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“Dirty, disorganized, small”
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American Motel
Ranked #293 of 356 Hotels in San Antonio
sbolt2004
2 reviews
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“Dirty, disorganized, small”
Reviewed 7 August 2007

I just stayed at this motel last weekend and have to say that its the worse motel I've ever stayed in. The first night I got there late and the sheets stunk and looked to be stained. The dresser drawers did not open, the tv stand was not straight. There was no phone books. The toilet and bath tub were gross and the walls had holes in them. There was no clock at all and the air conditioner didn't work at all. The locks on the door didnt look too sturdy and I didnt feel safe at all. No wonder this was the cheapest place to stay near san antonio. It was a half hour drive to lackland AFB and down town san antonio. I guess you get what you pay for. The only good thing about this place was that it didn't have bugs.

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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cctex823
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Reviewed 31 July 2007

The place was very easy to find, right off the freeway. Complaints of shady area are somewhat unfounded. Little to no parking lot to speak of. Main office has a lobby as large as a bathroom stall, extremely small with no A/C. The single staff member I saw was nice. Most of the rooms were in the back with about 6 places to park with very little room to backup and maneuver. About 12 rooms total. Our room was clean, toiletries available, clean towels, linens. Hot water readily available. Free HBO! No noise heard from neighbors. Bed was on a wooden frame and it tore up my shins bad! Otherwise, decent experience, but will definitely stay downtown next time. Worth it alone for the accessibility to attractions and restaurants. The money you save on gas could be used on the room. Rudy's BBQ was up the road though, that was nice!

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Tucson, AZ
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Reviewed 2 June 2007

My wife and I just returned home from the graduation of our granddaughter in San Antonio. We stayed at the American Motel through recommendation from others at Trip Advisor. They were right! Although not much to look at (and no pool, grass, limited landscaping etc.) this place is well taken care of by by friendly on-site owners who know the lodging business. The room was clean with up to date furnishings (rooms are about the size of the average Days Inn etc.). We appreciated the micro-refrigerator, the free wireless internet access, the expanded cable TV, the ironing board-iron and the wife liked the high dryer. Nothing to complain about, especially for the price. Good security lighting and cameras throughout the small property. Many restaurants and stores within a short drive. Right on bus line. Again, for the price, we were happily surprised.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, good amenities for price paid.
  • Disliked — Small facility, parking is limited. Not near anything in particular.
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Austin TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2006

This is one of the best little motel that i have stayed in san antonio. The rooms were upto standard and clean. The peoples at hotel are always helpful. And i booked this hotel after i read good reviews about the hotel and that realy helped me out well.

  • Liked — Beds were so comfortable
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Better hotel then you ever would have thought
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled on business
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PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2006

Room was small and clean but came with few extras. Staff was courteous and friendly. Beware of the handyman made bed frames in the rooms with 2 queen beds. I banged my shin terribly when walking to the bathroom during the night.

  • Stayed May 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 December 2005

This Hotel that we stayed at is American Motel and i would rate this Motel as one of the best motels in the area, just as good as 5 star hotel i would say, i mean to say the rooms were perfect and i have been staying at this place for years now and the good thing is you think you are at home for the price of nothing and they keep nice and tidy for customers like us and this is the hotel i would say everyone should stay even though its a small Motel

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Property: American Motel
Address: 5547 Randolph Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78233
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio > Northeast San Antonio
Amenities:
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #293 of 356 Hotels in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
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