The hotel is owned by others now, but Walter's portrait hangs in the lobby and the Faust Hotel still welcomes guests. The rooms are small by modern standards and wear the marks of time but folks come for the downtown location, historic feel and fine brewed-on-site beer.
And although Walter is long gone from this earth, visitors sometimes report seeing a dapper gent in a three piece suit wandering the lobby; a man they say looks just like the portrait.
We didn't see him when we stayed there, but you're welcome to check for yourself.
The Faust Hotel & Brewery Co.
240 South Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130
Oh yeah, don't forget the beer.
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