The 5 Best Cheap Hotels in Austin

6th Street in Austin, Texas
6th Street in Austin, Texas | © Andy Ennis / Alamy Stock Photo
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18 June 2019

Quality cheap hotels are all about location, and many of Austin’s popular areas have budget-friendly accommodations within walking distance. Here are the six best cheap hotels in Austin, Texas.

La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol

Budget Hotel
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There are over 150 rooms at La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol
There are over 150 rooms at La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol | Courtesy of La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol /

The La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol offers a place to stay only minutes away from the Texas State Capitol and the historic Congress Avenue. The entire downtown area is accessible within a 20-minute walk. The 152-room hotel offers daily housekeeping, a pool and a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.


Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Austin

Budget Hotel
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The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Austin is close to several live music venues
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Located on the eastern edge of Downtown Austin, the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown offers guests a night’s stay in close vicinity to the city’s world-class entertainment. A block away from the famous 6th Street district and a short walk to many of the best live music venues in the city, the surrounding area has no shortage of thrills to compensate for the simple, quiet design of the hotel.


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  • Village Motor Inn

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    Village Motor Inn, Austin.
    Village Motor Inn, Austin | Courtesy of Village Motor Inn /

    This clean, efficient shelter for a weekend in Austin offers guests a place to stay along Austin’s famous South Congress Avenue. Located only minutes away from some of the best dining, shopping and sights in the city, guests at the Village Motor Inn can save some dollars to use for the numerous entertainment options offered by the city.


    Rodeway Inn University/Downtown

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    Rodeway Inn University/Downtown, Austin
    Rodeway Inn University/Downtown, Austin | Courtesy of Rodeway Inn /

    This low-budget Rodeway Inn is a surprise find for the area. It’s approximately a 15-minute walk from the University of Texas, two miles (3.2km) from the city’s downtown convention center and four miles (6.4km) from the city’s famous Zilker Park where the Austin City Limits Music Festival takes place each year. The inn offers some budget-friendly, comfortable rooms, as well as a pool that out-of-staters will find is crucial during the summer heatwaves.


    Fairfield Inn and Suites

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    Fairfield Inn & Suites, Austin.
    Fairfield Inn and Suites, Austin | Courtesy of Fairfield Inn and Suites /

    Visitors will find the Fairfield Inn and Suites next to Austin’s Domain development, a high-end shopping and dining haven in North Austin. Some people have described the outdoor mall concept as a “retail Disney World.” The hotel offers clean rooms, a pool area and continental breakfast.

    These recommendations were updated on June 18, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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