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Stay Express Inn Lackland San Antonio

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Umatilla, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 stayed here for BMT Graduation in 2 rooms. The location was perfect, literally right outside the gate to Lackland AFB with lots of restaurants nearby. The rooms were clean, but the bathroom floors leaned and the tile was crooked and cracked. This could be an awesome hotel if they were to do some upgrades. We didn't...

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Laurel, Delaware
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my brother and I stayed there to see my son graduate. Holes in the walls, hot water was off and on. Not sure what was on the outside of the refrigerator. Close the door and light come through. Close the door too hard and the plugs fall out of the sockets. scary wiring. Did have a microwave that had to...

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We choose this place because it was inexpensive and so close to the gate to Lackland AFB. Turns out that location was the ONLY thing it had in its favor. There were cobwebs hanging near the beds, one of the beds had a massive dip in it, ceiling tiles were warped and nasty, only one outlet worked and it had...

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Ballston Lake, New York
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We arrived around 2 in the morning day before sons Air Force Basic Training coin ceremony. After being on the road over 30 hours straight through, we were happy to arrive at our destination. I believe his name was Adam, checked us in, super nice. Gave us information about the property, keys, we had about two hours before we had...

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was there for a graduation at Lackland. I needed several rooms at a cheap price and as close to base as possible. I read all of the reviews here and took the chance anyway. All of the negative reviews are accurate. However, if you're in S.A. for a graduation, you can't beat this location. It's literally 100 yds from...

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Seminole, Florida
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Clean but needs updating badly. If they do that they would be 4star motel. Management is wonderful and very helpful. Convenient to the Valley hi gate. I would recommend this motel as long as you don't mind the 70's . The young man during the day is a sweetie pie and very helpful.

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Shawnee, Oklahoma
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

The room was filthy and horrible disrepair. The facet handle was broken off. Clearly dirty sheets with handprints on them. Rotting door frame. Water dripping from the exhaust fan in the bathroom driving all over the toilet. Rusted refrigerator. Carpet was stained and sticky. Left my sons feet black. Breakfast was weak at best. Shower would suddenly go ice cold...

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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

The room was ok. It needs to be up dated. The door to the bathroom looks like it has been through some fights. I am a short person and was taller then the shower head. So taking shower was not easy. The phone was unplugged when we got to the room. All of the staff was friendly and the pool...

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Reviewed 6 February 2016

Great location near a grocery store and many restaurants you really need not to travel far from the hotel to find what you need there's even a pharmacy just down the street I came for the graduation of my son from Lackland Air Force Base and it was so convenient because the gate was literally right outside the hotel the...

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Mentor, Ohio
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We traveled to San Antonio for our son’s graduation from USAF Basic Military Training. The room was very basic with 2 queen beds but had a flat screen TV larger than most hotels along with a refrigerator and a microwave. The area is on the sketchy side, but the location of being literally 100 yards from the gate to Lackland...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay Express Inn Lackland is 50 yards from LACKLAND AFB perfect for family and friends of LACKLAND Grads, 2 miles from WILFORD HALL MED CTR, 4 miles from NELSON WOLF STADIUM. Relax in our large OUTDOOR POOL and HOT TUB. We have clean, safe, friendly business and leisure class accommodations. Extra large rooms with FREE high speed internet, FREE deluxe continental breakfast, FREE local calls, FREE parking, 25 inch remote controlled TV with premium cable, Showtime, ESPN and Spanish channels, microwave, refrigerator, blow dryer, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, work table & chair, electronic locks, bathroom amenities, self service guest laundry, pet friendly, business services including faxing & copying, handicap accessible rooms available, 24 hour front desk, daily maid service, convenient access to dining, shopping, golfing, Sea World, Toyota manufacturing plant, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, downtown San Antonio including The Alamo, River walk, San Antonio Zoo, Botanical Gardens, The Alamo Dome, Mission Trails and many more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stay Express Inn Lackland San Antonio

Address: 100 Valley Hi Dr, San Antonio, TX 78227-4328
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Price Range: RM195 - RM306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stay Express Inn Lackland San Antonio 2*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Carefree Inn Lackland Hotel San Antonio
Carefree Hotel San Antonio
Carefree Hotel Lackland
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“We were in room 255 and 254. It was second floor above pool~ excellent view of on base.”
 of 5 bubbles tuloola68, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Second floor”
 of 5 bubbles Aggie_fan1983, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
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  • Rat droppings between bed and nightstand
 of 5 bubbles RG369, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“stay anywhere but here!”
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