Traveled short notice to Houston for business and previous reviews for the Modern caught my attention. Called just 2 days before arrival date and spoke with Lisa, the owner of the property. She was able to accomodate me and even bumped me up a notch to a nicer room at my per diem rate.
Now for those expecting a lavish, uber luxury experience, this is probably not the place for you....however, this establishment is more about fostering the relationships that people can experience when they actually have the opportunity to meet and talk together at a relaxed pace. Many unique conversations have taken place (based on my short stay) over early evening wine/gin and tonic "hour(s)'" around the B&B's dining table. During stay met and talked with a couple from Denmark here after attending a conference in San Antonio now looking for good BBQ and a rodeo, a grandfather in from Winipeg in to visit his grandkids and listening to one of them playing drums at a local bar, multiple different corporate lawyers, a young couple from Greece and even a renovation/landscaping pair in from Lake Charles LA in for the night picking up a very specific slate for a project. Many of Modern's clientele are extremely loyal repeat customers and are drawn here to the level of service Lisa and her staff provide.
Location of property makes it ideal for those looking to visit the museum district of Houston but what is even more appreciated is the abundant food and nightlife options . Many locations are actually close enough to walk to even in Houston's heat and humidity. Just tell Lisa what kind of food you're looking for and I'll guarantee that she can provide you with more options than you can imagine.
Having a chef on staff for breakfast is a really nice touch especially for early risers like myself but don't expect "McDonald's" speed so plan accordingly. Good food takes TIME.
Though I have been told by many that I am an extremely "high-speed" person, I felt like the proverbial tortoise in comparison to the Modern's owner Lisa. She'd give the Energizer Bunny a real run for the money amazed me throughout my visit with her desire to engage with her guests. She cooks for the guests on her chef's day off and even baked cookies one afternoon...just because. To top it all off, she even got up at an ungodly hour to personally prepare fresh coffee and a package of said cookies for me to take to the airport for a 6 AM flight. Try to find that level of commitment at other places!
To Lisa and her staff, kudos and hope to see you all again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This dramatic four-story bed and breakfast is a unique alternative with fab rooms, artists' works on walls, exercise equipment and shaded verandas that present panoramic views above the tree line. Come stay with us and experience a different kind of bed and breakfast! We also offer an intimate setting in the heart of Houston that is perfect for hosting meetings, dinner parties or wedding receptions! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Modern Bed And Breakfast
- Modern Hotel Houston