a beautiful, well appointed hotel located one block off of s. congress (conveniently located yet away from noise)
a wonderful experience: location, building, hosts/staff, fellow guests - all made for an excellent weekend
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
My partner and I were looking forward to a nice getaway in Austin. Without going into too much detail, the bottom line is the ladies of this place tried to charge us twice for a room (at $300 plus a night) and then charge us $50.00 for service fee! Not worth it. Stay at the San Jose or Austin Motel for a fraction of the price.
My husband and I live in Austin but decided to stay here for his birthday weekend, ditching our dogs with a nearby friend. We absolutely loved it. It's a little expensive for us to do it often, but the next time we're ready to splurge, we're definitely calling the KimberModern.
Kimber & Vicky were gracious & friendly, their dog is hilarious, and the hotel itself is fantastic. We could've spent all day just hanging out on the deck & reading. but the location is fantastic & it seemed a shame not to wander the neighborhood at least a bit. The amenities are very thoughtful & high-end, and we loved our room - it was spartan & minimalist at the same time as being top-notch luxurious. Definitely consider this hotel for a weekend (or a week, if you're lucky!) in Austin. You won't regret it.
Wanting to celebrate a milestone with a small group of friends (5 total), we decended upon Austin primarily for the reputation for music and the independent spirit of Austinites. After much searching the internet, choose the Kimber Modern for the helpfulness of the owners (Vicki and Kimber) and other staff via e-mail and phone. Location was ideal with excellent restaurants, fun and quirky establishment and, very close proximity to the Continental Club. It is a self serve B&B which provides you with an openess to do what you want, when you want - perfect for a group travel. Rooms are very clean and provide everything you could need as well as the best deck and common area you could ask for. Would definitely stay again at the Kimber Modern. Next time, we want to return when the bats have returned from Mexico!
Celebrating 3 birthdays, 2 of which were milestone, our group of 5 from San Diego chose Austin for the music, and the Kimber Modern for location, and friendliness over the phone. We arrived to find a completely unique, relaxing and architecturely pleasing atmosphere unlike anywhere we have stayed in the past. We found the layout, carefully designed to complement nature, a haven for relaxation and conversation at all times of day. The rooms are all decorated in a refreshingly modern motif, with all the conveniences we expected and more. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the charming owners, friendly staff and other interesting guests. The atmosphere is very conducive to relaxation, conversation, or quiet reflection. We plan to return to both Austin and the Kimber Modern. Within a 1 minute walk to the famous Continental lounge and surrounding restaurants, it's the best location for those of us who like to party and not worry about getting home. Highly recommended!!!!!
For the discriminating traveler looking for the experience of living outside the envelope, give Kimber a try. Better than being at home! Unless, of course, you already live in a house designed by a high caliber architect. Kimber sets the standard for excellence.
Breakfast is lovely fresh fruit, yogurt, quiche, etc., at the help-yourself common room, which is quite uncommon. And afternoon happy hour helps to create a feeling of welcome. The staff is helpful with suggestions and friendly conversation. More like visiting with neighbors...
I came to Austin for the sunshine and warmth during this brutally cold winter and found an oasis of serenity at KimberModern. Lounging in the afternoon sun in the interior courtyard sure is better than shoveling snow and ice in the north.