The Austin Motel is a great looking classic American motel dating back to 1938, it's been restored (and then some) to it's former glory and is a great place to stay if you want to get a feel for the real Austin. There can be a little street noise at times so be prepared.
I stayed there with my wife and two sons in Sept 2005, it was my 5th visit to the city.
Austin's a great fun city and the this Motel fits well with the spirit of what the place is all about, quirky, rustic, and dare I say "funky"
It's not that cheap though and some of the staff are a little moody, though this might be part of the "cool Austin" attitude.
The rooms are nice, the ac works as does the ceiling fan, fridge tv etc, no kettle though and they don't get "English tea" very well there, though there is a great coffee place right next door on Congress Ave. The area has plenty of great food to try, mostly tex mex or plain mexican done the way it should be.
I would recommend the Austin Motel to anyone,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Austin Hotel Austin