The Kimber Modern hotel takes our guest and staff’s health seriously, and that’s why we are implementing enhanced cleaning measures as part of the Kimber Clean Initiative.
The Kimber Clean Initiative shall serve as the official Kimber Modern policy under the City of Austin and Travis County ordinances issued in June 2020.
First and foremost, all Kimber Modern staff members are required to wear masks at all times while at the hotel.
Secondly, guests are required to wear masks when in the Kimber Modern Common Room and Outdoor Areas. If you do not have a mask, please contact us and we will provide you with a mask. We encourage guests to practice social distancing in shared spaces.
In an effort to protect the health of our guests, the following cleaning measures are currently in place at the Kimber:
- Hand sanitizing stations in common areas
- Public spaces and communal areas shall be disinfected multiple times daily
- Common area seating has been reconfigured to encourage social distancing
- Unless explicitly approved by management, staff shall not enter a guest room during a guest’s stay
- All rooms are currently treated with a UV light treatment & fogging before another guest is allowed to stay in the room
If you have stayed with us before, you’ll notice a few other changes:
- Breakfast and snacks are no longer provided
- Disposable glasses will be available in the Common Room and Guest Rooms
- Hotel managers are available by phone and text
- If your stay lasts more than 5 nights, you’ll be contacted before arrival to discuss an optional room move during your stay
And, lastly, some important restrictions have not changed:
- The Kimber Modern is a 100% non-smoking property
- Pets are not allowed at the Kimber Modern
- Guests ages 16 and above are welcome
-The Kimber Modern Team
Reservations Payment and Cancellation Policy:
Payments for a single room will be charged to the credit card on file 5 days prior to your check-in date. Cancellations after that time will receive a 50% refund, however, cancellations within 24 hours of your check-in date will not receive a refund.
Payments for multiple rooms will be charged to the credit card on file 14 days prior to your check-in date. Cancellations after that time will receive a 50% refund, however, cancellations within 24 hours of your check-in date will not receive a refund.
Reservations for ACL (Oct 1-5, 2020 & Oct 8-12, 2020), Formula One (Oct 21-26, 2020), SXSW (Mar 12-21, 2021), and UT Graduation weekend are non-refundable and full payment is due at the time of booking. Cancellations at any time will not receive a refund.
Full house bookings (booking the entire hotel) require a $500/night non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. Any cancellation of this booking will result in the loss of the deposit. Payments for full house bookings must be made in full by 3 PM Austin time 2 months prior to your check-in date. Cancellations after that time will receive a 50% refund, however, cancellations within 24 hours of your check-in date will not receive a refund.
In the event that you do not show up at the hotel or you depart early, no refund will be provided for the unutilized nights of the booking.
Please note, if you have an email spam blocker and/or do not receive an email confirmation upon making a reservation, please check your junk mailbox or call 512.985.9990.
General Hotel Policies:
The primary guest must be at least 21 years old to check into the Kimber Modern.
A valid credit card is required to make a reservation and you agree that the card you provide will be charged for any damages or missing items. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Guests may be requested to present valid photo identification prior to their arrival.
Children and Pets: The Kimber Modern is an intimate, tranquil adult oasis. While we love both children and pets, in order to respect other guests, only guests older than 15 are welcome and we do not allow pets on premise. Evidence of pets will result in a minimum $200 charge plus the cost of any damaged property.
Check-in and Check-out Times: Rooms are available starting at 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is Noon.
Parking: We have 5 on-site parking spaces, typically enough parking for all of our guests. Parking on the street in front of the hotel is free and unrestricted, however, parking outside of that block requires a residential permit. In addition, there is a public parking garage about 2 blocks away, behind Guero’s Taco Bar at Elizabeth and South Congress Streets.
No Smoking: We do not allow smoking or vaping in the rooms or on the hotel grounds. Evidence of smoking or vaping including the smell of smoke in the room or in the public and private outdoor areas will result in a minimum $350 charge plus the cost of any damaged property. We also do not allow the burning of candles or incense.
Commercial Filming & Photography: We do not allow commercial filming or photography in the rooms or on the hotel grounds.
Quiet Hours: Due to the intimate and tranquil environment of the Kimber Modern, our quiet hours are from 10 pm to 9 am. If a guest complaint is made due to excessive noise, you may be asked to leave the premises without a refund.
Parties, Events and Gatherings: We enjoy sharing the Kimber Modern with friends of guests. Please seek approval from our manager prior to inviting a friend or two over so that we are prepared.
Due to the intimate nature of our property, private events require prior approval. If we are able to accommodate your event, a separate event agreement and additional fees will apply.
Should any action by a guest be deemed inappropriate by the hotel, or if any inappropriate behavior is brought to the attention of the hotel, the hotel reserves the right to request the guest to leave the Kimber Modern without a refund.
Data Privacy: The hotel has taken action necessary to ensure that we handle all data in compliance with applicable privacy laws and the GDPR. Accordingly, guests, employees, or anyone whose personal data is stored at our hotel may send an email to email@example.com and request that their data be erased, and/or also ask for a copy of all of their data (right to data portability), and/or for their data to be corrected.
What (else) to do in Austin during the weekend of October 19-21
Any weekend in Austin is guaranteed to be an easy-going good time. Whether you’re coming for something epic, like this October’s Formula One weekend, or for a memorable anniversary with a special someone, there’s always something new to discover.
We’re here to show you there’s so much to do beyond the obvious.
Even long-time Austinites constantly find new hot spots in this city of endless magic. And when there’s a major event in town like F1, there are still a thousand other hidden gems to enjoy away from the crowds.
From world-class art exhibitions and quirky film comedy to sun-soaked patios and fresh beats by up-and-coming artists in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” elevate your Austin experience this Formula One weekend – or any weekend – with a healthy dose of made-in-Texas awesomeness.
Here a countdown to our top ten picks to make your ATX weekend truly unforgettable.
10. Be in a music video (or watch one get made) at the Continental Club
This legendary venue just outside The Kimber’s front door, is one of the best in the country. It has a rich tradition of hosting the most sought-after musicians in the city, and this October 20th local funk/soul/R&B group Tomar & The FCs will be shooting their next video in front of a live audience. That should absolutely include you. This Austin-born 6-piece band has a musical prowess that’s best heard in a historic landmark like the Continental.
9. Dive deep into 21st century Africa at the Blanton Museum of Art
Opening October 14th, the Blanton’s Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design brings together the work of 120 artists and designers to illustrate how African design “fuels economic, social, and political change in the continent.” There’s something to open everyone’s mind as sculpture, fashion, film, maps, comics, and more make up this deep dive into the provocative and political art coming out of 21st century Africa.
8. Soak up the sun on the best patio in Austin
There are many places to enjoy the city’s vacation-perfect weather and savor a delicious slow meal, but none so beloved by locals as Perla’s. What could be better than whiling away an afternoon with fresh oysters and melt-in-your-mouth lobster rolls on the oak-shaded deck while watching the rainbow of humanity on South Congress? It’s an ATX essential and just across the street from The Kimber.
7. Get crazy with Master Pancake at the Alamo
Master Pancake is a local legend. If you happen to be in town during one of their shows at the world-famous Alamo Drafthouse, run – do not walk – to grab a seat and enjoy a “glorious pairing of movies and comedy.” Take one part questionable movie, one part comedy troupe, and a healthy dose of craft beer, and you have a recipe for a side-splitting night out. Past hits have included their hilarious takedowns of Labyrinth, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Friday the 13th. We can’t wait to see what they come up with this Halloween season!
6. Take your palate on an adventure at the Real Ale Brewing Company
This homegrown brewery ferments utterly unique beer with local ingredients, and it‘s nestled in the heart of scenic Texas Hill Country. These beermakers are open Wednesday – Sunday to show off their signature pours and allow guests to enjoy an afternoon outside the city. On October 20, they’ll have a special appearance by the Palm Frites food truck serving up Belgian-style fries, poutine, and cheese curds to go with your seasonal Oktoberfest lager. And if you can’t make it out to the tasting room, don’t worry! We, at the Kimber Modern, proudly provide complimentary Real Ale for all our guests.
5. Hike to a waterfall in the Greenbelt
With over a dozen miles of invigorating trails, it’s no wonder the Greenbelt is a local favorite in this active city. Park your car at the MoPac Access Point and hike to Twin Falls for a few hours of waterfall views, rope swings, and a swimming hole that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of a forest paradise instead of right next to downtown. If you’re up for more, the beautiful Sculpture Falls is just a mile further up the trail.
4. Celebrate Texas Wine Month with a vineyard stroll
Take a day trip to discover Texas’ best-kept secret: wine. Our Hill Country vineyards have been known to delight even California palates, and there’s no better time to take your taste buds on an adventure than during Texas Wine Month this October. We recommend swinging by Becker Vineyards on Sunday afternoon for live music and a tasting on the verandah.
3. Get righteous at Pieous Pizza
On your way back from wine country or Real Ale Brewing Company, stop by Pieous for a pie that makes you wish you had an extra stomach. Locals make the pilgrimage here as often as possible for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza and house-smoked Texas-style pastrami. Their starter has been in use for more than a decade and the dough is divine perfection. You can’t say you’ve really done the Austin foodie scene until you’ve been here!
A word of warning: this pie shop shuts down when the kitchen runs out of fresh dough each day. If you’re looking to satiate a late-night cheese craving, check out our neighbor Home Slice right on South Congress – the best pizza in the city!
2. Celebrate the creative spirit in the final month of the HOPE Outdoor Gallery
A failed condo development reborn as a street art hub, this private downtown park has been inspiring artists for years with its large-scale art pieces “driven by inspirational, positive & educational messaging.” At the end of October, it will close down and prep for a move to a new 58-acre ranch space in Southeast Austin. Before it goes, see where the magic began and feel the pulse of Austin’s creative heart flow through you.
1. Enjoy a night in Austin’s original design hotel
Last, but certainly not least, discover why we were named one of 10 Best Hotels in the World by Tablet Hotels, one of the 10 Best-Designed Hotels in America by Dwell Magazine, and have been rated #1 on TripAdvisor for the 8th year in a row. An architect’s dream, this quiet oasis is just one block off the world-famous South Congress Avenue and a few steps from all the weekend entertainment you’ll ever need. Get away from it all while never leaving the beating heart of this great weird city.
Got questions? The Kimber team is here to help. Born and bred in Austin, we have all the insider tips you need to make your next visit to Austin the trip of a lifetime. Reach out to us anytime for help planning your next adventure.
See you soon, explorers.