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Niceville, Florida
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Although the hotel is historic, it is well maintained. I stayed for the week for work and enjoyed it. Each floor has a nice "working" area with tables and couches. The rooms were comfortable and the location was only a short two block walk from the River Walk which gave us many different choices for dinner and if you like...

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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 nice comments . Most of our guests feel we have the best value for hotels in San Antonio so close to the most beautiful sections of the Riverwalk considering our rates, service and location. We hope to see you again soon !!

California Hot Springs, California
Reviewed 20 August 2016

A sound choice, location is quick to walk, staff is friendly and helpful and rooms comfy. Breakfast a bit weak, and first floor rooms enjoy the mirth of every breakfast diner. Parking is offered at a fair $10, but not quite enough spaces for the room numbers.

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest We appreciate your comments . Regarding parking we are plenty of parking with 2 parking lots. One at the front and another in the back of our building. On rare occasions when a mayor event is going on Downtown or it is a very busy weekend, we may run short of 2 or 3 spaces at the most....

Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My friend and I stayed in a corner, upstairs room with a city view. The room was spacious and included what we needed and more!! - with a good size bathroom. The onsite staff were friendly and courteous. However, we were misinformed about the parking and discovered we'd be paying $10.00 per night without any covered parking nor guarantee of...

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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 feedback. The $ 10 parking fee and conditions are listed in Hotels.com the website you made the reservation with. Perhaps you didn't have a chance to read them. This in one the lowest parking feeds for any hotel next to the Riverwalk area as we are. Otherwise you will have to select any...

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Used the Choice Hotels App and this came up. Saw historic and figured what the heck. So made reservation checked in and found historic part to be true. Even with the age this facility is clean, beds comfortable, water hot and pleasant cityscape view from room. As in "olden times" the third floor had a furnished foyer. Grand dau was...

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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 about recent your stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate your feedback . Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. It is always a pleasure to receive positive...

Brownsville, Texas
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel is historic so it's not your typical hotel. It's very small but cozy. I was very impressed with the way they have it well kept and updated. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and The breakfast was great !!!! My dislikes about this hotel would have to be the parking, we didn't get...

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Jeb866, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Downtown San Antonio next to the Riverwalk area is not an easy area to find parking in high season and busy weekends. We are a small historic hotel and our parking facilities are limited. But next to us there are plenty of public parking facilities at a very affordable rate. Most of our guest take advantage of these spaces. They...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The Hotel was inexpensive, and you get what you pay for. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom clean, so the essentials were taken cared for. If breakfast is your priority go somewhere else. As to my title, and my specific experience: I parked my car in the hotel lot and in the morning someone broke into my car and stole...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Pleasant Hotel close to River Walk and La Villita and River Walk Mall. Breakfast is serve yourself includes Eggs Waffles bacon sausage and 24 hour coffee. Considered a boutique hotel classic old Building but completely remodeled on Inside.

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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 taking the time to complete the online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely,...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Frank, Keisha,Lisa and Joe are exceptional staff members! The rooms were clean and comfortable, and they were really modern. In addition, this hotel was in a wonderful location actually by the Riverwalk.

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El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We booked this using Choice rewards points and were not disappointed in the slightest. Yes, this is an older building and I personally love the charm and character of it. Rooms are cozy, breakfast is good standard hot buffet, Riverwalk is definitely close enough as well as La Villita which was a nice treat. As with any downtown area, parking...

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Princeton, NJ
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My business trip (on my own dime) involved 3 days of mid-week policy meetings at a different Riverwalk hotel, but I enjoy a little fresh air and change of scene. The O'Brien was a perfect choice - sarcar 97 nailed the good bits: location by RIverwalk and La Villita Market, staff, housekeeping, QUIET rooms, very comfortable. Very pleasant ten minute...

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Amenities

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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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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: $123 - $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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