The Fairmount Hotel was built in 1906 in San Antonio , Texas. It was moved about six blocks through downtown San Antonio in 1985 and expanded in 1986. It was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
The fate of The Fairmount was under discussion in 1984, one option being the demolition of this almost century-old building to make room for new retail and lodging spaces; however, the city of San Antonio has long had strong ties to the past and has therefore chosen to move the entire structure to a new home next to the National Historic District of La Villita.
Six days later , on April 4, 1985, at an approximate cost of $ 1 million to complete this monumental task, 3.2 million pounds of brick and mortar were lifted onto rollers, rigged with steel strips, and moved five blocks to its present location, where it settled on its new home ground. The movement featured national and international news in more than 30 foreign countries.
The Guinness Book of World Records noted that it was the largest structure ever to be moved on wheels. The hotel was re-opened on 5 September 1986, with the addition of the original structure creating the 37 accommodations it currently has. It’s recent past includes the ownership of B.K. Johnson of the King Ranch and of the Patriot American Hospitality and Wyndham Grand Heritage Hotels.
Each of the 37 luxurious hotel rooms and suites at Fairmount Hotel San Antonio has been uniquely decorated. While no two rooms and suites are the same, what they share is a wonderful blend of early 1900 ‘s Victorian charm, European style elegance and contemporary comfort. Set on three floors, our intimate rooms, lounges, suites and junior suites are decorated with carefully chosen antiques, canopy beds, silk fabrics and bathrooms with gorgeous tiles and marble and brass fittings. The thoughtful little luxuries range from pillowtop bedding and plush cotton bathrobes waffles to mini bars, free Wi-Fi, evening turndown service and room service from our award-winning restaurants.Select rooms and suites at our hotel feature walk-out balconies ideal for taking in the view of downtown San Antonio.
Just as every stay at The Fairmount Hotel is a unique and immersive experience, so is every meal. Offering fine dining in a casual, comfortable atmosphere, their culinary offerings range from a chic yet cozy Tuscan restaurant to a sleek , modern, classic American steakhouse to a rooftop bar where stunning views of the San Antonio skyline are the star attraction. Taste delicious Northern Italian dishes at NONNA Osteria or perfectly roasted steaks and chops at Silo Prime. Head to the Rooftop Bar for sunset cocktails while you watch the cityscape of San Antonio sparkle with life all around you. For hotel guests and locals alike, their restaurants’ location near Hemisfair Park, Tower of Americas, Alamodome, San Antonio Convention Center and several theatres makes them the perfect choice for dinner before or after an event.
This amazing historic site is located in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, along with these other must-see important historical sites for you to check out:
- Hot Wells Resort
- Menger Hotel
- Mission Concepción (Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna)
- Mission Espada (Mission San Francisco de la Espada)
- Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo)
- Mission San José (Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo)
- Mission San Juan (Mission San Juan Capistrano)
- Roosevelt Park
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