Nestled into a hill behind the legendary Continental Club, The Kimber sculpts modern architecture into the natural landscape, built around two oak trees. It's sort of unfair how perfect it is that they're in this particular part of South Austin, so close to so many classic spots and just far enough from the insanity of downtown.
While I've visited friends staying at the Kimber several times over the years, I just stayed at it myself for the first time. I had known the space and location were obvious winners, but I hadn't realized until now was how those were only two ingredients in the recipe. The service was unendingly great-- from the very warm and personal welcome at check-in to the constant but very discrete daily cleaning and tidying, to the gorgeous food and drink being put out all day.
The worst part was leaving the place. Next time I go, I'd like to camp out there and let the rest of the world fall away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There are places you go. And then there are those indescribably alluring spots that draw you in at first glimpse. For the independent urban traveler seeking a unique escape, the Kimber Modern holds particular appeal. Perhaps it’s the clean lines of this architectural work of art tucked away within the hip, trendy and vibrant SoCo district. Maybe it’s the abundant light filtered through the canopy of oaks in the artfully landscaped Courtyard. Or it could be the absolute comfort and attention to detail found in each thoughtfully designed and technologically sophisticated room in this breathtaking boutique hotel. Regardless of what leads you to Austin, find yourself at the Kimber Modern. ... more less