The beds were comfortable. Walking distance from several shops and restaurants. We took a scooter to the mall, but we could have walked. The bar staff was great! Cocktails were unique. We valet parked but free parking around back was avaliable, first come first serve. The room had a view of the courtyard that was lovely. I really didn't hear too much road traffic and the blackout curtains worked like a charm.
This only issue we had was there was no bottled water or water of any kind available. Coffee pot in the room, check! But only tap water to fill it with, I'm thinking this a GREEN thing? I totally respect that but maybe have a water station or something to fill up with. P.S., the bar and restaurants are closed on Sunday, not a real issue, just FYI.
Phenomenal Historic Hotel
The staff is truly great. The Fairmount has a a new bar and restaurant - I tried one of their signature drinks and it was amazing! The towels are lush (not like most hotels) and the atmosphere in the rooms is quaint. This was our second stay here and we will definitely be back again!
The only negative item would be that a little routine maintenance on the wallpaper in the bathroom should occur.
Old Fashioned to a Fault
Furniture is old and chairs look like they will break if you sit in them. All the upholstery looks dingy and dirty. Cracks in walls and floors. Poor overall look.
It was interesting
It was nice knowing that we were staying in a hotel 110 years old. There were some beautiful parts to it, while others just didn't make sense (a phone in the bathroom, that was not connected, nor did it have a place to connect) We really liked the wooden floors in the room & that we could control the temperature in the room. No big air conditioning unit making a ton of noise when on - so that was great.
When we checked in, my husband was trying to surprise me w/champagne waiting in the room. That was completely ruined by the girl who checked me in & she didn't even feel bad about it. On top of that, she kept asking if we wanted it in the room already & we told her yes, several times. We get to the room & 20 mins. later, still nothing. Finally my husband called & she still asked: you want your champagne now? Eventually, it shows up, but the "boy" didn't bring the glasses to drink from. 10 mins. later, he brings us wine glasses, instead of champagne flutes. We just gave up asking for anything else. My husband was very disappointed that he didn't get to surprise me properly (it was first time being away from our baby in 2 years) & the staff didn't seem to care. As for the room, it didn't look like it was cleaned properly. I found long blond hairs on the floor (I have short dark hair), some small yellow balls in the corner of the room - by the bed, & the bed sheets could probably have used a change. We slept on top of them. Also, my husband was bit by some scary white bug we've never seen before. It was nasty. Thank God he's ok though. I'm just glad we went through kayak & didn't pay the price the hotel thinks it's worth.
Great place, showing age
Staff, room, view, location, feel
Bathroom needs grout and wallpaper help
Great stay in Historical Hotel
Staff very friendly and helpful. Great location across from Convention Center. Close to Riverwalk. Cool and quiet room perfect respite from summer heat.
The room was nice and the staff friendly.
No fridge in room, extra charge for parking.
Situated within walking distance of San Antonio Amtrak Station, The Fairmount Hotel provides guests with a convenient base while visiting San Antonio. It is close to Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio River Walk.
There are a variety of amenities on offer to those staying at the hotel, such as free Wi-Fi, valet parking and meeting facilities. Staff are available 24/7 and can assist with booking tours and tickets.
The Fairmount Hotel has 37 rooms, all of which are equipped with a range of facilities to ensure a comfortable stay.
The hotel's in-house eatery is an ideal option for those wanting to dine in. Alternatively, there is a large selection of international restaurants close by.
The Fairmount Hotel is surrounded by the area's well-known sightseeing attractions, nightlife and shops, and Alamodome is within walking distance. Tower of the Americas, San Antonio US Post Office and Courthouse and The Alamo are a short walk away.
based on 10 reviews
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The Fairmount Hotel is located at 401 S Alamo Street in Downtown, 0.4 miles from the center of San Antonio. La Villita Historic Arts Village is the closest landmark to The Fairmount Hotel.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at The Fairmount Hotel.
Yes, The Fairmount Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
No, The Fairmount Hotel does not offer free parking.
No, The Fairmount Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
The Fairmount Hotel is 7.8 miles from San Antonio. The Fairmount Hotel is 72.5 miles from Austin Bergstrom.
Yes, The Fairmount Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.
No, The Fairmount Hotel does not have a pool onsite.