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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Very clean, great location, pleasant staff. Check in and check out were quick & easy. Even tho it's on a busy street, it wasn't noisy and we were steetside, but it wasn't a weekend night. Room was very nice & charming. Bathroom was clean, roomy and had all the amenities we needed. Lobby and common areas were open & clutter...

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 7 April 2013

The O'Brien is historic and feels it. It's small, 39 rooms. Lobby and entrance is small and unimpressive. Service is average to bad. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Get an upstairs room. Location is great because you can walk to the Riverwalk, without paying Riverwalk prices. I would recommend this hotel if you want a balance between price and...

1Thank Chip G
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 5 April 2013

I was bit torn by my experience at this hotel. On one hand the location was great and the room was nicely furnished, but the service was some of the worst i have experienced. There was no one at reception upon our arrival, and after waiting a few minutes, and ringing the bell a few times, a lady appeared having...

2Thank NapoleonWrasse
Redlands, California
Reviewed 4 April 2013

I must agree with many other reviewers - the location is good, close to River walk , Alamo and other attractions. We were lucky to snug a parking space in front of Hotel which we paid $10 a night for. The room is small but cutely decorated. Also I have to agree about maintenance issues other people mentioned. Bed and...

Thank oldprune
Auburn, California
Reviewed 26 March 2013

The price was right, and I get Choice Privilege points - Location is O.K just a few blocks to the Alamo and Riverwalk. Almost walked away to find another Hotel, showed up shortly after 2 and was told they would not check me in - not until 3, I asked if the room was not ready - the guy said,...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Sometimes I am amazed by other reviewer's expectations, or maybe it is, I am confused by other reviewer's expectations. My family and I stayed at the O'Brien back in mid-February as we were in town for our daughter's Basic Training Graduation from Air Force basic at Lackland AFB. I was able to get a rate on two rooms that was...

1Thank winslow82
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Small cozy hotel which that's what I normally like, but as I started to get comfortable I started to notice and question the cleanliness of the hotel. The room was the right size I enjoyed my view. The bed and pillows we're comfortable. The linens on the bed need to be updated. The restrooms needed a really good scrub. The...

Thank mrsvillarreal
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 6 March 2013

This property met my business partner's and my needs just fine, but I can see why it has been criticized by other reviewers. The location was perfect, only two blocks from the convention center, and one from the Riverwalk. Rooms were simple, beds comfortable, staff was friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed the balcony every night. But the fixtures and...

Thank marcolius
Reviewed 3 March 2013

The O'Brien is an older property, located downtown near the Mexican consulate. You are about a block and a half from La Villita and the Riverwalk, so it is a great location for visiting that area. The lobby is tiny, and also serves as the breakfast area. We had a downstairs room on the front of the hotel, with a...

Thank genelary
Austin, TX, USA
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Booked for two nights on a Living Social coupon. First night was fine. Hotel is an old building about a block from the riverwalk. Bed and pillows were OK, chairs were comfy, room was clean, and jacuzzi tub was great. Continental breakfast was OK (cereal, waffles, fruit, very good coffee, etc.), but with a very small eating area, we had...

3Thank carolanddaveaustin

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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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  • Hot Tub
  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Price Range: $168 - $356 (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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“The rooms at the back are more quiet, as they don't face the street.”
 of 5 bubbles MontanaBorn47, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles toddr542, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were on the street side, next time we will ask to be on the court side.”
 of 5 bubbles infoF2804OC, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Back-side rooms have balcony space, face La Villita.”
 of 5 bubbles SR31, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“seems like the walls are not insulated to reduce noise from other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles B0bR, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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