La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown
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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.
That's all for now, stay tuned.
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 ...
... We did get to sit in the air conditioned bus while everyone trooped through the blazing heat.
On to the second mission on the tour, which Kaitlyn managed to wake up for, Mission Concepcion. This is the oldest unrestored stone church in our nation today. Inside are some amazing original painting, some decorative and some religious symbols, on the walls and ceilings, and the beautiful chapel is still in use today.
Our final stop ...
It was really interesting walking around the Alamo site and talking to the volunteers to understand the history of what took place here nearly 200 years ago. The grounds have been turned into a shrine to remember those who fell in the famous battle.
After completing our history lesson for the day, we headed to the River Centre Mall and did a bit of shopping. I picked up a San Antonio Spurs basketball cap for the game tonight and also scored a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown
Had an absolute BLAST
My finance and I went to San Antonio for no other reason except to hang out and have fun. With the trolley right at the front door- and only .50 cents- it is a great way to ride over the the Riverwalk or to Market Square. The pool and hot tub were a def perk- and the comp.
happy hour was a great way to meet other travlers. The wireless high speed internet was a plus- I was able to do a surprise presentation of a trip to Cancun we are going to take to my finace ;-) We love San Antonio regardless, but the Woodfiled suties made it that much better.
Good value and good breakfast ;-)
Great weekend place
Went to the Suites for MLK weekend... Large room, can comfortably fit 4 peope... Had a fridge, microwave, coffe maker all in room...
Complimentary cocktails def. a plus... Short walk from a trolley stop... Taxi fare is very reasonable ($5 from Riverwalk)... Pool and whirlpool are nice additions also.
Great suites, very spacious rooms
Woodfield Suites ended up being more than we expected. The suites were very roomy including the bathroom and were very clean. I'd have to say the best part was the complimentary drinks in the evening from 5-7, they even do it on the weekend. It is also best to take the trolley to the riverwalk...we tried walking back from it and seemed pretty far.
But overall it is one of the best hotels I have stayed in.
You might want to think about it...
We took my 16 year old daughter and a friend to S.A. Oct. 18th and 19th...First problem was that they got the date wrong and charged my credit card for the room a week before our stay. When I called to inquire about the charge, they explained that they had us down for the 11th and thought that we had stayed, and so charged the card. They resolved the issue by "comping" the room on the 18th, so we were all even.
Upon arrival at 3:15 PM (check-in is 3:00 PM), we were informed that the room was not ready because they had a full house and that they could not tell us how long it would be before it was ready. It turned out to be 1 1/2 hours later!
We stayed in a 2 room jacuzzi suite so the girls could sleep on the sleeper sofa. When we asked for linens for the sofa, we were told that they had a full house so they only had sheets-no pillows or blanket available. I don't know what percentage of full they are actually equipped to handle.
On the bright side, the pool and hot tub outdoors is nice, but we were unable to use it in the evening as they had a private dinner, so you might want to check that all of the facilities will actually be available prior to staying here.
The room was reasonably clean, although we found some envelopes left behind by the previous guests. The room was large, but there is not a kitchenette, although there is a refrigerator and a microwave in the living area. There are no plates, etc, so you need to bring your own.
The best thing about the room was that the bathroom is very large and the jacuzzi is suitably large for 2.
Although the hotel was unable to provide a timely check-in, they had no problems making sure that the complimentary breakfast foods were picked up and gone by the 10:00 AM end time. They couldn't get anything else done with a full house except that.
The manager's special of free drinks from 5:00 to 7:00 is a nice touch, but again, the bartender showed up a few minutes late. Although I wasn't at the bar at 7:00, I'll bet he was gone on time though!
Overall, we were disappointed in our stay and wouldn't stay there again, although I wouldn't be just miserable if I had to stay there again for some reason. I think that in this price range, you would enjoy the Marriot Residence Inn much more. You might also want to think about spending another $50 and trying the La Valencia. The hotel itself is reasonably nice, but the service fails to meet expectations for the price range.
Being that I've stayed with Baymont and other Marcus properties on many occasions this property disturbed me. The Rooms were fine, other than there is mold, and being that I am asthmatic it should have been made aware to me when I went to book a reservation. However it was not the concern to my health that truly bothers me about this property, It's how the Management treats its employees. If I were an employee there I would promise you that there would be law suites of the civil sort filed. I group of trained monkeys could Manage the little people better. The breakfast woman was rude and did not leave the breakfast out to the time specified, I heard many, many talks of broken promises to all employees and even a complaint about trying to move some one out of a job that had been offered and the accepted. Which I believe is illegal in the State of Texas under their work force laws with out due reason. Quite frankly I found the District manager and general manager rude and unhelpful, and though the desk manager is pleasant he seems unequipped to handle the desk. In my stay in Marcus properties I have never seen such a good staff run by such, pardon the phrase, morons. If you cant trust Management to be truthful to employees how can you trust them as Customers.
Woodfield Suites is great
Everything was above expectations. Stayed three nights. Breakfasts were so much more than the typical continental bkfst with Belgian Waffle makers available, fruit, cereal, bagels, donuts, etc. And the two hour coctail hour with complimentary drinks from a fairly well equipped bar plus wine and beer with no limit made for a fun happy 'hour'. Although the fabulous Riverwalk was a pretty good walking distance (for old folks like us, about 8-10 blocks), a trolley every ten minutes picked us up a half block away for 50 cents each and took us right there. And if we returned within two hours, the transfer ticket was free! Once in the free parking, we never got in the car again until departure. The room was furnished with refrig, microwave, coffee maker and the makings, etc. About the only thing 'cheap' was the plastic drinking glasses in the bath room.
Great stay at Woodfield
We stayed at the Woodfield for 5 nights. Requested adjoining rooms and got them. Breakfast bar offered many choices. Kids loved make your own belgium waffles. Evening cocktail reception (free!) was great. Rooms were well stocked and clean. In-room frig/microwave was very convenient. Leave your car at the hotel and save on parking - hotel is on trolley route so getting downtown was easy. Right near I-35 so trips to airport/Sea World/Fiesta TX was simple and easy. Would stay here again. Only thing I could think of was we would have liked a balcony but hotel rooms does not have them. Checkout a breeze!
Searched long and hard on the web so we could have a nice stay in SA.
Woodfield Suites fit the bill as inexpensively as anything I found so I booked a room. The rooms were very clean and well equipped. I had seen on one review where the elevators were slow and they were. The halls were quite warm, but the A/C in the room worked well. The complimentary breakfast was quite nice. The complimentary drinks in the afternoon were even better! It is easy walking distance from the market shopping and the trolley makes it easy to get anywhere downtown. Enjoyed the stay!
Loved the Woodfield Suites
We stayed at the Woodfield Suites on June 18-20, 2003. The hotel was terrific. We got a $79 S.A.V.E. rate which included a large suite room, manager's reception from 5-7 p.m. each evening and a deluxe breakfast.
The hotel was really nice, the people were very nice and each time I go back to the San Antonio/New Braunfels area I plan to stay there. GREAT VALUE!
Our stay at Woodfields Suites was great! The outdoor hot tub was perfect. Its too bad it was unusually cold the weekend we were there because the heated pool looked very inviting. The breastfast was great. We missed happy hour in the evening, but it looked like everyone was having fun. I would stay here again.