Reservations Now Open
Hotel Reservations for the 2009 World Fantasy Convention are now open! Click here to make your hotel reservation.
The 2009 World Fantasy Convention is being held at:
The Fairmont Hotel
170 South Market Street
San José, California 95113
This excellent facility was also the headquarters hotel for the 2002 World Science Fiction Convention, ConJosé. Click here to make your hotel reservation. For more information about the hotel, see the San Jose Fairmont’s web site.
Standard Room Rates
Standard rooms (also called “Fairmont rooms”) cost $130 for one or two people and $155 for three or four. (See below for information about Signature (“Lanai”) rooms.) That rate is good for October 26th through November 6th. The cut off date for reservations is October 6, 2009, the first Tuesday in October. If for some reason you’ve had to wait until after that to reserve a room please get in touch with us and we’ll see what we can do.
Signature rooms are also called Lanai rooms and can be reserved online. These face the pool area and have small, shielded patios. Given the probable weather these are nice places to spend time – especially if you smoke – but can’t be used for parties. (Sorry, but the sound carries and echoes up the building.) Signature rooms cost $160 for 1 or 2 people, $185 for three to four.
You must book suites through the convention (hotel [at] worldfantasy2009.org), not through the regular room reservation service. See our Suites page for more details.
If you sign up for a free membership in Fairmont’s President’s Club frequent-traveler program, you receive free high-speed internet access in your sleeping room. (The Fairmont does charge for high-speed internet access in sleeping rooms and suites unless you are a member of the President’s Club.) When making your room reservation, enter your President’s Club number in the comments section.
Internet access is free in the lobby lounge area and public areas on the ground floor; however, there is no internet access in the ballroom and function space areas.
The Fairmont is a non-smoking hotel; there are no rooms where
smoking is allowed.
Roll-away beds are available on a first come, first serve basis. Because there can be no more than four people in a room these can only be put in rooms with one bed, not two. And because hotels are often changing the names of different types of suites you’re going to get two names for each room or suite.
If you attended ConJosé, you’ll probably remember the Fairmont Lobby Lounge. Even if you weren’t there in 2002, you’ll want to join your fellow members in one of the best hanging-out bars around. (Scotch lovers should note that, while nothing could beat the prices in 2008 in Canada, the Fairmont has a much wider selection.)
If you have questions about the reservations, suites, or anything else about the hotel, contact our hotel liaisons at hotel [at] worldfantasy2009.org