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Modern B&B
Ranked #61 of 501 Hotels in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
1 review
“Our 2nd Anniversary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2010

My wife and I enjoy going pretty much anywhere out of town, and since our anniversary fell on a weekend this year-we decided to just drive down to Houston from Dallas for something new. We have always loved modern design and when I started looking at some of the bed and breakfast places in the area I thought "wow, I'm pushing 30-not 65" because so many of the places looked grandma-ish. Lisa's place however stood out as something not only unique but lively... Which ironically is exactly what we experienced in our two day stay at the Modern B&B. Most of the other people staying there were 'regulars' and could recommend everything from where to shop to their favorite restaurants. Which was only outdone by Lisa herself! We felt like we had our own personal concierge for the weekend when she called us to see how we were doing, and then suggested a jazz bar around the corner from where we were! Lisa has a genuine love for people that you feel the moment you walk into her place. She also has a gift of hospitality that can not go unnoticed! The breakfast each morning was healthy and served quickly. I can honestly say that after only my first visit, if and WHEN we go back to Houston-Lisa's Modern B&B will be the only place we stay!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2010

We had a great stay at the Modern B&B, we rented one of their flats for a few days in Feb 2010, upon arrival we were upgraded to a larger one that gave us one more bedroom for free!
Lisa was lovely and gave us loads of tips of restaurants, bars, cafe's and directions to everywhere!
The breakfast served was great; I'm a vegan myself and never expect to be acommodated for, but I was with smoothies, toast, coffee, home made vegan bakes and more!
I truly recommend Modern B&B to everyone visiting Houston - it's also located in a lovely area of the city with nice places to go out within walking distance which isn't very common in US!
Joe

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jutj
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Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2009

we really enjoyed stayin here..would recommend to everyone

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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USA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2009

This is the 4th or 5th time we have stayed at M B&B. Firstly, I want to commend Lisa (the owner) on her amazing hospitality and her efforts to make your travel as hassle-free as possible. Ease of reservations and her flexibility make every visit great. Modern B&B is by far one of my most favorite places to stay in ALL my travels around the globe.

My boyfriend and I have always stayed in the Top Shelf Room. The view of the downtown skyline is spectacular and totally worth the price! (The prices for all the rooms are very reasonable as well.) The roomy Top Shelf bedroom and amazing bathroom plus walk-in closet makes you wish you could stay there forever. Also, the entire townhouse is well furnished and decorated, with every comfort you need. The common areas have interesting artwork, books and movies for your use, as well as a 'business center'.

This is the first B&B I've ever been to where you don't feel like you're 'intruding' in the kitchen (there's a guest kitchen too) or common areas. Unlike other B&B's we've stayed at where we have experienced the B&B managers treating us with an odd are distant relatives of theirs on a visit and want to chat you up the entire time you are in the common areas, Lisa and her staff do not make you feel like you are obligated to 'hang out' with them but they are happy to do so if you want interesting conversation or recommendations, etc...! (Oh, and if they are around.)

All in all, Modern B&B is perfect in all aspects: Clean, modern, comfortable, welcoming, charming, friendly, and open. Hotels such as Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton can't hold a candle to the experiences we've had at Modern B&B.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2009

My family stayed in the Cayman/Chickadee 2BR suite for one night. As the name implies, the style of the property is very modern. You won't find any Edwardian bric-a-brac anywhere in there. But you will find tasteful art and a pleasant environment. Lisa was a gracious and generous host. Breakfast by our chef Chris was coffee, fresh fruit juices, granola and yogurt, homemade bran muffins, and made-to-order omelets. It was quite tasty and just what we needed. The strawberry and banana smoothies were particularly noteworthy.

I can't really compare the property to other B&B's in Houston because this is the first B&B that we've used in that city. However I can say we definitely enjoyed our stay at Modern B&B much more than any of the Hilton's, Hyatt's, and Marriott's in Houston that we've used in the past, and the price is the same when you include the breakfast.

We had two minor quibbles: The Chickadee room had noticeable road noise at night, that was not present in the adjacent Cayman room. Also the mattress on the queen bed in the Chickadee was soft to our taste, but still supportive. Overall, if you are choosing between the two rooms I believe you'll find the Cayman room to be the more pleasant one.

And if you do stay there, take note of the photograph hanging next to the kitchen, of a scene from the liberation of Paris in World War II. There's a surprise in it, of which you can ask Lisa or Chris to explain.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gtcochran
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new york city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2009

Quircky and art filled, not the usual B and B. Inn-keeper is charming and funny and most accommdating. The place is in a real neighborhood and we were a little put off at the beginning but recovered quickly once we saw the place. Fabulous community breakfast with any thing you would ever want. The propritior does her best to give you the best value and service you could want. As her about local restaurants, shops, antiques, etc. she knows and checks out everything before recommending anything.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2009

In our opinion this B&B is excellent. We came to Houston to see the de Menil collection, Rothko Chapel, Twombly Museum etc. and were very pleased to have chosen the Modern B&B. The location was fantastic for our purpose as it's located easily within walking distance of the Museums. The Owner and her staff are warm, fun and friendly but sensitive to their guests' personal space. They have a surperb knowledge of the local area and made very good recomendations for dinning. The breakfasts are great and the room we had was well-equiped, very clean and value for money. If we ever go back to Houston we will be checking in at the Modern B&B

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anonymous044
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Property: Modern B&B
Address: 4003 Hazard St, Houston, TX 77098-3407
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Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Houston
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Houston
#19 Business Hotel in Houston
#88 Family Hotel in Houston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Modern B&B 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This dramatic four-story bed and breakfast is a unique alternative with fab rooms, artists' works on walls, exercise equipment and shaded verandas that present panoramic views above the tree line. Come stay with us and experience a different kind of bed and breakfast! We also offer an intimate setting in the heart of Houston that is perfect for hosting meetings, dinner parties or wedding receptions! ... more   less 
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