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The 4 Best Cheap Hotels in Austin

Lauren Modery | May 23, 2018

Though Austin is now a booming city, there are still some affordable hotels in the midst of it all. Whether you’re looking for a vintage motels, hip hostels, environmentally friendly boutiques or Victorian-era bed and breakfast, the Capital City has something for anyone looking to watch their budget.

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#4

Habitat Suites

Why it made the list

This boutique hotel isn’t known for having fashionable accommodations or being the most centrally located; however, it is one of the greenest hotels in Austin and you can feel good about being kind to the environment for the generous price of $109-$165 a night. Here's the laundry list of sustainable practices this hotel preaches: solar power, organic bedding, energy-efficient bathrooms, non-toxic cleaners and recycling, to name a few. Also included is a made-to-order breakfast with an emphasis on healthy eating.

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#3

Star of Texas Inn

Why it made the list

If you’re looking for an affordable stay near The University of Texas at Austin, this bed and breakfast fits the bill. With 20 rooms to choose from spread over three Victorian houses, guests can enjoy a quaint and charming oasis in the hustle and bustle of central Austin. Rooms typically run $120-$170 and include a made-to-order breakfast with delicious items such as gingerbread pancakes and blueberry crepes, and some rooms even feature views of the UT Tower.

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#2

Lone Star Court

Why it made the list

Imagine having all the charm of a 1950s roadside motel buy also having the amenities of modern times. That’s what this boutique in the The Domain shopping district offers. Each room features retro furniture and décor, and the lobby and courtyard feels like the setting for The Howdy Doody Show. Guests are even encouraged to roast s’mores over the fire pit next to the pool. Definitely one of the more quirky hotels in this newly planned area, a night here will run you between $126-$250.

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#1

Austin Motel

Why it made the list

During the right time of year, you can get a room at this trendy motel in the middle of South Congress Avenue for $99. What comes with that $99 is access to a beautiful outdoor pool, candy-color rooms, comfy bedding and proximity to some of Austin’s most beloved spots, like Home Slice Pizza, Guero’s Taco Bar and Lady Bird Lake. This old-school motel was bought by hotelier Liz Lambert and though it’s ultra-hip, it still maintains its mid-century charm.

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  • 4. Habitat Suites
    500 E. Highland Mall Blvd., Austin, Texas, 78752, United States
  • 3. Star of Texas Inn
    611 W. 22nd St., Austin, Texas, 78705, United States
  • 2. Lone Star Court
    10901 Domain Dr., Austin, Texas, 78758, United States
  • 1. Austin Motel
    1220 S. Congress Ave., Austin, Texas, 78704, United States

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