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brentwood, ca
Reviewed 21 October 2013

A nice thirty-something room hotel with old world charm. Rooms are unique and filled with lovely old furniture. The staff, including Norman, will do whatever they can to make your stay a wonderful experience. Norman will run ice, park cars, open wine, and generally greet you as you come and go with a huge smile. For our family we felt...

Thank mark z
Bastrop, Texas
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The Fairmount Hotel is like a Grande Dame past her prime, but with enough elegance to stay with us a little longer. She could use some refreshing from her management, but she is still grande and holding. If you are looking for modern minimalism and sterility, she's not the hotel for you, nor does she charge for same! I seek...

Thank DizzyDee132
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Personally, I rate this hotel a 3 star hotel not a 4. The Fairmount hotel is historic and pleasantly cozy, yet it left a lot to be desired. For starters, the hotel is need of renovations to freshen up its appeal. The room we booked was a Junior Suite. The room was a bit dingy and was not as clean...

Thank StephyL
Reviewed 6 July 2013

This hotel could be a really good One, a bouquet hotel, BUT the room are old and need to be refreshed, sometimes repaired.. Amenities are of very good level: bathrobe, good linen, good bath products, mouthwash, no plastic glass or cup but real glass and pottery. Two LCD tv. BUT thecurtains were broken and they couldn't be' closed, the light...

Thank alexascab
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 June 2013

History and nostalgia are worth something, but not much. It's old, old, old. A/C didn't work in our room so had to move. I wouldn't call it "dirty," it just feels that way because it is old and they haven't really updated anything. I won't stay here again.

Thank Howling W
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Do not stay at this hotel. My boyfriend and I stayed one night for almost $300 and it was not worth $29. The room was covered in carpet stains, the wallpaper was taped together with scotch tape, the room was unclean, the bathroom door would not shut. Also the car was returned to us completely covered in bird feces. The...

3Thank Flowyfair
Boerne, Texas
Reviewed 20 May 2013

...but needs some work. This is a small, boutique hotel, so don't expect a big, fancy chain. We had a great room - the nautical theme room - but a lot of the hotel is beginning to show some wear and tear. It has an interesting history, having been picked up and moved several blocks to its current location. The...

Thank SusanD55
Houston, TX
Reviewed 3 May 2013

I read a lot of online reviews and made our reservation online. Unfortunately my room did not look like one from all the pretty pictures here. It was dirty with very dirty carpets, sheets and drapes. The toilet wouldn't flush and the door wouldn't close. I was very disappointing that I shelled out 200$ for a very very bad room....

5Thank Jordana C
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Great location. Staff was great. The Hotel has a piano in the lobby that my kids were thrilled to play. The suite was spacious but had an old musty smell. We liked the historic old charm of the hotel but I have to say if we were to visit San Antonio again I wouldn't stay here until they freshen up...

Thank Tripping123_11
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 2 April 2013

This hotel was a real disappointment for our family trip. To be fair, I was expecting this to be a FairMONT (my husband booked it :)), so it was definitely a surprise when we checked in. The hotel is quite old and historic (it's even in the Guinness Book of World Records, which impressed my kids since we had just...

Thank DawnM160

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Intimate, European-style hotel built in 1906 and located on San Antonio's River Walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fairmount

Address: 401 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Price Range: RM612 - RM969 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fairmount 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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The Fairmount Hotel San Antonio
Fairmount San Antonio
Fairmount Hotel San Antonio
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#21 Luxury Hotel in San Antonio
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“A different hotel”
nanacake, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“some rooms have exit to veranda, look for them”
Jolka27, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a junior suite, so we had a place to sit every night and not just on the beds”
StellaRamona, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Call the hotel directly to reserve and talk to the person about any needs you have.”
KasStL, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the owner's suite.”
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