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Austin Motel

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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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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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83Good for walkers
Grade: 83 out of 100
34Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
16Attractionswithin 0.5 km
84Room tips
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After seeing the retro lobby and reading reviews, I was shocked at the quality of the room I was given. Filthy floor, a bathroom that was not "retro" but simply fifty years old, and locks on the door that were equally old. There is only so much you can get by with on a "retro"
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We have stayed at the historic Austin Motel several times as well as at another Bunkhouse Group hotel in San Antonio. We have always been pleased with our experience. Not this time. They have gone through a renovation in the last 2 years and while trying to fit the Keep Austin
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Response from JoshJustice, Front Office Manager at Austin Motel
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Hi, Thank you for the feedback on your stay. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience, especially considering you were so excited to return! Our custom bed frames are positioned a little lower than average, and while we often receive compliments on the beds, I understand personal preference can vary. We will certainly look at the air conditioner in your room, as the intermittent operation sounds out of the ordinary. If you are in Austin again and open to giving us another chance, I would love to show you other rooms to try and find a more comfortable fit for you. Thanks again,
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This property is adorable/funky with its retro vibe and old charm. It’s also located right in the middle of excellent food and entertainment and shopping. Pros of our stay: 1. Location, location, location. 2. Comfortable memory foam mattress. 3. Friendly front desk staff. 4.
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The floor had not been swept or mopped in who knows how long. I brought new unopened socks are the were BLACK on the bottoms. My pillow cases had not been changed. There was hair and makeup on both. A long black hair in our folded towels. The next batch has a shorter black hair
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Austin Motel is on South Congress in the absolute BEST neighborhood in Austin. If you are visiting Austin and want to be able to walk to cool coffee shops, restaurants and funky shopping, this is the place for you. Very minimalist, retro chic....just like some of the iconic
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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 and inexpensive food. About 10 mins walk or so.
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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.
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"Make sure your rooms have been cleaned before hand"
"Block of rooms at the back is quieter"
"Bring your swimsuit for a fun time in the pool"
"I would have to see them all to be able to comment here."
"From what I've read, don't get the smallest room - my second-tier room was as small a room as I'd want."
US$145 - US$426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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