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The Carpenter Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of The Carpenter Hotel

The Carpenter Hotel

3.5 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
400 Josephine St, Austin, TX, 78704

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLady Bird Lake6 min walk
  • Popular LocationZilker Park16 min walk
  • Popular LocationSixth Street17 min walk
  • AirportAustin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.)19 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Carpenter Hotel is located in Austin. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Zilker Park and Zilker Botanical Garden, while Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Blanton Museum of Art are cultural highlights. W Austin Wet Deck and Austin Children's Museum are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Lady Bird Lake - 6 min walk
  • Zilker Park - 16 min walk
  • Sixth Street - 17 min walk
  • Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge - 2 min drive
  • Barton Springs Pool - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Downtown Station - 9 min drive
  • Austin Station - 15 min walk
  • Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS) - 19 min drive


  • Juliet Italian Kitchen - 3 min walk
  • Casa de Luz - 6 min walk
  • Eberly - 6 min walk
  • El Alma - 6 min walk
  • Terry Black's BBQ - 7 min walk

About this property

The Carpenter Hotel

3.5-star hotel near University of Texas at Austin
Located close to Barton Springs Pool and Zilker Botanical Garden, The Carpenter Hotel provides a terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and a bar. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Carpenters Hall, the onsite restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and concierge services
  • An elevator, smoke-free premises, and a 24-hour front desk
  • A front desk safe and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the dining options, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 93 rooms have comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, as well as thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • Balconies, heating, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Covered self parking on site (USD 35 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking within 1,312 feet
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Daily local cuisine breakfast available 10:00 AM–1:00 PM for a fee: USD 12–30 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • Carpenters Hall
  • Hot L Coffee

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping


  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Limited room service

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Heating
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Covered self parking fee: USD 35 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Carpenter Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Carpenter Hotel?

As of Jan 27, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Carpenter Hotel on Feb 5, 2023 start from $259.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Carpenter Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 50 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at The Carpenter Hotel?

Self parking is available for USD 35 per night. Limited spots are available. There is free parking nearby.

What time is check-in at The Carpenter Hotel?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at The Carpenter Hotel?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is The Carpenter Hotel located?

Situated in Austin, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, and Zilker Botanical Garden. Governor's Mansion and Texas State Capitol are also within 2 mi (3 km). Austin Station is 15 minutes by foot and Downtown Station is 30 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Carpenter Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Carpenter Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Carpenter Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cool vibe, great coffee bar!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
Las instalaciones son demasiado sencillas y minimalistas. Podría ser un hotel 2 estrellas. No hay servicios adicionales. Es de esos hoteles como líneas aéreas baratas te quieren cobrar por cualquier cosa extra. Todo es extra cost.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Clean, chic and great service!

8/10 Good


Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
This place is pure design, at the expense of utility. When here, you feel like you're in a Wes Anderson movie. The floors, rooms, walls are all hard. There's very little in the way of soft, cozy comfort. If you're looking for that, this is not the place for you.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Everything was amazing!

10/10 Excellent

Laura, Houston

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Every surface, every design decision, every space completely reimagined. It’s as if old is new and new is comfort. An oasis that embraces you. And groovy, too.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness
The room I booked was unavailable so i was downgraded to the smaller room size. Also, the hotel had no parking avail when i arrived, and no parking was avail within walking distance of the property. Due to the limited parking availability it would have been helpful for expedia to offer parking reservations with this hotel at time of booking - reserving parking was not an option that was presented. This is especially frustrating since I booked a package for flight, car, and hotel at the same time - meaning Expedia should have recognized that i would likely have a car. Overall a really frustrating arrival experience. After over 90 minutes of looking for parking the valet offered to give up his spot to let me park for the one night i was staying.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022