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North Carolina
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Great hotel, excellent staff. Very limited parking and absolutely no handicap parking if that is a need for you. Great room, but you can hear the road noise because of the old single pane windows. Close to the river walk, but not on the river walk. It is a few blocks away. Breakfast is light, but sufficient. I would choose...

1Thank Decafplease
Montgomery, Texas, United States
Reviewed 17 November 2012

I stayed at the O'Brien for my first visit to San Antonio. It's centrally located right in the heart of the city, just steps from the Riverwalk. This hotel is what visiting Texas is all about, warm hospitality and spacious rooms, all filled with Southern charm. I accidently made my reservation for the night beforehand, and instead of turning me...

Thank KateWilson20
San Diego, California
Reviewed 16 November 2012

I bought a groupon for one night at $89. It was every bit worth it! Hotel is VERY close to riverwalk. Room was ready, clean, and spacious. The bed and pillows were excellent. I would certainly stay again. There is a free breakfast, but it is continental. The room was a little stuffy, but not bad enough to make it...

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Regina, SK
Reviewed 13 November 2012

It's always hard to pick a hotel somewhere you have never been, but the O'Brien lived up to my expectations. It is convenient to the Riverwalk and just far enough away that you aren't kept awake by all the activity of it. It is close to the Convention Center and there is lots of public transit right outside the hotel,...

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Colby, Kansas
Reviewed 7 November 2012

This historic hotel is in downtown and very convenient to the Riverwalk and all downtown sites. The room was very nice and well kept. When we checked in, the clerk upgraded us to a balcony room. The view was great!! We just parked our car for 2 1/2 days and walked everywhere. We returned to this hotel on our return...

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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 6 November 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of November. Hotel was clean and service desk was helpful. I was dissapointment when I found out the website is incorrect when it says there is an exercise room. When I asked they said I would have to walk 9 blocks to the facility but that I would be given a...

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Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Very well located. Calm and charmful, it has parking right across the street. Very close to the Riverwalk. Nice rooms! Wifi works properly. Friendly staff, very helpful and kind. Calm neighborhood, in despite the hotel is located in the very Downtown San Antonio.

2Thank RockTraveler
Reviewed 1 November 2012

This small hotel a few blocks from the riverwalk has spacious rooms. The back side rooms are very quiet, we had a front room last stay and the street was noisy. Used a Living social Coupon this stay and received the great rate of $89 plus $10 parking and taxes.

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League City, Texas
Reviewed 23 October 2012 via mobile

Great little boutique hotel. Slow time of year...no issues parking, but the lot is behind the hotel and only accessible by a narrow alley next to the front of the building....so slooow down as you approach the hotel or you will pass it! Beautiful room, the hotel and room smelled fresh and was immaculate. Carpeting in our balcony room appeared...

1Thank Meander48
Reviewed 21 October 2012

After reading reviews, we were hesitant to stay. Oh boy, I'm glad we stayed. The service, the rooms, the location & the value were great. Close to the Riverwalk. Only bad thing about the place was parking. But they have a few parking lots right across the street.

1Thank Tee1Be2

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2933
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Price Range: €102 - €226 (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
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#70 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
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“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
“We got king Balcony room.”
 of 5 bubbles RobWI, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Definitely don't be on the ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles 858jonl, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms on the back of the hotel share a long balcony, nice place to sit with a coffee”
 of 5 bubbles Allan_Journeys, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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