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O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Love the charm if this place!! Very nice staff, amazingly nice, best we've ever had to be honest. The balcony was an added bonus, very comfortable room and bed!!! It's location is in walking distance to shops, the river and great food.

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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded 22 December 2017

Know that your voice is of tremendous importance to us and we value your comments about our staff and bed. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Great service, the staff was awesome, parking was limited at the hotel but they were additional parking across the street for around $12 a night. This hotel was only a 5 minutes to the river walk and close to the Alamo, everything within walking distance...More

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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded 22 December 2017

We appreciate the time you've taken to rate your stay. Thank you for your feedback regarding our staff and parking. Your feedback will help us to grow and evolve and I thank you again for taking the time to rate your experience.

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Love this hotel!! It's an old building but conveniently located to the river walk. Parking is extra & $15 per night. Staff is awesome and very polite. Breakfast is free and does have hot items. This was our 2nd time to stay here & we...More

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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded 22 December 2017

On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for choosing our hotel and appreciate what you have shared regarding our staff and parking. We are always looking for ways to improve upon the guest experience and I hope you will return to see how...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

The condition of this hotel is quite underwhelming. It is in shambles. Every customer touchpoint is old worn and crusty - the front desk (what's with the huge Ring doorbell on a stick as an in-your-face on-a-budget surveillance system?), the carpet, the faucet handles, the...More

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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded 22 December 2017

Your voice is very important to us and we are continuously striving to improve upon the guest experience. Thank you for rating your stay and providing us insights regarding our breakfast and front desk. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for choosing...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

this hotel is ole school and i loved it. there was parking in front of the hotel and in the back of the hotel. the hotel staff was very friendly. the young man that work at the front desk by the name of George was...More

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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded 22 December 2017

It means so much to have earned your business. We appreciate the feedback regarding our staff and parking. We appreciate you for sharing your feedback as we continue to improve conveniences of our Hotel for all of our guests.

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Microwave
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Price range
US$122 - US$281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$122 - US$281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
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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"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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"Balconies overlook a parking lot. AC's vent onto the balcony area."
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