Austin Motel

1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX, USA
South Congress

Action Bar

17
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  • Service17
  • Overall17
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Hotel Description

It sort of seems like this was inevitable all along — how could Austin’s hippest hotelier and Austin’s hippest throwback-kitsch hotel not end up together eventually? Now that Liz Lambert, the boutique-hotel queen of Texas, has taken over the Austin Motel, all is again right with the world. That distinctive sign, which has been drawing double-takes along South Congress since 1938, is now backed up by some equally distinctive retro-themed interiors, and it’s all set to join the Saint Cecilia and the Hotel San José as part of South Austin’s trifecta of exceptional lodgings.

As usual, good taste is about taking your inspiration just far enough, but no further. This is true in the bedroom as well, where the bright orange beds match the bright orange wallpaper and countertops — and are tempered by minimalistic furniture and clever little details like Tivoli radios, rather than going for full-on Space Age kitsch. The parking lot, once the indispensable centerpiece of a roadside motel, has been replaced by an open-air lounge space, and the old pool is as charming as ever, joined by a brand-new poolside bar. It’s down-to-earth, unpretentious, and hip in a welcoming rather than an elitist way — a description that fits any of the Bunkhouse hotels, come to think of it....

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Hotel Criteria

  • 41 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Please note: The minimum age to check-in is 21 years old.

Credit cards accepted:

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Full

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 165 ft²/15 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • flat panel television
    • phones
  • Queen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 190 ft²/17 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • flat panel television
    • phones
    • tiled floor
    • working desk
  • King

    • Fits 3 people
    • 290 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • working desk
  • Double Queen

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 290 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • flat panel television
    • phones
    • working desk
  • Poolside King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    Views: pool.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • phones
    • working desk
  • Deluxe King

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 370 ft²/34 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • flat panel television
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • working desk
  • Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 500 ft²/46 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • flat panel television
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • sofa sleeper
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Please note: The minimum age to check-in is 21 years old.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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