Super 8 Motel - Austin Central

1201 N I-35, I-35 and 12th Street, Austin, Texas, 78702, United States
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24 hours in Austin

by Conner43

I will be in Austin for 24 hours in a couple of weeks and was curious about a few things. Is there a bus from the airport to downtown. How far is it? How long does it take? Is Congress street downtown? Has anyone stayed at The San Jose Hotel? What's it like?

Can anyone recommend a nice hotel, but reasonably priced downtown.



RE: 24 hours in Austin

by butterfly_girl

There is a bus from the airport, the bus from the airport to downtown is called the Airport Flyer, go to for schedule information. It is about a 20 minute drive from the airport to downtown, it might be slightly longer then that on a bus.

Congress street is downtown. 6th and Congress is the *heart* of the downtown area. The San Jose Hotel is on South Congress. It is about 1 mile away from the true part of downtown. However, there is a free bus service called the Dillo that runs from downtown to south congress and beyond. Go to for free dillo schedules.

The San Jose Hotel is an awesome, cool hotel. If you can afford it, it would be a perfect place to stay in Austin. In fact, in my opinion, it is one of the best places to stay in all of Austin. They have a cool patio for a glass of wine and people watching and everything is walking distance from there. It's also right next door to a fun coffee shop called Jo's coffee.

For a less expensive hotel with Austin charm, you can stay right next door the San Jose Hotel for $65 and up at the Austin Motel, check this link for info.

If I can help you with any other info. please let me know.


RE: RE: 24 hours in Austin

by Matt420

Kym, you took the words right out of my mouth. That is exactly what I was going to say.
The Airport Flyer is about$.50 and is well worth it. I've only heard one bad comment about San Jose. The suites near the patio are very loud at night and they allow people to let their dogs swim in the pool. Other than that, the place is great. If you are here on the first Thursday of the month, expect Congress Ave. to be very crowded with shoppers. The majority of the local shops stay open late, tons of street vendors and local artist along with quite a few bands playing up and down the street.

RE: RE: 24 hours in Austin

by Conner43

Thanks for all your help. I appreciate the tips. The Austin Motel looks good.
By chance is there a little Italy section in the city.
Ciao, Bill

RE: RE: 24 hours in Austin

by Matt420

I don't think we have a little Italy, but we do have a little Tex-Mex section of town. I know of only about a hand full of Italian food resturants and half of them are chain resturants.

RE: RE: 24 hours in Austin

by butterfly_girl

Yes, Tex-Mex seems to be the thing here...I don't know of a little Italy either...with 24 hours on South Congress you will have plenty to do!

RE: RE: 24 hours in Austin

by Conner43

Thanks for all your help. I am looking forward to my trip.



Travel Tips for Austin

The State Capitol


Texas which is the only state to have been independent before joining the USA cannot have a small capitol.
The one of Austin is the biggest after the Washington Capitol. It was the highest building in Austin before the Frost Bank Tower was built.

it's HOT. 100+!

by boofany

you may not need that many bags... you'll want to wear as little clothing as possible. shorts, sleeveless shirts, sandals... and keep a large water bottle on you at all times. if you forget it, you'll regret it. you may want to take along hand sanitizer if you're riding the bus. definitely bring your camera. how else are you going to prove to the folks back home that yes you DID in fact see
1-a man in a thong, fishnet stocking, high heels and an old tank top with a nicely grown beard,
2-a man in JUST a thong
3-a man casually riding a unicycle
4-ay of the other great sights that you can't find outside of austin bring a bathing suit-barton springs is just the thing you'll need to do while you're here. it's cheap and the water is consistantly about 68-70 degrees. SLOW DOWN. it's hot here. if you try to keep up a nice quick pace, you'll wear yourself thin and will be dripping with sweat.

A walk through time

by kimberbakos

If you have the time and the weather cooperates, try to take at least one of the walking tours that leave from the steps of the capital. There are three - one of the capital grounds, one of the Bremond Block of historic homes, and another of Congress Ave. We did the capital grounds, and planned to do at least one of the other two, but it started to rain. :( The guide was nice and knowledgeable, and I really get a feel for the history of the place. The "reverse" rotunda behind the capital was one of the highlights of the tour.

Lakeline Mall

by kd_baby about Lakeline Mall

Another fairly new shopping venue. Very nice and clean. Unfortunately, since this mall is *way* up in Northwest Austin (Cedar Park to be exact), I've only been there a handful of times (I lived in South Austin most of my life). They have a nice theater and game center. $20 - $200

Backyard Music

by butterfly_girl about The Backyard

The Backyard is a great place to get a sandwich or snacks while you sit on the deck among 500-year-old oaks. If it is close to dark, you might want to stick around for the music that evening. Some of the best musicians play at The Backyard. If you want to make a day trip out of it, go to Hamilton Pool in the afternoon in then head over to the Backyard in the evening for music and dinner. Check their website for upcoming events. Come as you are


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Address: 1201 N I-35, I-35 and 12th Street, Austin, Texas, 78702, United States