$126 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 1, 2015 Check-out: May 2, 2015

Fairmont San Jose

4 stars
View map of 170 South Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
78 reviews
Wedding Trip

Hotel is a blend of the "classic" and the "new"giving you a choice to stay in the older established... See full review

  • LuLu
  • Jan 5, 2015
Weekend

Christmas in the park was right out front. We got. Upgrade for a decent price. Just ask when you... See full review

  • Daniel B.
  • Dec 29, 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
  • Rooftop pool
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.

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
  • Access to all events on New Year's Eve including the lobby lounge entertainment is offered at cost.
  • The hotel has a one night, non-refundable deposit policy for all reservations booked during the stay dates of 19-20 June 2015.
  • The property will no longer offer discounted parking for hybrid vehicles. All vehicles will pay the full parking fee of $26 plus taxes per night.

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

Top hotels

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 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
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 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

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

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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Fairmont San Jose

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 78
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Mateo, CA
Oct 11, 2010

A disaster from beginning to end

We were SHOCKED that such a large established hotel couldn't handle the volume of guests it sold rooms to. They were totally overwhelmed --We had to wait in a 2o minute line to check in, only to find out that our room wasn't ready when we arrived at 5pm even though check in time is 3pm. The next day when we left the valet room was PACKED with people waiting for their cars. We waited 45 minutes for our car. There were people who were going to miss their flights because the wait for the car was so long. It was ridiculous -- people were about ready to riot. I would NEVER recommend this hotel to anyone. There are plenty of other hotels in the area to choose from.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Santosant
Business
San Jose, Ca
Apr 16, 2013

Inexperienced staff

Said car available, when time, driver went home. Hassle to get tea, constant housekeeping knocking, nobody knew much. Classy place needs better training

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Originaljoe's CLASSIC!

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Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Disappointed in TX
Business
Austin, TX
Jun 15, 2010

Save your money

Checked in and was asked if I booked through [...]. I replied, yes, and was then told the King size bed I had reserved was not available for 45 minutes to an hour. The room we accepted was small and quirky. Doors that didn't close. Light switches in awkward places. A view of other people's windows. No better than a hotel at half the price. Valet parking was easy to get in but when leaving we were delayed and the desk clerk, while holding my ticket w/ room number, repeatedly asked my room number and name. The gentlemen who finally brought my car to his credit acknowledged who me. It's the little things that make the difference.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cubeconvict
Business
Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 27, 2014

Great getaway location & value

The Fairmont is settled right next to lightrail lines, and amongst a large number of restaurants and theaters. You can park you car for the weekend and enjoy yourself a great deal with dining and art. But you don't have to pay the premium prices of San Francisco. The rooms are nice and spacious. Ours have always been very clean. If you get an upgrade to a view room, you won't be disappointed facing any direction.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try out the Whispers Cafe on a Sunday morning. Skip the stuffy Fairmont buffet and get the fantastic service and tasty grub at Whispers.

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Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ShaliTiki Dad
Business
San Jose, CA
Aug 13, 2012

ND Concert

The staff was very hospitable. The bed was very comfortable. We were there for only one night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
San Jose Weekender
Business
San Jose CA
Sep 13, 2012

Weekend Traveler

Very nice hotel with a great location. Parking is extra.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Trish L
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sean E
Business
STL
Jun 10, 2013

Great hotel, great location

really nice place, good restaurant inside and close to others. very clean and nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kobebear
Business
San Jose, California
Aug 3, 2013

Good location

Great location, close distance to downtown San Jose bars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Al Sells Homes
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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