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“A Really Good Option for Downtown S.J.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Fairmont San Jose

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The Fairmont San Jose
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113   |  
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Ranked #9 of 74 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A Really Good Option for Downtown S.J.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Fairmont is in a great location, as it is in the heart of Downtown San Jose. The rooms are nicely apportioned and clean. I also had an excellent employee at the front desk that was courteous upon check in and provided some guidance to nearby establishments.

The hotel can be expensive during weekdays and conventions, so if you are on a budget it might be best to try and secure a Fri/Sat evening stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontSanJose, Customer Service Representative at The Fairmont San Jose, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, especially the service and amazing location. Thank you for the review!

Sincerely,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Roswell, Ga, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are in downtown San Jose this is the place to stay. Location has close to great restaurants as well as to the convention Center. With only a 10 minute drive from the airport their are more restaurants, meeting places etc. with in walking distance

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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FairmontSanJose, Customer Service Representative at The Fairmont San Jose, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear James,

We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything about your stay, especially our unparalleled location. Thank you for the review!

Sincerely,
Daniel B
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San Francisco, California
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed for three nights. Check in was a breeze. The room wasn't very large but not small either. Decent size. I liked that the bathroom had a separate tub, shower and water closet with a door (privacy!). The room décor was modern but not too modern.

Service in the bars and restaurants was excellent - from pool service to lobby bar to room service. My spouse and I enjoyed a cocktail and listening to the live music in the lobby (a "treat" for parents traveling with kids). The pool was adequate size-wise and there were always plenty of towels and pool chairs.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Valued Guest,

We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything about your stay. Thank you for the review!

Sincerely,
Daniel B
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Palm Desert, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The hotel is located in the center of town with many attractions within easy walking distance. Our deluxe room was well furnished, extremely clean with great views of the city and mountains. Large, well-equipped bathroom featured separate shower and amenities expected with this brand hotel. WI-FI and discounted valet parking were included in our conference package rate. All staff were friendly, helpful and appeared eager to help. Several good restaurants are a short walk from the property. The Grill (in the hotel) provided excellent service and food the evening we had dinner there.

Room Tip: Our South Tower room provided a quiet location with less congestion on elevators than in the main bu...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontSanJose, Customer Service Representative at The Fairmont San Jose, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear John,

We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything about your stay, including Fairmont service, our luxurious rooms, delectable dining options, and perfect location. Thank you for the review!

Sincerely,
Daniel B
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Harrold, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 4 days for a conference, hotel was clean comfortable and efficient. The stand out guy there was the concierge whose name I regretfully can't remember, great help, good ideas and went the extra mile. Loads of social activities there and Friday night the locals descended for live music and dancing, all of N California life to watch and enjoy.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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FairmontSanJose, Customer Service Representative at The Fairmont San Jose, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Keith,

We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything about your stay. Thank you for the review!

Sincerely,
Daniel B
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Having stayed at this Fairmont property in San Jose numerous times when I visit the city, it has always provided an excellent experience. Access to the facility for check-in is very easy, just drive into the entrance and use valet parking.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Dear Steve,

We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything about your stay. Thank you for the review!

Sincerely,
Daniel B
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Sacramento
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very nice hotel and staff, room was large and very comfortable. Great bathroom and amenities. The facilities are excellent and the downtown location is convenient. Also love the restaurant and bar - will return.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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FairmontSanJose, Customer Service Representative at The Fairmont San Jose, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Michael,

We are happy to hear you enjoyed every aspect about your stay, especially the location. We aim for perfection for our guests. Thank you for the review!

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Daniel B
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Address: 170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
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Location: United States > California > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in San Jose
#3 Business Hotel in San Jose
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#5 Family Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Fairmont San Jose 4.5*
Number of rooms: 808
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Refined elegance and sophistication flow into each of the 808 well-appointed non-smoking deluxe guest rooms and suites at The Fairmont San Jose. Located near Silicon Valley in Northern California, this 20-story two tower masterpiece caters to discerning and well-traveled business professionals who expect impeccable quality from their accommodations. Meeting and conference rooms in our San Jose hotel are equipped to handle functions from exquisite receptions to multimedia presentations. Pamper yourself in the luxurious Tova Day Spa where you can relieve the stresses of the 21st century or simply enjoy a quick mani-pedi. A short drive will take you to more than 60 wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountain Appellation, as well as the famous Monterey Peninsula golf courses. ... more   less 
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