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 room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.3

A great place to stay in Austin...more than once!

5 on November 04, 2017

My wife and I stayed in the Sunday Room at the Fairview for four nights in October 2017. This is a private room at the back of the property, and includes a separate living room and full kitchen. The Sunday Room is clean and warm and with plenty of space. This room also has a nice king bed and is brightly decorated. We also stayed in the Sunday Room on a previous visit. We highly recommend it! The Fairview is located in a safe, quiet upscale residential area less than two miles from downtown Austin. It is also very close to Congress Street and South Lamar, and the many shops, bars and restaurants featured on those two streets (in addition to the many that are downtown). In a word, the location is fabulous! The grounds and main home are absolutely beautiful and meticulously maintained. It has sort of a stately feel to it. Jimi and Vivian are the proprietors and are always around and cheerfully willing to help with any need. They are flexible in their approach and easy to deal with. As an example of their hospitality, I made a suggestion after our first visit to have fresh fruit available and they had it this time! Jimi and Vivian are good people who have built a really nice, comfortable and welcoming property. We plan to stay at the Fairview on our next visit!


Awesome!

5 on August 21, 2017

The Fairview is a wonderful place to stay!


A great place to stay

5 on July 15, 2017

I just finished booking a return visit to the Fairview. The only thing that makes me happier than the ease of booking is actually being at the Fairview. I have now had the good fortune to stay in each of the four rooms in the main house. Each room has its own character and all are charming and wonderful. I do have a favorite but I like all of them. The Fairview is always very hospitable, comfortable, clean, well-appointed, and quiet. I feel as though I am transported to a different time. The Ballards are delightful and manage to discretely do everything possible to make my stay wonderful.


girls trip

4.6 on July 04, 2017

Everything was wonderful! Appreciated all the ideas for things to do in the Austin area


Elegant Hidden Gem in Austin - Tucked away and close to everything

5 on July 03, 2017

Raving about the room, the hosts, the delicious food and the elegant historic home we enjoyed in Austin. Jim and Vivian are outstanding hosts and their home is tucked away in a beautiful neighborhood within walking distance to all the hot spots in Austin. The Fairview will be my first choice the next trip to Austin. Wonderful


Next Time I ask more questions

2.8 on June 20, 2017

I try to pick B&B that gives me local feeling, ambiance, and more of a home stay than a hotel room. While the quality of the B & B is fine the interaction and service is minimal. Very disappointed with lack of hot breakfast.


Great Place

4.6 on May 08, 2017

Quiet area in Austin. Safe. Very nice people that run the place. Rooms where clean and beds comfortable. We recommend.


Loved it!

3.8 on April 30, 2017

We were on a road trip between Dalles and Houston and The Fairview was our favorite place we stayed at. Clean, quiet, a lot of character - we wish we'd had stayed longer.


Beautiful historic home in a terrific location

5 on April 30, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at this small bed and breakfast, The innkeepers provided us with a list of restaurants we thoroughly enjoyed during our stay. The Inn is quiet and quaint with gorgeous grounds and trees that are hundreds of years old. Breakfast was delicious and the service was excellent! We highly recommend The Fairview Inn! Be sure to enjoy the forch porch!


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!


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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

Zombie

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen

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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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