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Austin Motel

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#85 of 211 hotels in Austin
The Austin Motel opened its doors in 1938, and its landmark neon sign has been brightening South Congress Avenue ever since. This recently remodeled 41-room motel, with classic motor court exterior, is centrally located in the heart of Austin’s most interesting cultural district and is close to downtown, the Congress bat bridge and other area attractions. The iconic motel’s amenities include a swimming pool with pool bar, communal hangout spaces, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary parking. The 24-hour reception desk and retail store caters to guest needs, offering snacks, drinks and interesting mementos.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Electric vehicle charging station
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
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Grade: 83 out of 100
33Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
16Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
85Room tips
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I have stayed at this motel many times, partly because it is within staggering distance of the Continental Club. The motel has changed a lot over the years that I have been coming. I do miss the individuality and character of the rooms from a few years ago. The staff wee
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Our approach to the Austin Motel included passing 4 people on horse right before we drove over the South Congress Bridge made fameous by it's resident bats. This was a sign we were in for an authentic experience. The Austin Motel is a fun re-interpretation of a "classic" motel
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Austin Motel is a recently re-furbished mid-50s motel on South Congress (a fun neighborhood with lots of great eateries). The rooms are quite basic, but tastefully decorated in bright colors, and the bed was great. Overall the vibe is definitely "retro", with a nice sense of
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We stayed three nights mid-week in a standard king room and very much enjoyed our stay. Hotel prices are very high in Austin and we looked at some other places where we couldn’t justify the expense, and this one was better by comparison. The location is excellent, and even
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Response from JoshJustice, Front Office Manager at Austin Motel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Ellen, Thank you for choosing the Austin Motel and taking time to leave a review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that we could be a more affordable option on South Congress. Our robes are custom made and have been a big hit, and good call on checking out our pool and courtyard during your stay - they're a must-see! While we don't have coffee in the rooms, we do have complimentary coffee every morning in the lobby, and it's the same delicious blend from Jo's next door. I'll be sure to pass along your feedback on the towel hooks to our design team, as well. Thanks again, and we hope to see you welcome you back soon!
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SO awesome!! This is a definite must when visiting Austin! Love the retro look and the atmosphere. Also, it's a great place to go when Lone Star Roundup is going on! You can literally sit at the hotel and watch all of the great cars pass by.
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Response from JoshJustice, Front Office Manager at Austin Motel
Responded May 11, 2019
Thanks so much for staying with us and leaving a review! The Lonestar Roundup is one of our favorite events every year, as it brings back so many return guests, and Congress Avenue is packed with amazing hot rods and custom rides. Our friends across the street at the Continental Club always have a great lineup that weekend, too. We hope you return next year or even sooner, and thank you again!
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$146 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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