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The Heart of Texas Motel

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Double Room | Free WiFi
Front of property
Combined shower/tub
Property grounds

Overview of The Heart of Texas Motel

The Heart of Texas Motel

2.0 star property
No-frills motel in Austin
7,0 out of 10 Good
7,0/10 Good

124 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
5303 US HWY 290 W, Austin, TX, 78735
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free self parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Oak Hill
  • Zilker Park - 6 min drive
  • South Congress Avenue - 5 min drive
  • Barton Springs Pool - 8 min drive
  • Lady Bird Lake - 9 min drive
  • Moody Theater - 9 min drive
  • Lake Austin - 12 min drive
  • Sixth Street - 10 min drive
  • Austin Convention Center - 10 min drive
  • Texas State Capitol - 13 min drive
  • University of Texas at Austin - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport (AUS) - 14 min drive
  • Austin Station - 13 min drive


  • McDonald's - 20 min walk
  • Chick-Fil-A - 19 min walk
  • Whataburger - 3 min drive
  • Wendy's - 2 min drive
  • Panera Bread - 4 min drive

About this property

The Heart of Texas Motel

When you stay at The Heart of Texas Motel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of South Congress Avenue and Zilker Park. Guests will have free perks like WiFi, self parking, and wired Internet. Also, Lady Bird Lake and Moody Theater are within a short drive.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 4 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


This property does not have elevators.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Heart Texas Motel AUSTIN
Heart Texas Motel
The Heart of Texas Motel Motel
The Heart of Texas Motel Austin
The Heart of Texas Motel Motel Austin

Frequently asked questions

Does The Heart of Texas Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Heart of Texas Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Heart of Texas Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Heart of Texas Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Heart of Texas Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Heart of Texas Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 4 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Second time here
Great stay, second time here.
Isaac, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Slept well.
I knew this was an older hotel because one of my Uncles was the master carpenter who helped build it. The rooms are clean as long as you don't move furniture or look too closely at the walls. When I turned on the lights our little friends the roaches where all around the bathroom and vanity area. The white blankets had past stains, but they were clean. The beds were comfortable and the hotel staff was attentive and as some guests were playing loud music after 10pm the staff seemed to handle that well. Tiny roaches are not a deal breaker for me. They live in drains and the overflow of sinks and baths and are difficult to eradicate in older buildings.
James, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Just fine for a low price hotel. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and it was quiet. I’ve stayed here before and I’ll stay here again.
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

harvey, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

When we drove into the parking lot at around 1030 pm there where people sitting on the steps of the motel, to be honest I think they were probably homeless people not even staying there. When I parked to go into the office, I told my wife to lock the door to the vehicle, I did not see this happen, but some strange guy came running out of a room and almost landed on the Expedia (Fox) rental vehicle scaring my wife. The fellow inside the office was very nice and I asked him if the area was safe which he assured me it was but did say there is occasionally homeless people in the area. I got the key, and we went into the room, the room was dark, the comforters on the beds where stained in a couple areas each, and I lifted the sheets off the top mattress and the mattress was yellow and fluid stained. I proceeded to the bathroom where in one if the corners were small granules which I honestly believe were from cockroaches. I told my wife to get back in the car and I returned the key to the front desk guy explaining that we would not be staying. This is a fairly run-down hotel, and I was shocked that this hotel was represented by Expedia and for this reason I have deleted my Expedia app. This is rated a 3.5/5 on Expedia when it is at most a 2 star and that's being more than fair.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Alvaro, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Heart of Texas was ok. It was the only "affordable" option in Austin for a quick overnight, so I wasn't expecting much. Room was clean but white bed covers had some stains stains. Towels were small and worn. Bed was pretty comfortable. Room was quiet despite property being located right on the highway. Property was pretty rundown. The guy that checked me in was not particularly friendly. If you just need a cheap place to sleep, it's okay
Gina, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Elizabeth, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice and clean,was able to park very close
Greg, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

it was fine for two guys to stay overnight but i wouldn't stay there with my family had a couple strange encounters with others staying there
Jason, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review