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Sedalia, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a perfect location for exploring the city on foot. However, when I walked in it felt so oppressive I asked to see the room before checking in. I was glad I did because I could not possibly have spent 2 nights there. Dark, dreary and dirty is all I can say. The young man behind the...

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sscheid, Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey and share your experience! We strive to ensure that our atmosphere does not equate to a lower standard of cleanliness. We make it a point to ensure that your room smells fresh and is perfectly clean upon arrival and will never translate to a lesser quality of room...

Billings, MT
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

This little boutique hotel fit our budget, yet was only a couple of blocks from Riverwalk, the Alamo, and everything else we needed. Delissa, Adriian, and Mick are exceptional hosts and always had time to answer questions about the area and offer suggestions and directions. The entire hotel is clean, clean, clean and well maintained. The carpeting was thick and...

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MontanaBorn47, Thank you so much for sharing your review and giving us an honest look at the guest experience in our hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed the value and the convenient location of our hotel! We are delighted by your compliments, rating and review of our high housekeeping and hospitality standards. Your 5 stars review is greatly...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old hotel (historic) with a great location. It is right near the riverwalk, near the historic areas of the city, and within walking distance of the Alamo. There is a small parking lot with small spaces, but they assign you a parking spot so you don't have to worry about parking. Parking was $10 a day. We...

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CKT808, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay at the O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel. It is so rewarding to hear that we were able to provide a comfortable and convenient experience. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for your business and we hope to see...

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of downtown San Antonio. A small hotel that's very charming. Parking is across the street in a small lot. But everything is walkable - the Alamo, Market Square, Riverwalk, many restaurants. All the staff were very nice and helpful.

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Patty S, We are glad that you found our location to be convenient and that you have rated our hospitality and accommodations so highly! Thank you so much for the compliments to our staff, and do come back soon.

Elgin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Antonio hotels tend toward the overpriced, especially near the Riverwalk. O'Brien Historic Hotel is an excellent compromise: a couple of blocks from the Riverwalk, in a historic building, walking distance to most of the downtown attractions, reasonable parking, and a decent breakfast. Wifi is also included at no charge. We rented a room with a Jacuzzi, always a nice...

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HouMSW, We are so glad to hear from you and to learn that we were able to give you a pleasant, comfortable and convenient experience. It is wonderful to hear of the great impression we made with our amenities and services. We only wish to give nothing but the best service to our guests, and to know that we...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice boutique hotel. Close to the Riverwalk. We were able to walk to most of the major historical attractions. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Room was very comfortable. Parking was convenient and reasonably priced.

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jgsdoit, Thank you so much for sharing your review and giving us an honest look at the guest experience in our hotel. It is heartwarming to hear of how our efforts to give you a great experience, filled with hospitality, comfort and convenience have been successful. We can't begin to tell you how much we appreciate your five star...

Portage, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely quiet hotel for a weary buainess traveler looking for something at a reasonable price that is still comfortable. Great location, staff was very friendly and helpful no matter the time of day. Highly recommend!

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear equerystrian, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay with us! It is very rewarding to hear from you on this matter and we appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a clean, comfortable, and hospitable experience. We hope to impress you again during your next visit and we thank...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed here for my brother's wedding. They were less expensive than the hotel where my brother's wedding was being held. We really loved the free breakfast which not other downtown hotels do not offer. Also being really close to the Riverwalk is a plus. The one minor issue was the room was a little small.

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jolyn S, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay at the O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel. It is great to hear of how you enjoyed the breakfast and you found the location to be so convenient for your needs. We hope you're looking forward to your next stay as...

Lebo, Kansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here over spring break 2015. Just off the Riverwalk, easy to walk to and from. Quaint little hotel. Staff was polite and helpful. Our room had a jacuzzi tub that didn't work and they moved us the next morning to a new room where everything worked great! Free breakfast. Would definitely stay here again. As a Choice Privledges member,...

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa B, Thank you for taking the time to complete our guest satisfaction survey and for rating our hotel so highly! It is heartwarming to hear of how our efforts to give you a great experience, filled with hospitality, comfort and convenient experience. Your feedback will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to provide...

phoenix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an older building and not very modernly appointed but it is somewhat charming for that reason. Our lovely desk person Adriin was outstanding. Very thoughtful, great suggestions on what to do and amazingly sweet. That made our stay extra special. It's great location just south of the river walk by 1 block. Right next to La Villita which was...

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General M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tomjet3, Thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with our services and amenities. We are also very happy that you found our location to be convenient. It means a lot to us that you've allowed us to be such an important part of your family vacation and we thank you for sharing your experience!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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 St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2933
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Price Range: $177 - $311 (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
Hotel Style:
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
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“Parking is at a minimum. Try to walk as much as possible!”
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“back rooms floors 2-4 have balconies”
tomjet3, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room off the first floor and a balcony if you can.”
txsswtpie, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms at the back are more quiet, as they don't face the street.”
MontanaBorn47, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with balcony.”
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