My all-time favorite spot to stay in Austin, to grab coffee, lunch, or simply lounge by the pool on a hot summer's day is the Carpenter Hotel. Decorated to perfection, this place embodies that "southwest chic" aesthetic. It's minimalist, yet colorful interior is sure to leave you feeling inspired.
I love this place so much I even did a photoshoot in their lobby! The leather couch and the wall tapestry, and of course all things white and brown made for a stunning backdrop. Just around the corner from the hotel coffee bar you'll find the lobby where you can relax on their giant leather couches or sit at their large dining table and work. The Carpenter Hotel is also located in a great spot - it's located in Zilker, south of the river, and it's within walking distance to the waterfront as well as downtown!
Head to the back of the hotel and you'll find a renovated cafeteria-looking restaurant with incredible food - it's called Carpenter Hall. Or! Head to the back of the hotel and lounge by the pool, they have pool service too. Feeling shy? Stay in bed all day and order room service. There's no shame in that!