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Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   120 Camaron Street, San Antonio, TX 78205   |  
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Ranked #84 of 352 Hotels in San Antonio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awesome place to stay in San Antonio!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

What a great place to stay. Myself, my sister, my 5 year old nephew and a friend stayed here for my brothers graduation from the Air Force at Lackland AFB. The AFB was about a 20 minute ride, which had we stayed at a hotel on base my brother could had visited us on his base pass (just for future grads families). But this place was a real treat if you are staying to visit the Riverwalk. I would recommend driving the short distance to the Riverwalk and parking closer. That is only because of all the walking we did while we were on base. The Alamo is only about a mile from the hotel if you are the adventure type with more energy than we had. Sea World is only about 15 minutes drive.
The hotel was very clean and wonderfully decorated. It is a historical site, being a former county jail in the early 1900's. The people at the desk were very nice. On our late arrival at 12am the lady at the desk heard us say we were hungry and put together a little goodie bag of some fruit, cookies and water.
Not much parking at the hotel, but for $8 a day they have a bigger parking lot just around the corner with a quick shortcut to walk back to the hotel.
Our room had a microwave, coffee maker and a fridge. The beds were oh so comfy and were very clean. The complimentary breakfast in the morning was great.. muffins, waffles, toast, cereal, eggs, sausage or bacon, biscuits and gravy. Along with various juices, coffee, tea and milk. Served at 6am during week and 7am on weekends.
No traffic noise, nor any noise for those that are light sleepers.
This was a 10 out of all the hotels I have stayed.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ttribby, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area, responded to this review, May 19, 2010
Wow!
Thank you for your review. Your comments & feedback is appreciated.
Please contact us first, then next time you plan to visit San Antonio.
We would love to see you again!
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2009

This hotel became a Holiday Inn Express earlier this year.

I chose the Holiday Inn Express because of the reliability of the brand and the location. I was not disappointed by anything! The place is immaculate and the people are extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are spacious, with extremely comfortable beds. You will pay for parking (across the street), but you will pay any where you stay near the Riverwalk. The neighborhood is, as the other reviewer said, "in transition." We were not comfortable walking to the Riverwalk at night (and it was too cold that day!), so we took a cab for $5. The lady at the front desk was great about telling us where to eat and calling the cab for us.
The most memorable event happened when I left my diamond ring (think $20,000 or so) on the bathroom counter. I haven't done that in 26 years of marriage....but that is beside the point. When I realized it was gone that day and raced back to the hotel, my heart sunk when I walked in the room and saw that the maid had already serviced it. But right there where I left them lay my rings! I was so grateful and found the maid to thank her for not being tempted.......She found me quite amusing I think. I'm sure it never occured to her to do anything else but leave them right there.
I highly recommend this hotel! If you decide to stay there, realize that it is kind of hard to tell that this is the hotel. The sign is up on top of the building (5 stories) with no other indication except a small sign on the parking lot.

  • Stayed February 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for the review & great comments.
We appreciate hearing your feedback.
Please contact us first, when making plans to visit San Antonio.
We would love to see you again,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

Note: This property changed from a Comfort Inn to a Holiday Inn Express earlier this month.

This place is a seriously good value. If you have money to blow, definitely stay right on the riverwalk at one of the fancier places. But if you're looking for bang for your buck, then this is your place. For only about $100 a night, the property was only about 3 blocks away from the riverwalk and about 3 blocks from the Market Square area. The area surrounding the hotel was, well, in transition? There is some new development towards the Market Square, but there were some closed-up shopfronts in the vicinity. I was mildly worried about leaving my car in the lot across the street ($8 per day), but luckily nothing bad happened. Perhaps the homeless guy doing his ab workout in the lot in the afternoons watched over it. The walk into downtown is pleasant by day, but at night the area seemed a bit dodgy. We didn't have any problems, but it's not a place for hanging out on the streets after midnight by yourself. The building itself was a former prison and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places- it was turned into a hotel in 2004. The interior is rather generically hotel-like- nice, but it would have been cool if they had incorporated a few elements of the building's former use. They did keep the original windows, and the rooms towards the front still have the bars on them- but otherwise, you could be in any chain hotel anywhere in America. However, sometimes generic is nice- the rooms were well-appointed, the bathroom was huge, the bed was comfortable, and the rooms all had free internet. The breakfast definitely left something to be desired- I would have just skipped it and gotten something at Starbucks. The best part of the stay, however, was the hotel staff. Destiny, Cristal and Luke- you guys were great! They were super knowledgeable about getting around the city and to shopping centers in the area, and always willing to help out. After a day of sight-seeing, they would welcome you back with a smile and a How was your day? just like a roommate or a friend would. The hotel has its pros and cons, but for the price it really can't be beat.

  • Liked — hotel staff, free internet, good value
  • Disliked — semi-gross breakfast
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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ttribby, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area, responded to this review, May 19, 2010
Thanks for the great review.
We appreciate your words and feedback.
Please contact us, the next time you plan to visit San Antonio.
We would love to see you again!
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Address: 120 Camaron Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#57 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Antonio Hotel Near a Variety of Attractions The historic atmosphere, excellent accommodations and friendly staff make the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in San Antonio, Texas near the Alamo, River Walk area, and Trolley perfect for both business and leisure travelers.Our hotel in San Antonio, TX is conveniently located within walking distance from the Alamo and the world-famous San Antonio River Walk. Visitors may enjoy shopping at La Villita Historic Arts Village, Rivercenter Mall and Market Square, the largest Mexican marketplace outside Mexico. Ride the local trolley to the many attractions within a mile of our hotel, such as the Tower of the America and IMAX theater.Business travelers benefit from the great location of this historic hotel in San Antonio, TX. We are situated near Valera Energy Corporation, Coca Cola and Pepsi bottling companies, Boeing and Fort Sam Houston. Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center and the Alamodome are a mile from our San Antonio, Texas hotel, which features free high-speed Internet access and a 24-hour business center.From the complimentary hot breakfast bar to the flow-regulated Kohler showerheads, our accommodations go beyond cheap hotels in San Antonio. Relax in the pool and whirlpool, work out in the fitness center and rest comfortably every night in a triple-sheeted bed with four pillows. You'll receive excellent service and amenities while lodging in our San Antonio, Texas hotel. ... more   less 
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