I traveled to San Antoino November 14-19th for a conference. We chose to stay at the Drury Inn because of the great rate (we averaged $108 for an extended king room...you can use the SAV rate to book through their website online), good location, and great services.
We really liked the king extended room. It is much larger than the normal rooms and is a corner room, which cuts down on the noise from other rooms. It has a couch, two big chairs, two tvs, fridge, micro, and two fairly large closets. Yes, it is smaller than the suite, but it is also a lot cheaper. My friend had a balcony room, but said that she really couldn't see the riverwalk.
The service was great from the front desk. As everyone has said before, the drinks were a nice bonus. It is actually a nice selection beyond the standard wine and beer. Breakfast is good as well. But, the food selection at the snack reception and breakfast did not change once during my 5 night stay, but it's hard to complain about free food. And the wait to get a drink was not more than a couple of minutes on the busy nights.
The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the conference center and the rivercenter mall and is right on the riverwalk. The area is safe for the most part, but I would not recommend walking alone at night. My boyfriend was actually jumped by two people walking back to the hotel late one night. It seems that it's much safer on the riverwalk level than street level.
There are lots of great restaurants in the area. I was not that impressed with the Texas Land and Cattle in the basement of the Drury. But, we printed off several coupons from restaurant.com that saved us a ton of money, and we got some great meals (you can buy $25 gift certificates for $10 or less). I'd highly recommend Oro, Houston Street Bistro, and Rita's on the River. I was not too impressed with Steers and Beers, and Pat OBriens was awful! If you're looking for a nice local bar, Leaping Lizards is just a couple of blocks away, and the owner was very nice. But, there are many more upscale bars in the area. Howl at the Moon is a fun piano bar, but drinks are pretty expensive most nights.
I know lots of people recommend going to the Market Square. It is about a 6 block walk from the Drury. It was interesting and reasonable shopping prices, but every store seemed to have the same thing.
Overall, the experience was pretty good. I am not is a rush to go back to San Antonio, but if I were to visit again, I would definitely stay at the Drury Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Drury Hotel offers its guests a variety of free extras – take, for example, our free hot breakfast. At Drury, “hot” means scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and make-your-own Belgian waffles. In the evening, join us at our 5:30 Kickback® for free hot food and cold beverages. Our rotating menu features a variety of hot foods, baked potatoes, garden salad, beer, wine, mixed drinks and more! To burn off all of those free extras, Drury has a 24-hour exercise center and a parking lot to jog around. Lastly, Drury’s free wireless Internet and free long distance calls will ensure you can keep tabs on all of your posse back home. Step outside and into the unmatched beauty of the San Antonio River Walk. With countless restaurants and shops within scenic walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Drury Inn And Suites Riverwalk
- Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk Hotel San Antonio
- Drury Inn Riverwalk
- Drury San Antonio
- Drury Inn San Antonio