- Type: Motels
NileGuide Expert Says:
This historic motor inn turned quirky Austin landmark features various wallpaper themes in each of the 41 rooms.
This establishment, the best lodging bargain on South Congress, is one of the old motels that was built when this was the main road to San Antonio. Built in 1938, it has been in the hands of the same family since the 1950s. A convenient (but not quiet) location in the heart of SoCo and great rates makes this place very popular. It has a classic kidney-shaped pool, a great neon sign, free HBO, free coffee in the lobby, and a certain quirkiness that's part of the local charm. It also has one of those rarities: real single rooms, so those traveling on their own don't have to pay for a bed they're not sleeping in. All rooms are different, many decorated with murals. For instance, room 257 has a cactus mural. You can check out pictures of the rooms before you make a reservation by going to the website.
- © Frommer's 2013
User Reviews for Austin Motel
Don't stay here if you hate awesome
So freaking cute. Cute little pool, clean rooms (it's a MOTEL, people, this is not the Four Seasons) with A/C that really kicks, the nicest front desk folks, and most importantly,...
- posted on 10.22.12
- by seg110
Actually watched in go DOWNHILL.
We started staying here in 1997. Twice a year. We always sent full payment for our upcoming stay. After the owner Dot passed away this nice little friendly motel started its rapid decline....
- posted on 10.14.12
- by Susan C
Location & Friendliness
This classic motel is in an artistic & trendy & lively neighbourhood just south of the downtown/city centre area, and within walking distance, a short bus, cab or car ride of...
- posted on 10.04.12
- by OCleryWaters
- Budget Hotel 2006 – Audience Winner
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- Tourist Hotel 2006 – Editorial Winner
- Recommended 2010
Next door you will find local favorite El Sol Y La Luna, a tasty Mexican restaurant.
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- tel: +1 512 441 1157
- fax: +1 512 441 1157
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- 1220 South Congress Avenue
- Austin, TX 78704
- Y! Travel: Austin Motel