Fodor's Expert Review Kimber Modern

110 The Circle, Austin, Texas, 78704, United States See on Map Fodor's Choice

Lauren Modery

A stunning, design lovers’ dream, this boutique hotel, tucked one block off South Congress Avenue, boasts the dual appeal of an exclusive, ultra-private escape and direct access to an urban neighborhood. The virtual concierge and keyless entry (guests use personalized pin codes) make check-in a thing of the past and the award-winning design, from Eames-laden interiors to an open-air courtyard centered around a massive live oak tree, is equally modern. Built-in perks, like self-serve gourmet breakfasts and automated coffee machines spouting specialty drinks at the touch of a button, feel downright futuristic. The 400-square-foot “Art Barn,” a standalone, luxury crash pad with private patio and a continuously evolving blackboard ‘art wall’ curbside facade, was recently added to the existing property.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel was expertly designed to be energy efficient.


Each of the four rooms offers 300 square feet of large windows and minimalist décor accented by colorful artwork and greenery. The queen and king beds feature Beautyrest Black mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows and Sferra fine linens.


Glass showers and blue hues provide an underwater and tranquil feel. Malin and Goetz bath products and Egyptian cotton towels are provided.


No check-in here. Instead guests are invited to use the virtual concierge service and enjoy the communal areas featuring self-serve coffee, Italian sodas and continental breakfast.

The courtyard offers a beautiful 25-foot glass water feature for breezy Austin nights.

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Getting Around

Located in a popular and vibrant part of the city, park your car and walk to the plethora of restaurants, cafes and boutique shops that South Congress Avenue offers. If wanting to visit downtown or elsewhere, an Uber, taxi or pedicab will get you there.


If you’re looking for a quick bite, Austin’s famed Home Slice (3-minute walk) is considered the spot to grab a slice of pizza or an Italian sub. For something fancier, check out Perla’s (2-minute walk) and its vast menu of oysters an imported seafood. Try to snag a table on their outdoor patio for people watching.


Within a stone’s throw of the hotel is the iconic The Continental Club (2-minute walk) where local heroes Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Ely were known to play. Grab a Lonestar or two and enjoy whatever local talent is gracing the stage that night. Italian eatery Botticelli’s (2-minute walk) is also known for their generous happy hour which features beer, wine, cocktails and light bites.


Thought the cost may be prohibitive to many, the care and design that went into building this sleek and inviting hotel is certainly worth the expense. This is a great spot for the traveling business person or visiting family who wants to enjoy high-end accommodations in a bustling neighborhood.




Phones: 512-912–1046

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