Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk
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After a long drive back from Vernon (Nth Texas) I had an early night as I wasnt feeling well; partly because my stomach was doing somersaults and partly because I'de just had enough of my whingy family.
Some of the family went for a late night stroll along the riverwalk; the whole reason we had to get this accomodation as it was smack bang on …
Ok guys, I'm still on FL time zone, so I'm up and wide awake....why aren't theses other people? Well, it gave me a chance to get pictures uploaded (for your pleasure). Whether I can do it again, who knows. So, go back and check out the first blog again. The pix aren't exactly in order, because we've got 2 cameras going, but you'll figure it out. …
We finished up our 6-State trip today. It was a good time, we visited with lots of good, friendly people, learned a few things and spent a few bucks, but it was time to get home. The plan was to stop at Camping World in New Braunfels to make the appointment to have the correct size and color awning installed. We also had a couple of things to return and the defunked GPS taken care of. As it turned out the first two items were easily done. We have to take the MH in on Thursday ...
... and 54 miles until we called it a night, we stopped for gas in Junction TX. Pulled up to the gas station, out of the car, and there was my scary movie. There were bugs everywhere. Crawling up the gas pump. Laying dead on the road. Screaming, we tried to get gas and record this appalling phenomenon. It was impossible, it was too gross, had to get back in the car immediately. Stay away from Junction ...
... changed into my PJ's and by the time I got back, the flight attendants had laid my seat out flat and rolled out my mattress. Yep - a mattress! :) Crawled under my blanket and snuggled my head into my pillow and I was out like a light for 9 hours! What a way to fly! ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
It was a great location, clean and good breakfast served the following day.
I felt the interior was a little dated though.
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I had prepared a great weekend get-away with my fiance only to be let down at every turn by the Marriott Riverwalk. We knew Fiesta was in full swing but we were NOT told the roads would all be blocked off and we spent 40 minutes driving around trying to find the hotel (and don't ask the police they were totally clueless as to how to get to the hotel). Once we arrived check was smooth but the bell staff were like chickens with their heads cut off here there and everywhere but no real control. The lobby was nice however very typical hotel lobby. Once in the room I was appalled, I'd have been in larger hotel rooms in tiny "one horse towns" the bathroom was very small and the sink had more water pressure than the shower. The bed however was comfortable. Dinner reservations were made easily by the front desk since the conceirge leaves at 6pm (what is with that)? After dinner we stopped to have a night cap, had one and the cocktail waitress was asking us to close our tab because the bar closed at 12:30am--I'd never heard a hotel bar to close so early. The walls are paper thin and we listened to people in and out all night as well as the room next door fighting, needless to say comfy bed and loud neighbors doesn't make for great sleep. I will NEVER go back, I'd rather take my chances with Motel 6!
Very nice accommodations
We stayed at the Marriott Riverwalk and previous to leaving, I had read the reviews of others who had been there so had mixed feelings about staying there. It was very nice. Our view was absolutely beautiful. Weather permitting we slept with the balcony door open. The beautiful riverwalk, the mall, the historical Alamo, all close by to take in. Nightlife and restaurants, friendly people. Rooms clean, hotel in general, staff very friendly, accommodating.
Previous critical comments were right on. This hotel was not what we expected. As was described before, the bathrooms are SMALL. In fact, the door barely clears the toilet, which sits right up against teh tub!
I highly recommend the Riverwalk Marriott. Great location, on the Riverwalk, next to the Rivercenter Mall and Convention Center. The staff was very friendly and helpful, from the front desk to the maintenance and housekeeping personnel. Our room was clean and well maintained, and we plan to stay there again.
Okay, but will not use again
the room was a little expensive for what you get($194 a night). The room service was quick and the housekeeping done a good job. My wife and I just expected a better room than what we got for 200 dollars
When Non-Smoking Room Isn't
Reserved a NON-SMOKING room for Sept. 30 and when we arrived it had the non-smoking logo and no ashtrays, but smelled of cigarettes. We inquired about the smell at the front desk and they assured us it was a non-smoking room. Since both myself and my wife are allergic to cigarette smoke we tried to get another room but were told they would all be "the same". We went for a walk in the fresh air and came back to the room for the night and could barely sleep because of the stench.
This might have been a non-smoking room, but someone had been smoking prior to our arrival. We won't be back.
We first checked in with our priceline reservation and wanted a smoking king room. They were out of them but offered a room with a balcony but with double beds. When we got to the room we were unimpressed with having double beds. My husband talked with the front desk and they moved us to a bigger room with a king and although it was a non smoking room, provided ashtrays and said we could smoke. The nexy day I was feeling a little under the weather and my husband called down for a later check out. He asked for 2pm but they expressed concern for me, asked if they could bring us any medicine and insisted we make the check out 3pm just to make sure. I could not believe it. I am so used to people being as polite as they have to and no more. This showed me that not only is their staff trained well, Marriott hires well.
Marriott Rivercenter was great.
I spent 2 days at the Marriott Rivercenter. I really enjoyed my stay the rooms were very clean and comfortable and the amenities were great.
The staff was friendly and helpful. I look forward to staying there again.
Stayed at the Riverwalk from 7/19-7/20 (Saturday-Sunday). I had a great stay here. It was tough to find a hotel that actually was a short walk to the Alamodome. Most sites for hotels say that all these hotels in Downtown San Antonio are a short walk to the Alamodome, but the Riverwalk/Rivercenter actually is. The Riverwalk is the hotel I stayed at which is the smaller sister-hotel of the Marriott Rivercenter. The only 2 differences between the Marriott Riverwalk and Marriott Rivercenter is that the Rivercenter is actually connected to the Rivercenter Mall while the Riverwalk isn't. That's okay--it's a short and scenic walk of about 500-1,000 feet away! My preference would be the Riverwalk Hotel over the Rivercenter for the mere fact that it is small and more intimate and not nearly as busy and crowded (I visited the Rivercenter just to see what the difference was).
I stayed at the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel, which is on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. The positive thing was that the view from our room and balcony was beautiful, although there was no screen for the sliding glass door, so could not get the fresh breeze w/o all the insects. I was really disappointed in the hotel otherwise.This was suppose to be a 4 star hotel, I didn't find it any nicer than any 1 or 2 stars that I had stayed in. The room was small. The Bathroom was horrible - small, old and horribly lit. It did not have lights over the mirror but instead candle looking lamps with shades to the side of the mirror...couldn't see well at all with the golden glow the lights put out...esp. to apply makeup.There was no frig or microwave, which I didn't expect but do not understand why the hotel would not have it - esp. at those prices. You couldn't get bottled water from a vending machine unless you went to the 7th floor where the pool was...I was shocked. There was one vending machine (pepsi) on our floor..every selection sold out. Room service wanted $2.25 can of pepsi, $2.85 for coke. I couldn't believe that bottled water wasn't more available esp. in this day and age when everyone is drinking it.Another reason that I chose the hotel was because it had a pool..I love to be out in the sun and swim...but couldn't here - only 3ft. of the pool was outside..the rest of it was indoors connected.Needless to say I was very disappointed...esp. for the money I had to pay - with 17% taxes and $14 per day to park - it was $364 for 2 nights!