My wife and I are on a 7 week holiday around the southern states and needed affordable accommodation in locations that allowed us to get around without a car.
The M Star has very attractive and comfortable rooms ( granite showers etc) and was located near bus stops ( 40 mins to downtown), a mall and restaurants- but that is where the positives stopped. Throughout the 5 nights we stayed there we were often woken up at various hours of the night/morning by very loud ‘beeping’ noises. After the first night we asked management about this and they told us it was our smoke alarm, even though we told them it was coming from outside. The motel has a lot of ‘rules’ posted in its lobby and one was ‘no room changes after check in.’ To this day we don’t know exactly what the sounds were but our guess is some type of alarm in the motel, guests car alarms or a buzzer from the Shell service station located next door- the noises were worse on weekend nights. We were also frustrated with the management checking in other guests at 4am in the rooms next to us when the motel was over half empty.
The wi-fi was poor, our dinner tray did not get cleaned in the 5 days, the breakfast was minimal and only ran until 9am and there were ants in our bathroom- we put up with these things as we are budget travelers, and had paid upfront through a hotel website.
The management informed us that they have only been operating the motel for 4 months, and taxi drivers told us that it used to be an Econo Lodge. So all previous reviews are for the old Econo Lodge. Basically, if you want uninterrupted sleep dont stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The M-Star San Antonio SeaWorld is conveniently located less than five miles from SeaWorld San Antonio and across the street from the Ingram Park Mall. This San Antonio, TX hotel is close to popular area attractions like the San Antonio Zoo, the San Antonio River Walk, Six Flags Fiesta Texas Adventure Park and the Alamo. Fort Sam Houston, the Alamodome arena, the Lackland Air Force Base, Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Botanical Garden are minutes away. This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers continental breakfast, free wireless internet, an outdoor pool, and onsite laundry facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge San Antonio
- M-Star San Antonio SeaWorld Texas