Start at the Austin Motel
Even if you don’t stay in the Austin Motel, chances are you will walk away from your trip in Austin remembering its famous neon sign and marquee. The motel, built in the 1930s, sits prominently at the beginning of the South Congress neighborhood. It’s a cozy spot that emanates quintessential Austin weird. The artistically designed interior and rooms pop with color, and the pool area provides an opportunity to relax and catch some sun. Only a short scooter ride from downtown, the motel is located near restaurants and shops.