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Property Location With a stay at Modern B&B in Houston (Greenway Plaza-Upper Kirby), you'll be convenient to Menil Collection and Houston Zoo. This bed & breakfast is close to Discovery Green and George R. Brown Convention Center.

Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 8 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include desks and irons/ironing boards.

Amenities Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Dining A complimentary full breakfast is included.

Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.


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Extra Phones

Phone: (713) 528-3090

TollFree: (888) 512-3113

TollFree: (800) 462-4014

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With a stay at Modern B&B in Houston (Greenway Plaza-Upper Kirby), you'll be convenient to Menil Collection and Houston Zoo. This bed & breakfast is close to Discovery Green and George R. Brown Convention Center.
Montlew Place, Central Houston, Neartown - Montrose
Bed & Breakfast & Inns, Lodging
Other Information

Parking: Lot

Wi-Fi: Free

Check-In Time: 3 PM

Check-Out Time: noon

Property Amenities: Free breakfast, Designated smoking areas, Library, Wedding services, Fireplace in lobby, Laundry facilities, Conference space, Dry cleaning/laundry service

Room Amenities: iPod docking station, Iron/ironing board, Hair dryer, Cable TV service, Air conditioning, Desk, Television, Full-sized refrigerator/freezer, Bathrobes, DVD player, Kitchen


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Not a pleasant experience

Immediately upon check-in, we did not feel comfortable here. Gina said we could store bicycles in the garage/office. She neglected to let the owner, Lisa, know about this as we found out the next morning. Gina was unwilling to actually show us to our room 'it's at the top of the stairs, the key should be in the door'. The bed was comfortable enough, however the bathroom was in need of a good clean. Dust and grime on the walls, a towel that had something brown and sticky on it, just not clean enough. Customer service was poor and we were made to feel like an inconvenience for just being there. For $200 per night, I expect that if I have a bicycle in Houston, TX, that I'll be able to keep it on the property. I expect a clean bathroom. Based on prior reviews, I really expected good things from this place and I was incredibly disappointed.



Provided by Citysearch - 
This Is The Place to Stay!

This is the place to stay in Houston. Great bed, shower, breakfast, and location -- especially for artists and visitors to the Menil collection. The owner and staff are welcoming and available for any needs that might come up, and always for good conversation -- a plus for people traveling on their own. All in all the Modern B&B will enhance one's stay in Houston whether for business or vacation.

Mary EO


Provided by Citysearch - 
Stylish, Friendly, and Fun!

Had an amazingly relaxed, fun stay at this contemporary B&B. The bed was awesome, the bathroom was spacious, with a multi-shower head and a jacuzzi tub. The design of the rooms and common areas is clean and relaxing. The breakfast was gourmet, with fresh fruit and made-to-order ggs/omelets. The host/owner was friendly and very welcoming, giving tips on places to visit that met our interests and offering us wine before dinner. We had an excellent stay and would not hesitate to recommend this B&B to others!



Provided by Citysearch - 
The Coolest Place To Stay

Modern B&B is Fabulous and its location near the Menil museum is hard to beat. The woman who runs the place is an Angel who is full of wonderful suggestions on what to do in Houston. She really made me feel comfortable and at home. I had a minor problem with the room but she addressed the issue immediately. She's quite the character and really fun. Ask her where to find the best Gin and Tonic. I'll definitely return.... Two enthusiastic thumbs up!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst service ever.

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. The proprietor is one of the rudest people I have ever dealt with. After receiving confirmation of my reservation she called and cancelled it saying she had someone more important to rent it to. I love to give business to people who actually want it but...I never give business or recommendations to people that ride brooms and wear hats. This proprietor is definitely the later. If you are ever in Houston, TX take your business elsewhere.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great hotel BUT..

It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!



Provided by Citysearch - 
A Great Find!

The Modern B&B is a truly unique place. I have catered and hosted many events here, and it has been a pleasure each time. There are always interesting guests and Lisa always has great stories to tell. You are sure to enjoy your stay at this wonderful gem!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome Experience

Modern B&B was one of my best lodging experiences. When traveling to the Houston area I normally stay in the Clear Lake. My normal hotels in Clear Lake were damaged in the last hurricane and I was forced to go outside my comfort zone, so glad I did. The drive to Ellington Field was an easy one. This was my first stay and Lisa greeted and treated me like a long lost friend. The breakfasts are gourmet with fresh baked pastries each morning, eggs to order, yogurt, homemade granola, fruit smoothies and on and on. Looked forward to returning each night to the table to enjoy beer and wine with Lisa (the hostess of the mostess) and the other guests. Modern B&B is located very close to many great bars and restaurants. The rooms are very comfortable, WIFI throughout, full kitchens to use whenever you want. I will never stay anywhere other than Modern B&B for my future trips to Houston. Thanks for the great stay, Colt



Provided by Citysearch - 
Can't Get any Better!!

If you like Great Company, Meeting People from all over, Fine Wine, Very Comfortable Beds, Large Jacuzzi Tubs, and the greatest breakfast ranging from Granola to Eggs Made anyway you want...then this is for you. You actually feel like you have a home away from home. Lisa is the host that ALWAYS has a funny story to tell and willing to go that extra mile to make you feel comfortable and get everything you need. Enjoy!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
unique and fabulous

Modern B and B is a really special place - I have never stayed in any b&b like it before. It has a very homey yet contemporary feel - very bright and sunny. Lisa is friendly and so accommodating. Breakfast is served at a large table with the other guests (coming and going). It kind of seems like a family. The food was excellent - including wonderful granola! And I have to add - the bed was ever so comfortable.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Fine place to stay

I had a fine time at Modern B&B. Good breakfast, comfortable room, fat cat.

--Edward Albee, New York City



Provided by Citysearch - 
Modern B&B

I travel constantly on my job and long ago gave up staying in chain hotels out of sheer boredom; byou never know what you're going to get in a B&B. Modern B&B was, hands down, the best B&B I've ever stayed at in terms of comfort, amenities and the sheer joy of Lisa's (and friends!) company. I never feel as if I'm staying at a commercial establishment -- I feel right at home. There are always interesting people around and Lisa plays ""salon hostess"" to great effect. Food: great. Accommodations: Better than great. Company: superb. Flexibility/being accommodating: terrific. The only downside to my writing this review is that I'm afraid so many people will books rooms there might not be any availability the next time I need it!



Provided by Citysearch - 
excellent alternative to hotels

I recommend this place to everyone I meet. I travel to Houston 1 or 2 times a year and usually would stay in a hotel, however after discovering Lisa's place I will never use a hotel again!

This is a wonderful alternative to a hotel for a business traveler. Everything you need is provided, and everything you would want as well. The amenities and comfort level is beyond expectation, and you are made to feel right at home. Lisa is a wonderful hostess, and will make your stay comfortable. The home and grounds are beautiful and the area is very convenient and safe. You can easily access the downtown area within a few minutes, as well as the Galleria.

I recommend the hotel to anyone looking to get away, or that is forced to get away on business. It is a nice respite from the norm of travel.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best place to stay in Houston Texas

My parents live here, about 2 miles from the Modern with a full guest apartment available to me. Nevertheless, I stay there for the experience. I first encountered the place (and the lovely Lisa) when meeting a friend for breakfast who was staying while down from New York. The breakfast is great... cozy with all of the other guests but somehow still edgy. They have a chef come in and make you whatever you want. The fruit smoothie with tofu blended in was awesome. We stayed in the treehouse room on the top floor and really, that's the full experience. The room is twice as big as my house in Austin. Full cityscape views, excellent tub with bubblers, too cool... the private circular staircase is not bad either. There's even a separate kitchen facility if you like to cook, which would be an awesome thing to do. Go shopping, see some local art and then come to your ""home"" and cook a fine meal with interesting people passing randomly through your dinner party. Just an idea. The Modern B&B is where its at in Houston, and definitely a cooler way to spend a coule hundred bucks than the Marriott.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Place to Stay in Houston

My husband and I live in the Friendswood area and have 2 young children, needless to say we don't get out much, and when we do we don't like to go too far. The Modern B&B was absolutly wonderful! We had a relaxing evening, got to sleep in and had the most amazing breakfast. The price was great compaired to other hotels in the area, not to mention SOOOOO much better. When we were making our reservatons the Modern was very accomodating. We will definitly stay at the Modern again and highly recommended you give it a try too!



Provided by Citysearch - 
The Modern is the best.

The Modern is the best B&B we've ever stayed in, and we've stayed in B&Bs around the country. The rooms are extraordinary and the breakfasts amazing, and the proprietor qualifies as the nicest human being on the planet (as well as the most remarkable person we've ever met). She's the best. We'll always go back to the Modern.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Only at the Modern B&B

I fell in Love with Lisa and this great Bed and Breakfast. I was fortunate to stay there after Katrina. Our company stayed there for a few months after Katrina. I feel like family. It is one of my favorite memories. Lisa was the greatest hostess. She gave us run of the kitchen. I got to make coffee in the mornings. But she made breakfast. We made dinner at night. Each of us took a turn with the cooking. And there was always great conversation and good wine. We had parties at Christmas and New Years. She took us out to meet her friends.
The location is so centrally located. It was very easy to get around town from there.
The beds are the best. I actually came home and bought one like the ones at the B&B. I called Lisa from the Sleep Shop to get the name off the mattress.
I could go on and on. But you really need to visit to experience Lisa's hospitality first hand.
Love you Lisa.
From Anna and Terry

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