San Jose, California
Fairmont San Jose
Technological Innovation Combined with Timeless Elegance
What it is
An 805-room, 20-story temple of luxury in Silicon Valley, with four restaurants and a rooftop pool.
What it isn't
Overrun with hipsters. The property is timeless, classic, and deliciously buttoned-up.
What we think
In a world with plenty we can’t count on, we can always count on Fairmont. (This is why the brand has 76 hotels across the globe, and counting). Rooms at their San Jose outpost start at a whopping 450-square-feet, and are chockablock with pampering touches; the bathrooms probably feel larger than that garage Steve Jobs founded Apple in. Ask for one with a patio that directly accesses the rooftop pool, where you can lounge on a daybed under palm trees while you’re busy making deals.
You're here because
You can’t stand bad service at a hotel, and Fairmont has never let you down—whether you want help from a bellhop, a crib installed in your room before you check-in, or brioche French toast with macadamia nuts, banana and Vermont maple syrup via room service.
Brunch is a big deal for you, because gluttony is a win—not a sin—at least on vacay. And at the Fountain Restaurant, brunch is something of a holiday. Chilaquiles with quac and charred tomato salsa? Check. Local dungeness crab cakes with green papaya salad? Yep. Bottomless rose and cocktails? But of course. You may never leave your table.
Restaurants & Bars
Fountain Restaurant - Seasonally inspired Californian fare
The Grill on the Alley - Steakhouse with a classic American menu
McCormick & Schmick's - Indoor-outdoor restaurant serving seafood
Bijan Bakery & Café - European bakery
Downtown San Jose, directly next to the San Jose Museum of Art—whose collection includes some 2,500 works, including pieces by Alexander Calder and Richard Avedon.