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Austin Motel

1220 S. Congress St., Austin, TX 78704
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tomball, Texas
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cool, classic motel with lots of charm. We had lots of family there and I really liked all the rooms, big & small, except my own. It had a funky smell at night from the a/c and no weatherstripping around the door, which let in the heat. The a/c didn't really work very well, but being gone all day made... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a brilliant location - lots of places to eat nearby, including Gueros, walking distance to the Bats and easy to get buses around Austin. Comfortable room and wonderful pool. All the staff were lovely and helpful too.

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did a little staycation at the Austin Motel. It is located only 20 miles from our house. We have seen the famous sign for years and always commented that it would be fun to stay there. Well it was! Neat, funky room, close to a huge great pool that is just the right temperature even in... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came into SOCO for a night in town; a little motel, little eating, little drinking, no driving! This motel is great. We got a king superior and parked just outside our door. The room was very large with much more bathroom space that we needed. All that matters for a comfortable night is included in the room from a... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome retro rooms in the heart of hipsterville south congress ave! Lotsa shops an cool eats around. Rooms are small like the good ol days. Pool is cool and clean. Residents Cats are a plus!!!!! Rat rod in back parking lot. Our room was retro blue and yellow. Walk to the contintal club for some live music. And stumble back....... More 

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Minneapolis
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll echo others' comments: this place isn't for you if you like to be super pampered and require a stunning decor. Like fun, funky places with helpful staff? Stay here. So close to great shopping, restaurants, and museums. We did rent a car to make it easier to get around in the August heat. Lots of fun artwork around the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Austin, and especially The Austin Motel! I stay there whenever I'm in Austin. It's clean, inexpensive, friendly, funky, right in the best area of town, South Congress! Great iced tea at Joe's around the corner and great fun and shopping. If you want room service, valet service or all the extras, stay at the Marriott. If you want... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very charming 1950's era motel. Full of character but not for everyone. An older, but well-maintained property. Very nice pool area although adjacent to Congress Avenue. Many shops and restaurants in the area. Some nightlife as well. I had a small single which was perfect for one person. Small but enough room; very comfortable bed. Bathroom was small but functional.... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

we were in town for a wedding and decided to pick a less traditional hotel for the week we'd be in town. my sister and cousin also decided to get rooms there and then, suddenly, the whole family was staying there! (including the bride!) My sister, cousin and I all had the pool side queens, so we also had patios... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We loved it but I love Hotels with something special. It was a 70's retro decor.Not your run of the mill Chains. Very Quiet and clean and dog friendly! The perfect location for downtown fun, or trips to the Barton Springs! Pic is 2 doubles pool view.

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