Property Location: With a stay at Holiday Inn Express Fairhope, you'll be centrally located in Fairhope, within a 10-minute drive of Mobile Bay and Fairhope Avenue. This hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Marietta Johnson Museum and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Fairhope Museum of History. Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of the 88 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls. Amenities: Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and a banquet hall. Dining: A complimentary buffet breakfast is included. Business, Other Amenities: Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Fairhope Alabama is one of two single tax colonies remaining in the United States /the other is in Arden Delaware/. The community was established in 1894 by a group from Des Moines Iowa headed by Ernest B. Gaston who wanted to establish a colony based on the single tax theories of economist journalist and social reformer Henry George. The people who founded Fairhope weren't able to create a true single tax community as defined by Henry George but they attempted to come as close as they could. They acquired land in the name of the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation then leased the land to those who wanted to use or live on the land. Lessees have a 99 year renewable lease on the land but have ownership of improvements on the land. In 1908 the City of Fairhope was officially established. Today the city thrives on the beautiful banks of Mobile Bay with dozens of quaint shops restaurants local art galleries and antique markets. When you stay at the Hampton Inn Fairhope you're in the heart of it all. Start your day with our On the House hot breakfast before venturing out to the flower-lined streets to shop hike bird watch or simply enjoy the beautiful views of Mobile Bay. In the evenings relax in our comfy lobby with complimentary coffee or tea 24 hours a day in front of the fireplace. For a special treat choose one of our balcony rooms and watch an old fashioned 'main street' parade during Mardi Gras or Christmas.