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About the Hotel Giles

Hotel Giles History

Hotel namesake and famed architect Alfred Giles of San Antonio, designed this, Comfort's first hotel, for Paul Ingehuett in 1880.  It was originally known as the Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel.  Giles was a well-known architect who catered to the dignified gentry of the time with his symmetrical and conservative design style.  The interior of the hotel reflects a dog-run plan, including a central reception hall with two guest rooms on either side and a central staircase leading to the same symmetrical room layout on the second floor.   The original hotel had galleries across the front and back on both floors, a copper tinner's roof and a large stone fireplace.  

With the coming of the railroad in 1887, the original native limestone building was soon too small for the burgeoning town, and so Giles returned in 1894 to design the addition, including iconic arched parlor windows and gothic lintel cross.  Members of the Peter Ingenhutt family operated the hotel until about 1903. By 1909, the hotel was bought by Louis and Matilda Faust, who operated it until 1946.

After World War II, motels became more popular than hotels.  The Faust Hotel struggled after the war until 1985 when new owners, James Lord and Bobby Dent, brought new life back to this fine old building. Over the next 30 years, several owners restored and modernized the hotel to become a Comfort TX landmark. Today, the hotel proudly bears the Texas Historical Landmark designation, as well as a prominent place in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. 

Today's Hotel Giles  (Formerly Faust Hotel)

Brian & Diane Treusdell purchased the Faust Hotel in 2015, and have recently renamed it the "Hotel Giles" in honor of the original architect, Alfred Giles.   The owners are committed to preserving the historic character of the hotel and grounds while also providing guests with great hospitality, modern comforts, and a relaxing atmosphere.  This boutique hotel is perfect for a quick trip to the Texas Hill Country for antiquing, wine tasting, wedding stays, romantic couples getaway or just to decompress from the worries of the world any time of year! Explore all our rooms/suites and pick the one that’s best for you.

No matter which room/suite you choose, we’ve provided all the details needed for an experience that’s just as unique as you are. Each stay includes a spacious and unique room or suite with luxury linens, private bath, in-room Keurig coffee, flat-screen Roku televisions, free WIFI and homemade breakfast.  After breakfast, you can tour around the historic town of Comfort, TX on retro bicycles which are free for guests to use.

Most of the property is available to our guests.  The rocking chairs on the front porch of the hotel, the gazebo, the Smokehouse, and the sitting area on the upper deck are all great places to hang out and relax.  P.S.  We even have a pet cemetery!  Please note that for group events you can rent a portion of the property for an additional fee (Breakfast Room, Gazebo, and Grand Salon).