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Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square
Ranked #105 of 356 Hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Holland, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“We just loved it!!”
Reviewed 26 October 2005

This hotel has again proven to be the best value for multiple-person groups in San Antonio! We had 8 in our group, ranging from 52 down to 3 years of age. We had a 2-bedroom unit in the non-smoking building, which was wonderfully clean and fresh. We ate terrific breakfasts each and every morning, anything from fresh waffles, yogurt, sausage & biscuits to cereal, donuts, bagels and fresh fruit. Our server, Harold (an International Intern from Alcapulco, MX) was just wonderful and a real pleasure whenever we interacted with him. The evening get-togethers were also very nice, with light snacks and cold refreshments for both the adults and the kids. The pool was very nice and clean, as was the hot tub. The location is close to the trolley line, which is very convenient for getting around the city, and within walking distance of El Mercado. Adrianna and Priscilla at the front desk, and Reynaldo who seemed to be a "jack of all trades" were also both friendly and professional. We have stayed at this hotel in the past and will do so again in the future. We also highly recommend it to anyone going to San Antonio for more than one night, as it is comfortable and affordable, especially when you consider the savings on your morning meals!

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Reviewed 24 July 2005

We were looking for a two-bedroom suite with a full kitchen, a hearty breakfast, privacy in a single suite for two couples traveling together, nearish to downtown San Antonio, but far enough out to avoid paying premium rates. That is what we found at this Residence Inn. It is a block from the yellow trolley line into downtown (80 cents) and less than a mile from a Riverwalk water taxi ($3/trip,$10 all-day). The staff was very gracious, helpful and hard-working. The hotel does have a closed-in, grassy yard area and playground suitable for younger children, a basketball court and a small pool and Jacuzzi. The room was clean and in good repair.

The bad news? I felt the dining area was cramped for the number of people who were expecting to use it and consistently busy, although we never really waited overly long to eat. The coffee cream and sugar are around the corner from the coffee machine, in the lobby. The fireplace mantle had obviously come loose from the wall and was sagging, as was the breakfast bar cover, and I would have preferred the ceramic dishes to the Styrofoam and plastic sometimes used as a stop-gap. The pool was nice, if small. "Neighbors" from the other Marriott hotels in the compound (Fairfield Inn, Courtyard) felt free to use the pool as well. One the other hand, I was allowed to use the business center computer in the Courtyard which the Residence Inn did not have available.

Given the small size of the lobby, the cramped dining area and the noticeably small pool, I believe the hotel was originally designed to serve the building attached to the lobby only and not the separate annex building in which we stayed. I suspect the annex was added later and helps to overload some of the facilities. I'd suggest to Marriott that they increase the size of these facilities if possible.

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Reviewed 5 April 2005

Just returned from a 5 night stay at the Residence Inn Market Square. The staff was all incredibly friendly, great complimentary breakfast in the morning and complimentary drinks and dinner in the evening (Mon-fri). Our room was clean , though smaller than anticipated. Hotel has a nice heated pool and a little playground for kids. Good location and free parking a plus! Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2005
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Property: Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square
Address: 628 S Santa Rosa Ave, San Antonio, TX 78204-3128
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio > Avenida Guadalupe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in San Antonio
#80 Business Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square 3*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square offers an ideal location in the heart of downtown San Antonio, just off I-35. This great location is within minutes of top destinations including Market Square, the Riverwalk, the Alamodome, and the AT&T Center. Business travelers will appreciate the quick commute to the offices of AT&T, Toyota, Boeing, and HEB Grocery, as well as business-friendly amenities such as free proprety-wide WiFi, a 24-hour business center, and over 1,400 sq. Ft. Of flexible meeting and event space. Our suites are 50% larger than standard hotel rooms, and are highlighted by HD TVs, plush bedding, and the fully-equipped kitchens with refrigerator, microwave, and stove top. Start your day off with the complimentary breakfast buffet, and unwind in the evenings at the weekday evening social hour. Guests will love to maintain their active lifestyle with a workout in the fitness center or a game of basketball on the SportCourt, or they can spend a relaxing afternoon in the sun by the outdoor pool. With thoughtful amenities and prime location in the heart of downtown, Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square is the perfect choice for extended stay trips or weekend getaways to San Antonio. ... more   less 
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