For no-frills, reasonably priced lodging close to downtown, you could do worse than this basic two-story brick motel located just east of the I–35 northbound access road. There's an outdoor pool and decent views of downtown from the second floor. Rooms were recently invigorated with clean, hardwood floors, but furniture remains outdated and beds fairly shabby, but for these prices it's hard to complain. An employee cautions to beware of "party people," and ask for a quieter room, away from highway noise, especially during UT home games and citywide festivals like SXSW. Breakfast is free and nothing special with the exception of Texas-shaped waffles. Franklin’s Barbecue is a short walk away.