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O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

location was excellent, literally a 3 min walk to the riverwalk! Hotel is a boutique style (quirky and a bit dated) but bedroom was huge. bathroom was a bit of a closet but perfectly adequate. The man who checked us in was so helpful and friendly, lots of tips of what was going on locally and where to go if...

Thank carolinebug
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is really a tear-down waiting to happen. Everything is old and worn out. Waited over 15 minutes for an employee to show up to check me in. I was on the phone with Comfort Inns' reservation line trying to move to another property when the next shift worker strolled in. Apparently the prior employee just decided to leave...

Thank Jon L
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Check-in was smooth and Mick was friendly, helpful and informative. The room was clean and spacious. The hotel is in a very good central location. Parking is across from the hotel. Breakfast was really good. I would recommend this hotel and I would stay here again.

Thank bedhead02
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

Thank Allan_Journeys
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...

Thank bakedtomato
Whitehouse, Texas
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...

Thank Oriley2013
San Antonio, Texas
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...

Thank marizpe2015
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...

Thank Alex N
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...

Allen, Texas
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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...

Thank LarryM113cav
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..!!

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...

Thank PJ G
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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 )
  • 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 St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2933
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Price Range: $123 - $284 (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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“Definitely don't be on the ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles jonl141, 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
“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
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