$118 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 16, 2014 Check-out: Aug 17, 2014

Fairmont San Jose

4 stars
170 South Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
85 reviews
Fancy nice hotel

stayed for one night and was a very nice hotel. enjoyed the room service and staff were all very... See full review

  • yung rich bich
  • Jul 15, 2014
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
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 (85)

Ratings and reviews for Fairmont San Jose

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 85
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NeatTracy
Business
San Jose, California
Apr 29, 2013

Best hotel in the heart of downtown San Jose

My stay at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel was wonderful. The staff at the front desk let us check in early at 11am. The valet staff were quick and friendly as well. There are lots of good eateries and bars within walking distance of the hotel and that's what I really enjoyed about my stay. I recommend choosing the Fairmont San Jose to all of my family and friends.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

San Pedro Square is the place to be. Blush Raw Bar Lounge has awesome cocktails and happy hour including $1 oysters. Market Beer Co has a great selection of beers. If you're in the mood for something sweet, check out Treatbot. They have ice cream made with quality ingredients and a bacon ice cream cone too. :)

Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HTWelli
Business
San Francisco, CA
Apr 1, 2013

Great staff, good location, a few rough edges

A great stay. A few things felt a little outdated even though a significant amount of new work has been done. Great friendly and available staff.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

If you're traveling for business, there's a FedEx copy shop in the lobby.

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

3
5.01.0
Miss BB
Business
Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 5, 2012

Nice Stuff

We had a fantastic view of my hometown and the room was beautiful. We had a very nice room. The staff was wonderful and very friendly. The only thing I had a problem with was the pool not heated. I work out in the pool and it was chilly! For the price you pay for room here they should at least keep the pool heated.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

you are in the heart of downtown and an easy walk to anything you may need. There is a little grocery store a block away that is convenient, too.

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
Business Traveler61
Business
NE, PA
Oct 9, 2011

Great business room

The bedroom was bigger than my daughter's first apartment. The stay was 6 nights and I felt at home every minute. The price was more than worth the value of the room. I would stay at this hotel anytime.

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

Business

Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Business Traveler61
Business
NE, PA
Oct 9, 2011

Great business room

The bedroom was bigger than my daughter's first apartment. The stay was 6 nights and I felt at home every minute. The price was more than worth the value of the room. I would stay at this hotel anytime.

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

Business

Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
IdaApps
Business
Newark DE
Jun 23, 2009

If felt like going back home!

Great location and facility. Beautiful room. First class staff. Wonderful contrast to my hectic business trip. I wish Internet/WiFi would be included in the room price.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

GREAT bakery called Bijan next door. Check it out!

Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
IdaApps
Business
Newark DE
Jun 23, 2009

If felt like going back home!

Great location and facility. Beautiful room. First class staff. Wonderful contrast to my hectic business trip. I wish Internet/WiFi would be included in the room price.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

GREAT bakery called Bijan next door. Check it out!

Review of Fairmont San Jose

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Elkins Park
Jun 18, 2008

very nice

i went for a one night business trip and had a great stay. there was two odd things. one was a lollipop stick left on the table next to the chair. the other was that the phone rang in the bathroom but was not connected to the phone on the bed. other than that it was a clean crisp room, good cofffee machine. no flat screeen tv. also the bathoom was redone but the tiled shower looked like it was from 1960 somehow they didn't update that tile.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

good restaurants close by

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