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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...

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Texas
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...

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Austin, TX, USA
Reviewed 28 February 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...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 26 February 2013

I love the hotel itself. It's older and has personality. But they only have a few parking spaces behind the hotel so you have to park across the street or at a near parking lot for $10, which the hotel refuses to reimburse. And breakfast is laughable. That said, the room was great. We had a king room, bottom floor,...

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1Thank austinitelady
Reviewed 16 February 2013

This is in walking distance to the Riverwalk and LaVallita Shops also the convention center. Parking very limited so park and walk everywhere otherwise you can lose your spot. Rooms are nice - those with a balcony are really open to a long porch with tables and chairs that everone shares. For a "boutique" hotel you would think they would...

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2Thank Beverly M
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 February 2013

We stayed at this hotel for a first time weekend getaway in San Antonio. Overall, our stay was fine. The hotel is within walking distance of everything there is to do around San Antonio. When we arrived, we asked if there was a chance to get a room with a balcony, they told us that they were all booked. Later...

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Florida
Reviewed 28 January 2013

This is an older hotel and quirky. I happen to like that kind of place, but it is not for everyone. The parking is limited. We got the last spot across the street, but could walk everywhere from the hotel, so no worries. We had a small king room on the street side, and it was fine. It was clean...

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Somerset Village, Bermuda
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Excellent location, small room, strange breakfast arrangement, noisy... slightly quirky....very tired look outside, the exterior & at reception .....with a horrible dirty side door to the alleyway for access to a tiny carpark for which the resident has to pay an extra $10 !!!..... you can park across the road in a carpark for $8....... not impressed.,..... but very handy...

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Austin
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Great location. Easy walk to the riverwalk. The parking is limited and difficult to get in and out of the back lot. There is a daily fee for parking. Our room on the 2nd Floor with the 'city view' was okay but extremely small. The problems I had were at night the flood lights leaked through the curtains therefore the...

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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 14 December 2012

Nice, quiet, clean with all the appointments of a finer hotel but without the high cost of being right on the Riverwalk. Courteous, knowlegable staff who were pleased to point us toward some of the better restaurants. I will definitely stay here agaqin on my next visit to Sanj Antonio.

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $131 - $302 (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
Hotel Style:
#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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