Great concierge. Fast, professional staff from check in to check out. The only thing is, for an expensive hotel. One would think the towels would be fluffy and the bathroom would be better than a $90 a night one.
The hotel is excellently located to explore the city, directly by The Alamo and the river walkways. My room war very nicely decorated and felt very comfortable. View of the courtyard and pool was nice, too.
The only possible criticism might by the rather noisy air conditioning system, which might affect light sleepers. Luckily, I slept soundly.
Traveling for a living, I'm always looking for something different at a reasonable rate. This is one of those places. Old hotel, with big, nicely decorated room.
I should have know to expect some noise when I saw earplugs on the nightstand. (This room overlooked the bar/lounge). First night was fine, but they had an event on the 2nd night, which a) took all the parking, and b) provided for excessive noise very late into the evening.
Scant on amenities, they did have a nice coffee service in the lobby (sterling set with good quality).
The languid San Antonio River and its famed River Walk connect many downtown attractions, including the Alamo Plaza and HemisFair Park. Built for the 1968 World’s Fair, HemisFair Park is the site of the 750-foot Tower of the Americas. Visitors, though, won’t forget the Alamo, site of the legendary 1836 battle between Mexican soldiers and Texan secessionists. Nearby, Mexican goods fill El Mercado.