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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 44 San Antonio B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The area called King William has a flair and uniqueness of its own. We loved the vibe just driving in. It was our first time in this area, and when we found the Inn- we were more than pleasantly surprised. The rich history of the home, and the wonderfully attentive staff made this experience incredible. No detail was left unattended.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. Our goal is for every guest to have an expereince similar to yours. The Eva's Escape team will be elated to know we succeeded for you. With all of the many festivities happening in San Antonio we can be your home away from home. Since you are just up the road, we hope... More 

Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I stayed in San Antonio one night, but Eva's Escape made us wish we'd stayed more! The Inn is in a lovely building - our room was lovingly furnished and very clean. Enjoyed some homemade treats and a glass of wine on the porch after walking back from exploring downtown and the river walk; the location of... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at our inn. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you on your next road trip through Texas. Remember, you are always welcome! More 

Pleasantville, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This beautiful inn was a great place to stay. The room and inn were tastefully decorated. A delicious full breakfast was served in the gorgeous dining room. Each evening Deborah provided freshly baked goodies in addition to wine and coffee or tea. Everything was meticulously clean. A short walk leads to the river walk which brings you right into all... More 

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

Thanks Judy for your kind words. The inn is named after the matriarch of our family, Eva Mae Green Williams. I was her only child and it seemed like I was/am allergic to so many things. One of those things is dust so mommy was always cleaning until I was old enough to pass her white gloves test. For your... More 

Mount Gretna
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Deborah began hosting us before we ever arrived by informing us that tickets for a jazz concert awaited us if we were interested. Free jazz! Fine jazz! Thanks! Our room was clean and delightfully beautiful. Each breakfast was different and delicious. There were treats available if you were nibblish or wanted a relaxing glass of wine. We could walk to... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is our desire and pleasure to make each stay memorable and we are glad we succeeded. Also we are glad you were able to be our guest at the jazz concert and the shelter really appreciates the unsolicited donation you gave. Again thank you and we look forward to seeing you... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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 

New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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
25 helpful votes 25 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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