There is a definite "charm" to this hotel, albeit most of it is captured in the Foyer of the Hotel. Our room, #404 - The Ambassdor Suite, was probably larger than most. What struck us upon entering our floor off of the elevator was the dingy carpet. We had quite a time opening our door to our room, but eventually we did figure it out.
The "suite" was furnished with period pieces, and I believe they may have actually been antiques, because each was very "tired" in apperance. This suite has two rooms that have been joined together.
You enter into the bedroom portion of the room which had a king size bed which was too soft, maybe time for a matress replacement, as it seems to sloop down on the edges. The sheets were too small for the bed, as was the blanket which was terribly worn at the edges. The pillows were VERY fluffy and firm, which is good if you are wanting to sit up in bed and use them as props, but to rest upon if you aren't used to such things gives you a pretty bad crick in your neck. The bathroom needed better lighting and if you are a person with a larger frame, you would have a terrible time using the toilet as it is wedged between the sink and the wall. I'm not a big person and it took some acrobatics to get the paper off the roll. You step "up" into the bathroom which proved to be hazardous in the middle of the night.
The "living area" was what used to be another room and was furnished with a settee, chair and coffee table. There was also a bar with two stools at it. Not sure why the bar was there, but it did have a refrigerator which got very cold, a Keurig coffee maker (we had four pods left for us, and not really ample sugar/creamer) To me if you are going to have an amenity like this you should leave it well stocked.
The suite was cooled by two window units, which worked fine and were on when we entered the room. The rub in this is that since it is summer in Texas they had to be on at all times and with two of them going, the noise level was quite loud.
We had no run ins with any type of paranormals, which suited us fine.
We were booked in to this hotel for two nights, but we left after one night. The bed and the noise from the window units were just more than we could handle.
My suggestion is if you want to stay at a historic hotel, be warned that this one is truly historic, as is evidenced by the use of furnishings that beg to be updated.
I wouldn't recommend this hotel for a stay, but if you are in New Braunsfel it is worth a quick "look" just for the history.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Faust Hotel New Braunfels
- Faust New Braunfels