Top 10 Hip Hotels in Austin
An eclectic, proudly independent hotel in the heart of Austin’s cultural scene.
Travelers doing research on Austin accommodations should not let the name of this place fool them. Yes, this is a motel, but it has a fun, vibrant sense of style and is a far cry from typical, cheap chain digs. Guests have a choice of singles, doubles or suites located in a series of buildings that were constructed in the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s. Each room is entirely unique; the suites feature tile floors, lots of natural light and walls painted in rich, playful colors. Some of the rooms have murals, and most also come with extra-long beds or views over the pool area. The kidney-shaped pool is a blast from the past, and is surrounded by palm trees and well-tended landscaping. Throughout the property are lots of little treats, such as colorfully tiled stairs, peaceful alcoves and whimsical statuary. Best of all: you’re in the heart of Austin’s cultural scene. Outside your door is SoCo (South Congress), bustling with live music, one-of-a-kind merchants and eclectic eateries. In addition, downtown is just five minutes away.