Austin Motel

Motel in South Austin

Liz Lambert's Bunkhouse Group recently purchased this budget favorite, long known for its 'garage-sale chic' and wonderfully funky appeal. At press time, its new owners were revamping the property. We hear the new motel will feature design elements inspired by classic 1930s motor courts, with some mid-century modern touches to keep things cool. Unchanged? The excellent location, friendly staff and enticing pool, which will always make this a great choice.

Expect prices to increase minimally, about $35 per room, which is a relief for this rapidly gentrifying street.