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Austin Motel

1220 S. Congress St., Austin, TX 78704
Austin Motel
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
31 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

For a first-time visitor, this motel was heaven. Fun, artful, very friendly helpful staff, perfect location! We stayed in two rooms: 262 and 117. Both were clean and comfortable. The place was booked for the NYE weekend, but the manager found us a great room to extend our stay. First come, first serve. The motel is right next to Jo's... More 

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Memphis, TN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

We stayed at the Austin Motel for nearly a week while visiting a niece who lived nearby. Located right in the heart of the SoCo neighborhood, we could easily walk to dozens of little shops and restaurants. The staff was pleasant and the rooms were clean. At $100/night, it was hard to beat the price for a downtown location. Just... More 

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Sydney
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We've stayed here twice now and it's our go-to spot in Austin. It's not luxury accommodation by any stretch, but it's comfortable, clean, and close to what we want to do. The best bit is you can wander across to the Continental Club whenever you want.:) we stayed in room 119 this time, and for a few dollars more than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
88 hotel reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Austin was the starting point of our road trip across Texas. The Austin Motel is a 25 minute drive from the airport. It is situated on South Congress about a mile from downtown. The guys are not keen on email and they tell you this when you make your reservation. It fact, they only booked us for one night when... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

If you want an alternative to faceless corporate hotels this is for you. I looked at the different rooms on the web and picked one out. When I called to make the reservation the desk clerk voluntarily found us a better room. When we checked in the staff gave us great dining suggestions. Location is perfect for access to South... More 

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North Vancouver
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Excellant location, can easily walk to downtown Austin, great neighbourhood with bars and shops, An easy walk to see the bats in the evening. The motel is old, each room has a theme. We upgraded to be by the pool. worth it. No coffee or amenties in the room. pool is fantastic.

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Delaware, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

The room was clean, cost reasonable for the area. The girl at the front desk was such a genuine snob (hipster wanna be) that I won't spend my mid-western money there again - guess it wasn't green enough. Next trip to Austin, I'll spend a few more bucks for better service.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

Yes, the neighborhood is hip and the decor has a certain weird charm (that vase of blue silk flowers! cool!), but I do expect my room to be neatened up daily. Room was small and dark. Bathroom absolutely tiny with poor ventilation. Retro chairs are not comfortable. No usable surface to set a laptop on. Also, no hairdryer and no... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

This seems like a great place to stay, family owned and operated non-corporate eclectic, the website lets you look at and chose the room you'd like to reserve, each is unique. We booked a room for two separate days. Upon our arrival we were told that the room we reserved was double booked and we were given another room. That... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

This is not a fancy hotel, but for $80 a night with tax included, it was incredible. Great location in the heart of trendy Soco, across from the Continental Club, a short walk to downtown. Hotel is hip, has a great pool. Our room was small, but we didn't come to Austin to stay in the room. It had wood... More 

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