Located in the Edenvale neighborhood of San Jose, the Hayes Mansion is a historic mansion that currently operates as a hotel resort. Originally, it was the home of the Hayes family. It has been one of the best examples of late 19th-century Mediterranean Revival architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hayes Mansion was built by the architect George Page to replace the mansion that was burned to the ground in 1899. In order to prevent another incident, the home's design included the lastest fire safety features of the day.
The property was self-sufficient, with its own power plant, a post office, railroad station, carriage stop, and a chapel. The family grew fruits and vegetables and raised its own livestock. Everis A. Hayes and Jay Hayes went on to help develop the fruit industry and became the publishers of the San Jose Mercury. The family sold the property and the City of San Jose purchased it during the 1990s. It was renovated and expanded to its present state. The building now has 214 guest rooms and is surrounded by a 20-acre park.
Whether you are looking to walk around and see the mansion or you choose to stay in this hotel, this place is definitely a wonderful getaway. Surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscapes, the Hayes Mansion is always a fun spot to be. It has great amenities like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a playground or if you are into sports, basketball, volleyball, and tennis are available for you!
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