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Yesterday was a quiet day. Our only real activity was to go visit The Alamo. Walking inside the museum was very reminiscent of many of the Churches we have visited in Italy. There is a sense of quiet and reverence about what happened there. It was a moving experience. Pictures are not allowed in the museum but I did snap one of the outside.
... and they say Florida is hot!
Before I forget, let me tell you about our last dinner in New Orleans. We ate at John Besh's place Domenica, which is Italian for Sunday. It was a really authentic Italian trattoria, very informal and family friendly. The most memorable dishes we had were a pizza that we shared, with tomato and spicy salumi and an antipasto plate with meats and cheese. The pizza could have been made in Italy and brought to New ...
Today we took a more relaxed morning and stayed in the waterpark near our room all day while the Kelly's met up with friends at the other park to do some of the more intense slides. We started the day at the wave pool all together and then convinced Brynn to ride the Falls river ride back to the other side of the park where we enjoyed the Alligator river for a log while. Pizza lunch ...
... practicing swimming, 80's music on the radio, then Tad, Andy and Daniel came in and I had a frozen margarita. Lunch was sandwiches in the room, followed by a little more park time. Then we showered and drove to San Antonio. First stop: ice cream shop. Next, Alamo. Then a stroll down the Riverwalk for a great dinner at Bella, a Mediterranean Italian restaurant. After dinner we did the mirror maze and laser challenge. We were all super tired and slept very ...
We turned the MH (I'm really going to have to name it) in again today. This time it's for new shocks (not that we need them, just think it will make the ride better), new wipers, again the medicine cabinet door, installation of the awning, and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews A Yellow Rose Bed and Breakfast San Antonio
Charm & personal touch
Just a quick not of appreciation & gratitude. Having never been a guest at a B&B, I was somewhat aprehensive about this adventure. Was I wrong! Thank you for a wonderful, warm, and confortable stay! Breakfast was out of this world!! Thanks again for your hospitality, charm, and personal touch! Looking forward to returning very soon!
Continued successes! Bob & Desy
If you are looking for a romantic getaway in the historic King Williams district of San Antonio, A Yellow Rose is just what you'll love. Very affordable, lovely and fully equipped rooms with special touches, including fresh flowers, refreshments and helpful visitor information. Location is great if you want to be near the famous river walk. Very friendly and helpful hosts!
If you're coming to San Antonio, you can't do better than a Yellow Rose.
Nestled in the art district of San Antonio's charming King William neighborhood, A Yellow Rose Bed & Breakfast is a tasteful, thoughtfully furnished and impeccably clean and comfortable inn. Anyone who travels regularly can tell you that staying in a hotel, even the most expensive one, can be a sterile and impersonal experience. Not A Yellow Rose. Here you feel all the warmth and charm of a beautiful vintage San Antonio house with lush greenery, every ammenity and complete privacy. Inn keepers Deb and Kit make sure your towels and sheets are A+ quality, there were chocolates by my bed every day and Deb's eye for detail allowed me to look forward to "coming home" to my own quiet haven every night after the intensive writer's workshop activities I participated in. I love the place so much I am a repeat customer, and plan to come back next summer and stay in the same room again. So if you're coming to San Antonio, you can't do better than a Yellow Rose: reasonably priced, centrally located to everything, and a stone's throw from a great walking path by the river. I should also mention that you'll be walking distance from a number of great eateries, a good coffee house and numerous art activities, especially if you are here the first Friday of the month. Thanks Deb and Kit. I only wish I could take the bed home with me!
Great Honeymoon Stay!!
We drove to San Antonio pretty much right after our wedding. We didn't get there until right around midnight, but once we finally found the place we were very pleased with how cozy it looked. The inn keepers left a note for us and the key to our room, and once we stepped inside our room we could not believe how wonderful the room was. We had sweets and champagne waiting for us as soon as we got there, and our room had a king sized jacuzzi tub that was to die for!! Every ammenity you could possibly think of was available to us. We did not want for anything while we were there. The bed was extremely comfortable. We slept very well. We were very pleased with the hospitality of the inn keepers and staff. We even had breakfast served to our room. The apple pancakes we were served our first morning there were delicious!! We had a very wonderful and very romantic stay!! I would recommend this bed and breakfast to everyone visiting San Antonio.
Kristen and Richard Nash
Slept like a baby at A Yellow Rose
A Yellow Rose B&B, San Antonio TXI spent a February weekend in perfect delight at A Yellow Rose, a B&B in San Antonio, Texas. Bed: an old four-poster with a firm mattress, and I slept like a baby. Breakfast, served on an elegantly laid table in a corner of my room: baked scrambled eggs, sweet muffins, sliced kiwi fruit, apple turnover, and coffee, deeply satisfying. A Yellow Rose is a few blocks south of downtown San Antonio and a quick cab ride from the airport, in the King William district--a neighborhood of palm trees, magnolias, and homes of the historically well-to-do that borders San Antonio's famous River Walk. The proprietors of A Yellow Rose live and prepare meals in the old yellow brick house itself, and guest rooms are in a new frame wing and carriage house at the rear. My room, the Bordeaux, was huge and elegant, and it had everything a person could want--a chaise, a desk, coffee and tea ready to be brewed, chocolates, a ceiling fan, an ample and well appointed bath, the four-poster, and privacy. TV and cell phone, too, of course.
Our room at A Yellow Rose was truly a haven after a day of enjoying the pleasures of San Antonio: a short trolley ride from the crowds in Alamo Square to our spacious and serene room. The delight of breakfast on the porch, the proximity of good neighborhood restaurants, the charm of the pedestrian-friendly King William neighborhood, and the peace and quiet of 229 Madison Street all contributed to our enjoyment. On any subsequent visit, we would not consider accommodations other than A Yellow Rose.
Ah, every B&B should be this sweet!
Where do you stay when you have four couples and a family of four traveling together in San Antonio? A YELLOW ROSE B&B!Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay. Our family visited San Antonio for my Mom's 80th birthday. I was lucky to find such a friendly, cozy place that could accommodate all of us, especially the kids, with all the comforts of home. Each room was unique and very comfortable. Everything was just perfect, and the special touches (refrigerator, goodies, coffee pot, coffees/teas, juices, soda, area info booklets, maps, beautiful furnishings, separate porches) - you can't get that kind of comfort at a hotel. It was great! We'll definitely be back again. It exceeded my family's expectations and everyone had such a great time.The Takahashi Family
A Delightful Weekend
Staying at A Yellow Rose was a delight. Attending an event at the convention center, we chose to stay in the historic area, King William.
Having stayed at B & B's before, we looked up on the internet to see what was available. Going by the pictures, I called and talked to Deb.
She was as sweet and nice on the phone as she was in person. We chose the Magnolia Room. When we arrived, we were greeted by Deb. The room was just like the picture and more, there were fresh brownies on the table and milk in the 'fridg waiting on us. After our snack, we took a nap before our night on the town--the room was cool and quite. As an amateur photographer, I enjoyed an early walk in the neighborhood, with my camera while Dale slept in. I found people walking their dogs, having coffee on porches and lots of architectural things to take pictures of. Both mornings the breakfast had a variety of homemade specialtiies. When we get back to San Antonio, we will definitely stay at A Yellow Rose.(September, 2003)
A good B&B
My husband and I stayed at A Yellow Rose for the first few days of our honeymoon (April 2003). Our room, the Bordeaux room, was spacious and entreating. We also very much enjoyed our breakfasts in bed (great cooking!), as well as the pastries and refreshments left for our arrival and replenished the next day (so many we couldn't eat). We thought the property overall was lovely and beautifully maintained- we would certainly come back for an anniversary!
Not what it seems.
We drove in at night and it looked haunted. The house does not look like the picture. The weeds are over grown. It looked run down. We drove into the back and they have small carports. We have a big suv. We were afraid of the area. We werent sure if we were in a bad area. It looked really run down. The only good thing were the inside of the rooms. They were clean and in good condition. I am not sure if we got the new ones. We had 2 couples and 2 rooms. They said they supply bubble bath and oils for the bath (received nothing). They said jacuzzi tub it was old with no pressure. They said soda and juices only 4 juices. Basket full of teas (only 2 different tea bags) Surprise in the freezer never, No surprise. They said you get breakfast basket stocked with just baked sweet breads, fuit, yummy jams and honey , yougurt and lot of other items...Nope just paper plate with 4 small browies that tasted old. I was suppose to get the Carriage House Suite got the Bordeaux Room (which was nice. They said 2 blocks from the river walk it was farther than that. We walked the first night thru the ghetto. We took a taxi back. Overall I would NOT go back to the bed & breakfast.......... Thank God for websites like these...