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Rendering of the bar at Hotel Saint Augustine

About Hotel Saint Augustine

At the heart of the Montrose district sits Hotel Saint Augustine, located across from the Menil Collection campus near the Menil Drawing Institute. It is home to 71 hotel rooms and suites, a restaurant, a small event space, an intimate lobby bar and a cloistered circular courtyard pool. The property takes inspiration from the spirit of the museum collection and of Houston itself—a duality of old world and new, a rich diversity and a forward-thinking sensibility.

Around the Hotel

Hi Neighbors

An Artful Entrant to Houston

We are thrilled to join the Montrose neighborhood, which sits at the heart of Houston, geographically and culturally. This 7.5 square mile area is the epicenter of the city’s art, food and nightlife scenes. In 1973, Texas Monthly claimed there was “something for everyone” in “the strangest neighborhood east of the Pecos.” The statement still rings true today.

A tree-lined sidewalk in Montrose, Houston

What's in a Name?

In keeping with Bunkhouse’s tradition of naming hotels after patron saints, Hotel Saint Augustine has its origin in several references—the patron saint of printing (given its proximity to the Drawing Institute); one of the cofounders of Houston, Augustus Chapman Allen; and the abundance of Saint Augustine grass found throughout the city.

Collaborators + Friends

It Takes a Village

To create a one-of-a-kind destination for Houston travelers seeking an exceptional stay, Bunkhouse teamed up with the esteemed design firm, Post Company. The architecture by renowned Texas firm Lake | Flato has a residential sensibility that is integrated seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhood. The property occupies the block bound by Loretto Drive, Colquitt Street, Mandell Street, and West Main Street with five small two-story buildings, intersected by a series of lushly landscaped courtyards and winding outdoor pathways amidst mature heritage oaks. Hotel Saint Augustine nestles into the neighborhood by adhering to the neighborhood’s two-story residential character. A succession of buildings is ordered around four courtyards, immersing guests in a private garden. Individual buildings are connected by open-air bridges and porches, keeping a residential scale and encouraging exploration. The natural landscape is a central element of the design, with landscape architecture by lauded Texas studio, Ten Eyck, who worked with The John Fairey Garden in Hempstead for several years to cultivate a collection of rare and native plants for the hotel’s grounds including eyelash sage, dwarf rock palm, and blue rabbit’s foot fern.

An intimate nook at the restaurant
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About Bunkhouse

Bunkhouse has a reputation for building memorable experiences that offer more than just a good night’s sleep and a great cup of coffee. Passion for design, tireless attention to detail, and a commitment to creating authentic culture have earned our properties a special place in the hearts and minds of those who visit.