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Fort Sam Houston

1210 Stanley Rd, San Antonio, TX 78234-7501
+1 210-221-1886
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Veterans Beware

I trained at Ft. Sam 49 years ago, tried to get on base today at Walters Gate and was rudely... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
WanderingTao
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Atlanta, GA
So much history!

The fact that this is still a working base is incredible, as it feels like you’re taking a walk... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
isabel_obu
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Dallas, Texas
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A museum detailing the history of the military in San Antonio.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“army base” (2 reviews)
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1210 Stanley Rd, San Antonio, TX 78234-7501
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+1 210-221-1886
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

I trained at Ft. Sam 49 years ago, tried to get on base today at Walters Gate and was rudely refused entry. Even though I had requested permission to visit the base museum, which is open to the public, I told the Visitor's Center police...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The fact that this is still a working base is incredible, as it feels like you’re taking a walk through a history book when you’re on base. Would love to dig deeper and know more, but in my short stay i was so impressed already!

1  Thank isabel_obu
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Ft Sam Houston is a US Army Base. As such if you are not active military, retired military or a guest, you will need to be checked out by the security folks in charge of access to grant you passes. Ensure you have a government...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

lots of open grounds to tour and picknick on, didnt take a tour just drove around and watched the sights

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

As a Government Contractor I was able to get access to the base and had business to do with Security Forces. Not sure how easy it would be to get on base otherwise. I have been to Fort Sam many times over the years and...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We enjoyed hearing about the history...that part was good. The ID check to get into the complex was unpleasant-- we were treated like military/criminals. The staff were not very friendly and seemed very suspicious of visitors. I don't think they want visitors there...

Thank ZinnHouston
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We really enjoyed out stay at Fort Sam Houston. Everyone was super nice. We had a pass to get on base (because my son lives on base) and security was super ever time we entered/exited the base. My daughter-in-law was in the hospital and the...More

Thank vmsod
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice staff and comfortable quiet place. However, the bathrooms, shower areas, and shower curtains are extremely dirty. I reported it to the office and was told they needed to put in a work order to get it cleaned up. I literally sprayed the entire...More

Thank Maria Rosario A
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

I was stationed at Fort Sam, 50 years ago and wanted to show my wife the post. Luckily we got on post and walk a good distance across the post to where I had lived. The barracks where I lived had been torn down, but...More

Thank VinMar_10
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Very mediocre at beat base. Best part was seeing my daughter and all her fellow soldiers. Small pool on base as well as exchange fyi staff at commissary were just slightly nicer than hostile.

Thank Mark P
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Sheila P
6 November 2017|
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Response from Maria Rosario A | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest to call a taxi the night to schedule an early pickup ride to the airport.
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29 May 2016|
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Response from Gumgrove | Reviewed this property |
We are also retired military and would (if you can get it) Fulois House. Check the ihg web site for details and rates and available rooms. It is a beautiful house in the older section on the west side of the post. Breakfast... More
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