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River Inn Motel

909 South Frio Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
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Pinawa, Canada
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our room was very clean, and the king size bed was comfortable. The location provided walking access to downtown. However there was not much else going for it. The location was noisy (traffic noise). The heater made the room either VERY hot, or cold--we couldn't get it to achieve a reasonable temperature. There were 2 bath towels, but only one... More 

Thank George-of-Pinawa
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you're on a budget and need a secure, quiet and clean place to stay in San Antonio's downtown area, this place is it. I've stayed at the River Inn quite a few times over the years and never had any problems. In fact the owner Umesh, is quite an entertaining person who also cares about the comfort of his... More 

Thank Frank K
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I requested a room with two double beds and was initially given a king size bed with mirrors everywhere and a beach painted on the walls. Not our kind of room. We asked to be switched and were given a different room. There was no undersheet covering the mattress and instead there was just a regular sheet that you slept... More 

Thank Maria V
Houston, Texas
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191 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

When my and my friend arrived in the afternoon for check-in we were a little bit scared about the place. It is really the kind of area you should expect a gunfight. The room was nice and the A/C worked really good. But in the room next to ours, a couple was discussing, working and having sex during the whole... More 

3 Thank Raul B
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I stay at the motel, when I come down from Houston,tx to visit family and friends. I like the location, it's very close to IH 35, IH10. The people who run motel are very friendly. The location and price of rooms, I think are a very good deal. Stayed over 10 times haven't had no problem, nice place to kickback,... More 

Thank richard q
Umesh B, Owner at River Inn Motel, responded to this review

Richard, We're proud to be your home-away-from-home in San Antonio! Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We're looking forward to seeing you next time you're in town! Warm regards, Umesh Bhakta, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I stayed at this hotel while my home was being renovated over the weekend. The people who run it are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, comfortable and have excellent cold a/c. This is a hotel I would definitely stay at again.

Thank Jennifer D S
Umesh B, Owner at River Inn Motel, responded to this review

Jennifer, San Antonio can be quite hot in the summertime, so having perfect A/C is a huge priority! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the wonderful review. We'll see you next time you're in town! Regards, Umesh Bhakta, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Even though the River Inn is located on the fringe of the downtown where it meets the city's West Side, it is a clean location with excellent working air conditioners that actually cool, and the family who owns or runs it are friendly people. If you can get past its' less than perfect location, it's actually a very good place... More 

2 Thank Larry-Garza-Medina
Umesh B, Owner at River Inn Motel, responded to this review

Larry-Garza-Medina, Thank you for your kind review! I'm so glad you enjoy staying with us to escape the kids. We appreciate your comments and would love to welcome you back again any time. Umesh Bhakta, Owner More 

Ithaca, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2008

I guess the two cop cars in the parking lot should have been the first tip off that this hotel was scary, but it didn't register until we got into the room to find the mirrored walls, galaxy paintings, and used condom wrappers on the floor. Our visit to this hotel lasted 5 minutes. Save yourself the possibility of gunshot... More 

Thank vetdoctordoctor
Umesh B, Owner at River Inn Motel, responded to this review

I'm sincerely sorry that you did not enjoy your recent visit. We would never want to make you feel uncomfortable and if you are ever unhappy with your room we would be happy to move you to a different one. We have many room types and would be happy to give you another option. I hope you'll give us another... More 

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