The Fairmount

401 S Alamo St | San Antonio, TX 78205-3201  [SEE MAP]San Antonio, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3

Chilly Date Weekend

Nov 18th, 2018

Made a reservation at this hotel as we found a great rate for an old favorite for date weekend. We arrived during check in time. I reserved a king room online. I guess there was a glitch because when we got to our appointed room it was a full or queen bed. Plus it had a horrible smell. We went back to the desk and they quickly remedied and moved us to another room. Mind you it was cool on check in day and it was cold in the dark, old room. The heater did not work. Someone came in and had to switch the system from ac to heat. This did not work. After about half hour of this we were moved to room 200 off of the balcony. Beautiful room and the heat worked. But be warned. This hotel cannot run AC and heat in the same day or night. The next morning with the sun beating down on the big unprotected glass the room got hot fast. We could not run ac as it was set on heat mode. I could not get out of there quick enough and outside to a much more comfortable temperature. This heating and cooling system was definitely a turn off. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4

Perfect size and location; pet friendly

Sep 6th, 2018

I was in town for a conference at a Riverwalk hotel. The Fairmount was perfect for me because it was right near everything I needed for my conference but without all the people, pricetags, and noise. I had my dog, and he was totally welcomed by the hotel folks. The park across Alamo was ideal for walking him. My room was clean and unique. An enjoyable stay. The only problem was parking. At $40/night for uncovered parking, I would have liked them to clean my windshields before bringing me my car. They had a good coating of bird poop each time I called for the car. Actually, the whole car had it here and there, as birds do, but getting your car with a clean windshield should be a given. It doesn't cost anything but an extra minute or two. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 1

Worst Hotel Stay

Aug 27th, 2018

We went in to San Antonio to visit our son as he was graduating from a P.A. Program. We decided it would be nice to stay close to the River Walk. We researched hotels and found this one to be on the historic registry, the pictures looked great and it had 4 stars. We arrived at the hotel late and had paid for our whole stay sadly! The hotel looked a little old, but we thought the rooms would be fine. The hallway leading to the room smelled very musty and the door to the room looked very beaten up, definitely in need of painting. Upon opening the door, the musty smell continued and the bathroom was disgusting, with peeling wallpaper, dirty toilet and definitely black mold. We suffered through the night and went down to get a new room. After looking at over 6 rooms. We settled on one that at least did not have a musty smell, or black mold! We did find a loose floor board leading to the bathroom that we needed to be careful not to stub our toes, and get used to the feeling that the sheets were damp, though they weren’t. My suggestion, don’t waste your money, time or health staying here!! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Fairmount--a step back in time, forward in comfort

Aug 6th, 2018

Fairmount is a fine, old, historic hotel just off the riverwalk enough to get away from the silly touristas, but close enough to get to anything you might want in the riverwalk, la villita, and points beyond. Rooms are small, as expected in an older hotel, but cozy and well appointed. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4

Delightful Stay Close to La Villita

Jul 5th, 2018

I stayed in the Fairmont for a conference. The room was charming. I felt I had been transported to the Old West (which was the topic of my paper, so it was perfect that way), like being in an elegant hotel in the 1800s. Yes, there are things that feel old about it, but that's the point. Also, some things are hard to change without losing the vintage charm, such as the bathroom marble and the quirky pipe system. The room was very comfortable and clean, and in general I loved the hotel's atmosphere. I did have to walk up to my room (using their elegant staircase), which was doable since I only had one carry-on suitcase, but I can imagine how inconvenient it may be to others. The location is great, you cross the street and you are at the park. La Villita is to the right of the hotel, not even half a block, and the downtown with its lovely Riverwalk is only blocks away. Great stay for me! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER