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Best Storefront/Sign: Austin Motel

Built along the main highway out of town in 1938 and restored to its former glory in the mid-Nineties, the Austin Motel deserves an Austin salute for hundreds of reasons. To name just a few: It boasts both an old-style marquee advertising that it's been "Corporate Free" since 1938 and a gorgeous Todd Sanders neon sign; the coffee shop is the delectable El Sol y La Luna cafe; it's the motel of choice for visiting musicians during SXSW; and most importantly, the renovations done here by owner Dottye Dean helped spark the renaissance of several blocks of South Congress Avenue. What's not to love?

Austin Motel
1220 S. Congress, 512/441-1157
www.austinmotel.com

More awards for Austin Motel
Best Motel

  2013 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Sign

  2013 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Sign

  2012 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2012 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Affordable Motel

  2012 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Sign

  2011 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2011 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Sign

  2010 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2010 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Sign

  2009 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2009 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2008 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2007 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2006 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Sign

  2006 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2005 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Sign

  2005 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2004 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2003 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Storefront/Sign

  2002 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2002 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2001 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Reason To Stay Off The Interstate Overnight

  2000 › Critics › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  2000 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel And Best Storefront/Sign

  2000 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Lodging For Visiting Friends

  1999 › Critics › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Sub-erotica

  1996 › Critics › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Motel

  1996 › Readers › Architecture & Lodging ›

Best Sentimental Journey

  1995 › Critics › Architecture & Lodging ›