Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)

Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)

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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, Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly 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 Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary welcome drink
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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110 The Cir, Austin, TX 78704-2485
Getting there
Good for walkers
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JamesD wrote a review Dec 2023
Miami, Florida
Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having resided in Austin for numerous years before relocating a decade ago, we still maintain ties with family there. This recent visit was prompted by a wedding just before Christmas, a time usually daunting for travel and accommodation arrangements in Austin, given the holiday exodus that thins out the city and often leads to understaffing at even the finest hotels. For years, we've favored intimate boutique hotels over standard ones, drawn by the unique experiences they offer. The recommendation for this hotel came from friends who raved about their recent stay, setting our expectations high, as they usually are for any property we've frequented (as reflected in my past reviews).

Nestled almost at the heart of Austin, this small-scale establishment lived up to its reputation. It's a stunning amalgamation of aesthetics, functionality, sophistication, and comfort. The limited number of rooms encircle a beautiful and practical wooded atrium, with a common room that surpasses any description. The establishment maintains an age limit, ensuring a serene and peaceful environment absent of bustling children—a personification of tranquility. Although the entire experience is digitized, a feature that might initially raise concerns for some, the property manager, the wonderfully attentive Mike, personally reached out to us anytime he saw us during our short stay—a level of care that's increasingly rare.

Finding any flaws during our stay would require an exhaustive search. This hotel represents the direction of the future—a seamless blend of modernity and hospitality.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: I recommend exploring this excellent property when you arrive to understand what they have for...
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Response from Kimber Modern, Owner at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)
Responded Dec 27, 2023
We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Kimber. Your review truly made our day! We're thrilled to hear that we not only met but exceeded the expectations set by your well-traveled standards. It's heartening to know that our unique mix of aesthetics, functionality, sophistication, and comfort resonated with you. We understand that holiday travel to Austin can be a challenge, especially around Christmas, so we're delighted we could provide a peaceful haven right in the heart of Austin. Your comments about our wooded courtyard and recently redesigned common room mean the world to us. Creating a memorable backdrop for our guests is what we're all about, and it sounds like we hit the mark during your stay. And a special thanks for recognizing Michael – he's indeed a rockstar on our team. Your words about our blend of modernity and hospitality are incredibly encouraging. We're committed to providing a seamless and memorable experience, and it's fantastic to hear that it didn't go unnoticed. Thank you once again for choosing the Kimber, and we can't wait to welcome you back whenever your travels bring you to Austin. -Dave and the Kimber Team
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Albert C wrote a review Sep 2020
Houston
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like a place where you get pampered by various hotel staff (front desk, bellman, concierge, etc), then this is not the place for you. But if you want at a private, quiet and beautiful place to stay, then this is the perfect place for you. Where do I start? The location is only a street away from South Congress so you're not in the middle of the vehicle and foot traffic but only 2 minutes walk away from great restaurants and shops. Then the hotel itself is so inviting. It feels like you're staying with a friend with great taste. The courtyard is so relaxing under the big trees and with the sound of the fountain. Having wine, beer, coffee and other non-alcoholic beverage available 24/7 is a wonderful treat as you relax in the courtyard. We even enjoyed the delicious Home Slice Pizza from around the corner under the trees with a glass of wine. And last but not least, communication is prompt and professional with the admin staff. Even though you do not see anyone of them, you do not feel like you're all alone. They are only a text or phone call away. There are a few other boutique hotels in the area but this one is a real gem. They redefined unobtrusive hospitality.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The Purple room is the most private room.
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Response from Kimber Modern, Owner at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Albert - Where do I start? Thank you for this smart and thoughtful review; we really couldn’t ask for more. We loved having you two stay with us and can’t wait for your next visit. Many thanks and happy travels! -Dave
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cityslicker wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Kimber is situated in the heart of the SoCo, the hippest part of Austin, with some of Austin's best restaurants on your doorstep. Its also close to the famous music venue: The Continental Club.

We stayed in the White Suite, the room has a super-kingsized bed that is also super-comfortable.
The Bathroom has an over-sized bath tub, power shower and high quality toiletries from Marlin+Goetz. Finally we had a lounge area with dining table, fridge and sofa.

All the bedrooms open onto to a large zen like, shared patio area, with numerous sofa's and the odd hammock, a relaxing water feature and a gel fire pit and the star of the show is the wonderful tree at the center of the outdoor space.

There is a superb public indoor lounge, this has complimentary filtered water, a wonderful coffee machine (we preferred the Kimber's coffee to Joe's)! White wine, beer and soft drinks.

The public area creates a really social atmosphere, it was lovely to mix with other guests and this was yet another aspect of why the Kimber is so special.

There isn't a reception, however the Kimber Team seem to always be on site, replenishing the kitchen and cleaning the leaves from the patio, they are so friendly.

We absolutely loved the Kimber Modern, regardless of why you are staying in Austin, we think you'll have a better time if you stay at the Kimber Modern.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: rooms at the rear are the quietest
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Response from Kimber Modern, Owner at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)
Responded Mar 27, 2022
We absolutely love your review! Thank you so much for choosing the Kimber for your Austin stay and for providing this very thoughtful feedback. The whole team is delighted with how much you enjoyed your stay and we hope you'll come back again soon! -Dave
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rtravelersia wrote a review Jan 2020
Louisville, Kentucky
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I only had one night at the Kimber Modern, and was sad to leave. My room was well appointed and a great use of space, the bed was HEAVENLY and I had plenty of space in the bathroom. The treehouse atmosphere and access to outside immediately were a welcome change versus the typical corporate hotel. The 24 hour on-site snacks, beverages and still/sparkling water on tap were a welcome respite after a day/evening of meetings, it was great to have access based on my schedule. Breakfast was good, beautiful fruit and yogurt.
Great selection of teas and good coffee. I felt safe as a woman traveling solo, a hotel manager was always very present and around, but not hovering. Location can’t be beat. Can’t wait to return with my spouse!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Orange room was very quiet and away from traffic.
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Response from Kimber M, Manager at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are so happy that you enjoyed every aspect of our quiet and secluded little oasis off of South Congress! We very much look forward to your return visit with your spouse! Thank you again for such a wonderful review! -JP
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Derek C wrote a review Sep 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My stay at Kimber was incredible and gets my COVID seal of approval! No front desk, keyless entry into your cool super, chic, modern room.
Code to your room is texted before arrival.
Staff was constantly cleaning and wearing masks. The communal kitchen was always stocked with coffee and even complimentary beer and wine.

David was my concierge who was available via text whenever I needed something. He was awesome!

Definitely returning!

Keep it up Kimber Modern!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Kimber Modern, Owner at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Definitely one of our favorite reviews! Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to provide this amazing feedback. We can’t wait to see you next time! -Dave
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Chrystal C wrote a review Oct 2022
Elkhart, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this quiet intimate hotel that includes a full-view into the relaxing spa-like courtyard directly from the room. The Green Room itself was inviting and sparkling clean. There was a desk space and closet with extra sheets, umbrella, robes, and ironing board. There was also a small screen door to open up the room to the air from the courtyard. The TV allowed for access to many different channels viewable from the entire portion of the bedroom. The shower was spacious and the bathroom included all of the vital essentials. There's no need to bring your shampoos, soaps, or hair dryer. There was even cotton balls, makeup remover wipes, a toothbrush, and a small tube of toothpaste. There were extra special touches throughout the entire room.

The Commons stayed stocked with a variety of beverages, and was the perfect place to sit and read a book or do a little work on your laptop. It was definitely a great experience and we would love to stay again if the opportunity arose in the future. We didn't want to leave this charming place to go home upon checkout.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Kimber Modern, Owner at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)
Responded Oct 18, 2022
Thank you for choosing the Kimber Modern and for providing a perfect overview of your stay! Our entire team is thrilled that you found every detail of the room, courtyard, and common room to be just what you were hoping for. We love hearing that you hope to return and can't wait for your next stay! -Dave
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Adventure19463603 wrote a review May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a peaceful little slice of heaven! I stayed in the red suite. The room was so quiet and dark, I didn’t need an eye mask to block out light or headphones to block out street noise. It was amazingly peaceful and I slept like a baby!
Also, the soaking tub was perfection! If you love taking baths, I highly recommend booking one of the suites and taking advantage of the tub!
Every detail is wonderfully thought of. The Malin & Goetz bath products were wonderful. I love that they have a small selection of drinks available for guests to enjoy at the end of the day.
The icing on the cake is the Jura coffee maker available for guests to make their own coffee, espresso, cappuccino or latte in the morning. So yum!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Kimber Modern, Owner at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)
Responded May 19, 2021
Thank you for this wonderful review! Red Suite is so quiet and serene, even with its big wall of windows in the front. You can be secluded when you want to be and then open up to the wonderful courtyard when you're ready. You really understand how our environment is set up to allow you to pamper yourself - from the soaking tubs in the suites to the coffee and drinks whenever you want them. The whole Kimber team hopes you'll return again and again! -Dave
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Craig wrote a review Mar 2020
Hallettsville, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stay in Austin quite a bit and have tried most of the hotels and Airbnb’s. Kimber Modern is excellent choice for the location and peacefulness! No fee for parking is amazing considering most Austin hotels charge almost a full night to park with them! The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms well appointed. We will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Kimber Modern, Owner at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Craig, We can't thank you enough for such an amazing review! Your kind words are greatly appreciated. We look forward to your return visit here at the Kimber Modern! -JP
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CarrieK123 wrote a review Nov 2021
Portland, Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was so much better than a regular hotel for us. We had all of the privacy and comfort we could ask for, excellent products and amenities and the property was so calming and lovely. Communication was super simple and hospitable and there is even sparkling water on tap! Will absolutely stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Kimber Modern, Owner at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)
Responded Dec 6, 2021
Thanks so much for providing your lovely review! We can't wait for you to stay with us again soon. -Dave
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Sonia S wrote a review Aug 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Kimber Modern was fantastic! From the easy hands-off check in to the zen courtyard and elevated privacy, we were impressed. The Kimber is located in South Congress, arguably the best neighborhood in Austin for strolling, dining, shopping and people watching. It is in a super safe, walkable and lively area with easy access to all of Austin’s touristy spots (Barton Springs, Downtown, West 6th, Capital, etc).

The queen balcony room had lots of natural light and the layout was great. The bathroom and shower were good sizes and the bedroom area even had a sitting area on the side. Everything was clean and the bathroom was stocked with high quality toiletry products.

The courtyard area was beautiful and so peaceful. The hammocks and fountain added that extra laid back touch. Additionally, there is a kitchen/common area where you can make tea, coffee and grab a complimentary drink (wine, beer, etc).

We look forward to visiting our old neighborhood again, and we plan on staying at Kimber Modern.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Kimber Modern, Owner at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)
Responded Aug 10, 2022
We're thrilled you had a fantastic stay at the Kimber's modern oasis! You've really captured the essence of what guests can expect in our one-of-a-kind environment, on the edge of amazing SoCo. We're honored you'll be calling us your Austin home next time you're in town and can't wait for your next stay! -Dave
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DardarT1 asked a question Jan 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2 contributions
Is Smoking permitted on the balconies?
Answer from Frame T
Austin, Texas26 contributions
Austin is a clean air city and we like to keep the hotel that way as well. There is no smoking allowed on the Kimber Modern property.
DardarT1 asked a question Sep 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2 contributions
Is smoking permitted on the balconies of the room.
Answer from David H
2 contributions5 helpful votes
I don't believe so either.
JetsetErin asked a question Jun 2016
Austin, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
What is the pet policy?
Answer from Frame T
Austin, Texas26 contributions
We like to talk to the pet owner to explain our property and if it's a good fit for you and your pets needs. 512.912.1046
JamesD wrote a tip Dec 2023
Miami, Florida20 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I recommend exploring this excellent property when you arrive to understand what they have for guests, especially in the common room."
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Daniel T wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book and call in advance!"
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Liz C wrote a tip Jun 2023
Corpus Christi7 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The entire SoCo area has a water pressure problem, so beware of the toilets not flushing effectively. No problem with shower water pressure."
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Juilletdix wrote a tip May 2023
Houston, Texas329 contributions95 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use the free parking and take Ubers around town."
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Navigate09458258550 wrote a tip Jan 2023
Austin, Texas1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beautiful escape in the best location in town. Felt like a retreat and a luxury boutique all in one property. Great coffee, comfy beds, cris"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)
What are some of the property amenities at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and facilities for disabled guests.
Which room amenities are available at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)?
Guests can enjoy a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern)?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
Is Frame Hotel - Treehouse (formerly Kimber Modern) accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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