Checking In: The Fairmont San Jose, California

I think we all know it is no secret that I love Fairmont Hotels. When you create a great brand and keep things consistent, people remember and that is what brings them back. The Fairmont in San Jose is just as amazing as all the other Fairmont properties I have stayed in and that continues to make me a very satisfied guest.
Located about an hour from San Francisco, San Jose is a bustling metropolis and widely popular for being a tech city. Located just steps from the Tech Museum and San Jose Museum of Art, the Fairmont is in a great location of the city that is walk able and easy to access. But I must note – beyond the tech world, San Jose is also a foodie destination and striking distance from many amazing wineries.
The Hotel
Located across two towers and rising up 20 stories, the hotel offers 805 luxurious rooms, including 77 suites, you are sure to find a room that fits all of your needs.


South Tower Lobby


Walkway between main building and south tower

One of my favorite features of the hotel is the rooftop pool. When you walk out there you can see over San Jose but with the palm trees you actually feel like you are whisked away in a far off Caribbean destination. It is a lovely change from the city life.


Fairmont San Jose


Fairmont San Jose

The Rooms:
During my stay I checked into the Mirassou Suite. I love when the bedroom is separate from the living area because it gives me space to work and relax away from where I am sleeping. This room is between 900 sq.ft. to 1350 sq.ft. in size which is perfect for all size travelers: solo, families, business, etc.
My favorite feature in the room was the over-sized marble bathroom that comes with a tub and shower. I like to have options and baths are very relaxing after long travel days. I also really loved the vanity area between the two big rooms by the bathroom – it is nice to have a big area to sit down with mirrors to get ready.


Fairmont San Jose


Fairmont San Jose

Room Features:

  • Easy chair and a coffee table
  • The parlor is equipped with a 32″ HDTV, working desk, a speakerphone with multiple lines, a cordless phone, a separate modem connection, a double bedded pull out sofa and an easy chair
  • Luxurious bath amenities
  • Bedroom is equipped with plush king size bed, 32″ HDTV, & sitting area
  • Vanity area
  • Dual thermostats for bedroom and parlor
  • Large closet space
  • Mini bar and coffee station

For an even more luxurious stay:
I requested to tour a couple of the bigger suites the hotel offers and took a peek at the International Luxury Suite and the Presidential Luxury Suite. Surprisingly so, the International Luxury Suite is actually a bigger room by over 600 sq. ft. and I liked the design elements of this room better – however both rooms were absolutely stunning.
One of my favorite things about traveling is eating. I love good food and Fairmont knows how to pick their chefs. Every Fairmont I have stayed in and dined at I have walked away and thought myself “wow, that was sensation.” Whether its avocado toast or a more elaborate dish, I have always been overly pleased by the food.
During my stay I ordered room service twice and dined in Fountain Restaurant twice.
When I first arrived from a long day of travel I ordered a reuben from room service and I loved it. On my last night I ordered spaghetti and garlic bread and it was so scrumptious!  I knew then and there that all my dining experiences with the Fairmont San Jose were going to be perfection.


Reuben – Room Service


Room Service


Room Service

Fountain Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and brunch – and they do it very well. My favorite dishes from brunch were the croissant french toast and cold pressed juice (I got the Fairmont Signature Blend). Whoever invented croissant french toast deserves an award – think flaky, battered and delicious!


Fountain Restaurant


Fountain Restaurant


Croissant French Toast


Brunch spread


Eggs Benny


Huevos Rancheros


Avocado Toast


Personalized syrup


Cheese and Charcuterie


Turkey Club Panini


Lunch treats

One thing not to miss is a cocktail in the amazing hotel lobby lounge. I tried their signature cocktail “Bubbles & Berries” which included Ketel One vodka, raspberries, lemon, and Domaine Chandon Brut and – and I fell in love. Typically I am a whisky/scotch/bourbon girl but I like to try new things and it was fantastic. The ambiance of the lounge is amazing as well, complete with high ceilings, gorgeous decor (which is changing soon) and the staff takes care of all your needs before you even ask.
There is a plethora of things to do outside the hotel, but when you are in the hotel, here are some of the amenities and services you can enjoy:

  • 4th floor roof top pool
  • Tova Day Spa
  • Fitness center
  • 24 hour business center

I cannot tell you in enough words how much I loved this hotel. I know I said this earlier but the consistency in high quality service, luxurious accommodations, amazing food, and an overall perfect stay – is what keeps me coming back. I never have to guess if my stay is going to be amazing when I check into a Fairmont and that is exactly the type of service that I love.
Additional Information:

  • Address: 170 South Market Street San Jose California, 95113
  • Phone: 1 408 998 1900
  • Distance from San Jose International Airport: about 10 minutes
  • Valet parking available for a fee
  • Internet available for a fee – however, if you sign up for the Fairmont President’s Club, you can get free access
  • UBER is available in the city

Fairmont San Jose
*Dislaimer: I was hosted by the Fairmont, but as always, opinions are entirely my own. 
**Some images belong to Fairmont San Jose



  1. February 5, 2018 / 8:16 am

    That’s such a nice room! Do you stay in these hotels by yourself or with someone? Because my anxiety is probably going to go through the roof with that much space and I’m by myself lol

    • February 5, 2018 / 11:45 am

      I do mostly solo travel. I actually like the space because it gives me room to work and spread out. But in all
      Honesty .. usually when I travel I spend the least amount of time in my hotel.

  2. Sammy
    February 5, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    What a beautiful hotel and the food looks so amazing. Bookmarking for my visit. Thanks Nicky

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