The Carpenter Hotel

400 Josephine St, Austin, USA
93 Rooms
Modern Design & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Austin’s explosive growth means it may not be as weird as it once was, but there are still hoteliers — and hotels — with a healthy respect for what makes this city unique. On the south side of Lady Bird Lake, next to Barton Springs and Zilker Park, is the old Carpenter’s Union Hall, a well-worn mid-century brick building that now houses the Carpenters Hall restaurant. Behind it, surrounded by pecan trees, is the new element: the Carpenter Hotel, an arresting Brutalist-inspired structure in raw concrete, brick, and pecan wood, lined with balconies that overlook the pool.

The rooms are minimalist in style but rich with texture, from the brick, concrete, and tile construction to the wood and leather of the modernist-style furniture and the colorful custom-designed blankets. The pool and the surrounding pecan grove are delightfully chill daytime lounge spaces, as is the quonset-style pavilion, and the café, Hot L Coffee, serves a fine locally sourced brew alongside classic Texan kolaches. The centerpiece of the hotel, however, is the old union hall, now the Carpenters Hall restaurant, whose menu (by a Bon Appetit alum) leans heavily on dishes from the Southern and Mexican traditions.

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The Carpenter Hotel
400 Josephine St, Austin, USA

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Wake-up service
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Rooms cannot accommodate cribs or extra beds.
Check in: 16:00
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
  • 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
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage