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“Austin's most iconic motel is back, with a fabulous makeover by famed Texan hotelier Liz Lambert. The rooms are a masterpiece of bright orange tones, vinyl tufted beds and vintage silkscreened music posters. The pool area draws a vibrant crowd for craft beers, live music and an electric atmosphere.”

“Austin's most iconic motel is back, with a fabulous makeover by famed Texan hotelier Liz Lambert. The rooms are a masterpiece of bright orange tones, vinyl tufted beds and vintage silkscreened music posters. The pool area draws a vibrant crowd for craft beers, live music and an electric atmosphere.”

Hotel Review

A motel steeped in Austin's history, going back to its original form in the 1930's, right through its 1950's roaring success and the 1980's when life in Austin suddenly began to shift. It seems so fitting that Bunkhouse by Liz Lambert should be the people to bring Austin Motel and its fabulous famous phallic sign into its current reincarnation. They have drawn inspiration for the interiors from its rich history, and juggle the perfect amount of nostalgia and modernity. This is certainly Austin's hippest hotel and the bright young things that make up its regular clientele are testimony to this! We would recommend staying here if you are ready for an experience- those hoping for a lazy weekend should look elsewhere.
Recommended for
  • City Style
  • Austin's most iconic motel, reopens after an extensive and throughly glamorous revamp!

Recommended For

  • City Style
  • Austin's most iconic motel, reopens after an extensive and throughly glamorous revamp!
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The pool area offers a range of entertainment from nightly live music to punk-rock water ballet
  • Close to nightlife
  • Head out into the night and explore the range of bars and restaurants that Austin has to offer
  • Other Activities
  • Sit by the pool and sip on cocktails while soaking up a bit of Austin sunshine
  • Designer
  • Lively
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • House party feel
  • Romantic
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Child friendly
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Chic
  • Historic
  • Landmark
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant

Facilities

  • Towelling robes
  • Parking
  • Shops
  • Bar
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Outdoor dining
  • Wifi
  • Bicycle hire
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • In room music system
  • Suites
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The pool area offers a range of entertainment from nightly live music to punk-rock water ballet
  • Close to nightlife
  • Head out into the night and explore the range of bars and restaurants that Austin has to offer
  • Other Activities
  • Sit by the pool and sip on cocktails while soaking up a bit of Austin sunshine

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Other Reviews

Austin's coolest hotelier reopens a historic motel

"While retaining lots of features – such as the original red sign and candy-striped pool umbrellas – the 41 bedrooms, public spaces and 1950s outdoor pool have been updated."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

The Iconic Austin Motel Reopens Just in Time for..

"But after an extensive, year-long makeover spearheaded by Texan hotelier Liz Lambert and her hospitality group Bunkhouse, the property has opened its doors to reveal a fresh new design that has transformed it into the place to stay in Austin right now."

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)