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The Most Modernly Stylish Hotels in Austin

Lauren Modery | April 17, 2018

Since Austin is located in Texas, many of its hotels feature an eclectic country and western style. But now with the city booming, it’s not uncommon to spot a super-sleek modern accommodation offering all the amenities a contemporary traveler needs. Here are some of our favorite modern-style hotels.


Hotel San José

Why it made the list

Owner Liz Lambert has an eye for Western modern and her several hotels across Texas show just that. And Hotel San Jose is no exception. What was once a former rundown motel is now a popular hangout for visitors and locals alike, and it’s not uncommon to spot a celebrity or two lounging here. The small boutique looks like a mid-century home in Los Angeles, equipped with terra cotta roof tiles and adobe exterior. The rooms are bright and open, and the charming courtyard features spots to sip your inspired cocktail or a night swim in the small but Earthy pool.

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W Hotel

Why it made the list

Like Kimber Modern, this streamlined and neon-lit accommodation and hang-out spot looks like its from the future. Upon entering the lobby, guests are greeted to concrete pillars and flooring, but the pops of color featured on the furniture and custom art makes for a welcoming experience. We particularly like the outdoor pool that seems to go on forever, and the photographable lounge chairs and cabanas that make you feel like you’re vacationing in Miami.

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Kimber Modern

Why it made the list

Commissioned with an emphasis on sustainability, this window-heavy, asymmetrical small boutique looks like a character in a science fiction novel. Nestled in the hills of Travis Heights, this bed and breakfast with a virtual concierge, is just a stone’s throw from the popular South Congress shopping district. After a long day of strolling on the strip, the inviting courtyard with artful water feature and territorial live oaks is just the place to be.

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