Best Motel

Austin Motel

"So Close Yet So Far Out." The landmark neon sign for the Austin Motel has appropriately marked the beginning of Austin's SoCo strip since Mom and Pop Stewart built the now-iconic mom-and-pop back in 1938. Equally beloved for its old-school American charm, the Austin Motel's ridiculously phallic sign – or at least a Photoshop'd version of it – was also used for the cover of Honky's 2005 album, Balls Out Inn.

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

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