Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown (River Walk)
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... other hand will be busy. Mary and I will be testing our golf skills at TPC San Antonio, home course to the Texas Open. I'm not sure what we've gotten ourselves into but I'll be taking lots of pictures. Hopefully we will represent golf in The Villages well but no matter how we play, I'm sure we'll come home with some good golf stories.
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Angelo and Mary
... crust, just the right amount of tomato and cheese, and salumi that tasted exactly like we had in Italy. On the antipasto plate, the prosciutto was as deliciously sweet and salty as I've ever had. Throw in a bottle of Vietti Perbaco and it made for a really nice evening.
Today we'll begin to explore San Antonio. We plan a boat tour along the river walk and a trip to The Alamo. More on that soon.
Take care all.
Angelo and Mary.
... and headed back to the room to reapply sunscreen and rehydrate. Back to the Wave pool where the Kelly's met up with us. After awhile there, we duplicated our morning with a trip down the Falls and a long while in the Alligator area. Late evening trip to a good Mexican restaurant finished off the day, and we all slept very soundly, with Natalie sleeping over again. A great day for ...
... s located in a Spanish Colonial style mansion of the late Marion McNay. The mansion and grounds are beautiful and it contains an amazing collection of works by artists Cezanne, Gauguin, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cassatt, O'Keefe, Picasso, Chagall and Matisse. There was also a special exhibit by Robert Indiana, best known for his LOVE sculpture.
Next stop was the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. It was a beautiful day ...
... All but 1 Texan died in the battle and many Mexicans also. Many unable to be identified and who never will be. General Santa Anna (the Mexican army's leader) won the battle, but not the war, after this battle and another massacre at Goliad, ended up motivating the Texans to win nationhood, which they did just over a month later, shouting "remember the Alamo!" As you can tell, I was very interested in these historical ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown (River Walk)
Not as good as other Hamptons
Dec 27-30 - three nights
we stayed at this Hampton to be close to the river walk and the Alamo Bowl - the river walk was very close, although a bit scary walking back at night - not well lit, and poor sidewalks - but lots of people due to the time of year we were there - however, the walk to the Alamo Bowl was very long. We did use the airport shuttle which was on time and definitely did not need a rental car, and was very reasonable with a coupon found on line.
The Hotel was clean and the staff very pleasant. The Continental Breakfast was far more than continental with many choices including a main hot dish each day. I was surprised though not to find a hot tub or a business center and the pool was closed one day just because they forgot to open it - not a big deal as once we asked, it was opened. The ice machines ran out a lot and we had to search other floors several times just to find a little ice. The same was true for the vending as it was not well stocked, with limited choices and supplies.
One of the other posts indicates that they thought the elevators would fall, and we thought the same thing - they creaked loudly and banged when they stopped. The toilet had an ongoing running sound that would wake us several times at night, but otherwise the room was ok. You were allowed free local calls which was nice, but we did not like finding the flyers under our door from many of the local restaurants each time we came back.
We did discover other nicer hotels closer to the riverwalk area for the same price as the Hampton and will stay at those in the future.
Far from Riverwalk
Rooms were average Hampton Inn rooms, except maybe a bit shabbier. Breakfast was ok, thought the eating area wasn't very nice. I thought this would be right at the riverwalk. While you could walk there, it was too far to walk alone after dark and there were deserted areas between the hotel and riverwalk. Also be sure you ask for a room not on the freeway side as it is quite noisy.
Big Price, basic Hampton
We stayed at the Hampton in November. It was faily convenient to the Riverwalk/Alamo area, however, the walk back at night could be scary. It's the basic Hampton; the carpet was stained. For the price, I wish we had stayed someone more upscale.
We visited San Antonio and had a wonderful time. Our hotel room was very neat and clean. The staff was cheerful and very accomodating. The breakfast was excellent. I recommend Hampton Inn Riverwalk. I would like to visit again.
Slippage in quality at downtown Hampton
Just returned from 2 weeks in TX including 5 nights at the downtown San Antonio Hampton. Had stayed there 6 years ago and noticed that the quality has slipped. Hallway rugs are stained and sheets and blankets showed wear and were thin in spots. Mattress pads were small and didn't cover the entire top of the bed under the bottom sheet so one slept on ridges. One night got into bed to find no pillowcases on the pillows! The wardrobe had a missing handle on one door. The staff was friendly and tried to solve any problems and even gave us one free night (after no pillowcases!) but it is time for this property to be refurbished. It is reasonably priced and very convenient to the riverwalk and the Alamo. Would we stay there again? Possibly, but there's a new La Quinta nearly completed 2 blocks away which I'll certainly inquire about next visit.
Hampton Inn is very good for price and location
Stayed during the week on Wed and Thur nights on Oct. 8,9, 2003. Got a rate of $50 per night through Priceline as opposed to $125 rack rate. Probably because it was off season and during the week. Really close to the Alamo and the Rivercenter Mall. About 2-3 blocks. Streetcar stop ($ 1 fare) is about 4 blocks away. Very safe area. No need to drive. Great continental breafast with juice, coffee, milk, bagels,muffins,doughnuts, etc. Very nice staff. Rooms clean. Very quiet. Guests are very nice people. Pool was clean and still open in Oct. Hotel is 6 floors and has 2 elevators. Very good for families. We had 2 adults, 3 children and 1 infant in a room with King bed, sofa sleeper and were very comfortable. Rooms on the riverwalk are exorbant prices ($170 a night and up). You can save a lot of money staying here and be close to everything. We walked everywhere or took the streetcar. Very easy to explore King William district and all of downtown including Hemisphere park. Housekeeping accidentally mixed up the baby's sleeping wedge with the sheets while changing the sheets to the bed. We called and they were very helpful in returning it. It was washed also. No frills but has all you need especially for families. I recommend this hotel. Recommend Rosario's in Southtown (ride the streetcar) and Schilo's deli. Great Wienerschnitzel, beer and kids food at great prices for the riverwalk area. A great vacation and the Hampton Inn was a good choice for a base of operations.
Great value and location
This hotel was perfect for us. Nothing fancy, but very clean, convenient, and cheap. The woman at the front counter was the friendliest hotel person I've encountered. It's about a block from the Rivercenter Mall entrance. One caution - it's very close to the freeway, and there was a car break-in while we were there. Just park in front if possible and avoid leaving valuables (golf clubs were stolen) in plain view. Other than that it was great. I would definitely stay here again.
Unacceptable Guest Rooms
the hallway carpets were stained and we didn't daremove in the elevators for fear they would fall at anyminute. Our guest room, VERY dirty. Mold/mildew in bedroom, tub drainage problems, received 100% satisfaction for Friday night. We choose tomove to a new room Saturday night instead of a newhotel, bad choice. The new room still had mold/mildew on the ceiling in the bathroom, torn wallpaper, the bed blankets and comforters stained-YUCK!!!!!I was embarrassed to complain about the new roombecause I didn't want to sound like someone who wanted something for nothing. But a clean, comfortable room is something Hilton Honor members should expect from a hotel. I'm disappointed that I used my Hilton Honors reward certificate for even one night at this location.
this hotel was GREAT! it is perfect for families and couples. it has the perfect location/comfort /price combination and its breakfast is so rich that it looks like a lunch buffet. I will definitely stay in it whenever i go back to san antonio.
Great Time In Texas
Great place for less money than the $$$ Hotels , able to walk to most of the attractions, River walk, Alamo, and Alamodome. If you don't want to walk, 50 cent trolley is close by. Staff very helpfull and nice. Highly recommended.