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Econo Lodge Austin Hotel Review: This colorfully accented motel almost looks like a B&B, and it (almost) offers the feel of one, as well. It is one of the smaller limited-service properties in Austin, with just 39 rooms. Guests enjoy complimentary continental breakfast in a pretty tiled nook. This sunny room adorned with small round tables covered in blue and white tablecloths is a far cry from the sterility offered at most chain properties. Rooms also have homey accents, such as wallpaper trim, brass lamps and maple headboards. Along with whirlpool baths, you'll find many standard motel amenities, such as hair dryers and cable TV. Although the hotel doesn't have its own restaurant, there are numerous dining options just blocks away along Research Boulevard. Upscale malls The Domain and the Arboretum are both nearby. Pets are allowed.