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
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Sweet Serenity

4.4 on April 15, 2017

We loved the grounds of this home surrounded by massive live oaks, perfect for coffee on the back porch overlooking the garden or reading in a rocker on the front porch. The location is pure serenity yet only blocks away is shopping, restaurants and plenty of Austin action on South Congress. Vivian took great care in preparing healthy breakfast options and spending time visiting with us. Great weekend getaway!


Austin at its Best

4.8 on March 12, 2017

Lovely period house in a quiet neighborhood, not far from a lively Austin scene. Excellent, healthy, home-made, gluten-free breakfasts with quality ingredients prepared by friendly, helpful proprietors. We highly recommend a stay here to all.


A Nice Change of Pace

4.4 on February 06, 2017

Very comfy bed and relaxing home! Jimi was a kind and welcoming host. Very convenient to downtown. Would recommend to all travelers!


business traveler

4.6 on January 29, 2017

first time here. will be back often. service and location were outstanding, I wished the mattress was much firmer...but that is a very personal preference. great job!


A peaceful and relaxing weekend in Austin

5 on January 18, 2017

My husband and I just left the Fairview and we couldn't say enough great things about our stay! We would highly recommend to anyone who comes to Austin that they stay at this beautiful historic gem, nestled in the most peaceful and uniquely wonderful neighborhoods in Austin (we strolled multiple times around the neighborhood, it makes for a nice walk) It's also conveniently located near all the best places in Austin (near downtown, near congress street, near the river) Jimi and Vivian are so welcoming and ensure your stay is the best! The rooms are super clean along with the entire Inn! We stayed in the Live Oak Suite and it was like a dream come true! The bathroom was luxurious and anything you need as far as accommodations go, they provide and go above and beyond your expectations. They have the most up to date technology making everything simple & easy yet still this inn maintains its historic charm! The breakfast is fresh, filing and a great meal to get your day started for a fun packed stay in Austin. We can't wait to come back to Austin and when we do we will stay at the Fairview again!


Great stay

4.8 on December 04, 2016

We so enjoyed our stay at the Fairview. The innkeepers were lovely - available and helpful. The Inn was beautiful with a great location, within walking distance of great restaurants and shops. Lovely breakfast as well. We were told about an art show which we would never have known about but which was memorable. Thank you for a wonderful 24 hour stay in Austin.. Sandy & Steve


Perfect weekend getaway

5 on November 11, 2016

We absolutely loved our weekend trip to the Fairview. The home is beautiful with so much historic charm. The inn keepers are gracious and kind. We stayed in the Pecan Room which has a private screened in porch on the second story. We spent most of our time there drinking coffee and enjoying the quiet. Great location in that you can easily walk to South Congress for dinner, up to the capital building, or to Lady Bird Lake. Couldn't recommend it more.


Fantastic bed and breakfast in great Austin location

5 on September 25, 2016

The Fairview Inn has beautiful rooms and grounds. It is located in an area containing other historic mansions. It is a very short walk to South Congress Avenue where many of Austin's best restaurants and bars are located. We were to stay there 4 nights and were upgraded to a larger room with a huge balcony no extra charge. The owner Vivian makes excellent breakfast and graciously provides advice on local sites and restaurants. We will definitely stay at the Fairview again if we can schedule another trip to Austin.


Great Place to Stay

5 on September 20, 2016

Great location, immaculately clean, comfortable bed, well appointed room, delicious & healthy breakfast, friendly & helpful hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying at the Fairview again.


Fairview or Bust

4.6 on September 09, 2016

Absolutely wonderful historic bed and breakfast. Great owners and modern flare to a traditional bed and breakfast.


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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

Zombie

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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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

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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.
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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.


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