I'll be honest: even though so many people here on tripadvisor were enthusiastic about this hotel, I was a little tentative about booking it for our two-night stay in San Antonio during Christmas week.
Why? It's too inexpensive for all the love. The room rate was about $50 less per night than most of the other similar hotels in the neighborhood, plus parking was cheaper, no extra charge for in-room internet, and included breakfast and evening happy hour. What's the catch, I wondered?
We are usually happy to pay more for a comfortable stay, but it was hard to ignore the discrepancy in cost and service compared to the other riverwalk hotels. I'd rather spend the extra money on a nice meal or maybe a memento of the visit than on excessive parking rates or unnecessarily high room rates. Especially if I'm planning a trip where I don't expect to spend a lot of time in the hotel itself, as we were in SA, where there's so much for visitors to do.
I'm glad we did go for it. The Drury Plaza was just great for what we needed in San Antonio. Others have commented on the nice rooftop pool, breakfast and evening drinks/food. Even if you don't use those amenities, the Drury Plaza is a bargain.
The one thing I will say is that a rehaul of all the flooring in the hotel would go a long way towards spiffing it up. Hallways on the room floors are not carpeted, and the carpeting in the rooms is past its prime. A flooring upgrade would really improve the look of the hotel.
We saw two rooms. The first was right next to the elevators, so we asked to be moved. Though the desk clerk advised us that all the rooms at our rate were next to the elevators, she kindly gave us an upgrade. The first room had a nice kitchenette with microwave, sink, and full-sized refrigerator. The second room, where we stayed, was a two-room suite with two double beds in the bed room and a living room, but no kitchenette (with mini-refrigerator, though.) Both rooms were a generous size and quite comfortable. Our suite had the advantage of two TV's, so hubby could watch the evening bowl game, while kiddo watched a kids' movie on the other TV.