Stunning architecture by namesake Kimber Cavendish, a serene setting just a block from the SoCo action, and minimal human contact (including no small children) . . . for many, this adds up to the perfect getaway. The owners call it “elevated self-sufficiency”: You get a keyless entry code to access the property and your room, though there’s always someone around or on quick call to assist you. Accommodations are sleek and sophisticated Euro-minimalist-style with lots of light, splashes of primary colors, and cushy seating areas; luxe bath products and original art add to the appeal. Kimber built the property around a 300-year-old live oak, and a courtyard deck anchoring the hotel’s seven units offers conversation-area seating beside a 25-foot-long water feature. You can read outside your room on a hammock made out of recycled seat belts or in an indoor common area with floor-to-ceiling windows—and a stocked refrigerator. This place also offers surprising value: A self-serve organic breakfast and limitless supply of beer and wine, gourmet coffee, tea, and soft drinks are included in the room rate. Only children 15 and older are permitted.
Kimber Modern Boutique Hotel
110 The Circle (a block east of S. Congress Ave.)
Our Rating Neighborhood SoCo District (South Congress Ave., south-central Austin) Phone 512/912-1046 Prices $199–$299 double; $299–$399 suite Units 7 Amenities : Concierge; access to nearby health club; business center; Wi-Fi (free) Capacity Max. 3 adults per room, $75 fee per night for 3rd adult Web site Kimber Modern Boutique Hotel
Map110 The Circle Austin
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