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The Carpenter Hotel

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Outdoor pool
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Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Standard King) | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes

Overview of The Carpenter Hotel

The Carpenter Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Zilker Park
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

257 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
400 Josephine St, Austin, TX, 78704
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator
  • Flat-panel TV

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Zilker
  • Lady Bird Lake - 6 min walk
  • Zilker Park - 16 min walk
  • South Congress Avenue - 17 min walk
  • Moody Theater - 19 min walk
  • Barton Springs Pool - 21 min walk
  • Austin Convention Center - 27 min walk
  • Sixth Street - 27 min walk
  • Texas State Capitol - 35 min walk
  • Rainey Street - 5 min drive
  • University of Texas at Austin - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS) - 20 min drive
  • Austin Station - 15 min walk
  • Zilker Zephyr Station - 19 min walk
  • Downtown Station - 30 min walk


  • McDonald's - 4 min walk
  • Starbucks - 3 min walk
  • Austin Eastciders - 5 min walk
  • Barton Springs Saloon - 2 min walk
  • Juliet Italian Kitchen - 3 min walk

About this property

The Carpenter Hotel

The Carpenter Hotel puts you just a 5-minute drive from Lady Bird Lake and South Congress Avenue. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Also, Zilker Park and Moody Theater are just a 5-minute drive away. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.



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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 93 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Covered onsite self parking (USD 35 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking within 1312 ft
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 10:00 AM–1:00 PM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Carpenters Hall - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Hot L Coffee - Onsite coffee shop. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 12–30 per person


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per stay


  • Covered self parking costs USD 35 per night with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Carpenter Hotel Austin
Carpenter Hotel
Carpenter Austin
The Carpenter Hotel Hotel
The Carpenter Hotel Austin
The Carpenter Hotel Hotel Austin

Frequently asked questions

Does The Carpenter Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Carpenter Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Carpenter Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Carpenter Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Carpenter Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Carpenter Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 35 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Carpenter Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Carpenter Hotel and nearby?
The Carpenter Hotel has an outdoor pool and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near The Carpenter Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Carpenters Hall.
Does The Carpenter Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Carpenter Hotel like?
The Carpenter Hotel is a short 6-minute walk from Lady Bird Lake and 16 minutes' walk from Zilker Park. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

so heady and sublime
An absolute daydream. It was almost as if time stood still. The perfect play to recuperate, be still, and fall in love.
Anthony, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jeffrey, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

KRISTINE, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Design Forward Vibe In Austin
Great. Design forward hotel with good food and very solid coffee program.
Philip, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lori, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Robert, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The property and room was great. When i checked in, iwas told the restaraunt and coffee bar would be closed for a few days. it wasnt. We fiund out when we checked out after a 2 night stay. Didnt beung us towels or sheets the second night. A bunch of very addictive ans unhealrhy snacks and beverages stocked to entice people to do unhealthy things so they can make a few bucks. Is it worth it carpenter??? Room was small but really cool. Ac and heater worked great. Private balcony was great. View was great. Pretty noisy area but lots of life around. I was told i had to pay for parking butbibdidnt actually.. only if i parked in the garage. I parked in the parjing lot justvoutside the garage. Which was free. The lobby closes at 11. They literally lock the doors. So if you need towels or something, you'll have to wait til morning.
Chad, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dustin, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Adorable hotel!
I loved this adorable place! Great staff! Super comfortable bed. Love the coffee shop. Love the restaurant. Would definitely stay here next time. I’m in Austin.
M Kristine, 3-night business trip
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