I reserved my room about 7 weeks in advance of my sons Graduation Date. I was told that there was a chance that I could be bumped from my room to another one on base or even off base since these rooms are geared to Active Duty Airmen and Families. I booked a Family Suite which included Bedroom with Queen Bed, Living Room with Sofa Bed, and full Kitchen for $60. 2 weeks before arrival date, I received a call telling me that I had been bumped to a regular room which was disappointing but I was still very happy to be on base. But worse was that some people were informed when they arrived to check in that they were bumped to another hotel on base. The regular room has a separate bedroom with 1 Queen bed, living room with 2 chairs, and a small kitchen with snack bar with 2 chairs. This room is $56. There is full size Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Stove Top. There is also some dishes, pots and pans etc. There are Tvs in each room and a DVD player. The bedroom is very small but there is a large walk in closet with lots of room for storage. There is a safe in the closet too. The Hotel is older, but very clean. And most important to us was that we had somewhere to bring our Airman back to the room during Base Liberty to eat and relax. We saw many people hanging out in the Malls and even sitting in cars during Base Liberty Day. This Hotel is across the Street from the Parade Grounds where Graduation takes place. As mentioned before, this is great because you don't have to ride a bus after Graduation and can get to the dorms quicker than the massive amount of people on the buses. Plus it is very nice area to walk around in the evenings. There are many models of older Airplanes around the Field to look at and take pictures of. There are many places to eat on Base but we saved quite a bit of money by eating at least one meal a day in our room. There are 2 other Hotels on base, Gateway Inn, and Gateway Lodge. At one of those, you have to share a Bathroom with room next door (don't remember which one) so you might want to ask about that when booking. I would strongly recommend you consider this Hotel instead of staying off base.
- Also Known As:
- Gateway Villa - Air Force Inns San Antonio, Texas