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Austin Motel

1220 S. Congress St., Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
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Ranked #79 of 183 hotels in Austin
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Atlanta, GA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My colleagues and I stayed at the Austin Motel while we were in town for a few meetings. My room was generally clean and appointed as you would expect for a vintage motel. My only complaint is the lack of black-out curtains to block the bright parking lot lights. If you need it to be totally dark to sleep you... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Austin Motel several times, each in different rooms. It is more personal than a chain and has much more history and character. Some rooms are nicer than others. Some could use updating. All were clean and liveable. They rooms are not cheap, but all places on South Congress have gotten pricy. The location is the... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just spent 5 days with my husband and son at the Austin Motel. I had read the reviews so I knew it would not be a 5 star hotel. It was clean and the staff was helpful. Each room seemed to have a different decor and some more up to date than others. We stayed in the back building... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location to walk or cab all over South Austin. The room was clean and nicely decorated. Staff was friendly but didn't go out of the way to be helpful or make recommendations about things to do. One complaint...the bed and bath linens were a bit old and overused.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I almost hesitate to review this place, because if they book up solid every time I want to go there, I'll be mad! I just love locally owned businesses, & this one is a gem. The room was clean, bed was soft, & most importantly, the AC worked great. We didn't have to get in our car to eat, shop,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely LOVED our stay in the Austin Motel. The location was perfect for strolling on South Congress, walking to the park, walking to the bridge to watch the bats and also walking into the main downtown area. As you can tell we didn't have a car so walking distance was a huge bonus for us. I agree the bathroom... More

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Austin Motel is in a great location, right on Congress close to lots of shopping and restaurants and just outside downtown. Staying here is really different. The room size was ok but the bathroom is really too small. This is more like staying at a friend's mom's house than a hotel or motel. We booked two rooms and one was... More

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

On South Congress, close to shopping, restaurants and nightlife. No breakfast included, but a great coffee bar (Jo's) right next door. Locally owned and operated, with a nice homey touch. Not the most modern facility, but clean and tidy, and each room has individual touches. We really like the pool and the artistic outdoor decor. Book early -- we were... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Visiting from Alaska and came into Austin for a night of music. Had seen this motel a few days before And thought we'd give it a try. Read the reviews, made our reservation! We were Not sorry! For the people that are expecting Ritz Carlton fluffy towels, this is not the place for you. For all of you expecting a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed for two nights at the Austin Motel. The pool was great but cold. The room was basic but that's what you are paying for. The room was clean, bathroom small, and the floor sloped... a lot. But it adds character to the place. The motel was conveniently located on the South Congress strip - so lots of choices... More

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Address: 1220 S. Congress St., Austin, TX 78704
Location: United States > Texas > Austin > South Austin
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Austin
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