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O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

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Texas
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Weekend trip with friends. Hotel is walking distance from the riverwalk, nearby mall and many downtown attractions. We did not have to use the car at all. (Hotel has parking across the street for $10/per day) There is a coffee/tea/hot chocolate machine in the lobby that works day and night, which was great. Breakfast was great and rooms were a...

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

Dear N Y: Thanks for taking time out of your day to share your thoughts with us regarding your recent stay with us. We were pleased to learn that it was a good one. Good, or bad, we use the comments we receive as a 'tool' in order to improve on our product and service. We hope to see you...

Colorado
Reviewed 15 February 2014

My husband and I booked 4 nights here for a vacation in San Antonio. The location of the place is great - two blocks away from the Riverwalk. However, the front desk staff almost gave us frostbite from the cold reception we got. We never felt welcome and felt more like we were intruding or imposing on them. The rooms...

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

Dear Like2travelColorado; Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us regarding your recent stay with us. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the location, rooms and turn down service. I would like to apologize for your unhappiness with our front desk staff. Good or bad, we use the comments we receive as a way to...

Boerne
Reviewed 20 January 2014

There are always so many reviews good and bad that it's hard to figure out if you should stay anywhere or not. This hotel has many mixed reviews. Remember this is not the Hyatt and it is not trying to be. It is a small comfortable place to stay.Our room was on the first floor next to the ice machine....

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

Dear billfromboerne: Thank you for taking time out of your day to share your thoughts with us during your stay with us in January. We were happy to hear that you found our hotel comfortable, the staff helpful & courteous and the rooms clean and spacious. The staff takes great pride in working towards a high standard of quality for...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We recently stayed here with a deal we got on LivingSocial. It did not disappoint. From the outside the building looks tiny but is filled with character revealing it's age. It is beautiful though and not dilapidated at all. It is well cared for. Once we checked into our room it was just amazing. It was a huge room with...

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

Dear TravelinCowgrl; Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay with us earlier this year. We value you as our guest and know that you have so many choices when selecting the right hotel. Thanks for choosing us! It sounds like the O'Brien Historic Hotel was perfect for you. We really appreciate your...

Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

From the outside the hotel looked super small and the room was not very big. Small in fact. But it was comfortable and the service from the entire staff was extremely friendly, bending over backwards to help. The greatest thing was the location. Near the river walk (1 block), the tower of the Americas (2 blocks) and the San Fernando...

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

Dear Thomas P: Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay with us. Your business is important to us and we value your feedback. It was great hearing that our entire staff was friendly and bent over backwards to help you. Our staff takes pride in working towards a high standard of quality for our...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This cozy little hotel is a great place to stay in San Antonio. Not on the riverwalk but a short walk to it. In warmer weather, a room with a veranda is nice . the view over the parking lot is of the La Villita area. Staff at the hotel are friendly. Bed and pillows in the room were sooo...

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

Dear RoundWorld80; Thank you for taking the time out of your day to comment on your stay with us earlier this year. We were pleased to learn that your visit was a positive one and that you found our hotel as a unique and cozy place. We were happy to hear that you found our employees friendly and the beds...

Southlake, tx
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I guess some might consider this hotel charming. We were on the 3rd floor and as you exit the elevator there is a sitting area with leather couches and tables with the room doors on either side of the sitting area. The room was average with no windows just a single glass door leading out to the shared balcony. The...

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

Dear Desiast: Thanks for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay with us. Good, or bad, we use the comments to improve on our product and service. We were happy to hear that you found our staff 'friendly and kind'. Feedback like that lets them see their efforts are noticed and appreciated. Our maintenance staff was informed...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 29 December 2013

My husband and I vacationed in San Antonio during the week of Christmas. We love the O' Brien! The staff is great and the entire atmosphere has a romantic/timeless feel to it. It's literally close to EVERTHING! It's located in the heart of downtown and is walking distance from a lot of attractions: Riverwalk, Dining, Shops, etc. It's a wonderful...

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

Dear P3R: Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us in December. We were so happy to hear that you love the O'Brien Historic Hotel. It sounds like it was a perfect fit for you! We agree that the decorations during December are very beautiful. We take pride in our friendly and...

La Porte, Texas
Reviewed 22 December 2013

My sister and I stayed at the O'Brien Hotel based on the reviews we read and were not disappointed. It was everything described and more. The rooms were immaculate, the two queen-sized beds were sooo clean and comfortable with lots of pillows and no dirty bedspreads. Coffee and Chai tea both offered with glass cups and real glasses along with...

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

Dear Sherrie H: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your visit with us in December. We were very delighted to hear you and your sister had a wonderful stay. By telling us what you liked, you have helped us to ensure a superior experience for you, as well as others, in the future. The staff...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 December 2013

This is a really lovely and quiet boutique hotel within walking distance of the Riverwalk. I'd probably give it more like 4.25 stars, but that was not an option. I liked the location but parking was a bit snug. Ideally, the property would contract with a bigger parking venue. What I loved was the staff, the coziness of the room,...

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Dear Laurieweegs: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your stay with us in December. We appreciate all responses, good or bad, and use these as a way to improve the hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us while visiting San Antonio. You have made me, and my staff,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $171 - $295 (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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“Bring your own bathrobe if more than two people stay in the room.”
, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“rooms with a balcony, perfect.”
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“We got a balcony room and it was SO CUTE!!!!!”
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“Parking is across the street, and you get an assigned spot.”
jharris77, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Parking is at a minimum. Try to walk as much as possible!”
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