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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 45 San Antonio B&B and Inns
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed a few days last week. We loved our visit. Ms Deborah and Ms Rose Mary were so kind and hospitable. Breakfast was good each morning we stayed, and the afternoon snacks were a welcomed surprise. The place has a very historic feel with some new amenities to keep up with modern times. It's very well... More 

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

Yeah!!! We are elated you found your San Antonio home away from home. As you could tell from my recommendations I am a foodie. Additionally, the Eva's Escape team loves what we do, loves our city and we want to share the uniqueness of our city with guests. Thank you for sharing your experiences with others and we look forward... More 

Gainesville, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Eva's Escape:) Our home away from home, B & B, San Antonio hosts:) I highly recommend if you enjoy being pampered, good food, & comfortable perfection that's not just another pricey hotel:) Easy walk to the Riverwalk & sooooooo much downtown:) Perfect:)

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

Eva would say we are blessed to be a blessing! It delights us that you experienced blessed rest and relaxation at our inn. Thank you for sharing your experiences with others and we look forward to pampering you and all of our guests soon. More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We fell in love with this extraordinary Inn ... so much so we are booking again for this summer!!!! From start to finish, every aspect of what Deborah and team have created enhanced our experience for our quick trip to this beautiful & historic area of San Antonio. Nothing was left out!!!! From the espresso after coming back from dinner... 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. It is our goal to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our guests. There was always something YUMMY under Eva's cake dish when I came home from school. No matter how my day was I looked forward to having that sweet treat with my mom and a cup of tea. We share that expereince... More 

Austin, TX
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We used to drive down from Austin for a spring weekend getaway at the Gardenia Inn when John and his wife, the late Susan Elich, were the owners. It had been several years since we had chance to visit, and we were not disappointed with the "new" inn and owner Deborah Emowale. The sign in memoriam of Susan at the... 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 thorough review of our inn and the city we call home. It is our hope visitors to San Antonio will read your review. We are delighted you made your way back to our inn and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Safe travels! More 

Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 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 

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