Hand-drawn illustration of the Frances Modern Inn in Austin.
Our Story
The Frances Modern Inn is nestled in the heart of Central East Austin, a vibrant intersection of art and culture where small businesses have thrived since the 1900s. We are humbled to be a part of this historic community, which features the best of Austin’s shops, dining, music and more. Visit us anytime or join us at our in-house, all-day Italian restaurant, Poeta.
Vintage hotel sign in the lobby of the Frances Modern Inn in Austin.


The Frances Modern Inn was named after our founder’s grandmother. Frances Faust had the unique talent of knowing exactly how to make others feel welcomed and adored. She celebrated curiosity and delighted in things worth embracing: simplicity, fun, togetherness, and listening with compassion. We honor her legacy through our thoughtful service style. Frances always had a seat at the table set for all who walked through the door, and we continue this tradition. Here all are welcome.

Hand-drawn illustration of a table waiting for guests to arrive at the Frances Modern Inn in Austin.