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O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

2.5 of 5 116 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2008

easy location without riverwalk high prices. Clean room with great service. Had steaks at Saltgrass on the riverwalk - fantastic!

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East Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

We've stayed at the OBrien Hotel a number of times in the past, but she's getting a bit "shabby." At least the carpet in our room was clean this visit ! There were some other cleanliness issues, however; mold around the bathtub & shower surround joints (a little bleach would get rid of this), and mildewing curtain sheers in the... More 

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OBTX, GM at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire staff here at The O’Brien Historic Hotel in Downtown, San Antonio, I would like to express our sincerest apology for any inconveniences you experienced during your stay. Occasionally things happen that are out of our control. We do try to accommodate as many requests as possible; however, we are not always successful. Our parking is... More 

Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

Would not return to this hotel. Parking-alarms-locks don't work on windows. Didn't feel safe at all; around the hotel or on the walk to atractions. They are close, but not feel safe. Hotel has 39 rooms and only 12 parking spots for the cost of $10.00. Stayed on the 3rd floor and the windows loose and don't lock. Room across... More 

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OBTX, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry that you left unsafe with our hotel and with the river walk attractions. I had our maintenance man check all window locks to ensure that they are all functional. I must apologize for our parking situation. Although we have limited parking (as does the rest of the City) there are several public parking lots adjacent to our... More 

Midland, SD
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

This hotel had a great location, it was a block from the riverwalk and less than that from La Villita. It had a nice continental breakfast, but it is served right in the hotel lobby, so there is limited space and it can get pretty congested. Our room was on the road side, and traffic had been detoured down that... More 

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Laredo, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2008

The O'Brien is a small boutique style hotel. My husband and I stayed here while in San Antonio for the annual Christmas Riverboat Parade. It is in downtown, but a bit secluded, still near all the main downtown attractions. Nothing fancy about the hotel, but it's a nice place with it's own unique charms (old style bathtub, windows that raise... More 

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florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2008

We just returned from a trade show in san Antonio. We hardly ever stay in the big convention hotels but look for a small "boutique" nearby. Last year we stayed at the Riverwalk Vista which was also excellent but could not get in for under $200 this year so we took a chance on the O'Brien. The cab driver was... More 

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Wichita, KS
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2008

I recently stayed at the O'brien while attending the Women of Faith conference, held at the Alamodome. The room was comfortable, once we figured out the ceiling fan, and room fan. Continental breakfast was sufficient. Alamodome was a short walk away, cutting through Hemisphere Park, which allowed us to leave the car parked the whole weekend. Riverwalk was 2 short... More 

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City, State Orlando, Fl.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2008

Great location within walking distance of the Riverwalk. The Obrien offers great value to the Corporate Traveler such as myself looking for a hotel near downtown. The convenience and great staff will definitely keep me coming back!

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2007

The O'Brien Hotel simply does not have enough parking. The desk clerk told us the city of San Antonio wasn't allowing the hotel to lease any more spaces from the lot across the street, and the little lot in back is not only ridiculously small, it is very difficult to get out of. And if you park there, the only... More 

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Plano
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2007

We checked in at 5 p.m. and our toilet didn't work. Asked desk clerk to have it fixed. Returned 5 hours later and sewage was in the toilet. Asked again for repair and was told they had no one to do repair. Manager was rude, said there was no other room and refused to give discount or help find another... More 

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Address: 116 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Clarion Collection San Antonio
San Antonio Clarion Collection
Clarion San Antonio

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