JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
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The convention was well underway when we arrived at midnight. A noon meeting in Boston that could not be rescheduled meant that we could not depart until late afternoon. We missed the opening dinner. Our loss according to those who attended; the food, they all said, was excellent.
Check in was a breeze and there being no standard king …
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Let me start by saying that we were here as part of a convention and that the convention experience can be different from a simple family vacation.
I don't know where to begin. Our room was wonderful; there were no king rooms available when we arrived close to midnight of the first night of the conference and were among the last to check in. Without much hassling on our part, we were upgraded to one of the hospitality suites. It meant a murphy bed but honestly, that murphy was more comfortable than some of the regular Marriott kings that i have slept in.
Service was wonderful. Any staff members who passes you in the hall greets you with a smile. The waitstaff, whether in the huge dining rooms, the restaurants or the pool, were friendly and helpful.
The food was for the most part excellent and this includes the dinner we had at the Cibolo Moon and the convention meals. One lunch, we were about to leave to eat else where in the hotel because all of the entree dishes contained the one ingredient that I cannot eat. We met Chef Dillard as we were about to leave and told him our problem. He said that they could easily cook up some of the meat for me plain and he ran off to take care of it. Within a short time, I had lunch.
We have been to a number of conventions at Marriotts over the past decade and this was one of the best.
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