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O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

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  • Average13%
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2.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

I stayed in a ground floor room with my sister and her two children in March on a Friday night and paid over $180. We had a view of the parking lot - depressing, the room was very small, and the air condition was too...More

Thank Jim_D42014
Response from NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded 1 May 2014

Dear Jim_D42014: Thanks very much for sharing your thoughts about your recent stay with us. Your business is important to us and we value your feedback. We are happy to hear that you, and the children, liked the short walk to the River Walk and...More

Reviewed 27 April 2014

There are times when i like cookie-cutter restaurants, and there are times when i like something on the funky side. This place is reasonably priced, and interesting, and a short (although keep your eyes open, as it is in a borderline sketchy neighborhood) walk to...More

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Response from NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded 1 May 2014

Dear Terrygrim3: We greatly appreciate you taking the time to contact us to let us know about your stay with us in April. We were pleased you found our hotel reasonably priced and interesting. We take pride in the fact that we are one of...More

Reviewed 13 April 2014

Spent two nights here with spouse in room #310, a king non-smoking. Room was on third floor and had a balcony (shared) which was really nice in the afternoon to chill and relax. Hotel has 39 rooms. Smoking allowed on balconies. Parking is $10/night in...More

Thank Saranger
Response from NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded 9 May 2014

Dear Saranger; Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here at our property while visiting San Antonio. We appreciate all responses, good or bad, and use...More

Reviewed 10 April 2014

This little hotel (39 rooms) is a great hotel for those who wish to visit the San Antonio Riverwalk, the Alamo and more. The O'Brien is about a block from the Riverwalk and is half the price of the hotels on the Riverwalk. The staff...More

Thank Yvonne D
Response from NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded 9 May 2014

Dear Yvonne D: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your visit with us in April. We were very pleased to hear your stay was a wonderful one. The staff takes great pride in working towards a high standard of quality...More

Reviewed 31 March 2014

This place is only 5 minutes walk to the "Riverwalk" and all the wonderful restaurants and the famous "Alamo". The hotel is very comfortable and clean. The rooms are big with great facilities and a good breakfast. The staff are very friendly and only to...More

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Response from NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded 4 April 2014

Dear Superlou; Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us during your recent stay. We were very pleased to hear that you were happy with your room, facilities and the breakfast. The staff takes great pride in working towards...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
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
Details
Price range
US$123 - US$282 (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
Details
Price range
US$123 - US$282 (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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