The Fairview

1304 Newning Ave , Austin, Texas, TX 78704-1841 USA (Show map)

About

Once one of Austin's most beloved B&Bs, the Fairview is again open with new management and a brand new concept. Just a short walk through tree lined streets from the heart of SoCo in downtown Austin yet far enough away to be a quiet, peaceful place to relax. With formally landscaped gardens and retaining the stately historic architecture outside, the inside is newly updated with the finest modern amenities. 3 Standard Rooms plus 3 Suites, private baths in every room, organic mattresses, silk filled pillows & comforters, state of the art Wifi, easy come and go breakfast buffet featuring gluten free dining options, and our commitment to see that you, our guest, 'Get what you stay for'.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Great Gluten-Free Breakfast

4.6 on June 03, 2016

The fairview is a great place if you are looking for a B&B that is Gluten/Allergy friendly! A very short walk from Austin TX S. Congress street and all of its cool little shops. Would definitely stay here again.


Mother Daugghter weekend-May 14th & 15th.

4.6 on May 19, 2016

Had the most lovely weekend in Austin staying at the Fairview. Fabulous location, cozy room with screened-in porch, love the breakfast spread and coffee bar. Thank you to our hosts that made us feel right at home! Well done!


Review The Fairview

4.8 on May 02, 2016

We stayed for five days last week.


Attention to Detail

5 on April 30, 2016

Combines the charms of an old home with updated amenities and spotless upkeep. The attention to detail was amazing, even a white noise machine! The fantastic breakfast spread includes the most amazing coffee set-up ever. Plus both the home and grounds are gorgeous and impeccably maintained. Will definitely stay there again!


Beautiful, restful place to stay

5 on April 23, 2016

This is a lovely period home in a green and pretty neighborhood and within close walking distance to South Congress's restaurants, shops, Continental Club for music, and the bats of South Congress bridge. We enjoyed speaking with the friendly owners about the house and neighbordhood as well as getting recommendations. We stayed in the blue Bluebonnet, so beautiful and stylish at first glance but then revealed lots of fun, quirky art. Ideal place to stay in south Austin!


Nice place

3.8 on April 19, 2016

We enjoyed our (short one-night) stay. Jimi and Vivian were friendly and knowledgeable about Austin and gave us great recommendations for restaurants and sights to see. The place is very modern in terms of security, with keyless codes for every room. The Pecan Room was clean and roomy -we especially enjoyed the screened-in porch off the room for our cocktail hour! The updated shower/clawfoot bathtub was nice but was a bit hard to get in and out of. Perhaps a grab bar or two would help. The breakfast was a light but tasty buffet of granola, yogurt, fruit, muffins and hard-boiled eggs. Minor detail-As everything else in the house seems to go with the time period in which it was built, the modern chairs and tables in the breakfast room seemed out of place. But overall, the Fairview was a great place to stay and I would definitely recommend it to friends!


The best B&B ever!

4.0 on April 17, 2016

We stay in B&Bs whenever possible. However, a quick trip to meet my daughter and her family in Austin for a concert had me looking for a hotel. I made the hotel reservations at a popular hotel near downtown and THEN the next day I had the time to read the reviews! I was horrified and cancelled immediately! My husband started looking for B&Bs and this one was such a pleasant surprise! Besides the totally spotless rooms, I think my favorite part was the breakfast buffet with homemade granola and coffee cake....and speaking of the coffee...each cup was freshly ground and I had lattes at my fingertips anytime I wanted! My daughter's family of four stayed in a separate cottage behind the main house and we had a glass of wine before dinner in the beautiful garden while watching them on the playground. We were ALL happy! We took a short walk over to South Congress for dinner so we didn't have to fight traffic. All in all, it was a lovely experience and we will always call the Fairview first from now on when in Austin! For some reason the rating scale would not let me choose Outstanding but the Fairview is definitely Outstanding in all categories!


Great place to stay in Austin

5 on February 25, 2016

Highly recommend this property. Great location, wonderful hosts, the house is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The owners, like ourselves, like everything organic and natural, it was a pleasant surprise.


Beautiful house and grounds!

5 on February 18, 2016

well-kept bed and breakfast; rooms are spacious and very nice. breakfast was healthy and tasty. owners were extremely accommodating to our requests.


Charming B&B

4.4 on February 13, 2016

Vivian and Jim were excellent hosts. They provided many recommendations for things to do in Austin. The location was perfect and within walking distance or a short taxi drive to all activities. Breakfast was adequate. Perhaps some rolls or toast would make it more hearty. But what was provided was delicious and made with great care. I would definitely book The Fairview again if I travel to Austin.


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Rooms & Rates

The Sunday House

The Sunday House is a complete apartment with separate outside entrance. Upstairs from the Original Carriage House at the rear of our property it is our most private accommodation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $289 - $559

Live Oak Suite

This majestic suite is great for small families or if you just want to experience some luxury in your life. The large main room with King Bed, big screen LED TV, rocking chair, and writing desk is just a start. The Library is a separate room entered through the Live Oak Suite main room with two easy chairs and of course a wall of books to choose from. It can also be set up with two portable twin beds. Next to the Library is the Meditation room – great for quiet sitting or a calming yoga session. The bath features a large clawfoot tub that is original to the house (ask us to tell you its story), and a separate dressing room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $299 - $569

Pecan Room

Before the days of air conditioning, every bedroom had a sleeping porch connected to it. The Pecan Room still has one and it is a great place to relax in style. Inside the room is a King bed, private full bath with a giant clawfoot tub. The private screened porch is on the front of the house providing a great view of all the comings and goings at The Fairview, but it also has curtains for privacy if you want to try sleeping outside. The Pecan room can be optionally connected to the Bluebonnet Room to make up a nice suite for families.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $459

Bluebonnet Room

A great room with our only Queen bed, the Bluebonnet Room is right sized for singles or couples. With a four poster bed, full bath with shower, striking blue walls, and lots of sunlight it is a very pleasant place to relax. This room can optionally be connected to the Pecan Room to form a suite, perfect for families or friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $379

Texas Redbud Room

This colorful room is the only room at the back of the house. Overlooking the back patio and with a view of the backyard roses, the Rose Room features a King bed, full bath and a cozy reading nook on the side. Great for singles or who want some quiet time. There is even room to add a twin inflatable bed to accommodate families.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $229 - $439

The Carriage House

The Carriage House is a complete 1 bedroom apartment with a separate outside entrance. Our only ground floor accommodation it is suitable for those who have difficulty managing a full flight of stairs but can manage a few half steps to enter.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $279 - $519

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Location

Location Type

Located in the Fairview Park section of historic Travis Heights, just a few blocks from South Congress., Downtown, Urban

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 9 miles

Directions to property:

Just south of the River in downtown Austin, from the intersection of Riverside Drive and Congress Avenue turn South on South Congress. At the 1st light turn left onto Academy. At the 3rd intersection on your right turn right onto Newning Ave. The Fairview is 1/10 mile on your right.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Walking distance to SoCo shopping/dining/entertainment district, hike or bike on the Town Lake trail, or enjoy walking through the tree-lined streets of the historic Fairview Park neighborhood and take a run through our neighborhood Stacy Park., Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Tours, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , In room Fridge and Microwave available in The Sunday House Apartment. In suite Library available in the Live Oak Suite. Hair dryer, Iron and Ironing Boards available on request.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment in full 7 days before arrival, 30 days when stay is during major festival dates (ACL, Formula1, SXSW)
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancelled more than 7 days before arrival or 30 days during festivals. One night payment due if cancelled less than 7 days before arrival but more than 1 day before, full stay due if cancelled 1 day before or day of arrival.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Vivian & Jimi Ballard

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30 - 11:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free


Signature Dish

French Toast Casserole
Generally served on Sunday, our French Toast Casserole is a favorite of our guests. One guest had read about it online and when we didn't put it out was so disappointed that we made sure to serve it the next day. She loved it of course. Most guests don't realize that we prepare this dish completely gluten free making it a special treat for our guests with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities.