When is the last time that you really took a break? We know that is a rare luxury. As parents, we spend so much time and care watching over everyone in our families. We are happy to give so much to those we love. But it’s exhausting! Sometimes self-care falls to the very bottom of the long to-do list, and we get it.

Our Do512 Family staff (busy moms), took an afternoon to indulge in the gloriousness of a spa day at AWAY Spa Austin at the W Hotel. (Spoiler alert: It was as wonderful as you could imagine!) Read about our relaxing day, and get the scoop on the spa’s awesome local discount where you can save 20% on services.

Whotel_WetDeckWhen you pull up to the W Hotel Austin, you’ll be greeted by a friendly parking attendant who will welcome you and provide FREE VALET parking! (No downtown parking hassles? Heck, yeah!) The complimentary valet service makes you immediately feel like you’re getting the VIP treatment. Step into the lovely, modern lobby of the hotel, and you feel like you’re taking a mini-vacation — that you’ve been whisked away from the daily same-old, same-old for a wonderful escape.

FullSizeRenderThe AWAY Austin Spa is located on the 4th floor of the hotel. When you walk through the doors into the cool, contemporary space, you’ll find the reception staff to be very friendly and helpful. They’ll offer you a complimentary mimosa or a glass of bubbly. They’ll show you to the women’s room where you’ll find a small lounge area stocked with complimentary snacks & magazines, a locker room, dressing room, steam room, and bathroom offering a variety of healthcare products you might need for the day (razors, sunscreen, shampoo, toothbrushes, etc.) You can change into a soft, thick robe and get ready for your spa treatment.

The AWAY Austin Spa offers a variety of services such as massage (including ashiatsu massage), facials, pedicures and manicures, body treatments and more. Visit the AWAY Austin Spa website for the full menu of services. Because they treat their fellow Texans with lots of love, they offer all Texas residents a 20% discount on services, Monday-Friday!

In addition to these great discounts, the W Austin Hotel offers a full day staycation with any spa service on Monday – Thursday, which means that before or after your spa treatment, you have full access to the FIT fitness room and Wet Deck pool. When you relax by the WET Deck pool, you’ll find a full on-site bar and waitstaff ready to take your drink and food orders. (If you can’t recall the last time you went to a pool without the kids — where you didn’t have to fight them to lather on the sunscreen, deal with wet swim diapers, or even have to bother looking after anyone — please take our word for it that this was such a treat!)Image-1–> Appointments: You can book an appointment online here or call AWAY Austin Spa at (512) 542 3626.