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Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   307 Beauregard Street, San Antonio, TX 78204 (Arsenal)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 45 San Antonio B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tulsa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Convenient B&B”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

This sweet little place is great for easy access to downtown, Alamo, restaurants, etc. It is almost too close to a couple of restaurants, causing a little noise problem in the late evenings.It is very clean and the food is OK (great coffee!)

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

Let me say first of all that this is a belated review, as I stayed here nearly 2 years ago...but better late than never!

I would definitely recommend a stay here. The house is gorgeous, and tastefully decorated. We stayed in the desert blossom room, which was spacious enough for the 3 adults in our party. Breakfasts were well prepared and generous in size. The hosts helped us to make the most of our 3 nights in San Antonio, and recommended some great local restaurants.

The location could not be beaten. Very close to the sights of San Antonio, but on a nice quiet street. We enjoyed looking roung the historic streets and beautiful houses. There is also an excellent cafe over the road (can't remember the name) which is good for lunchtime.

We really enjoyed our stay here, and would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Stayed May 2008, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at the Gardenia Inn. John and Susan are wonderful and provided excellent dining and sightseeing suggestions. Delicious breakfast! It's a 10-15 minute walk to the heart of the River Walk along the river. We loved staying in the charming neighborhood yet so close to all of the activity. We were in the Lily Room. It has a very small bathroom. If that is a problem for you, I would suggest one of the other rooms. Would highly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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new mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

Three friends from Canada and the US arbitrarilyy chose San Antonio for a place to have our annual get-together. My assignment was to find the place and I spent much time purusing all the hotels, motels, and B&B's on-line, reading hundreds of reviews. Finally decided on the Gardenia Inn and we were delighted. We stayed in the Desert Bloom room on the full third floor which was just like our own little cozy apartment. Everything was beautiful, the beds extremely comfortable, towels full and lush, and the whole house was spotless! John and Susan were so helpful and their breakfasts for five days were all different and delicious and beautiful to see. The location is less than half a block from a very user-friendly trolley so we rode everywhere for pennies and with ease. We also elected to walk some days and that was an easy access to everything we wanted to see, too. The Inn is in the beautiful King William district so walking "home" was a lovely walk.
I would recommend this B&B without qualification, and we all agreed our stay in San Antonio was worth it just to stay in this beautiful home. We also found San Antonio the friendliest city we've visited yet. It's a great place -- both the Inn, and San Antonio.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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Austin, TX
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

We've been to Gardenia Inn twice and have had a wonderful experience both times. John and Susan are very accommodating, the breakfasts are delicious, filling, and healthy, and the atmosphere is very relaxing and welcoming. The King William area is far enough away from the Riverwalk to avoid the hustle and bustle and we always walk to try to exercise away a good dinner downtown - it is a good walk but not too far. Also, we highly recommend the Lavender Room - very comfortable and my wife is crazy about the claw foot tub - she says it is the best bathing she has ever experienced. I did not rate everything perfectly recognizing that it is an old house without all the amenities one might find at a new hotel and that there are other nice places to stay closer to the Riverwalk. However, I feel that you cannot go wrong and are sure to have a relaxing and enjoyable evening at Gardenia Inn.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, TX
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

The Gardenia Inn is a fabulous bed and breakfast in the heart of the King William district in old San Antonio. John Elich was our host for the weekend (his wife Susan was a bit under the weather) and we could not have been better taken care of at a 4 star hotel. My brother and his wife from Portland, OR found this gem on the web, and we met them here for Fiesta. We were able to walk everywhere - were only about 3 blocks from the start of the Riverwalk, or we could walk straight downtown. (A real bonus was our proximity to the King William Parade and Fair - right outside our door!) The accommodations were fantastic - very roomy and luxurious. Each room is very well appointed with great attention to detail, and our private batroom was just perfect. The breakfasts were excellent - each one a bit different and the conversation and restaurant suggestions from our host were spot on. I would definitely stay here again - and have already recommended this Inn to several friends and family. If you are looking for an extraordinary, yet affordable get away in San Antonio, then look no further. The Gardenia Inn is the place for you!

  • 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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queenlim
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2009

We were a group of 12 high school classmates, 37 years after graduation. We were able to book the entire B&B and it was the perfect setting for rediscovering each other. The rooms were extremely comfortable, the meeting spaces were perfect, location so convenient, amenities perfect. But its Susan and John who make this B&B the best place to be in San Antonio, TX.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn

Address: 307 Beauregard Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > Arsenal , East Side
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A simply elegant Bed and Breakfast located in the famous King William Historic District. The inn is two blocks from the Riverwalk, within walking distance to almost everything and a trolley stop around the corner. ... more   less 
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