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O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

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  • Excellent42%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Multilingual Staff
Facilities for Disabled Guests
Dry Cleaning
Housekeeping
Pool
Restaurant
Free Airport Transportation
Fitness centre
2 Star 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...
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116 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2933
12.6 km to San Antonio Intl Airport
140 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
0.7 km from The Alamo
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great hotel. Quaint, wonderful staff, balcony view of Tower of America and fantastic breakfast. Walls a little thin but we slept well. Hot water not always hot. But if you are a seasoned traveler you know these things exist in old historic hotels....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a weekend in San Antonio for the rock and roll marathon, chose this hotel because of its location, a few steps from marathon finish, the riverwalk and La Villita. Staff was always friendly. But the place needs some improvements. Breakfast is average. Rooms...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We booked our hotel and had a prepaid confirmed confirmation. Upon arrival, after searching forever to find a parking spot, we were told that they had accidentally overbooked. Horrible customer service.More

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Response from Jeb866, Front Office Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Guest Most likely you are not aware how online reservations systems work for Hotels, Cruises, Cars, Airlines. If you use a third party website and they sell you something that is not available you must make the administrator of such website responsible for the...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018

This hotel is great. The location is close to everything. We did not have a car...didn't need one. Uber ride from the airport about $17 each way. We walked all over San Antonio. The staff is friendly and helpful. April, at the front desk, could...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Check-in was a dream -- George was polite and efficient, as we straggled in after a long day of driving. He was able to answer all of our questions, including walking directions to where we needed to be the next morning. The breakfast choice was...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Hotel class
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Microwave
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Restaurant
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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LeAnn S
11 June 2017|
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Response from Llrn | Reviewed this property |
No restaurant on site but there is a pizza place next door. I do not think there are any suites or jacuzzi tubs. The balcony rooms do not have private balconies. Nice place but probably not for romantic getaways.
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203margareth
20 March 2017|
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Response from bedhead02 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, you said fee, I thought it said free. Parking was FREE for us. We got a permit from reception.
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Llrn
14 January 2017|
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Response from S R | Reviewed this property |
Truthfully, I cannot recall. I make it a practice never to use them.
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Room Tips
"Balconies are huge!"
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"Stay away. If you must stay here, request a room a far away from the ice maker as possible."
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"Don't stay, but if you do and you want to sleep in after 6 am, don't stay on the first floor"
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"the rooms are large. there are 3 floors and they are all BEAUTIFUL."
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