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“Off the beaten path but near Alamo and Riverwalk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza

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Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   425 Bonham Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 (East Side)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 347 hotels in San Antonio
Dallas, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path but near Alamo and Riverwalk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Lovely room on the top floor: full kitchen, sitting area with pull out sofa, queen bed. Recently renovated so it's all modern, which we love. Complimentary breakfast was better than expected: eggs, sausage, potatoes, make-your-own-texas-belgian waffles, fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, toast, yogurts, oatmeal, juices and coffee/tea. Even the dining area was nice where the manager (?) was attentive to cleaning the areas and talking to the guests. Very kind and hands-on genteman.
Hotel location seemed rather dark and secluded BUT it was only 2.5 blocks from the Alamo and the rest of the buzz. Lots of attractions, eateries, restaurants. The Riverwalk was the highlight for us...plenty of entrances for this sublevel wonder. Riverwalk is quite extensive and is restaurant heaven! Beautiful sight in December with all the xmas lights strung on the trees. We saw the New Year's fireworks at HemisPark (less than a 15 min walk) from the hotel.
Downside of hotel was pricey parking (self or valet is same price $25 per nite + tax)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for sharing this review of the Residence Inn Alamo Plaza on Trip Advisor. Also, thank you for staying with us at the hotel. You did stay with us during an exciting time for the city. Please come back and do it again next year!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Minot, North Dakota
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We were in town for one night only but could have easily stayed in this great hotel quite comfortably for a week. Location is convenient to the many wonderful sights of historic downtown San Antonio, and practically in the backyard of the Alamo. Breakfast had many offerings are available most all morning. Nice friendly staff as well!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete this review as well as thank you for staying with us at the Residence Inn Alamo Plaza. Please visit us again on future stays to the Alamo City.
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Was expecting the normal hotel room, but no, it was a full apartment, two double beds, sofa bed, bathroom, writing desk and kitchen. Well presented and clean. Hotel staff were very helpful. Car valet worked perfectly. Although a little expensive. Breakfast was very unexpected with eggs, sausage, fresh fruits, cereals, muffins,everything you could want. There was also a complimentary meal and get together in the evening. Wow. Great stay, if we return to San Antonio this is where we will stay

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind review and we hope to host you on a future trip to San Antonio.
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Georgetown, Texas
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Mu husband and I were invited to a San Antonio Spurs basketball game and we stayed at this hotel. The room was big and the kitchen had everything you would need..The staff were very friendly and the complimentary breakfast the next morning was pretty good. We will stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for the kind review of your stay in January. We certainly appreciate you staying with us and for taking the time to draft this review. Please come back and see us agan and Go Spurs Go!
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Lago Vista, Texas
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Short walk to Alamodome or Riverwalk. Loved the housekeeping staff, very helpful. Most Marriott's do not offer breakfast of any sort with your stay, this place even had some hot options and great fresh blueberries. Rooms were nice but with a double bed (not most comfortable, but not terrible) in one area, and typically uncomfortable pull out in the other the rooms are not designed for family stay unless you upgrade to the more expensive two bedroom unit. La Quinta (where we stayed on our last trip to San Antonio) right around the corner from this hotel is at least $20 a night cheaper with more comfortable beds, a two bed option without almost doubling your price, breakfast not quite as nice but for the price difference......

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I will review the bed condition in the room that you stayed in as well as all other rooms. Our hotel was renovated and all mattresses and box springs were replaced in early 2012. All bed types in the hotel are queen bedded. Our rates do change with seasonality and sometimes are higher for demand weekends. Please shop Marriott.com for best rates. Thanks again for the review and for staying with us at the Residence inn Alamo Plaza.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stayed at the Alamo Plaza and had a most delightful time there. The rooms are huge with a kitchen, dining area, lounge and study area, good-sized bed and large bathroom - two flat screen TV's too!!
Rooms are really clean and you feel like being at home.
The breakfasts are ample and well presented.
The social evening functions are an excellent idea and thoroughly enjoyed the free beer on the Monday night.
Easy access to The Convention Centre and Riverwalk and of course one block away from The Alamo.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for the kind and informative review of our hotel. Our proximity to all that San Antonio has to offer is usually a welcome surprise to our guests. Thank you for staying with us and I wiant to invite you back on future visits to San Antonio.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Dream stay, could not have been better. Associates very helpful. Location suited us very well. Walk to Alamo and Riverwalk. Parking garage was a big plus, we never moved our vechile. The staff treated us very well and were always helpful.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for the kind review of the hotel as well as thank you for staying with us. Please come back and stay with us on future visits to the Alamo City!
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Also Known As:
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Address: 425 Bonham Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > East Side
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza 3*
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