Marriott Plaza San Antonio
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Greetings, still from San Antonio;
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.
... 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.
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 ...
... patted one though. We spent lots of time in a snake and alligator exhibit, talking to the guys about snakes and crocodiles in Australia compared to American ones. One of the guys reckoned he knew Steve Irwin but I think he was a name dropper J
Found a cook-off and stayed in there watching. It was a bit strange, because after they all cooked their meals they had to stand in front of the judging panel and give a presentation on the nutrient content of their ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Plaza San Antonio
Best place to rest and relax!
I surprised my husband w/ an overnite to celebrate his 40th bday. We live here, so we enjoy staying at different hotels and playing tourist! We have visited the Plaza frequently, but never overnight. We were not disappointed. Easy to get to, nice staff, beautiful hotel. It reminded us of Jamaica especially the pool and courtyard where we spent a good deal of the day. The room was nice and comfortable- nice robes. We ordered breakfast from room service and ate outside overlooking the courtyard. The staff was attentive and responded quickly to any request. They even brought in a nice cheese tray for my husband! After strolling down the riverwalk- which is only steps away- we needed the late night snack. The pool has cabanas and nice padded lounge chairs. They also have a nice bar right next to pool. the fountains and all the lush vegetation make you feel you are in the tropics, not downtown SA! We loved it and it is our favorite place to stay downtown. We will definitely be back soon. It is a great place for getaway- we felt so relaxed after our stay... Great rates as well.
The hotel is absolutely beautiful! We were not sure what we would end up with when we took our weekend trip on a whim, but Plaza San Antonio & it's staff delivered beyond our expectations. My only regret is not upgrading to the courtyard view - the pool, fountains, & greenery are so peaceful. The location is a short walk to Riverwalk, Alamo & Hemisfair Park. Our only "complaint" was the changing temperature/pressure as we showered, which was mild. I would recommend this hotel to my family & friends. A great value for the money.
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This is an older high rise hotel that has aged very very well. It is a short walk to the Hilton, which starts one end of the Riverwalk tours (about a block away). It is direcly across from the old World's Fair site, which makes for a beautiful park view, and also cuts down on the craziness of traffic. Check out some of the discounters though and you can get a better rate usually than what the hotel offers. Even if you have to pay full freight it is worth it. This would be a very good place to stay with kids, because it is not in a very crazy section of town (but you can easily walk to it) and it has a very nice pool. Be sure to try the buffet breakfast in the a.m. It is a little pricey but well worth the $11.00 or so. I would be back. Nice, comfy rooms. Wonderful down pillows, sheets, etc. MUCH MORE than I expected for this price!! Recommend without reservation.
The courtyard is beautiful, great pool area & exercise room. Midnight check in was very speedy and staff was always courteous and helpful. My room was excellent. Location was as I had requested in reservation.
Robes, turn down service, & overnight shoe shine service were great touches. Breakfast buffet was nothing special, but it was convenient & staff was attentive. Limo service to downtown in the morning on a weekday was very nice. I would stay here again.
My husband and I spent our 11th Wedding Aniversary at Plaza San Antonio. The staff is great, and they have a wonderful and peaceful courtyard with exotic birds. I would defenitly stay there again.
Mariotte Buffet Food Poisoning
The hotel was ok, but I got food poisoning from the restaurant buffet.
I bit into an orange slice and it was rancid. The waffles were hard as a rock, so I suspect some of the food has been sitting out for a few days.
We were disappointed with the musty odor in the common areas and to a lesser extent the room. The hotel is showing its age and is overdue for some attention. We warmed up to it in the next day as the grounds are attractive and the location, while not on Riverwalk, arent far from it. Would probably look for an alternative on any return visit to San Antonio.
I spent a week at the Plaza Marriott San Antonio, and found the service excellent. When a problem arose during my stay, the manager was very accommodating and did everything possible to correct the problem. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Although the hotel is within walking distance to the Riverwalk and Convention Center, I would not suggest walking to these sites alone.
The Marriott Plaza was PERFECT!
My friends and I recently stayed at the Marriott Plaza in San Antonio for a "girl's weekend away". We found it to be of highest quality in service, location convenience, and atmosphere. The courtyard and grounds of the hotel were magnificant with the beautiful fountains, the pool, the greenery, the flowers, and the gorgeous peacocks and pheasants that roamed freely around the courtyard. We had fantastic service from the valets, the bellmen, the concierge, desk clerks, maids and the massage therapists. Everyone was very cordial and extremely helpful. The hotel was conveniently located within walking distance of the Riverwalk and historical sites.I give a 5 Star rating and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in San Antonio! Deedee Morehead, Sherman,Texas
San Antonio atmosphere
The rooms are nothing special here (sort of Marriott anywhere decor), but the grounds are spectacular with strolling peacocks and a lushly landscaped courtyard pool that captures that romantic San Antonio atmosphere. Have a mango margarita delivered to you while lolling in the whirlpool, or laze on a porch swing on one of the historic buildings located on the property. The location is excellent, within a few blocks of the Riverwalk, yet you are far enough away to avoid the noise and bustle when you wish. Despite the peacocks, your pet is welcome here, too.