Best of Austin 2002
Best Motel: Austin Motel
(Readers Poll, Architecture & Lodging)
The motel is about as funky as it gets, with 41 rooms
spread out over three buildings built in decidedly
different eras (1938, 1950, 1969). This is not the Four
Seasons. Welcome to Planet Austin Motel, slogan: "So Close, Yet So Far Out." Since 1938, this fabulous neon sign (refurbished by Todd Sanders) has decorated South Congress and helped tired travelers find their way to one of Austin's favorite and funkiest of landmarks.
1220 S. Congress, 441-1157