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Austin Motel

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1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2422 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on a recommendation from someone who lives in Austin as we were meeting them locally for the day , i agree with many of the other comments that this is really a no frills hotel but that is what makes this place so...More

Thank Ben H
Response from JoshJustice, Front Office Manager at Austin MotelResponded 3 days ago

Hi Ben, Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed the beds, location, and courtyard. There's definitely an abundance of restaurant options in the area, and now you don't even have to leave the motel for one more - our restaurant, Joann's Fine Foods, just opened!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic stay with friends. Loved the motel- the decor was a hoot and a half. Steps away from Jo’s coffee and motel’s pool. Central location for tourists - great food and fantastic boutiques only a short walk away. Rooms could be cleaner and there was...More

Thank AnetaBrooklyn
Response from JoshJustice, Front Office Manager at Austin MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, I love that you had a fantastic stay and found the motel "weirdly awesome!" It sounds like you made the most of your trip and did all the things I typically recommend, from hitting our pool, to walking to Jo's, to enjoying all the...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

This hotel is pure fun. I was booked into this hotel by my client and they thought it would be a great place for me to stay. The staff is VERY friendly and goes out of their way to make you feel at home. I...More

Thank DevDFW
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Funky and weird is not enough of a reason to ignore the fact the rooms need a major upgrade. I get what they are trying to do, but you can't dress it up and ignore the old outdated items that need attention. Other revues cover...More

Thank Alan G
Response from JoshJustice, Front Office Manager at Austin MotelResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Alan, Thanks for staying with us, though I'm sorry to hear it didn't meet your expectations. The Tivoli radio does not have an alarm feature, but we do offer 24/7 wake-up calls from the front desk. We're also currently working to add or replace...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Overall, I completely catch the swag of this iconic motel. Location = Everything. Unique features (check). Very hip scene. It is a bit dated but it's more stylish than not...especially the bodega and pool. My one caution is that the environment seems geared for an...More

1  Thank MFTravels93
Response from JoshJustice, Front Office Manager at Austin MotelResponded September 4, 2018

Hi, I'm glad you enjoyed the location, bodega, and pool during your stay! We do have a few cheeky design features, most of them continuing the motif of our iconic sign. Our pool is a big draw for families, and we definitely want everyone to...More

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Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Outdoor pool
Price range
US$123 - US$401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#41 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#42 Family Hotel in Austin
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
US$123 - US$401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#41 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#42 Family Hotel in Austin
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Traveller (181)
Room & Suite (74)
Pool & Beach (27)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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March 8, 2016|
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Response from Tweety4676 | Reviewed this property |
The motel does not sell or have food service but there is a taco place next door which was always busy and a fantastic dinner about 3 or 4 blocks from there (heading away from downtown) that is open 24 hrs with really good... More
January 12, 2016|
Response from SaideO1 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in the smallest room as we only needed it to sleep. Can't remember what they call it... It was big enough for two without feeling claustrophobic.
Room Tips
"Bring your swimsuit for a fun time in the pool"
Sep. 10, 2018
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"I would have to see them all to be able to comment here."
Sep. 2, 2018
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"From what I've read, don't get the smallest room - my second-tier room was as small a room as..."
Jun. 24, 2018
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"If you have kids, you may want to ask for a room closer to the pool area."
Jun. 19, 2018
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