Stayed for three days at the end of November and it is mentioned by almost every other trip advisor. The place is old befitting it being on the National Historic Registry, but it is clean and functional. We were only sleeping there. Having said this; let's get to it. Location-as good as advertised. 50 feet to the Alamo. 100 feet to the mall which is the entrance to the Riverwalk. Alamo Plaza gets you near many other attractions...Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum. Parking- yes it is 20 dollars including tax but other hotels charge a couple of bucks less or a few dollars more so you live with it. There are parking lots nearby that charge 10-15 per day but with no in and out privileges so you are better sucking it up. Rooms-small as mentioned, but clean. They were putting in the new wall mounted flatscreen televisions while we were there. That will help the room appear larger. WiFi works very well and is free. Personnel-valets, front desk and housekeeping were wonderful and very helpful. Bartender in Ernie's bar is a wealth of information. Happy hour from 3-7 daily. Food- the only average or below. I am talking the free breakfast. It is plentiful, state of Texas self cook waffles, scramble eggs, yogurt, canned fruit, cereal, muffins, pastries, juices, milk and coffee, salsa and shredded cheese. The lady working there is very efficient and nice. Here is my suggestion for the
Manager about the breakfast. There are other things you could serve at breakfast to vary things for your clientele, especially those that are there for 3-5 days and most come out of a box or can. Hampton, Quality Inn, etc serve sausage patties or links (heat and serve), there is a egg omelette that comes pre-cooked. You have the warmers so you could put them in there. Even biscuits and gravy come in a can. Just a thought. But what was a hassle is the fact there are no bowls for the fruit. The fruit is in its juice and you don't have slotted spoons so when you put the fruit on your plate the juice runs everywhere making things soggy or eggs that taste like pineapple. Price-For the location, etc we pre-paid and got the room for 68 dollars. Would I stay again? Yes, but I might also try the Wenger Hotel which is a sister property across the street. It is very cool old hotel with a great lobby, etc and a bar the Teddy Roosevelt used to recruit men for the Roughriders for the Spanish American War.
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