Family Staycation at Fairmont Austin

When you live in Texas you can hit up the pool in January, which is exactly what we did for a fun family staycation at the Fairmont Austin a month ago. Alex and Whitney went out of town, so I decided last minute to surprise the boys with a night at a fancy hotel. I've stayed at the Fairmont a handful of times, but never with the kids. I found an amazing deal online that I couldn't pass up that included self-parking (come and go as many times as you need). Check out my guide if you're looking for a fun vacation with the family plus a special vacation package you can't get anywhere else!

The Fairmont is a 4-star luxury hotel with the absolute best service. I've never had a bad experience, and every employee has been extremely kind and helpful with any question or request I had. It's conventiently located in Downtown Austin with amazing views of Lady Bird Lake and the Texas Capitol. 

Their rooms are always in pristine condition and the beds are extremely comfy! If you want more privacy when you come with the kids, check out their suites which have separate rooms with lots of space to run around. The hotel staff was super helpful and accommodating to put up any cots that we might need in the room. There is Nespresso coffee machine in every room, plush bath robes and Le Labo toiletries. 

Pets are allowed at the hotel up to 25lbs, and there is a one time pet fee of $150. All service dogs are welcome with no fee of course. 

Luxury Pool - One of the main reasons we visited was to enjoy the heated pool and hot tub, and they did not disappoint! They have an amazing rooftop pool with a beautiful Austin backdrop. The water was warm and enjoyable, but we also spent lots of time in the whirlpool. We spent an hour one night going between the pool and hot tub. If you want more privacy there are private cabanas for rent, but there are lots of lounge chairs with umbrellas for shade. They offer pool side food and beverage service, which I took full advantage of 🍹! There are are ping pong tables for the kids near the pool and music playing which creates a fun vibe.

Spa - Fairmont has a world-class spa with nine treatment rooms including two VIP couples suites and lavish solariums with floor-to-ceiling views of the Austin skyline. Each solarium showcases a saline soaking pool, eucalyptus steam grotto and a European dry heat sauna. If you can escape from the kids for a bit, it would be a great way to relax!

Live Music - The Fulton bar near the lobby has live music throughout the week and is a great spot to gather with family and friends.  

Garrison - Inside the Fairmont you'll find one of the best restaurants in Austin, Garrison Grill. This Modern American Grill House serves the highest quality meats, seafood, and local produce available. We dined there for Valentine's Day and had the most flavorful meal including Foie Gras Mousse, Hamachi Crudo, Caviar and a Tomahawk steak. Not to mention amazing wine pairings to go along with every course. 

Fulton -  You can't miss the Fulton bar near the main lobby with it's large lit up tree paying homage to the old oak tree in Fulton, TX. The cocktails are absolutely delicious and it's a great place to meet friends and order small plates. They also serve brunch from 7-10:30am. See the full menu here.

Revue - Enjoy the Revue pop-up every Friday and Saturday evening (6pm-Midnight) serving fresh pizza, salads and beverages.
Good Things - While there are Nespresso machines in every room, you might want to pick up something different at the Good Things coffee shop near the lobby. They serve coffee and tea - hot or cold brew, snacks and food to go! Open daily from 7am - 7pm. 

Rules & Regs - Located on the 7th floor near the pool and hot tub you'll find Rules & Regs. It has a fun latin inspired vibe serving cocktails, food, beer and even cigars. It overlooks Austin with glass windows surrounding most of it, and a beautiful patio with a view of downtown. The vibe is upbeat and it's the perfect spot to end the night with friends or your partner! 

In Room Dining - If you don't want to leave your room there's an option for that! Grab room service daily including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Steak, hamburgers, salads, pasta and even a full kids menu for lunch and dinner! 

They are taking COVID procedures very seriously and taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. Check out their health and safety protocols here

I am so excited to be partnering with Fairmont Austin to have my own unique code "PJESSE" that will give you the following;

- The BEST possible rate on every room
- Complimentary self parking (come and go as often as you need)
- $25 room credit per night
- Automatic room upgrade once you book (You can only get this deal with my special code)

Click here to book your upcoming stay, and if you have any issues you can always add "PJESSE" in the promotion code at the bottom of the reservation page to get the best deal! This deal applies to any stay from now until December 31, 2021. 

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