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The Fairmount

401 S. Alamo St. (W. Market St. ) Send to Phone
San AntonioTX 78205
210-224-8800, 877-229-8808  | RESERVE NOW!
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Historic lodging referred to as "San Antonio's Little Jewel." The Fairmount Hotel is one of GAYOT's 2015 | Top 10 San Antonio Business Hotels


  • Singles & Doubles $135-$159, Suites from $175



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The Fairmount Hotel Review

: This hotel is rife with notable attributes. The actual building came to the world’s attention in 1986 when it earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the heaviest structure ever moved --- it took six days to transport this 3.2-million-pound property to its current home. The workers moved it literally inch by inch. As for the land it sits on, when crews excavated to make room for the basement, they found artifacts from the battle of The Alamo. This earned the site a State Archaeological Landmark designation. The hotel is an excellent base for sightseers, being just four blocks from the River Walk, six from The Alamo, and one block to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The 74 guest rooms and suites maintain the historic atmosphere while catering to the needs of modern travelers with amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi. House restaurant, Tre Trattoria Downtown, offers an authentic Tuscan Italian dining experience. Three meeting rooms total 2,000 square feet and include a private banquet room for seated guests up to 100 or cocktail style for up to 150, and two banquet rooms, one for up to 60 seated, and one for up to twenty seated. There is also a 1,200-square-foot courtyard for outdoor receptions. Children twelve and under stay free with a parent. A Labrador/Golden Retriever rescue dog serves as the hotel's dog concierge and Director of Pet Relations II.

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