Archive for November 3rd, 2016

My post earlier today was about the hotel I stayed at in San Antonio, The Fairmount Hotel. I took this photo of the hotel and I love it – it reminds me of something the great 20th century artist Edward Hopper may have painted…


fairSan Antonio is a big city, Texas big in fact. It does not get the same attention as Dallas or Austin, but has a population second only to Houston in the state and it is a historic and vibrant city. When staying in San Antonio for business or pleasure, you have the choice of many big hotels – all the usual suspects are here, from Marriot and Hilton, to Westin and Hyatt – many concentrated in the downtown convention center and iconic River Walk area. However, if you are like me, you will be happy to know there are some smaller funkier boutique hotels in the city that will make your stay a little less generic.

I was pleased to find the charming Fairmount Hotel (not to be confused with the Fairmont hotel chain). The Fairmount is a historic hotel that was moved to its current location during an epic preservation effort in the 1980s.

About The Fairmount Hotel in San Antonio: “Built in 1906, and recently renovated to restore its classical Victorian elegance, this downtown San Antonio hotel is across the street from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, one block from La Villita artists’ shops, and near the Riverwalk and The Alamo. Historic San Antonio Luxury Hotel.. The Fairmount Hotel San Antonio is a historic, Victorian style hotel featuring 37 individually decorated rooms and suites, exquisite banquet, reception and meeting space, a jeweled granite and marbled courtyard and a chic, family-style Tuscan Italian restaurant.”

The Fairmount Hotel is perfectly located in the downtown Alamo/River Walk area and is a great starting point for a weekend in San Antonio. However, it is a small hotel with older rooms and amenities – so it is best for people who like a little charm and quirkiness with their accommodations. Me? Give me all the charm and quirk you’ve got.

Learn more about the Fairmount Hotel in San Antonio here.