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The Fairmont San Jose

170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
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    • 51%
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    • 51%
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    • 51%
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    • The Fairmont San Jose
      Connie Pistilli
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      4 Mar 03, 2013
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    • The Fairmont San Jose
      JohnMichael
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      4 Jul 04, 2012

      I wasnt supposed to stay here with my cousin and her bf. But a night of drinking with them has led to or rather led me back to the floor. The hotel is great and the carpet is very nice. I think the closet was very comfortable too. But there's nothing like waking up face down, drunkenly confused on the floor of a fairmont hotel room....the carpets are very very very nice.
      ;D

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    • The Fairmont San Jose
      Cindy Chen
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      3 Jul 04, 2012

      Very nice hotel. Modern decor, nice hallways and great lighting makes it a terrific place for some excellent photo opportunities. The rooms are well appointed but then you don't expect any less from a Fairmont.

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    • The Fairmont San JosePro 2014
      Verlisia
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      4 Nov 01, 2013

      Our company's holiday event was hosted at the Fairmont hotel. The hotel is located at the heart of downtown San Jose right in front of the park. Very festive during the holiday season.

      This Fairmont, like many other Fairmonts I have been to, is classy and elegant. The staff I have encountered were all courteous and accommodating. The banquet room on the second floor is magnificent with a beautiful reception area decorated with large crystal chandelier, grand piano and lovely chinas. It is quite a perfect venue for a business party.

      Recommended for:Business TravelersLuxury Travelers
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    • The Fairmont San JosePro 2014
      Albert Qian
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      5 Aug 10, 2013

      Came here for a graduation party on the top floor suite. The Fairmont is as luxurious as it gets - top shelf. Even the President will come here to give speeches. On the bottom floor there are restaurants and a sushi bar. It can get crowded at any point in the year.

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    • The Fairmont San Jose
      Mike Pistilli
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      4 Mar 22, 2013

      One of the most beautiful hotels in San Jose that couldn't be in a better location. Surrounded by some of the best hot spots in the city, if you have a choice this is a great place to stay.

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    • The Fairmont San Jose
      Jewels
      4 Jul 25, 2012

      I've stayed here for the past four years whenever I am working my main convention in San Jose.

      I usually get one of the suites and it suits my needs perfectly! The space is large and the bedroom is a separate room from the suite. There's another door that can open to an attached room so if you have friends who are also staying at the Fairmont (or if you have more family members than beds), you can get the attached room so that they can enjoy the living area. Which worked fantastic for me since I kept a lot of things in here such as snacks, program guides, drinks, t-shirts, etc.

      The bathroom is large and there's a door to the toilet which is cool if someone wants to use the toilet but I want to do my hair. Then we can be in the bathroom at the same time. There's also a vanity area which is great for make up!!! The closet is a decent size since I like to unpack everything and hang what I need up! Especially if I am staying there for a week!

      The area around the Fairmont is great! It has a few restaurants attached to it and I love tea time in their lobby area. You will have to reserve in advance for it but most nights, they have live entertainment and drinks, which is my favorite part while relaxing with friends.

      It's also close to the San Jose Convention Center which makes it a nice walk when you have to be there all week long.

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    • The Fairmont San JosePro 2014
      Eric Brink
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      4 Jul 04, 2012

      My favourite memory from last weekend was the warm and friendly Concierge asking Gayle whether anyone had told her that she looked like Ann-Margret? The answer is Yes to those who know who I'm talking about!

      Gayle and I had a romantic "one night stand" at the Fairmont last weekend. We had won some Sharks tickets at a Charity Auction for Saturday night and decided to make it a short date weekend. And it was only $109 a night plus tax.

      This is a classy hotel that is part of the old Canadian Pacific Chain. So if you like this place, just imagine what you'll find at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria or the Château Lake Louise. The room itself was very nicely appointed, the bed was very comfortable, and we had a killer view from one of its many corners. It was almost the price of admission to just sit by the window, look down at the stylistic F in the swimming pool below, and take in the San Jose Sky Line (such as it is). Gayle also appreciated that you could crack open the window and get a little natural air.

      Outside the room, there are enough choices that could keep you inside the Hotel proper if you wished. Gayle and I had a nice Happy Hour at the Grill and although the Lobby Lounge was cold in the afternoon, it was hot entertainment-wise when we returned from the game. There's also an elegant spa available as well as coffee and sweet rolls for pickup in the morning.

      As a sometimes Business traveler, me staying at the Fairmont would depend on the Corporate Rate and the Hotel's listing as approved. If both those criteria were met, I don't know why I would stay anywhere else in the Downtown San Jose Area.

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    • The Fairmont San Jose
      Lorrie M
      3 Jul 04, 2012

      This is probably the classiest hotel in downtown San Jose. it is the Fairmont after all but let's face it, do you really want to stay here?

      I never knew much about downtown San Jose until I was given a recent history lesson at work. Apparently downtown San Jose used to be quite a shady spot only 10 years ago, where people rarely walked around past 6 pm and the business district was empty by 7 like a ghost town. It wasn't safe, or a nice place to be.

      Nowadays, there is food establishments all around, lots of bars, late night eateries and a university, but there still isn't much here. Personally I feel jipped at paying $200+ a night to stay somewhere that you have to pay for parking and there's not much going on just because it's nice.

      Although it has all the luxuries of a Fairmont you would expect in the rooms like large comfortable beds, great showers and yummy smelling toiletries, the lobby is a bit messy, the bar can get a little rowdy and the Grill on the Alley is extremely pricey for what you get.

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    • The Fairmont San Jose
      Nam Nguyen
      4 Jul 04, 2012

      Over the years, I've attended several meetings, banquets, and events at this Fairmont. Service and attention is always impeccable. Catered food is tasty---but you pay dearly for it.

      The rooms are spacious with great beds, roomy bathrooms, and are well decorated.

      TIP: Skip the hotel parking and valet----there are tons of parking structures nearby that are much cheaper.

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    Description:

    This hotel is located close to the airport. Attractions in the neighborhood include Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Tech Museum, and San Jose Museum of Art. Additional attractions include San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

    Features.
    Dining options at The Fairmont San Jose include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. Spa amenities include spa services, massage/treatment rooms, and a hair salon. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers limo/town car service, audio visual equipment, and business services. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This San Jose property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and multilingual staff.

    Guestrooms.
    There are 808 guestrooms at The Fairmont San Jose. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature phones, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail and free local calls. Televisions have cable channels, video game consoles, and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, complimentary bottled water, and clock radios. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available.



    Notifications and Fees:

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

    • Valet parking: US$ 26 per day

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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    Reviews Summary

    Very Good!1758 reviews across the web.

    • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
    • Location
      99% enjoyed the nightlife nearby.
    • Service
      90% found the staff to be very friendly.
    • Hotel Building
      Conference area was excellent, according to 89%
    • Hotel
      84% thought it was clean.
    • Grounds
      Pool was lovely, according to 83%.
    • Ambiance
      78% were fond of the entertainment options.

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