2013: Best Motel, Best Sign
Austin Chronicle - Best of Austin 2012:
Best Motel: Austin Motel (Readers Poll)
Best Affordable Motel: Austin Motel (Readers Poll)
Best Sign: Austin Motel (Readers Poll)
"Though the Austin Motel has been beautifully renovated and modernized since it first opened in 1938, it still feels like a place away from our time, like a place you might have vacationed with your family during the best part of your eighth year on earth. This motel feels like a week you lived in your summer-baked bathing suit and seemed to hold a never-ending ice cream cone. Nostalgic, comfortable ... and what is it about that sign?"
Austin Motel: 26 Lifetime Awards