The Fairmount Hotel
Lonely Planet review
Small and unassuming. You could almost walk by and miss the exclusive digs at the Fairmount. Good thing, too. Who wants others to notice? In a city as crowd-filled as San Antonio, privacy is at a premium.
You can tell the old section of the hotel, built in 1906, by slightly sloping floors. Otherwise you'd think all 37 highly individual rooms were historic. Cornflower blue-stripe wallpaper and model wood sailing ships decorate the nautical room (214). A relative of president Lyndon Johnson designed suite 344, with its luxurious pink silks and sunken bedroom. Graceful Victorian antiques are a constant throughout. To get between the rooms and to the Internet computer, you have to climb some stairs. A few years back the hotel adopted Luke, a huge yellow lab, from the local animal shelter. Guests like to walk him from his hang out in the marble-clad lobby to nearby Hemisphere Park. Proceeds of products emblazoned with his likeness go to help less fortunate pets.
Our independent authors have visited The Fairmount Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in San Antonio.
Services & facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Fitness facilities
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Concierge services
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Pet policy - dogs only
- Pets allowed
- Multilingual staff
- Room service (limited hours)
- Tours/ticket assistance
- 24-hour front desk
- Free Wi-Fi
- Limo or town car service available
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Smoke-free property
Description provided by property
Property Location With a stay at The Fairmount Hotel, you'll be centrally located in San Antonio, steps from Magik Theater and Mexican Cultural Institute. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of La Villita and Arneson River Theatre.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 37 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Relax and take in city and courtyard views from the privacy of your room. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. This Victorian hotel also features gift shops/newsstands, wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance.
Dining Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours).
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Self parking is available onsite.
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