This is a really lovely and quiet boutique hotel within walking distance of the Riverwalk. I'd probably give it more like 4.25 stars, but that was not an option.
I liked the location but parking was a bit snug. Ideally, the property would contract with a bigger parking venue.
What I loved was the staff, the coziness of the room, TV, amenities, balcony (it's shared with others on your floor), tables in the lobby of one's floor (for eating or whatever you like). I also loved the coffee maker, where I was able to make vanilla cappuccinos to my heart's content (three in a day!)
The coffeemaker broke while we were there. Of course the staff was apologetic, and it was fixed in a couple hours, but they need a fall-back position. I recommend a huge coffeemaker in the back that could be pulled out for such emergencies (and it is an emergency if you're flying out that morning!)
Overall a warm and inviting hotel with sweet personnel and that Southern hospitality for which San Antone is known.
PS I recommend the Iron Cactus for dinner! Perfect (muy bueno) Mex. food, on the Riverwalk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The O'Brien Historic Hotel Downtown Riverwalk offers quiet luxury in the heart of Downtown San Antonio. We are centrally located one block from the famous Riverwalk (which offers an array of restaurants, shops and nightlife), four blocks from the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, three blocks from the Alamo Plaza. You can take a breath-taking walk on the Riverwalk and enjoy the history and magic that San Antonio has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Collection San Antonio
- San Antonio Clarion Collection
- Clarion San Antonio
- O'Brien Historic Hotel, An Ascend Collection Hotel San Antonio, Texas