Had a couple of days in San Jose in November. The Fairmont is downtown San Jose near the movie and live theaters.
The entyway is quite impressive - very high ceilings and miles of marble everywhere. The valets were attentive and helpful as were the other hotel staff. You walk past a comfortable-looking sunken bar area to get to reception, and we thought everything was handled very courteously and professionally.
I loved staying in the front of the hotel as it overlooks their exterior pool. I saw a guy lap-swimming, so it's heated and a decent size. There is also an area that appears to be ready to be made into a fun ice-rink. Across the road from the hotel's entry a festive Xmas village was being constructed. The room and bed were fine. We slept well, no noise. You only get one comfy chair and one office chair for the desk. If you order room service they wheel in a table, but if you use the office chair there is still no suffiiciently high seat for a 2nd person.
The bathroom was ok, nothing special. Only a single sink. However, the shower was good. The rook safe didn't work and the phone was dead. But, after I informed the front desk, those items were fixed quickly.
The main restaurant was so-so. What I ordered was over-priced for what you get and the quality did not match. The breakfast restaurant had a good buffet with lots of choices.
The only downside to this downtown hotel is the fact that if you walk a block away you realize that the hotel is surrounded by a dilapidated town complete with homeless people, high crime etc.
Not the hotel's fault of course, but if you're out - especiallyat night - you will probably want to be driven to and fro.
All in all, we had a lovely stay. Just wish we could have hung out in the hotel most of the time. The lack of chairs and the less than 5-star bathroom are the main reasons I give this Fairmont 4 instead of 5 stars. Every other aspect was 5-star.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Fairmont San Jose Hotel San Jose
- San Jose Fairmont