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“MOST AMAZING HOTEL” 5 of 5 stars
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110 The Circle, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 40 Austin B&B and Inns
Brooklyn, New York
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“MOST AMAZING HOTEL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I can't say enough about this hotel. It is incredibly special and unlike any hotel I've ever stayed at. If you're looking for lots of amenities and hands-on service, this may not be your place but if you prefer privacy and beautiful surroundings, this place can't be beat. Everything about this place is incredibly high quality and the location is perfect. It's tucked away on a side street behind South Congress so it's quiet and peaceful but you're close to the main drag. We literally felt like we were home while we stayed there. There's beautiful shared spaces and the kitchen is open all night and has the basics: coffee, tea, granola, milk, fruit. The pictures on their website are incredibly accurate. Really really, you must stay here if you are going to Austin.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kvkAustinTx, Manager at Kimber Modern Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
So happy you enjoyed the quietude the Kimber Modern has to offer. Thank you for staying with us! Hope to see you back soon.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Red and White are the suites, and are amazing. The rest are pretty similar to one another, no losers...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kvkAustinTx, Manager at Kimber Modern Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
We are so Happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return!
Thank you
Cassie
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Incredible experience, beautiful property, genuine and considerate staff and owners. When it comes to Austin hospitality, everything about the Kimber is second to none. Cannot possibly recommend highly enough.

Room Tip: Red room is gorgeous!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kvkAustinTx, Manager at Kimber Modern Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thanks so much! We really enjoyed having you stay with us at The Kimber Modern. I admire the work you all do and look forward to your return next year!! -Cassie
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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

What's missing in my hometown ? Kimber Modern for sure. I spent a wonderful journey with my friends there and will never forget it. I loved the common room, I loved the patio. I loved the calm, the squirrels. In here, you get to know your friends better. Nothing can be better than this.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kvkAustinTx, Manager at Kimber Modern Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Bonjour Nicolas,
We would love to open a Kimber Modern In Nice. Who knows perhaps one day!!! It was wonderful having you stay with us and a delight to meet your father. I hope your travels bring you back to Stay again. Thanks for being such wonderful guests.
Cassie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I just returned from my 3rd annual stay at the Kimber Modern and as usual, am already dreaming of going back.

The space is an oasis, the staff are wonderful. Every time I bring new friends to join us as guests, they're blown away by the experience.

The Kimber Modern isn't just a hotel or B&B. It's a treat for all of your senses.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kvkAustinTx, Manager at Kimber Modern Hotel, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
So great to get another review from your group. I was just thinking yesterday how fortunate the Kimber Modern is to draw creatives from all over the world who are not only talented but good people! As you know, another group arrived right after your departure and our good luck continues. Thanks so much for the review and please pick us again for next year! Carrie
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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The Kimber was the perfect place for a group of us colleagues to use together to enhance our time together during a conference. It is welcoming, friendly, and conveniently located. Add to that how clean and well-maintained it is and it's a fabulous spot to stay!

The rooms are cozy & well-appointed (and holy smokes- the shower was amazing!), the common areas are gorgeous, and the kitchen is a great place to gather at the start or the end of the day. It is definitely an uncommon place to stay, but is one you shouldn't skip out on if you're heading to Austin.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kvkAustinTx, Manager at Kimber Modern Hotel, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
It was awesome hearing you guys have your meetings, so creative, inspiring and authentic. Please come back! And big thanks for the review...Carrie
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I am writing this review on the plane, more than likely because the Kimber goes above and beyond in their service. Their manager hustled me into her car when I couldn't get a cab and I managed to make my flight on time! Not surprising that this was what she did given their culture - Kimber has managed to make a hyper modern, high-tech hotel have the welcoming feel and comfort of a country b&b. An awesome mix of cutting edge design and customer service. I definitely recommend and will stay again next time I am in Austin.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kvkAustinTx, Manager at Kimber Modern Hotel, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
I am so glad you made your plane! Cassie said her "mom instincts" kicked in and she had to get you there. Thanks so much for the review. We love having your group, you all are a fantastic bunch of people. Look forward to seeing you next year.....Carrie
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Additional Information about Kimber Modern Hotel

Address: 110 The Circle, Austin, TX 78704
Location: United States > Texas > Austin > South Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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 

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