Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
What To Know
- Head to Geraldine's for one of Austin's most raved-about brunches
- Join Kimpton Karma—the brand's free rewards program—for a $10 Raid the Bar credit and complimentary WiFi throughout your stay
- Pet-friendly rooms are available
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
How to Get There
This is a fantastic hotel for anyone who is young, trendy and looking to go out on Rainey street.
It’s just behind Rainey’s many bars, clubs and restaurants, so if you are planning to party hard but then retreat to a luxurious and modern hotel at the end of the night - the Kimpton will be perfect for you!
The lobby is very funky and on check in you can get a free watermelon cider - very hipster.
But all staff is very friendly and efficient and our room was even ready early.
We had some French champagne and chocolate strawberries waiting for us in our room as we were travelling for our anniversary - lovely touch!
We also got upgraded to a river view room - very nice!
The room was spacious, very clean and surprisingly quiet despite being just above the pool deck.
They must have good sound proofing which is great if you have a room above Rainey street, especially on a weekend. (Live music everywhere!)
The pool deck is the place to be, all the hot young people hang out there.
Definitely not a place for older people, but we aren’t huge partiers and still really enjoyed it.
Would definitely recommend this hotel.
We had pretty high expectations for such a well reviewed hotel of this class. First impressions of customer service, valet, and lobby were really great. Learned about an upgrade at check-in, which was very welcome, but the upper floor room seemed like it had barely survived a party and being my first Kimpton stay, was not a good representation of its advertised brand (see pics). It was a room with a great view, though!
Walls were scuffed, lamp shades dented, stains on the curtains, and less than functional bathroom door. If this hadn’t been a rewards stay, I would have complained more vocally.
The mattress was average, which we also found disappointing, for a hotel at this price point. I’ll admit, We’re spoiled at home with a very comfortable mattress so it’s rare to be impressed in this category.
They did serve excellent coffee in the ground floor cafe, probably the most flavorful coffee I’ve had of any hotel stay.
We also really appreciated the happy hour, where it was quite busy in a vibrant, comfortable atmosphere.
Lovely, very large boutique hotel with a stellar location. The views from the upper floors are fabulous. The service from top to bottom also fabulous. The happy hour with free margaritas and wine a very nice touch. The cafe on first floor was GREAT. (Though it would have been nice to have free coffee in room.) A little pricey- but that's Austin for ya.
The pillows and mattresses (bed comfort) A +.