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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Antonio
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   102 Spencer Lane, San Antonio, TX 78201   |  
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Ranked #199 of 353 Hotels in San Antonio
1 review
“Nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

We have family near this hotel, and have stayed there on many occasions. We have always found it clean, well managed, with friendly staff, a good free hot breakfast, and in the evenings many times free cookies that taste homemade. The manager is very friendly and helpful. To top all this the hotel has very reasonable rates, when compared to other hotels of similar quality.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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GMSanAntonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Antonio, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Mike M,
Thank you for being a loyal customer for quite some time now. We are happy to know that you are continuously pleased with the services offered by our Hotel. It is always a great pleasure to serve you during your stay. Rest assured that we will continuously seek for better ways to create an even more satisfying stay for dear guests like you. We value your business and feedback. Once again, we look forward to another delightful experience at our Hotel with your family.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Austin, Texas
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We spent one night in this hotel and were given the disabled room. Staying in the disabled room (though we had not asked for it) would not have been a problem, if not for the fact that it is the very first room next to the lobby, and therefore very noisy with people coming and going all night.
Aside from the poor choice of location of our room, we found the free breakfast to be alright, with quite a variety of choice, from salty food to pancakes.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Antonio, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Dear Isabelle F,

Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations.We appreciate your wonderful comment regarding breakfast.

However, We’re sorry about the noise during your stay. I understand the discomfort this caused you. Again, I do apologize and regret that this impacted your experience at our hotel. We hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Sincerely,

Orlando A.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Luling, LA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Stayed at this Holiday Inn express for one night while family was in hospital, as the other one we were staying inn near sea world no longer had room for us (also reviewed). I wish we had come here first this HIE was much decorated nicer in the rooms and the rooms seemed to be a little larger. Had a much better smell than the other HIE we stayed in as well. The breakfast was standard hotel breakfast rolls, biscuits, pancakes and eggs. The lady working the buffet was very nice as there was a problem with the pancake machine she worked on it for several minutes so we could have pancakes (and the buffet was closing in just 10-15 min). She could have just blew us off and said that it was not working. The only complaint that my wife had was that we were in rooms facing the interstate and she could hear traffic (i didn't), so if you are a light sleeper ask for something away from the highway.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

We stayed here with a 5& 7yr old and one family member in a wheelchair. This Hotel was very nice and clean. It felt really luxurious.The staff was VERY friendly. We requested a handicap accessible room and it was one of the biggest nicest handicap rooms I've ever stayed in. The roll in shower had a fold down padded bench which was perfect. The bathroom was large enough for a wheel chair to do a full circle inside. The sheets in the room felt very crisp and clean and they even had different pillows to choose from, they were marked on the pillow cases firm or soft. The bed was very comfortable a good balance, just firm enough but still a little soft. I highly recommend this hotel. The Continental breakfast was good and had a lot of variety. There were hot and cold food options and plenty of different baked goods. They also had many different juices to choose from and the coffee was good too. It was winter time so we didn't use the pool but it looked a little small so if you’re a pool person that might be the only disappointment. I saw no sign of bed bugs as mentioned in other posts. I am very paranoid about bed begs though so I kept everything off the floor just in case because that just comes with the territory when staying in hotels. This hotel was located on the access road of the highway so it's a great location, easy to get to anywhere in San Antoinio quickly.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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England
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Our initial impression of this hotel was excellent but what transpired during our stay means we will think twice next time we visit San Antonio. We had a ground floor bedroom with 2 queen beds the room was lovely but the BED BUGS were not. My husband was covered in bites from these creatures he had to seek the advice from a Chemist when we arrived in Houston who confirmed it was bed bugs and gave him the appropriate medicines.I did not have a problem as we had seperate beds.He wrote to the hotel to tell them about them and suggested they changed the bedding but received no reply.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

the information given on the website is incorrect - this facility does not allow pets. i did not stay here as a result. the staff was nice enough but it is frustrating to get the wrong information.

Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011 via mobile

Last minute trip and arrived late. Nearby hotels already booked (and pricey). Made a call to HIE on Spencer and they delivered in a big way! The little things made the best impression - such as bottled water and a newspaper at no extra charge. I so appreciated being treated as a welcome friend and not as a victim of highway robbery!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 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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Address: 102 Spencer Lane, San Antonio, TX 78201
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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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #199 of 353 Hotels in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Antonio 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express San Antonio Medical Center/Crossroads, the cultural gateway to the Southwest and a popular tourist destination. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is conveniently located only 5.5 miles west of the Alamo and the River Walk in downtown San Antonio and 3 miles east of the South Texas Medical Center. The premier location of San Antonio s newest hotel is perfectly accessible to all area attractions and businesses: TexSan Heart Hospital, CTRC-Cancer Therapy & Research Center, Christas Santa Rosa Health Care, UT Health Center, Verizon, Toyota, Bank of America, and Wachovia are just a few of the companies that call San Antonio home. The city has a strong military presence as well it is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base. The hotel is centrally located in San Antonio just minutes from Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio, Splashtown Water Park, the Historic Missions, Breckenridge Park, the Alamodome, AT&T Center where the successful San Antonio Spurs play basketball, and the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum. Guests of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Antonio stay connected with our complimentary high-speed wired & wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, relax in our outdoor pool and spa, or work out in our well-equipped fitness center. ... more   less 
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