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“Great value, good location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of City View Inn & Suites Sunset Station

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City View Inn & Suites Sunset Station
Ranked #10 of 41 San Antonio B&B and Inns
Conway, Arkansas
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152 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great value, good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

This is a basic hotel, but was great for our family trip to San Antonio. The 5 stars are based on the level of hotel - it is NOT a luxury property, but it is very good value and has free parking. It is easy walking distance to the Riverwalk, the Tower of the Americas, and anywhere downtown. Our room was very clean, front desk service and maid service was good, and having a refrigerator and a microwave in the room made breakfast easy (the hotel does not serve breakfast). The rooms are on the small side.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Conwegian
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Paul, MN
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54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

My friend and I were in San Antonio for 2 nights, and stayed here one night and then shortly decided to spend the money to stay at a nicer hotel. This hotel was just a lot less than we expected, it just lacked a lot of the amenities I expect from a hotel. It was much smaller than I expected, and the room was very tiny. There was also no morning breakfast (or lobby really, it is just a small entrance way with a desk- no real congregation area) and that is just one of those basic things I expect from a hotel.

There was also a musty smell when you entered the hotel in the lobby, it goes away when you go upstairs but it was just something that made me feel a little on edge about the cleanliness of it if you could not get the smell out.

I also misunderstood the distance this was from the River Walk. It says it is a mile away, but it is across some railroad tracks and seems like it is in a rough neighborhood. I definitely would not want to walk back from the River Walk at night in this area, it seems like night and day crossing the railroad tracks.

If you will not be in your room much and do not mind the rough neighborhood, this hotel would be fine. But you can get a nicer hotel on the River Walk that offers breakfast and dinner and probably end up spending about the same amount of money since you will not have to eat out as much. For a place to crash, this place will work if you are in a fix.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank LeslieLorraine
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cityviewinnandsuites, Webmaster at City View Inn & Suites Sunset Station, responded to this review, 5 January 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the City View Inn during your recent visit to our area.

We have taken note of your suggestions and have taken adequate steps to ensure that the rooms and amenities are in the finest condition. We assure that we shall further do the very best to make our hotel a more comfortable place.

The next time you visit our area, please choose to stay at the City View Inn and you shall be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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Marble Falls, Texas
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

My friends and I stayed here when we came to San Antonio for an event at the AT&T center (two couples). Since the price was so great on this hotel we decided to make a weekend of it and stay two nights here instead of one night at a hotel on the river walk. The hotel was new and clean. We walked to and from the river walk twice (about a 10-15 minute walk) and we drove there a few times paying $10 for parking each time. There was public transportation near the hotel also. There were lots of people out walking between river walk and hotel so we were never concerned about our safety (Sat night). We found no restaurants except Ruth Chris Steakhouse ($$$$) near the hotel. There were some neighborhood type sports bars about a block down across the street. We passed a Denny's on our way to the river walk. We did hear a few trains during the night - and the hotel is located right on the street- but it was not a busy street, so the traffic noise did not bother us at night. We never had a problem finding a parking place in the hotel parking lot (free parking!!!) The bed was not a "heavenly bed" - but it was not bad either. The only thing that we found unusual was that there was not plastic curtain behind the fabric shower curtain- so the fabric curtain got pretty wet sometimes. Also, the blackout curtains did let a little light in at the bottom. We had a nice view of the Tower of the Americas from our window. There is a cute, old decorated train at the Sunset Train Station- great photo opportunity.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Spicy04
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Germany
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

we arrived without a reservation looking for a place to stay one night. This hotel is downtown, a short walk away from the Alamo and the riverwalk, youi don't even need your car, and just a few blocks away from all the fancy dowtown chain hotels that will charge a lot more than double the rate you pay here. The receiptionist was efficient and friendly and showed us places to go and gave us advise on what to do.
The room was nicely funished, very modern and clean. TV, coffee machine and free wireless in the room. Parking right in front of our room.
This hotel totally exceeded my expectations. We were looking for a - not too expensive- place to spend the night downtown San Antonio and would have put up with something of less quality. Extremely surprised to find this hotel with such and excellent location and reasonable room rates.
Will definitely recommend to any friends and co-workers going there, and would not stay anywhere else if I go to San Antonio again!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TsavoDawn
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Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

My husband and I stayed here while on way out to points further west. I did not hold out much hope when we initially deove into town off Hwy 10 and went through what looked like a depressed industrial area.

But the hotel is actually on the fringe of the downtown area. You could even walk there if you had good weather and comfy shoes. The famous Riverwalk with all its quaint shops, restaurants and craft booths.

The desk clerk told us they had only been open fourteen months and the place still looked and smelled new. The bed was comfy and the room was clean. I would definitely stay here again if we ever go thru San Antonio in the future.

The only drawback is the tiny parking lot.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank chakkuri
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Kempner, tx
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

My husband is very picky about hotels. And these days with prices skyrocketing, it's rare to find one closer to the $100 range than the $200+ range that is up to par. We were a little skeptical about Cityview, as we were only able to find great reviews; other than a reservation mixup and grouchy customers, nobody had ANYTHING bad to say. And, that's not normal. But, we were heading into town for a cousin's wedding and didn't have a ton to spend, so took a chance and booked a room. It couldn't have been a better experience!!! All we wanted was a place to turn in at night; we knew the rooms were relatively small, and that no breakfast is served, and were fine with that. But every fantastic thing we'd read turned out to be completely true. The whole place is pristinely clean. The beds are comfy, the carpets barefoot-worthy, the showers luxurious. Also, our room was updated with a spot to hang clothes as well as a grab bar in the shower (which, although it did have those little rough strips, is completely free of hardwater buildup so was rather more slick than I'm accustomed to). The staff was warm, welcoming and friendly. This place is incomparable in quality, even against some of the well-established name brand places we've stayed. And at a fraction of the price, that's sprinkles on top of the icing on the cake! On a typical Texas day it's too miserable outside to walk to the Riverwalk (sorry, no offense meant to the natives, we're just not from here and are unaccustomed to the relentless heat!), but on a cool day it'd be a pleasant stroll. Either way the cab fare's not bad, and the service was surprisingly prompt both times we used it. Oh, also it is a block away from the railroad, but that didn't bother my husband's or my sleep. But, it may be a factor to consider if you're a very light sleeper who's used to absolute quiet.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Kristie S
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Houston, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

This hotel was over all an average hotel. The only thing I have to complain about is the parking. It is very limited on where to park. If the parking lot is full, you will have to park on the main street of Commerce. Also the curtains are location right on top of the a/c unit. The window is only covered with a very thin white curtain which blocks not much sunlight and also doesn't help when the bed is right next to the window as well. And if you're anything like me, I like my rooms to be dark. The hotel is close to I-35, and walking/driving distant to riverwalk. I recommend walking there during the day, and driving at night. Cleanness of the hotel was good. Also if you are booking with hotels.com I recommend you don't. My boyfriend and I booked with them and when we got to the hotel to check it, it took us nearly 30 mins because of miss communication between hotels.com and cityview inn If I had to stay here again I would, but it would not be my first choice.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Michelle C
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Additional Information about City View Inn & Suites Sunset Station

Property: City View Inn & Suites Sunset Station
Address: 1306 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3320
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — City View Inn & Suites Sunset Station 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located just steps from Sunset Station and the Alamodome, our new hotel is the perfect starting place to experience all San Antonio has to offer. Our 100 percent nonsmoking hotel offers exemplary service and amenities to accompany our sophisticated comfortable accommodations. Relax in our contemporary luxurious rooms and enjoy the view of the downtown skyline while planning what to see and do. While you are here, take advantage of our free wireless high speed internet access and free in-room coffee service.If you’re traveling for fun, our new hotel will be a highlight of your trip. City View Inn & Suites is located in the heart of Downtown San Antonio, just steps from Sunset Station and the Alamodome and near all the local dining and shopping. You’ll be less than a mile from attractions including the San Antonio Riverwalk, The Alamo and the Texas Institute of Culture and Tower of the America’s. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the San Antonio Zoo, Seaworld, the Botanical Gardens and the AT&T center are just minutes away. If you’re traveling on business, you’ll appreciate our easy access to HEB, the Convention Center, Boeing and Lockheed Martin. And you can still enjoy our sophisticated contemporary luxury; making your stay both enjoyable and profitable.The City View Inn & Suites at Sunset Station offers exceptional value and luxurious accommodations at a great price. Come experience the best San Antonio has to offer. Make a reservation today! ... more   less 
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