Hotel Magdalena

1101 Music Lane, Austin, USA
South Congress
89 Rooms
Modern Design & Happening
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

It’s an exaggeration to say Bunkhouse owns this corner of Austin, but with the opening of their fourth hotel in the neighborhood, it’s not far off — the Hotel Magdalena joins the Saint Cecilia, the San José, and the Austin Motel as part of a growing mini-empire along South Congress Avenue. Hotel Magdalena is the only one of the four that was designed from a blank page and built from the ground up, in a style that gently recalls the 1970s, when Willie Nelson owned this plot of land, and opened the Austin Opry House on this very site.

The construction is mass timber, using wooden panels and beams in place of concrete or steel, a method that’s prized not just for aesthetics but for sustainability as well. The hotel’s elevated walkways and courtyards lend it a treehouse atmosphere, and the décor is also partiall an homage to Barton Springs and the region’s rural lakeside getaways.

Its 89 rooms and suites make it the largest of the Bunkhouse siblings, and while the singular design sense is the first thing you notice, these rooms are subtly luxurious as well — maybe not quite as decadent as but Saint Cecilia’s, but they’re in no way bare-bones. There’s a 900-square-foot swimming pool as well as a poolside bar, and Summer House on Music Lane will be a 45-seat open-kitchen restaurant, open for three meals a day. And while Willie Nelson’s concert venue is a thing of the past, memorialized in the photos that adorn the hotel’s interiors, live music will return to Music Lane just as soon as it’s safe.

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Hotel Magdalena
1101 Music Lane, Austin, USA
South Congress

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool

Need to Know

  • Age 8 and up are considered adults.
  • Rooms cannot accommodate cribs or extra beds.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Credits and discounts will be applied at check-out in local currency unless otherwise noted. Credits are valid toward incidentals only and will be forfeited if not used.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff