Austin’s South Congress neighborhood is home to independent shops, first-class restaurants and world-famous music venues. It also has some of the city’s best accommodation, including the retro Austin Motel and the Zen-like Hotel San José.
The first things that will catch your eye at the Austin Motel are its distinctive neon sign and marquee – but that’s just the outside. A visit inside the motel promises to be even more memorable. The 1930s Austin landmark has remained in trusted family hands for decades. Though there is a modern feel to its design, the motel adheres to the city’s promise to “Keep Austin Weird” via its kitsch furnishings throughout the space. It’s a stone’s throw away from the city’s best restaurants, bars and shops.
Only a short car ride away from the heart of the South Congress neighborhood, Casulo Hotel will give you a true bang for your buck. Among the more reasonably priced hotels in the area, it offers a variety of accommodation options, from cozy rooms to spacious suites. The hotel also serves a complimentary hot breakfast and has a comfortable pool patio.
The Embassy Suites chain is always of the highest quality, and one of its Austin offerings, with its perfect location between two of the city’s most vibrant areas, is no different. The hotel sits on the northernmost tip of the South Congress neighborhood, so you’ll be within walking distance of South Austin’s various restaurants, live-music venues and shops. However, the hotel is also a short walk across the Congress Avenue Bridge to the bustling Downtown area.