In a prior review, I rated the Faust Hotel 4/5 overall. This time around, this place gets a 5/5!
Since this was our second stay, we decided to opt for the King Size room (at $89 for a night, we thought we'd try it out). As before, we placed a phone reservation and check-in was a breeze. Since we had been there before, the desk clerk probably thought we knew the ins and outs of the hotel (well, we stayed there a little over a year ago anyway). The only downside we found was that we would have liked some kind of brochure or book in the room itself displaying the check-out time (we thought it was noon, but it is 11:00am).
Anyway, we stayed in a recently renovated King Size room on the 2nd floor. It was very nice and clean and had both modern and antique touches. It looked like the bathroom had newer fixtures and the linens throughout were almost brand-new. There was a TV armoire (the full size room had the TV on the desk), and it was a bit more modern- but it was flanked by two antique chairs and old photos from a bygone era. The best thing was the bed, by far. We were enveloped in both a pillowtop mattress and a lovely duvet.
We went on a night when we were one of many two couples staying in the entire hotel- so noise was never an issue. It was a nice, quiet getaway over the longer holiday weekend.
Yes, the elevator is a little slow and yes, the hallways have a slightly creepy feeling to them- but once you get to your room, it is a wonderful bliss.
We have decided we will probably travel here about once a month or once every other month. The location is great in downtown New Braunfels and the staff is very friendly. Even the man who knocked on our door to inform us that we missed the checkout time was friendly when we came downstairs. I think what they're doing at the hotel to improve their reputation is stellar!
So if you're looking to stay in a room much like a modern hotel, opt for the King Size (which has a "full size" bathroom with tub). If size is not a concern, pick the Full/Queen Size (which has a shower stall instead of a tub). Either way, I don't think you'll be disappointed if you enjoy old historic hotels.
- 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