Ok, to be forthright there are quite a few really nice places to stay in Austin Texas.
I for one like to expect more. So, I seek from the crowd those few place that quench my sensibility and my scale for comfort and of course those that have exceptional service. Not forgetting points for style, ambiance and memory-making qualities, Kimber Modern Hotel fits into all of these "must have categories".
I like the keyless entry to not just my room but the hotel's main entrance as well.
It's so easy. I made an online reservation, paying a modest sum, a lesser sum than most upscale boutique hotels charge these days and upon arrival I must say, I fell into instant relaxation.
The staff is invisible, until you need something and then, there they are! It's akin to having a butler, silent but attentive, your very own Mr Carson or Mrs Hughes that know what you need even before you know.
Everything from good, branded beer and wine and snacks at happy hour, to a breakfast of handmade scones, expresso, a large variety of freshly pealed fresh fruit, granola and yogurt and much more, all inclusive of the room rate.
If at 2AM, after escaping the thrill of SOCO AUSTIN, you find there is still beer or a bit of wine left in the common area fridge, help yourself. Same with the expresso and tea or dig into a basket ball size bowl of M&M's, etc.
The rooms are the best part of the stay at Kimber Modern Hotel. They are so comfortable, large and styled to modern perfection. Perfectly comfortable beds, good linens, with "you are asleep the moment your head hits the pillow" pillows.
Floor to ceiling windows offer a bright scattering of natural light during the day or if preferred, for those mornings made to sleep in, drawing the drape cloaks the light to protect your privacy.
This hotel, with its innovative model of management and its sumptuous architecture, seduces every one of your five senses, starting from the moment you round The Circle and catch your first glimpse.
Yes, without doubt, I positively recommend this oasis, located just a stone's throw south from the heart of my favorite city in all the world.
Oh, I hate AC noise in hotel rooms. My room at Kimber Modern had a great AC unit that makes absolutely no AC noise. A first for me and I hope all that read my review have an opportunity to enjoy the same thrill.
- 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