Did you know there’s the most amazing new hotel in Waco? Take a tour of the 1928 hotel with tons of pictures and all the details on our visit.
When I first got married, I always imagined the day when we’d take a spur-of-the-moment trip.
Where you look at each other and decide that you need an adventure and you pack your bags and your toothbrush and head out of town at a moment’s notice.
I’ve never really been a spur-of-the momenter.
I’m a little more of a one-day-I’ll-get-to-it-because-what-I’m-doing-now-is-so-much-more-importanter.
But not this time.
I was reading the Magnolia Magazine and read about the brand new Hotel 1928 that just opened in Waco and I showed it to my husband and yesterday we found ourselves standing in the lobby of 701 Washington Avenue.
We ate dinner in the rooftop restaurant and watched the Christmas lights display in the rooftop bar and strolled through all the Christmas displays and hung out in the library and had the most wonderful random conversations with the other patrons of the hotel.
And I thought of all of you.
And that you might want to see this brand new Waco hotel. So I took pictures. Lots and lots and LOTS of pictures. So many pictures that this is actually a two-part series on the hotel. It was just too much amazingness to put in one post.
1928 is waiting.
A Tour Of the 1928 Hotel In Waco
This is me in front of the hotel.
LOOK at that entrance—the stone-carved doorway is so beautiful.
It’s a small luxury boutique hotel with 33 rooms (I’ll show you pictures of my room tomorrow).
When you pull up at the entrance there’s valet parking with the sweetest attendant who asked me if I wanted to have my picture taken in front of the sign. There’s even a line in the concrete where you stand at the perfect angle to make sure you can see the entrance and the sign.
This is the lobby that’s just inside that carved door entrance.
There’s a check-in stand (that I couldn’t get a picture of because it was surrounded by people) with a brass bell and calling cards and they checked us in and asked us if we wanted complimentary coffee service in the morning.
Hot coffee served to my room?
1928 is my new favorite year.
There are two entrances off the main lobby.
To the left is the downstairs restaurant.
This is the small sitting area in the front.
To the left up a marble ramp is this beautiful seating area.
There were Christmas trees everywhere and it felt like you had stepped back in time.
The hotel smelled AMAZING. The lady at the gift shop told me the scent was a candle that Joanna had designed and it smelled exactly like you think the holidays should smell—almost like all the smells of a simmer pot. There was music playing everywhere and it felt just like you were walking into a place that you had been hundreds of times before.
(edited to add: I think I found the candle on the Magnolia website. It’s called Joyeux Noel and it’s on sale right now. You can see it here.)
And we made so many new friends.
We chatted here with several couples and laughed with the lady at the gift shop and the lady at the coffee shop told us Merry Christmas on the way to the library.
And oh-—the library.
Of all the libraries in all the world this is the most beautiful that I’ve ever seen.
There are two sets of stairs that you walk down to the bottom floor where the library is tucked into the corner of the hotel.
There’s a giant stone fireplace in the center and groups of seating areas all over the space with it’s dark paneled walls and giant soaring ceilings.
There are vintage chess sets and games and books and cozy couches and velvet club chairs everywhere.
I could have grabbed a book and spent hours curled up in the corner of this space.
Everywhere you look there are vintage finds and vintage rugs and books.
I felt like I had stepped into the pages of a vintage novel.
You know what’s funny?
When I was there? I felt like I was taking picture after picture and when I went to edit these photos? I feel like I didn’t take enough.
There were so many details that I want to share with you and these pictures are just the tip of the amazing iceberg that is the Hotel 1928. The time went by so fast. I kept finding new little vintage details in the hotel (wait until I share the room with you).
But we did get the most important photo.
One of our new friends took this as we were coming down the stairs.
It was the most amazing couple of days in Waco.
I’m so happy we took the trip.
It was amazing.
All these years—I’ve never really been a spur-of-the momenter. I’ve never really just planned things at the last minute.
But if this is what spur-of-the-momenting turns into?
I’m turning over a new leaf. 🙂
PS I’ll be back tomorrow with more pictures and a tour of the room. If you follow me on Instagram-–I’m also sharing TONS of videos of the hotel that I took, too.
PPS You can see all the details and even more information about the Hotel 1928 here.
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