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Santee, California
Reviewed 8 October 2016

There is a distinct difference between old world charm and JUST PLAIN OLD. This wonderful hotel has a very beautiful old world charm. From the plumbing fixtures, which reminded me of my youth...I am 77, to the beautiful furniture in the room and the lighting of the room itself. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The area...

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Our hotel is a little piece of history of the Old San Antonio. It was completely renovated in 2003 following the guidelines of the historic preservation society We are very glad you noticed it. Thank you very much for your very nice comments .

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is old (historic). Wallpaper was peeling in places and welcome mat was grossly ancient. However the room, bathroom, sheets and towels were all clean. Staff is very friendly. Complimentary hot breakfast was great bonus. Location was excellent. If you're looking for a deal, it's a good hotel. About 3 star quality I'd say.

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest : Thank you for the time to write about us. Your opinion is quite different from most of our guests. As you can see in most websites they appreciate they are in a piece of history in San Antonio rather than in a newer standardized construction. But we can understand some people don't place any value on that...

Garland
Reviewed 26 September 2016

After seeing pictures of this property and noticing their parking fees were half the cost of other downtown hotels, I was excited to give it a try. We arrived around 11:00pm and the gentleman at the front desk let us know the computer system was down so we would have to do paperwork. That was fine but I told him...

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for your comments. We apologize you have so many inconveniences at the same time as you describe. It is very unusual and very strange. You mentioned parking problems, smell problems, stain problems, shower problems, credit card problems, front desk problems and many others. Most of our guests are very happy staying us and write very nice...

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is at a fantastic location. It's very close to the River Walk and restaurants. It also has parking at a decent price and customer service is excellent. Rooms are clean and very comfortable. It has an old feel to it. I highly recommend it.

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your appreciative comments We hope to see you again really soon!!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Room was quiet and comfortable and roomy, with all normal quality amenities - fridge, cable TV, wi fi, comfortable beds in a heritage property with character. Space for breakfast was not large but worked well and all the normal range of breakfast items was present. Parking was very convenient. Staff were very helpful. The best thing is, this property is...

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your very nice comments. We hope to see you again soon!

Missouri
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I stayed here due to a business trip. I also stayed due to the other reviews. I was not at all impressed. To start with when I got into my room it smelled so that wasn't a good start it had a very musty moldy smell. I couldn't turn off the AC fan and that appeared to be the source...

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are very surprised you had so many problems and you didn’t give us the opportunity to know about it while you were at the hotel. Had you let us know we could have assigned you another room or find the way to solve the problems. It...

Athens, New York
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I had the opportunity to stay at the OBrien for two weeks. The rooms were confortable and spotless. The staff was always helpful and there was a greeting each time I passed the front desk. Magnificent staff and great hotel

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your very nice comments. We hope to see you again soon. !!

Missouri City, Texas
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great experience at the O’Brien Historic Hotel! The design of the hotel is exquisite; we really love the boutique hotels. The rooms are clean and comfortable, good breakfast. The staff was outstanding, mainly the European lady at the front desk (I don’t remember her name but maybe she’s from France), she was so helpful, and complements perfectly, with her elegance,...

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your very nice comments. We hope to see you again soon

Waterloo, Iowa
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Walk to the riverwalk, nice dedicated parking, staff super. Cool historic place, funny about the bathroom door hitting the potty. Did not measure twice? Other than that, the room was quite nice. Breakfast was hot and tasty with some variety. Got a laugh out of the Texas shaped waffle maker. Would come back.

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments. Regarding what you mentioned about the potty, what other guests see in those imperfections are the details of a building that is historic and so well preserved to be perfectly functional more than a century later. Perhaps you are more comfortable with new hotels in the highway . We hope to see you...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Loved the O'Brien! Great location, walking distance to all attractions, affordable and clean. The staff was wonderful, specially the french lady at the front desk (sorry do not remember her name), she went out of her way to be informative and helpful. Breakfast was nice and hot. Parking a bit too small but we never had any issues to park,...

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your very nice comments We hope to see you again soon!!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

Address: 116 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Price Range: RM411 - RM924 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Clarion Collection San Antonio
San Antonio Clarion Collection
Clarion San Antonio
Hotel Style:
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
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“Definitely don't be on the ground floor”
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“Balcony room was nice for a night time cigar and drink in the beautiful San Antonio weather”
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