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Jun 21 2018

Austin Motel in Austin, Austin Motel 1220 Congress Ave S, Austin, TX 78704 Yahoo –


Austin Motel

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I’m a huge fan of the Liz Lambert hotels. I started staying at the Hotel San Jose in the early 2000s when I was still single and visiting Austin often. I loved the HSJ so much that I more I’m a huge fan of the Liz Lambert hotels. I started staying at the Hotel San Jose in the early 2000s when I was still single and visiting Austin often. I loved the HSJ so much that I modeled my first apartment after their single room above the lobby. I bought everything to match it. From the San Jose. I ordered it over the phone from them back before they even sold the stuff in their lobby and had them ship it to me. I loved the minimalist feel down to the bath amenities. I remember saying that if they would sell me the room over the lobby, i would buy it. LOL. Over time, I’ve married and had children. My husband’s family lives in Austin and we visit at least once a year. Well, our budget is a little tighter now so I opted for the Austin Motel instead of the Hotel San Jose this visit to save a few bucks. I stayed at the Austin Motel many years back when the HSJ was sold out. However, this was my first stay since it had been taken over by Bunkhouse. I was excited. There is alot I really like about what they’ve done with the Austin Motel and it’s property. Pros: I love the new room decor. Love the bathroom tile. The bed is incredibly comfortable and the linens are amazing. The room was exceptionally clean. Location, location, location is awesome. Our stay was only 2 days and we had alot to do so we didn’t take advantage of the pool but it was very tempting. The common courtyard looks great. Unfortunately, I feel like the cons outweighed the pros for the Austin Motel and that makes me sad because I had such high expectations. Cons: No coffee in room, no water (HSJ used to at least give us a big bottle of Evian, something I still give to my houseguests in their room). The room has drinking cups but no drinking water. Am I supposed to drink the tap? Hmm. After we returned from dinner, Jo’s was closed so we went into the Bodega to get water and/or coffee. No coffee and we had to pay $5.50 for a bottle of water. That’s insane especially when nearly every hotel gives that $1.99 bottle free as an amenity. On a $220/night room, I would expect at least a bottle of water in the room. I can see not having coffee with Jo’s right downstairs, but it kind of feels like this hotel is being run like a Low Cost Airline. Pay for your seat and get nickeled and dimed for everything else that comes with a standard airline fare. Bath Amenities: I remember the HSJ used to have MOP products. OMG, I went out and bought the full size for my apartment for more than I had ever spent on shampoo. I loved it that much. The Austin Motel provides a refillable pump of “coconut” shampoo, conditioner and body wash. I was expecting it to smell like coconut. Not at all. My husband described it perfectly: “It smells like plastic baby dolls.” Oh, and the bathroom is so small that you have to close the door to put the bath mat down on the floor and then after your shower, the mat gets pushed to the tub when you try to get out of the room. Also, no fan so you have to open the window to air out the room. (I called the bathroom “CellBlock A” because the bars on the window make you feel like you’re in jail. ) . While the bed was divine, both my husband and I did not care for the pillows at all. I woke up with a stiff neck but the linens on them were so soft and cold. I loved the linens. Service: The morning after our first night stay, when we emerged from our room at around 8:30am to head out on a walk around Town Lake, housekeeping was in the room next to ours. We put the door hanger on to advise that our room can be cleaned and went on our way. We came back at almost 3pm ready for a quick nap before heading out to dinner and found that our room had still not been cleaned. My husband walked down a few rooms to the housekeeping cart and asked for some clean towels so we could shower. That was the extent of our housekeeping during our entire stay. We went without our room being cleaned (or beds made – and I love the way your staff makes the bed) at all during our stay. All in All, I came away wishing we had paid more and stayed at the Hotel San Jose.

I recently stayed at the Austin Motel for a trip with my daughter. The hotel has been newly renovated with a cute, kitschy style. The price is very affordable, the location is perfect, more I recently stayed at the Austin Motel for a trip with my daughter. The hotel has been newly renovated with a cute, kitschy style. The price is very affordable, the location is perfect, and the staff were all super friendly and helpful. Once we got into our room (We booked the deluxe king room) we noticed that there wasn’t a closet to hang out clothes, nor a mini fridge. Other than that, the bed and pillows were very comfortable, and I loved the fact that the hotel offers organic, eco-friendly bath products. The pool was great with a cool vibe, it has a little bar and good tunes playing lightly in the background. The motel is literally right next door to Jo’s Coffee, and a perfect proximity to all the shops and restaurants on Congress. All in all i would say that if you’re looking for good value right on South Congress, this is the place!

I loved this motel.A great location on South Congress Street across the road from the Continental Club (Dale Watson plays Mon nights!)I loved all the desert plants, the pool was wonderful after more I loved this motel.A great location on South Congress Street across the road from the Continental Club (Dale Watson plays Mon nights!)I loved all the desert plants, the pool was wonderful after a hot day roaming around Austin.The motel staff were very hospitable, happy to have a chat with guests, I felt more like I was staying in a guesthouse than a motel.If you want to stay somewhere other than the usual , bland motels then this is the place for you.

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  • About: Built in 1938, this retro motel is a welcome departure from impersonal corporate housing, drawing recommendations from publications such as The New York Times, Spin and Rolling Stone. It is located close to more Built in 1938, this retro motel is a welcome departure from impersonal corporate housing, drawing recommendations from publications such as The New York Times, Spin and Rolling Stone. It is located close to downtown, The Capitol, Congress Avenue Bats and eclectic shopping. Austin’s Therapy Clothing is just a short walk, as well as many vintage and resale shops.
  • Categories:Motel, Hotel
  • Parking:Dedicated Parking
  • Payment Types:Credit Card
  • Cards Accepted:Mastercard, Discover, Visa, Amex, Diners Club
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot:Free
  • Year Established:1938
  • Year Renovated:2017

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