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Fairmont San Jose

4 stars
170 South Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
82 reviews
Close to the Convention Center

Our room was way better than what we expected. We wanted to be close to the convention center and... See full review

  • Dawn super NaNa
  • Jul 8, 2014
Travel with our son for an event

Beautiful & classy hotel with central location. Our son is well traveled and loved it. Kids being... See full review

  • Traveling Mom of 4
  • Jul 5, 2014
Style and substance add up to four-star luxury at San Jose hotel

Stately and opulent, this downtown hotel boasts all the grandeur one would expect from the Fairmont brand. A light-filled lobby greets guests for check-in, while impeccably decorated rooms welcome them into homey luxury. Property amenities include a full-service business center, fitness room, day spa and an array of dining options, from high-end seafood and steaks to Chinese cuisine.

Highlights:
  • Four on-site restaurants and two bars
  • Full-service day spa on premises
  • 24-hour business center
Rooms:

The Fairmont's handsomely appointed guest rooms and suites showcase contemporary decor, soothing neutral colors and high-end furnishings. Marble bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs create a luxurious ambiance, and amenities such as bathrobes, mini-bars and Internet access (fees apply) make guests feel at home. Most rooms have views of either the Santa Cruz Mountains or San Jose skyline.

Features:

Entertainment options abound at the Fairmont. Tova Day Spa has an array of body, skin, hair and nail treatments, and the large fitness center is outfitted with top-of-the-line Precor and Cyber equipment, plus locker rooms with saunas and steam rooms. In addition to 24-hour room service, there are four on-site restaurants to curb cravings of all persuasions: The Fountain Restaurant, Pagoda, The Grill on the Alley and Mccormick and Schmick's. Afternoon tea is served from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby, but visitors who want something stronger can find more than 500 cocktail options in the Lobby Lounge or tropical drinks at Bamboo Lounge. Business travelers appreciate the round-the-clock business center, and eco-friendly overnight guests with hybrid vehicles enjoy half-off parking rates.

Transportation:
  • VTA bus stop (across the street)
  • VTA light rail (0.2 mi/0.9 km)
  • Caltrain (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • San Jose International Airport (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (35.8 mi/57.6 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (36.4 mi/58.6 km)
Attractions:
  • San Jose Convention Center (across the street)
  • Tech Museum of Innovation (across the street)
  • HP Pavilion (across the street)
  • Children's Discovery Museum (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Santana Row (3.8 mi/6.1 km)
  • Winchester Mystery House (4.1 mi/6.7 km)
Business:
  • 24-hour automated business center with shipping and office supplies and equipment rental
  • 65,000 square feet of meeting space
  • High-speed Internet access available (fees apply)
Policies and fees
  • The pool will be closed for private events on 22 June, 27 July and 24 August.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Fairmont San Jose Rooms

1 BR King Suite Main Bldg
900 SF 1-Bedroom suite located in the Main Building, floors 3-9. Bedroom is 450 FT and Parlour 450SF. Guest room features include 32" HDTV, exquisite Le Labo bathroom amenities, coffee station, work desk, In-Room Safe and refreshment center
Fairmont Dbl/Dbl Tower
Spacious 450 SF guestroom located on floors 3-8 of the South Tower. Guestroom features includes 32" HDTV, workdesk, exquisite Le Labo bathroom amenities, coffee station, In-Room Safe and refreshment center
Fairmont King Main Bldg
Spacious 450 SF guestroom located on floors 3-9 of the main building. Newly renovated Summer 2013. Guestroom features include 32" HDTV, workdesk, exquisite Le Labo bathroom amenities, coffee station, In-Room Safe and refreshment center
Fairmont King Tower
Spacious 450 SF guestroom located on floors 3-8 of the South Tower. Guestroom features includes 32" HDTV, workdesk, exquisite Le Labo bathroom amenities, coffee station, In-Room Safe and refreshment center
Deluxe King Tower
Spacious 450SF guestroom located on the upper floors of the South Tower with City and Mountain Views. Guestroom features include 32" HDTV, exquisite Le Labo bathroom amenities, workdesk, coffee station, In-Room Safe and refreshment center
Deluxe Queen Main Bldg
Spacious 450 SF guestroom located on the upper floors of the Main Building with City and Mountain Views, Renovated in 2012. Features include 32" HDTV, exquisite Le Labo bathroom amenities, workdesk, coffee station, In-Room Safe & refreshment center
Deluxe Dbl/Dbl Main Bldg
Spacious 450 SF guestroom located on the upper floors of the Main Building with City and Mountain Views, Renovated in 2012. Features include 32" HDTV, exquisite Le Labo bathroom amenities, workdesk, coffee station, In-Room Safe & refreshment center
Deluxe King Main Bldg
Spacious 450 SF guestroom located on the upper floors of the Main Building with City and Mountain Views. Guestroom features include 32" HDTV, exquisite Le Labo bathroom amenities, coffee station, workdesk, In-Room Safe and refreshment center

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

37.333 -121.8898
Area served
San Jose, California San Francisco, California
Nearby airports
San Jose Intl Airport, (SJC), 3.00, S, Mile; San Francisco Intl Airport, (SFO), 36.00, SE, Mile; Oakland Intl Airport, (OAK), 36.00, S, Mile
Area description
Fairmont San Jose is located in the heart of Silicon Valley just a short drive to more than 30 wineries and the famous Monterey peninsula golf courses - superb restaurants and the scenic coast of Santa Cruz.

Nearby points of interest

  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 0.1 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 0.1 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 0.1 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 0.4 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 0.4 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 0.5 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 0.6 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 0.6 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.2 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 1.2 mi
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo: 1.6 mi
  • Japanese Friendship Garden: 1.7 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 0.1 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 0.1 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 0.1 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 0.4 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 0.4 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 0.5 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 0.6 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 0.6 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.2 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 1.2 mi
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo: 1.6 mi
  • Japanese Friendship Garden: 1.7 mi
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Willow Glen: 1.9 mi
  • History Park: 2 mi
  • Municipal Rose Garden: 2 mi
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail: 2.1 mi
  • Winchester Mystery House: 3.5 mi
  • Raging Waters: 4.2 mi
  • Alum Rock Park: 6.2 mi
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park: 10.4 mi

Dining

Grill On The Alley
Reflecting the spirit of a New York grill -- The Grill on the Alley serves large portions of steaks and chops as well as fresh seafood and pasta along with an extensive wine list.
The Pagoda and Bamboo Lounge
Experience the Bay Areas Asian Heritage and visit the Bamboo Lounge at the Pagoda Restaurant. They offer both Classical Chinese food and a more trendy cuisine. Come and choose from an enticing selection of Tropical Drinks and listen to the nightly live en
Fountain Restaurant
Fountain Restaurant specialises in California Cuisine and offers a selection of fresh salads - seafood and pastas. Enjoy creative sensations for breakfast and lunch. Reservations are recommended. Dress code is smart casual.
McCormick and Schmicks Seafood Restaurant
Bringing the freshest seafood to Silicon Valley - McCormick + Schmicks Seafood Restaurant is located directly inside The Fairmont San Jose*s South Tower. The menu is printed twice daily and features more than 30 species of fresh fish and seafood caught da
Fairmont Express Cafe
Fairmont Express Cafe
Fairmont Sushi
Fairmont Sushi
Lobby Lounge
Lobby Lounge
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (82)

Ratings and reviews for Fairmont San Jose

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
82 out of 82
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Victm
San Jose, CA
Dec 26, 2013

Birthday stay @ the Fairmont S.J.

Decided to spend my Birhtday at the Fairmont with my wife. The Hotel was packed with people & kids because of various Holiday parties booked @ the hotel and "X-Mas in the Park" going on right in front and to the sides of the hotel. After check in went to the lobby bar for a snack & a drink only to find it also packed, BUT, had fast service and some good sushi also. The room was spacious, if a bit spartan. There is room for love seat & table, and it would have been a welcome addition to have a place to sit. All in all for the price and the "spure of the moment" reservation during a busy holiday season, in was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

"55". This is a Bar on 55 So. First st. Not a regular bar, but a real afficianados type place. The pride themselves on top shelf ingreditents with care and proffesionial drink preperation, real mixoligists here! Fun to watch & learn.

Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
sacramento, ca
Nov 5, 2010

the fairmont

the hotel was really nice. the only downside is that you have to pay 26.00 a night for parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Island on
San Jose, ca
Aug 18, 2013

Overnighter

One night stay after a train ride from San Diego. The room was very comfortable and well appointed. The only negative is there was no refrigerator for our use.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Reanna
Morgan Hill, CA
Nov 27, 2011

Comfortable room

My two kids and myself really enjoyed the room amenities and comfort. Great location being that it is right next to the outdoor skating rink and Christmas in the Park

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

There are a lot of bars and restaurants all within walking distance of the hotel

Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Grandpa Vaughn
Business
Elk Grove, CA
Jan 29, 2013

Excellent Location for Downtown Business

Location proved ideal for the downtown business I conducted. Step right outside the door to lightrail service, if needed, and several restaurants. Also close to convention related business. Be prepared for the typical high cost for valet parking. Other options are limited.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Lightrail

Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J.Nasty
Kaneohe, HI, USA
Aug 13, 2011

Good stuff

The only complaint was the street closure in the area making getting to the hotel a little more than challenging!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Trish L
Maine
May 16, 2013

Great Getaway

Very nice, pleasant helpful staff. Wasn't aware of the hotel parking charges daily, a bit expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SanJose Newbie
Business
San Jose
Jul 27, 2012

Room service terrible

The room and amenity were awesome. However, service was terrible. I am an avid coffee drinker. My room was missing a coffee maker so I requested for one. 1.5 hours later, I fell asleep waiting for it and I still didn't get the maker. I requested it the next day again and they finally got it to me. Completely ridiculous!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Santana Row has awesome food. Strait is highly recommended.

Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Al Sells Homes
Stockton Ca
Oct 28, 2013

Halloween Weekend Get Away

Well this was my 3rd stay at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel in a regular room with a fabulous view of Cesar Chavez Park and the Fairmont Pool. The only things that where not okay was the leaking bathroom sink faucets which dripped and also wish they had a alarm with I-Pod Dock to listen to my own music like most hotels offer these days. Other than that the hotel staff where very friendly and helpful as always. Will stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

I like that a Nieghborhood Safeway was close by for snacks and cheaper Alcohol!

Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Benn2011
San Francisco
Aug 29, 2011

Nice weekend away from the SF fog

I found this to be a great weekend away from San Francisco and it's miserable summer. The hotel was great though the prices at the restaurants, caffes and shops was more in the Ritz Carlton range yet the hotel was more like an Omni. The front desk staff were great and the pool was perfect, just too many kids.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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