Hotels: Kimber Modern, Soco, Austin

The Kimber Modern is an amazing boutique hotel with 6 guest rooms and one of the best hotel experienced we have ever had. The hotel has interesting architecture and was designed by Burton Baldridge. The Kimber Modern is perfectly situated a street behind in the busling area of Soco. It is a great location to explore South Congress Street, South 1st Street and South Lamar. Prior to our stay, local architecture students took a tour of the hotel.

The staff are the most thoughtful and accommodating people. The entrance and room keys are coded for easy accessibility. Upon stay and departure, there is no need to check-in because guests determine their length of stay and the hotel staff pre-code their keys ahead of time.

The common area with Mac and printer, shelving with guide books, maps and design books. The kitchen area had a with Franke Flair self-serve coffee system we took full advantage of for instant green tea and cappuchinos. Guest’s stay includes complimentary breakfast and afternoon happy hour (cheese and crackers, walnuts, wines and local beers).

Arne Jacobson egg chairs, lucky bamboo and complimentary M&M’s on the Eames surfboard coffee table.

Texas oak tree, deck furniture and seat belt fabric hammocks.

The 25 foot long fixture was soothing. The sounds of the streaming water and lounge music were quite pleasant.

We stayed in the Red suite, which features Valerie Fowler’s art in the seating area with a lively lime green couch and kitchenette.

Martha Gannon art

D-shaped tub with sea salts and spacious bathroom.

Malin+Geotz products

Various sea salts and peppers

Light afternoon reading and a refreshing citrus water

Breakfast of bagels, date nut bread, hard boiled eggs, granola and yogurt

Date nut bread and butter, cappuchino, hard boiled egg and fruit salad

The Kimber Modern experience was first class. The staff was laid back, friendly and we had such a positive experience, setting the bar high for any future boutique hotel stay. If we are ever back in Austin (which we definitely plan to), we will return to Kimber Modern.

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