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People looking at the record player at Carpenter Coffee Bar
CultureMap Austin
November 9, 2023

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“It feels very much like hanging out in your really cool friend’s living room, at a really fun party.”

An undulating brick wall surrounded by greenery
Southern Living
October 19, 2023

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“You’d almost miss this hotel—a one-story brick building in South Austin—if you didn’t know it was there.”

Seating area with two folding chairs on the Standard Double suite patio
Jul 26, 2023

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“After you are fully sated, you can relax on your terrace—all 93 guest rooms have one and drift soundly to sleep.”

Sep 28, 2023

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“Just down the street from the festival grounds are the hotel restaurant Carpenters Hall and cafe. The former serves up an essentially all-day menu of Austin/Central Texas/German comfort dishes in a bright space and the latter focuses on coffee and pastries.”

An aerial view of the pool
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May 23, 2023

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“The rooms feature nature photography by Jackie Lee Young as well as lake blue tiling reminiscent of Texas watering holes. Grab a glass of complimentary bubbly from the pecan-wood front desk or bar at the acclaimed on-property restaurant Carpenters Hall and mosey over to the pool for a dip.”

Pool at Carpenter Hotel
August 25, 2022

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“The downstairs lobby—once home to a carpenters’ union, hence the name—is adorned with vintage furniture from Austin’s Renner Project that invites you to sink in and stay awhile (with a $8 espresso martini at happy hour, if you’re so inclined).”

Shelves of records and a record player in the Carpenter Hotel lobby
Austin Monthly
August 16, 2022

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“Forget BYOB—at this South Austin locale, guests are encouraged to BYOV. On the second Friday of every month, the coffee bar inside the Carpenter Hotel teams up with KOOP radio to feature Vinyl Night, during which attendees can bring their own vinyl or peruse the on-site library of records from 6 to 8 p.m.”

Interior view of the Carpenter Coffee Bar
Architectural Digest
May 10, 2022

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“This may be a myth, but coffee and treats taste better when prepared and served in a historic spot. In Austin that spot is the Carpenters Local 1266 Union Hall, which was built in 1948 and reopened as the Carpenter Hotel seven decades later.”

Entryway leading to the Carpenter Hotel pool
Southern Living
December 2023

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“The location in Austin makes it ideal for daytrips to downtown, Barton Springs, or nearby recreation areas”

Architectural Digest
December 25, 2023

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“Like the rest of the hotel, the all-day lobby café and lounge feature an undeniable Bauhaus influence mixed with that coveted minimalist look.”