When visiting Waco and The Magnolia Silos, the Pivovar Hotel is the place to stay!
This Spring one of my dearest friends asked if I wanted to go to Spring at the Silos with her at Magnolia in Waco, Texas. I live in Wisconsin and my friend lives in Iowa so it’s always fun to have any excuse to spend time together.
She has been to The Silos a few times for other events, trips and for the marathon, but I have never been.
I grew up just an hour north of Waco in Waxahachie, Texas.
My baby brother went to Baylor University in Waco. But 2002 was the last time I was in Waco for my brother’s college graduation. I moved away from Texas when I went to college after high school and my parents moved to Montana so I only make it back “home” once in a while to catch up with friends. I had not been to Waco since Chip and Jo. I was excited to see The Silos and experience all of Magnolia.
Carolyn got us tickets to the Rooftop Picnic. I’ll share more in another post.
As soon as Carolyn and I confirmed we were going, I started looking for where we were going to stay. My love for boutique hotels made the trip even more exciting when I found the Pivovar Hotel located right next to The Silos.
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Have you been following along on my Boutique Hotel Stays Series? I’ve been sharing my favorite hotel stays over the past several months. I’ve stayed in some special and unique places.
That’s what I love about boutique hotels, they are decorated with intention beautifully and with the guest experience driving the design. I get so much inspiration from these places.
SEE THE OTHER POSTS IN MY BOUTIQUE HOTEL SERIES
- The Graduate- Evanston, Illinois
- The Vault- Houghton, Michigan
- The Hewing- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- The Lodge Kohler- Green Bay, Wisconsin
- The Graduate- Iowa City, Iowa
- The Charmant- LaCrosse, Wisconsin
The Pivovar is a Czech inspired luxury small hotel. There are rooms and a brewery, a spa, restaurant, bar, bakery and Biergarten. It’s a European experience right in the heart of Texas.
I took this photo of the hotel from the entrance to The Silos. You can see how close it was, the perfect location. We were able to go back and forth as often as we wanted or needed to.
If I had been driving I would have loaded up treats from the bakery to take home!
Everything about the hotel was unique and well thought out. I was in awe of the way they incorporated elements of Czech heritage so beautifully throughout.
Look at the mix here in the lobby with the soaring cement walls and the glass blown flowers.
Woods and greens are found in every area of the hotel. I love the bold, yet comfortable balance of the rich green with the richness of the wood furniture.
Giant black and white brewery photos are a simple yet dramatic way to continue telling the story of the hotel.
As a writer, I am so fond of desks and this roll top was a favorite part of the room for me. I loved how it was partnered with a green leather tufted chair.
The cement floors continue the modern industrial meets old world vibe found hotel wide.
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You can see it displayed well here in the bathroom. Again cement walls are the backdrop in this room as well. A subway tiled shower can be seen thorough the carved wooden mirror.
I loved that the mirror had a little ledge perfect for setting my toothbrush or other toiletries on.
The stone sinks look amazing with the faucets.
The hallways carry on the colors and style as well and made a great space for me to read early in the morning.
The wooden signs out front are old school beautiful, full of craftsmanship.
The restaurant also matched the decor of the hotel with the greens and woods. The atmosphere and setting were wonderful, as was the food.
They didn’t open while we were there, but I loved the possibility of the big garage doors on the sides opening to the activity and beautiful weather outside.
Check out the menus! Every detail of this venue is thought out to be special and unique. You can see the online version of the menu HERE.
It’s wonderful when restaurants include stories and histories into their menus. I love reading them!
Little touches of hospitality are one of the things I love most about boutique hotel stays. As part of our welcome packet when we checked in we had a handwritten welcome letter and invitation.
The menu had so many wonderful options, many with a mix of Czech and Texas flavors. I settled on a quinoa salad and it was amazing!
Look at the detail on the bar and design of the bar stools.
While we enjoyed dinner, a band performed an Elton John Tribute on the stage.
The addition of the shelf with the wooden pieces adds coziness + homeyness to this corner.
I find so much inspiration when I travel to hotels like this one. I loved the simplicity of the table setting.
The extra menus look wonderful on bookcases.
The next morning we were able to enjoy a breakfast buffet in the restaurant as part of our reservation.
It was a breakfast buffet like I’ve never had before and great ideas for my own entertaining.
A wooden bowl full of hard boiled eggs and one of apples and oranges.
Simple cereal becomes special when in a glass jar scooped out by a silver ladle into purple bowls.
Having a self serve station for lemon infused water is something I always love to keep out.
Aren’t these little individual pitchers of milk sweet?
Kolaches and other Czech pastries were waiting for us to enjoy.
In our short time there we didn’t even have time to experience all the hotel had to offer. Visit their website to learn about their unique Beer Spa and the venues like the Beer Garden.
I can’t wait to make another trip to Waco and The Silos and I will defiantly be staying at Pivovar!
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Rachel Harper says
This place sounds great. Thanks for sharing.
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