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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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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the 70's for sure almost border line runed down its in a great location the coffee shop on the corner was awesome the guy at the front desk was super nice although when I said i had kids he was like I am not sure what to do with them I never think about that ??? WTH you... More 

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Orange Beach, Alabama
3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Austin Motel a couple of times and this time was the best! Location, location, location! Breakfast at Jo's, shopping, music, food trucks, Home Slice pizza... Easy parking right by your room...just like old times. Pretty, clean rooms. Friendly customer service. Cool pool! Can't wait to stay again!

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Big Sky, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time to Austin and we stayed here. We booked the suite , which was spacious, clean & in a great location. The pool was nice & refreshing with the summer heat. The Motel is walking distance to any type of food imaginable. Tons of shopping & bars too. We especially enjoyed to close proximity to The Continental Club which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are mixed reviews for the Austin Motel so I was skeptical but it was the only room we could find at short notice and someone recommended it. Yes, this is an old motel but it's funky and retro fun. It is not your cookie cutter hotel. The rooms and decor are kitschy but clean. The motel is in a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a great find! In the midst of one of the hipper parts of this very-hip city, it provides a great starting point for exploring by foot. The room was comfortable and clean and straight out of the 50's, PLUS it is very affordable, especially for this part of town.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is an old family operated hotel. As such some of the amenities are not what you will get in a chain hotel. For example there are no coffee makers ,the TV and bathroom is exceptionally small. All this aside this is a very enjoyable place to stay in and is in a very centralized location so you can walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We read all the reviews of this motel and went with the more positive reviews. We got exactly what we expected. This is a typical motel from the early 70's decor that is very clean and well kept. You are paying for location, location, location. It has great parking and walking distance to many great resturants. If coffee is your... More 

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