This funky motel is located just seconds from the San Jose Hotel, but offers rooms at around half the price. Sure, it isn't nearly as swanky, but it is a great spot for visitors who want to be within walking distance of all South Congress Avenue has to offer. The motel has been family owned and operated since 1938 and features 41 rooms and a '50s-style pool. The rooms are all unique and decorated with a variety of ever-changing murals, antiques and bright colors. The motel's front sign says, "So close yet so far out." It's the place to stay if you're looking for the authentic Austin experience!