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We don’t like to brag, so we’ll just leave these kind words from others here. Peruse our press mentions to see how our properties are making headlines.

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guests lounging by the pool at Hotel Magdalena
Inside Hook
March 5, 2024

The 7 Best Hotel Pools in Austin

“Experience a day of relaxation and luxury in the heart of Austin. This chic boutique hotel boasts a 900-foot sunken pool that’s complete with padded lounge chairs and a serene landscape.”

Conde Nast Traveler
February 5, 2024

19 Best Hotels in Austin

“Spread across four open-air buildings on sprawling grounds, Hotel Magdalena is the latest from Austin’s homegrown hospitality firm Bunkhouse…Conceived and executed largely by women, Magdalena is welcoming and intuitive, a fitting nod to its namesake, the patron saint of the ladies.”

people sitting next to and swimming on the pool at Hotel Magdalena
Southern Living
October 19, 2023

20 Best Hotels In Austin, Texas, For Your Next Lone Star Trip

“This tucked-away 89-room hotel is located on the appropriately named Music Lane, just off South Congress Avenue, which means you are able to walk to any of the shops, restaurants, and music venues.”

The exterior of Hotel Magdalena on Music Lane in Austin, Texas
October 16, 2023

20 of the Most Charming Boutique Hotels in the U.S.

“…Hotel Magdalena charms with colorful decor and community-driven social spaces, hallmarks of the brand. The design ethos of the 89 rooms pays homage to Texas’s 1970s lake houses, while the shape of the pool is meant to echo Austin’s iconic Barton Springs.”

A large yellow subway tiled bathroom at Hotel Magdalena
September 1, 2023

Brains Behind Beautiful Hotels

“Hotel Magdalena’s style is a beautiful mix of vintage charm and modern elegance. It’s like stepping into a 50s Lake Austin house that got an update in the 70s.”

Travel + Leisure
July 11, 2023

Travel + Leisure Readers’ 5 Favorite Hotels in Austin of 2023

“Located just off of buzzing South Congress Avenue, Hotel Magdalena is an ideal home base in Austin. Guests praised the “beautiful greenery,” “great staff,” and “exquisite restaurant menu” at the hotel.

Eater Austin
May 19, 2023

22 Excellent Lunch Destinations in Austin

“For an idyllic retreat off of South Congress, head to the courtyard restaurant of the Hotel Magdalena for a casually sophisticated lunch of salads, sandwiches, and pasta.”

The receptionist desk at Hotel Magdalena
August 8, 2022

15 of the Most Charming Boutique Hotels in the U.S.

“Similar to its long-beloved sibling hotels nearby, Saint Cecilia and San José, Hotel Magdalena charms with colorful decor and community-driven social spaces, hallmarks of the brand.”

June 23, 2022

Austin’s 10 Best Swimming Pools

“In addition to being a great pool to take a load off after lugging around shopping bags, its poolside-perched bar has killer cocktails to sip on while showing off that newly-bought bikini.”