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Hotel Havana

About a month ago, I finally checked out San Antonio’s Hotel Havana. I wanted to see for myself what all the talk was about. It’s another establishment by Liz Lambert, who also has Hotel San Jose and the Saint Cecilia in Austin.  I admit, I did fall in love. Her use of vintage furniture recovered in vibrant colors is inspiring! The overall feel is very warm and sophisticated, yet casual and comfortable — more like a friend’s home than a hotel.

My daughter excited about the “griddle cakes”

Yesterday morning, a friend and I checked out their new little restaurant, Ocho that had just opened. It’s housed in a glass conservatory and felt much like a hotel in Florence I visited last summer. It was also nice to see an uncomplicated menu, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. It doesn’t hurt that the little restaurant overlooks the River Walk either, and on pleasant days they can open several huge garage-like doors to allow the ultimate in dining alfresco.

In the summer, the dimly lit bar in the basement, with its blue painted cement walls, is a welcome refuge from the South Texas sun.

I did snap some more pictures of the rest of the hotel but I thought I would just include the link to the Hotel Havana website instead.

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