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“Three and a half” 3 of 5 stars
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240 South Seguin Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130   |  
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Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in New Braunfels
Augusta, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Three and a half”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The room was small but clean and the bed was comfortable. The historic features were really fun. Hotel staff nice and helpful. Breakfast was very low end continental but the coffee was drinkable.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Central Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

My family and I were very pleased with our stay at the “Faust” over the St. Patricks day and weekend. I just adored the hotel’s authentic, nostalgic decor and ambiance. This historical hotel with its “Somewhere In Time” Victorian romance is absolutely my perfect cup of tea. The entire hotel, pub and restaurant was very clean with attention to every lovely detail. The staff was very friendly and professional. Our room and beds were comfortable and modernized without compromising too much on the antiquity of this American “1920’s” period hotel. The breakfast in the morning was quiet, elegant and there was enough variety for everyone to select from.. even my finicky twins. My husband was impressed with the congenial pub and brewery that is located conveniently downstairs and he enjoyed sampling the many beers. We were able to relax and enjoy a few drinks without worry of driving. Our family enjoyed the menu and tasty, unique bar fare. It is not a dieters menu but it was well worth the calories. The hotel is located within walking distance of many shops, restaurants and sightseeing activities. The parking situation was small and difficult but I don’t know how it could be improved because there just simply isn’t more available property to expand on. It was just easier to park our car at the hotel and walk. I am well traveled and have stayed at all sorts of hotels, castles, bed & breakfasts, cottages (and you name it) around the world. I relish the experience of the stay and it is more than a place to sleep for me. Of course, I prefer an impeccably clean establishment but I am willing to tolerate unusual nuances so that I can cherish the wonderful adventure of the journey. For those of you who have traveled abroad you understand that a castle may be drafty or that a five star hotel in Rome may be without air-conditioning or that an Asian bathroom has a hole in the floor for the toilet but for me that is the part of the native experience. If your priority is total modern, new surroundings and demand the conventional, then perhaps, this is not your place to stay. My stay here was very nice and I left with a smile. It is not the cheapest place to stay but for the elegance and charm it was reasonable.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

The legend says this hotel used to be haunted, but the ghosts got tired of the tiny, dirty, noisy, and expensive rooms and went somewhere else where they could get a better service for the same prIce. Horrid experience.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rogers, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

After reading the reviews, a stop at the front desk, and drinks in the bar, we decided to stay elsewhere. However we were extremely glad that we tried the beer. The local IPA was out, so I tried Pale Ale on draft. I'm sorry to say that I did not get the name but it was one of the best Pale Ale's I've drank. I will plan another stop next time I pass by.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Locust Valley, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We stayed at the Faust for 4 days for a wedding. The property is lovely with its historical antiques -you feel like you are back in old Texas. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We had a suite on the 2nd floor which was a nice size and had a microwave, decent refrigerator and coffee maker. The bed was comfortable but the sofa was very hard. The room was loud due to the adjacent bar and smokers outside and in the morning the delivery trucks. The housekeeping staff was not the least bit friendly and did minimum service in the room.
The breakfast was nice in the morning including biscuits and gravy, good coffee and assorted bakery goods. Naegelin's bakery is across the street and has some of the best pastry in Texas for anytime of the day.
Overall the Faust was very nice and reasonably priced. The brewery at the hotel is very good with its own IPA with a live band on weekends.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Had a block of rooms for a wedding so a double was $89 per night. Small room,which is to be expected in an old hotel. The showers water was really hot at times (toilets flushing?). Soft beds which I like. Nice staff. The bar is very busy and loud,no where to park if you leave the hotel on a Sat night. Ask for a room away from the bar and/or bring earplugs. The wireless internet never worked in our room. Would try someplace else next time.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

Check in was less than 5 minutes. Staff was amazingly friendly. They demonstrated many of the antique pieces (1920's register, phonograph etc) and we even uncovered an old sales receipt! Ghost stories were shared...we now have our own as our comforter was taken off of us twice! The tub was HUGE and we enjoyed a very nice hot bubble bath. The old tile floor added much character. The room (203) was cozy and intimate. The bed, comfy. It was a NON smoking and very pleasurable experience. Sure, it's not a 5-star establishment by Big City standards but the ambiance and beautiful furnishings, rustic flooring and ornate structures made up for any pretention-laden neediness that one might demand. I would recommend this to any person looking for some culture and depth in their travels. If you want someone to wipe your backside with a silk cloth, this is probably not the hotel for you. Thank you to The Faust!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 240 South Seguin Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Location: United States > Texas > New Braunfels
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in New Braunfels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since coming under new ownership in July 2009, there has been a great deal of effort put towards restoring The Faust Hotel & Brewing Company to its original luxury and grandeur. The project has been extensive and is still in progress, but many changes and upgrades can be found throughout the entire property. Our newly redesigned guest suites feature 1920's Art Deco design while incorporating modern amenities including:Wireless Internet, Flat Screen Televisions, Refrigerators, Microwaves, Keurig Coffee Makers, Brita Pitchers. In addition to our guest suites, we have a variety of accommodations to suit your needs including rooms with 1 or 2 double beds, queen and king size beds. The brew pub has something to please everyone in your party: Flat screen TVs, darts, live music, trivia and the comforting surroundings of a classic brauhaus. The Faust Brewing Company now features an array of house brews, including Faust Golden Ale, Altered States German Altbier and Mike Crowe IPA, as well as a variety of seasonal favorites. Leading the production is Ray Mitteldorf, a professional brew master with 17 years experience. For a complete experience, the pub has recently launched its new tapas-style menu, created by Chef Chris Kilisz. His exclusive menu features items specifically designed for sharing and pairing with the pub’s own microbrews: their signature dish, the Faust Wellington, Mini Dogs topped with sauerkraut, sautéed bell peppers and onions and spicy mustard, and German Nachos, to name a few. Just as the pub isn’t limited to beer (there’s liquor and wine, too), the menu isn’t limited to German-inspired options: it boasts a broad spectrum of international cuisine with dishes such as the Croque Monsieur, Souvlaki Skewers, Proscuitto Caprese Bruschetta, and Cochanitas. ... more   less 
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