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O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The O’Brien Hotel is in the heart of San Antonio and about one block from a stairway access to the River Walk. It is a boutique hotel with a nice character to the rooms and other areas. Our room was on the second floor and shared a long common balcony off the back of the hotel. This was very convenient... More 

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chilliwack,bc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After checking out hotel prices in the vicinity of the riverwalk area was thoroughly disappointed at the expense. But then the O'Brien Hotel came up - so I took a chance and booked. It ended up being a very nice surprise! Located 1/2 block away from an entrance to the riverwalk, 1 block from the San Fernando Cathedral, easy walking... More 

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Whitehouse, Texas
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here using Choice points. The room was nice and so was the staff. Only complaint is the parking is pretty tight and limited. I could see it being a major issue if the hotel was full. The hotel is conveniently located to everything we wanted to see (Riverwalk and Alamo). We were able to walk everywhere. Would stay... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very nice and helpful. Especially Adriin, she went out of her way to help us with our requests, and make the stay so much more pleasant. The room was clean, and I like the extra touches, like a makeup remover towellette, and the robes for each guest. The bed and pillows were so comfortable, I did not... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights, and paid using 11K in Citi ThankYou Points per night. (approx $110 value). Benefits of this hotel: - The location is great. It's not directly on the river, but it's only a single block away, and the Alamo and Rivercenter shopping area are all less than ten minutes walk. San Antonio's downtown/Riverwalk area is very... More 

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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 . You are right. We offer value for the location. We all love to flight in first class but we don't want to pay the hefty fares . When it comes to hotels it is the same. We are not a 5 stars hotel, we don't claim to be, nor we charge... More 

Allen, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had family come down to Texas for a week and decided to take them to the San Antonio river walk. Looked up hotels close to it and came across the O'Brien Historic Hotel. It was a good price, staff were amazingly friendly and accommodating!! The breakfast was better than I imagined, and the staff knew what was going on and... More 

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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 hope to see you again soon..!! More 

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights for a convention I was attending and found this to be a great place to stay. The rooms were clean, the staff helpful (hello Mick!), and the bed comfy. My nieces had some trouble with their room's shower and said it was a little noisy on the 1st floor but we had a great room up... More 

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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 reviews. This area is plenty of public parking lots adjacent to us at very convenient rates. May be you were not aware of. Some of our guests because they have larger vehicles prefer using them. In downtown San Antonio at the heart of the Riverwalk if you prefer a hotel with big parking facilities... More 

cumbria
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

An excellent hotel in great location for access to the River Walks and museums. The Alamo is only 10 minutes walk. Attentive staff with help in tourist attractions to visit. Breakfast has a good assortment of food to suit everyone. Comfy beds and attractive rooms.

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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 very nice comments We hope to see you again soon !! More 

Santee, California
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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... More 

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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 . More 

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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 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... More 

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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 )
Services
  • 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: $124 - $278 (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
O'Brien Historic Hotel, An Ascend Collection Hotel San Antonio, Texas
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#70 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
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“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
“The balcony rooms are a good deal, they go the whole length of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles LarryM113cav, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to book a room above the ground floor as it is quite noisy there”
 of 5 bubbles 500brianf, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Balcony room was nice for a night time cigar and drink in the beautiful San Antonio weather”
 of 5 bubbles 200traviss, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I spoke to other guests All the rooms are good. Let the staff pick one for you”
 of 5 bubbles sstrohmayer, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
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