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Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn

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307 Beauregard Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
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Ranked #3 of 46 San Antonio B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here back when it was the Gardenia Inn and had an absolutely lovely experience. The room is decorated beautifully, with all to ceiling windows that open up to walk out onto a shared balcony with a swinging chair and other patio furniture, and overlooks Mad Hatters, which is great for sweets and food. King William is a beautiful... More 

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Deborah O, Owner at Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We invite you to come back and stay with us as Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn. The previous owner, John is thrilled with how we expanded their vision. Thank you again and come see us again soon. More 

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18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had a trade show in San Antonio and had booked the Drury Inn near the Conference Center. I decided to tag along and insisted that we stay at Eva’s Escape. Once we boarded our flight for Texas, my husband received a call from Deborah informing him that she double booked our room and was moving us to the... More 

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Deborah O, Owner at Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review. We are working diligently to rectify the double bookings. It seems as though we have a better handle on things. We are limiting the rooms available on other websites. Meanwhile, back at the bnb; we are glad we were able to accommodate you and we hope you will come back and see us real... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a lovely and intriguing property. I enjoyed the decor and family history displayed throughout the large Victorian home. The location is excellent but possibly problematic for light sleepers like myself. The best part of the location is that it is steps away from the River Walk, a very interesting place to walk or jog, and enjoy the night... More 

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Deborah O, Manager at Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your words of wisdom. It is our goal to make sure each guest is comfortable and treated like a VIP. Our neighborhood is bustling and we have some of the most popular restaurants in San Antonio within walking distance to the inn. As mentioned in your feedback, that can come with a price for a light sleeper.... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn is a relaxing oasis in a vibrant urban setting within easy walking distance to all the great things San Antonio has to offer. Deborah and her staff are tremendously gracious and attentive to every detail. We stayed 5 nights and were more than pleased with the clean comfortable room, the awesome breakfasts, the classy... More 

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Deborah O, Manager at Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn, responded to this review

It warms our heart to know you found our inn an oasis! We enjoyed having your light and sharing in your birthday celebration. Thank you for the candid feedback and it is our hope your travels continue to find your oasis. More 

Austin, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We make it to San Antonio several times a year; mini family vacation trips usually. Been doing this for nearly 30 years. Actually had a resort time share for many years there and have also stayed at just about every hotel on the Riverwalk. For our 35th anniversary decided to do something different and since it was just us two... More 

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Deborah O, Owner at Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn, responded to this review

We are pleased your escape to Eva's was a welcome stray from your normal routine. With the abundance of restaurants in our neighborhood and the walkability of the neighborhood our location is ideal. Even though you are used to staying on the Riverwalk, we hope the 10 minute walk to the commercial section of the Riverwalk added to the romantic... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My fiancé and I stayed here overnight whilst travelling through Texas en route to Costa Rica. We stated in the Lavender room. What a super place this is! The hosts were gracious and there was superb attention to detail. We really enjoyed our soak in the tub and the bed was really comfortable. It was unusually cold and wet during... More 

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Deborah O, Owner at Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you found our inn a respite on your travels. Our team works hard to ensure each guest is treated like a VIP including the brownies. There was always something wonderful under my mom's cake plate when I came home from school. We like to think our afternoon snacks provides that same welcome feeling. Come back and soak... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A sincere YES to ALL the reviews written for this inn! The extra size of the Blue Bonnett room with its kingsize bed and large full bathroom with claw foot tub was perfect for our long stay. Morning sun through the windows and the bed so high one needed to use the steps beside it, certainly are a, "Calgon, take... More 

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Deborah O, Manager at Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn, responded to this review

We are the soul of your visit and you are our heart! Our number one goal is to treat each guest as a VIP because we care. Through our travels we realize positive experiences begin when a person feels special. We know you can stay in one of thousand hotel rooms in our beautiful city but you chose to stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Fresh flowers as you walk through the beautiful front door. Very elegant sitting room. Breakfast like no other an very healthy too. Our room was the blue bonnet and was very nice. We didn't want to leave as the name says it all it is a true Escape back into time. Thank you Deborah. ... Neil and Yvette

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Deborah O, Owner at Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn, responded to this review

We know this was your first bed and breakfast experience and we are happy that your first time was with us. We are glad you had a chance to explore the city and visit some of our favorite foodie haunts. We hope to see you soon and you can even help arrange the flowers! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I stayed here on the afternoon and night of our wedding. We were married in the morning, so Deborah very generously let us check in a little early. Our room was comfortable, and parking was free (always a bonus downtown!). The house is adorable, and the decorations went well with the house. The service was excellent! Deborah... More 

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Deborah O, Manager at Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn, responded to this review

We love being a part of your special memories at Eva's Esape. It brings a smile to our face that we contributed to the start of your new life together. We look forward to seeing you on upcoming anniversaries. Wishing you years of joy, blessings and peace. More 

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very beautifull old house. We were treated like a king and queen. Service is 200% of what i'm used to! Spot is also very good. Near the old part of s.a.! One min: matrasses/bed was a little old and not so firm anymore.

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Deborah O, Owner at Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback of our property. We are pleased you found our service to be above and beyond the normal. We are disappointed you found our bed a little soft. We are constantly evaluating the experience we provide our guests and making improvements. Please contact us and we will treat you to another stay. We want to... More 

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