Mid-Cenutry Austin Hotel: Villa Capri

Villa Capri Hotel must have been a pretty swank place back in the day. It had a great front enterence, 275 air-conditioned rooms, conference rooms and two swimming pools.

And a restaurant with some pretty sweet Sputnik chandeliers and interesting orange chairs.

Sadly, it closed sometime in the 80s and that great big mod wall behind the grill probably got torn down with the rest of it.


  1. I stayed here as a little girl in the 70s. I loved it and remember the sign, the orange decor, the pools! I would love an art print!

  2. I remember returning to Austin after years of living in another state. When I saw that the Villa Capri was gone I was flabbergasted. I couldn't have been more surprised if the State Capitol had sprouted legs and walked away.