Olivia and Max to snack on.

Hit the town

-After dinner we walked to the nightly light show at the Domain which consisted of more than 82,000 lights and 2,200 strobes dancing to holiday music (in between Dick's Sporting Goods and Dillard's).

-We ran around the turf area, Olivia went up and down the slide countless times and we enjoyed being together while listening to holiday music in the open air.

-When we got back to the hotel we wanted to enjoy our few last moments of fresh Texas night air, so we played on the pool patio some more.

Bedtime laughs

-A Twister board game was in our room, so after we put baby Max to bed for the evening we let Olivia stay up with us and play for a little while. We played Twister and once our order of evening milk and cookies arrived we put on a Christmas movie and enjoyed some family snuggles in our jammies before the night was over.

-Once both kiddos were sleeping, Scott and I had the living space to enjoy some alone time together. We sipped wine, snuggled up on the couch with the soft blanket that was provided in the room and sipped some wine.

Morning routine

-I was able to walk to a hot yoga class at Wanderlust yoga which is my absolute favorite studio in Austin, TX. My husband utilized the fitness room at the hotel and was amazed by the selection of weights and Peloton bikes.

-The kiddos stayed in their jammies all morning and we enjoyed the most incredible room service breakfast spread from Second Bar + Kitchen.

-Scott and I had the most luxurious morning showers and loved the complimentary Malin+Goetz bath products. Olivia took a mermaid soak in the tub using her Lush bath bomb we purchased the day before.

Check out

-I texted our valet and our car was brought right out, we hopped right in and we were off to our next adventure.

-We were sad to say goodbye to our oasis, but we created the most incredible holiday memories together!

-Thank you Archer Hotel Austin for an unforgettable experience!

I highly recommend treating you and your family to a staycation (or if you are from out of town booking at your travel destination) at Archer Hotel Austin. The hotel itself is luxurious, your stay will place you within walking distance from some of the most amazing eating and shopping Austin, TX has to offer, also it's a reprieve from house chores...can I get an amen to that?! Plus by booking direct through the Archer Hotel website you can save 15% using code FEEDTHISHOUSE.


Ashley M.

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