Modern B & B

4003 Hazard , Houston, TX 77098 USA (Show map)

About

Escape from the traditional. An award winning architect designed this amazing B&B. Eight rooms, great amenities such as an expobar espresso machine, guest office, guest kitchen, and self-serve laundry as well as the industry standards: wireless internet and cable TV. Our two top-shelf rooms have their own private floors with whirlpools for 2 and large balconies. The Cayman/Chickadee is a two-room suite with a shared bath; the Mod rooms are on the bottom floor with street-level entrances. We serve a full breakfast. Enjoy fresh smoothies, caramel pecan rolls, streusel coffee cake, local eggs, 10 grain waffles, etc. We love to cook!! Close to Menil Museum, Rothko Chapel, Medical Center, Downtown and the Galleria.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

Write A Review
  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Awesome!

5 on April 07, 2016

Awesome in every way. Great staff, great breakfast, great location and great value for the price!


Modern B & B Houston

5 on March 16, 2016

Wonderful stay. The room was beautiful; and Lisa and Dinora were extremely helpful and friendly. Breakfast is included which was great. Eggs are made to order. Also wine and snacks are provided in the late afternoon.


Perfect base for a Houston visit

5 on March 12, 2016

My goodness, how lucky was I to find this fantastic accommodation for my first time visiting Houston (and Texas). It has the perfect mix of a B&B and a serviced apartment. Denora welcomed me warmly on my arrival - it wasn't a busy time so I was upgraded to a room with a private bathroom (as opposed to a shared bath) which was enormously appreciated. There was also a care package in the room itself and I was given a full rundown on the house and the surroundings. It's a great facility, with a kitchen for the use of guests if required, a large shared living space and then a separate kitchen and dining area for breakfasts. My room was huge, and the bed was incredibly comfortable - after a 15 hour flight from New Zealand, it was perfect. The rooms are kept spotlessly clean as is the bathroom, there is free wi-fi and plenty of power points (not always something you find at B&B's/apartments) The breakfast is mainly continental but Roxanne in the kitchen also makes eggs to order - I had some delicious omelettes in my three night stay. She also gave me some great tips on where to eat in the surrounding area. I also met Lisa during breakfast who was a wonderful and exuberant host and she helped break the ice amongst the guests at the breakfast table. The location of the Modern is very close to both the Rothko Chapel and the Menil Collection - in walking distance about 15 minutes. The Museum District is also walkable if you have energy (about 45 minutes). I didn't have a car for this visit but the neighbourhood is safe and I was more than happy working around the surrounding area (which is a beautiful neighbourhood). I cannot recommend the Modern enough and it will be my first port of call should I ever return - this is one place in Houston where you won't have a problem.


great place to stay in midtown Houston

4.4 on March 10, 2016

Great location and huge room (with closet the size of many rooms - good for getting dressed without waking up your roommate...). Stayed in Cityview room on third floor which means lots of stairs - good exercise. One of the best omelets I have ever had for breakfast. Potato-crusted quiche another morning. Lovely smoothies. Only drawback to the top floor in this building is that the kitchen of the unit is directly below and you can hear late night gatherings in that space. Otherwise a perfect stay.


Modern B & B Marvelous

5 on March 09, 2016

Tree Room was fantastic, great views and spacious. Bathroom with shower and whirlpool bath top class. Met interesting guests at breakfasts which were excellent and fast food cook on hand. Close to the art scene of Houston, Menil, Rothko chapel, Cy Twombley etc


Great place!

5 on March 08, 2016

Always a fun time and interesting guests


World's most comfortable bed

4.6 on February 25, 2016

Friendly and clean with amenities that made the stay comfortable and very welcoming. Other guests were lovely people too. Solid breakfast. Bed was great.


Always a great stay at the Modern

4.6 on February 23, 2016

I'll start this by saying that I am biased, having stayed at the Modern upwards of a 20 times a year since 2008 so I'm a committed regular. However I am because I've always found Lisa and her staff welcoming, the rooms clean, the food good, and the service excellent. Once I stayed there I never stayed anywhere else. Almost always someone there to chat with and enjoy company with and a short walking distance to a great outdoor bar and award winning taco truck!


I think I fell in love again!!

4.8 on February 13, 2016

I loved everything about my stay! It was WONDERFUL! The bed was amazingly comfortable. The whole house is beautifully decorated in a modern clean sophisticated style but it still feels warm and inviting. The food was healthy and very good! Everyone I encountered and dealt with from staff to other guest made me feel so welcome and at ease. I just can't say enough great things this B&B. My only constructive criticism would be to mark it better so travelers can find it more easily. Mark parking more clearly. Clean the little nooks and crannies better. This house was CLEAN. I just saw small areas that the shelf in my bathroom and the stairs that needed to be cleaned. I will send everyone I know here-- LOVED EVERY MINUTE!


3rd stay at Modern B&B

4.8 on January 03, 2016

I have stayed 3 times at this B&B. The 1st 2 times in mezzanine room and 3rd time in Cityview room. City view room clearly superior to Mezzanine room at not much additional cost, During my 2nd stay in mezzanine room, I had difficult time with temperature control and would never want to stay in that room again. The issue was that the air conditioning vent was in my room but the temperature controls were in hallway. People would increase the decrease the temperature setting because they were hot and I would "freeze to death" in my room. Services such as evening snack & wine is very nice and staff & owner are very friendly. The breakfast is good, but not gourmet like I have experienced in some other B&Bs. Great Location!!


View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

414 West Drew #4

Off-Site Property. One mile from Modern Bed and Breakfast. 1 bedroom with a king bed. On site washer and dryer. Full kitchen. Breakfast not included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Treehouse

Our Top Shelf Rooms are on the fourth floor of this beautiful townhouse. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the city skyline, a whirlpool tub, double sinks, and a slate walk in shower. The king beds will wrap you in luxury. IPod docking stations let you wake up to your own music. Each room has a private entrance from our outdoor spiral staircase as well as access from the grand staircase inside.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Cityview

This room is on the fourth floor of this great BB. With a whirlpool tub, walk in slate shower, and private terrace overlooking the city, this room is perfect for a romantic stay or a business traveler.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Skyline

Our Top Shelf Rooms are on the fourth floor of this beautiful townhouse. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the city skyline, a whirlpool tub, double sinks, and a slate walk in shower. The king beds will wrap you in luxury. iPod docking stations let you wake up to your own music.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Cayman/Chickadee

This suite of rooms shares a connecting bath, and is perfect for the group or family traveling together. Featuring a king bed in one room and a queen bed in the other, private entrance from the outdoor spiral staircase. This suite takes the entire third floor on one side of this delightful B&B.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Mezzanine

Our standard rooms will make you rethink the standards anywhere else. This standard room is said to have the best bed in the house!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Spa

This room is on the third floor of the BB, and features a unique whirlpool tub in the room. Perfect for busy professionals who need a little extra pampering. Romantic couples, this intimate little room is perfect for your weekend getaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Timber

The Timber room is on the 3rd floor of Modern B&B just above a kitchen and living room. King bed. The bathroom is outside the room on the same floor. The shower has a curved curtain rod.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Kansas

The Kansas room is on the 3rd floor of Modern B&B just above a kitchen and living room. King bed. The bathroom is outside the room on the same floor. The shower has a curved curtain rod.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe

This room is on the third floor of a beautiful townhouse, next door to our B&B. The second floor of the townhouse is a joint kitchen and living area shared with the Fantail room on the first floor. Features a whirlpool tub, shower, and huge closet. A large desk and wireless internet make this room suitable for both work and play.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Redding

On the 3rd floor of a beautiful townhouse next door to our B&B. The townhouse has a joint kitchen and living area shared with the Deluxe room and the Fantail Room. This room has a private entrance via an external spiral staircase.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Boardwalk

This room is on the third floor of a beautiful townhouse next door to our B&B. Great for business travel, the townhouse has a joint kitchen and living area shared with the Economy room on the first floor. Bathroom has a whirlpool tub and separate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Fantail

This room is on the ground floor of the beautiful townhouse next door to our B&B. The second floor of the townhouse is a joint kitchen and living area shared with the Deluxe room on the third floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Pacific

Standard room with on suite bathroom and twin bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

Park Place

This room is on the ground floor of a beautiful townhouse next door to our B&B. Great for business travel, the townhouse has a joint kitchen and living area shared with the Boardwalk room on the third floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Mod 2

Located on the first floor of the bed and breakfast, you can enter and exit without going through the lobby. The private bath is outside the room up a short flight of internal stairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Mod 3

Located on the first floor of the bed and breakfast, you can enter and exit without going through the lobby. The private bath is outside the room up a short flight of internal stairs. King bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

1817.5 Sul Ross Apt

2 bedroom 1 bath 2nd floor garage apt. inc. 1 covered parking spot. Kitchen & washer dryer. Free wifi. 2 blocks from BB restaurants the Menil Museum, Rothko chapel,great bars & restaurants. Pet ok If less than 30 days add 17% hotel tax.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

2513 Driscoll St. #1

Lovely two bedroom apartment. Furnished with a discerning eye. Slate floors. Located on the first floor. 1/2 a mile from the B&B. Comes with wifi, cable, stacking washer/dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

2513 Driscoll St. #3

Lovely two bedroom apartment. Located on the 2nd floor. 1/2 a mile from the B&B. Comes with wifi, cable, stacking washer/dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Check Dates Visit Website

Location

Location Type

Rice University, Walk to Menil Museum, Museum district, Montrose, Medical Center, St Thomas, City, Downtown

Airport

Houston, TX (HOU-Hobby) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From the Intercontinental airport take 59 South. Exit Shepherd. Go north on Shepherd to Richmond. Turn right on Richmond. Left on Hazard (first light). 2.5 Blocks up on the right you'll see us. Look for an airplane wing in the front with 4003 on it. Park in either driveway. Entrance on the second floor. Call us if you get lost. 25 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Movie Theater, Museum, Menil Museum, Rice University, Rothko Chapel, St Thomas University, Downtown Houston, Galleria, Religious Services, Rodeo, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Secretarial services, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Expobar Espresso Machine, Some Amenities not available in all rooms, Guest Kitchen, Guest Office, Full gym w/treadmill, elliptical, and weights, Elevator to some rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Tandem Bike On-Site, Menil Museum, Rothko Chapel, Sight-seeing

Check Dates Visit Website

Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 12pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking okay outside on the verandas.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Contact us & we'll arrange child care to your liking.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Extra $25 per day fee for pet to stay.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Saturday reservations require 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A valid credit card is required as a deposit. We don't charge your card until you arrive.

If furniture/linens are damaged past normal wear & tear, we will charge your card for repair/replacement.
  • Cancellations: No charge will be levied for cancellations 72 hours in advance of check-in time. $50 cancellation fee for cancellations within 72 hours. Six month cancellation window for event reservations. Any cancellations within this period will be charged for the rental of the B&B and 50% of catering, ect.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lisa Thompson, Dinora Martinez and Regina Preston

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Lisa travels extensively and enjoys throwing big parties. She is full of wonderful stories about her travels. Lisa is interested in real estate investing and sells real estate.

Check Dates Visit Website

Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7-9am weekdays, 8-10 weekends.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan