The Fairview

1304 Newning Ave , Austin, 78704-1841 USA (Show map)
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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'.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Great place to stay in Austin

4.6 on May 19, 2018

My wife and I were looking for a place to stay for a few days following a conference in Austin. We picked The Fairview and could not have been happier. Our hosts provided lots of useful information about the area, including a great tip to visit Fredericksburg in the hill country. Breakfast was just right for both of us (one with gluten sensitivity). Beautiful grounds, convenient to downtown but also located in a quiet residential area.

Hidden Gem!

4.8 on May 14, 2018

My wife and I decided to book this B&B on a last minute getaway and we were pleasantly surprised to find the quality of the space and stay considering we booked the night before and for such a low rate. We've stayed at much more expensive hotels that cannot begin to compare to our stay at the Fairview. We booked the Sunday room which is practically a small apartment. The decor was beautiful, the room was clean, the view was pleasant, the garden was beautiful and peaceful and everything about our stay was wonderful. We definitely intend to stay at the Fairview next time we're in Austin!

Austin Trip

5 on April 24, 2018

Great hospitality and great location!

Beautiful and Elegant!

5 on April 19, 2018

Love this Bed and Breakfast that feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of Austin but only a few minutes away. We love walking to the Lake Austin trail- it's so close! My favorite place to stay in Austin

Historic Charm

5 on April 17, 2018

The Fairview is a well maintained historic home and it is beautiful. The grounds are well maintained and sitting outside on either the front porch in a rocking chair or in the back yard on a bench is peaceful. Vivian and Jimi are very nice and want to make sure you are comfortable. My room was clean, the bed is comfortable, Gigabit internet is available I will stay there the next time I am in Austin.

We’ll be back!

5 on April 14, 2018

We loved everything about the Fairview! It’s proximity to all of the restaurants and shops on S. Congress was a huge convenience. The house is gorgeous and had lots of extras: the white noise machine in our Bluebonnet Room inspired us to get our own! The breakfasts were fresh and local. Jim was a great host; we enjoyed talking to him and he made us feel comfortable in his home. We’ll be back!

Lovely stay in a nice neighborhood

4.4 on April 06, 2018

Our hosts were wonderful. Always in touch before arrival. Made it easy to get in and out of the house. Within walking distance of South Congress Street. Room very. Nice, quiet, and wonderful breakfast! The hosts were very helpful on what to see in Austin. Would highly recommend.

B&B Austin

3.6 on March 30, 2018

Overall and great and relaxing stay


4.4 on March 18, 2018

Overall very comfortable with wonderfl hospitality. Nice bedding. TV channel options with all streaming channels was poor, but not a big deal. Would definatwly stay again. Nice central location off Congress couldn’t have been better.

Great Location; Awesome Hosts!

4.6 on March 11, 2018

Didn't know exactly what to expect, but found ourselves completely happy with our discovery of the Fairview B&B! It's a hidden gem in a cozy neighborhood just minutes from the downtown activities (CBD, SoCo, Travis Heights, Rainey St, parks, trails, etc.) without the noise and traffic. Jimi & Vivian, the Fairview owners/innkeepers could not have been more gracious and hospitable! They really made us feel welcomed and at home. Were quick to attend to any needs or concerns. Always ready with excellent suggestions and assistance. Not to mention the delicious coffee and breakfast offerings. Wonderfully clean, healthy dishes, with gluten free offerings were the perfect start to each day. We highly recommend the Fairview for those wanting to get the Austin experience without being stressed and overwhelmed by the business of downtown. We stayed in the Sunday House which offered a private residence for our comforts, but we hope to stay in the main house on our next trip. The restored home is blended with vintage and eclectic decor, and beautifully attended grounds just calls for a quiet sit on the porch or around the gardens. Give the Fairview a strong consideration when booking your Austin accommodations. Jimi and Vivian are very responsive, and intend on their guests having a wonderful experience.

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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

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


  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

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


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

Check Dates


  • 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.



Vivian & Jimi Ballard

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  • 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.