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Dallas
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Friendly welcome and accommodation of early check-in, accommodation of request for quiet room on top floor. Hotel parking on grounds and across street for $10. Neighboring lots for a little less. Spacious double queen with desk, dresser, 27" TV. In-room fridge would be nice. Balcony with bistro table/chairs. Bath is a bit small and would benefit from curved shower curtain....

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2Thank HermanTheGerman-inTX
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed staying in this hotel. Good location with only a short walk to the Riverwalk. Rooms were quite large. Breakfast was really nice with a lovely area on each floor to sit and eat it if you preferred to sitting in your room. Nice atmosphere. I would definitely stay again..

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Texas
Reviewed 20 August 2013

The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. We were there for a night out on the Riverwalk so the location for that was good. Only complaints is that there is not a parking garage close by and the room was pretty dark with a small bathroom. I would recommend this hotel to a traveling couple, but not a...

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Amarillo, Texas
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Some people complain about the parking. There's parking all around this hotel. Our room was great with a balconey. The trolley stops around the corner and takes you to the Alamo. The River Walk entrance is half a block from the hotel. The bathroom was small but useable. Lovely boutique hotel, and well work the price. Fresh brewed coffee in...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Hotel was in a great location,value for money. Our room was fantastic with a door onto the balcony. Continental breakfast was more than enough. Staff were attentive and friendly. The hotel is an old building but renovated. Felt like we were in a western hotel.

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1Thank Dipster3
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We knew going in that the parking was going to not be ideal, but we found that to be the least of our trouble. The room smelled bad, but we chalked it up to age. But no hot water the whole stay? Very annoying. We both took cold showers. So much for using that wonderful whirlpool tub they advertise! The...

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5Thank arlyn4466
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 17 June 2013

The hotel seemed good for all the research I did on the internet but found a few things worth mentioning. Parking is difficult - we arrived late on a Saturday evening and had to park a few lots down the street - within 100 yards but didn't know that I would have to pay! The front desk was a bit...

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4Thank MadTraveler2011
Austin, TX
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Stayed for two weekday nights. Clean room, nicely appointed. You definitely want to ask for a 2nd or 3rd floor balcony room. Parking was scarce & cost $10 per night--park behind the hotel if you can--there are about 10 spaces there you access by an alley at the right side of the building. Small bathroom and a clawfoot bathtub that...

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3Thank TravelingProfessor
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 June 2013

If you are looking for something other than a mega hotel in San Antonio, this fits the bill. Small and quiet, the rooms were clean and comfortable. Affordable and close to most of the major attractions. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Good for families. It was a nice change from the big chain experience.

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1Thank K W
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

My first impression was not what I expected. The parking was a small lot across the street. Unloading the car would be difficult. The front door was broken and the lobby was small. After the initial evaluation things started improving. Although the room was small it was clean and nicely decorated. The furniture was good quality and it had a...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • 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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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: RM573 - RM1,213 (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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“The rooms at the back are more quiet, as they don't face the street.”
 of 5 bubbles MontanaBorn47, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles toddr542, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were on the street side, next time we will ask to be on the court side.”
 of 5 bubbles infoF2804OC, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Back-side rooms have balcony space, face La Villita.”
 of 5 bubbles SR31, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“seems like the walls are not insulated to reduce noise from other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles B0bR, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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