It's a quiet place in downtown area, with walking distance to the River Walk and the Alamo. Great value when bidding on Priceline. Extra costs are quite high, but I used wifi in the lobby, didn't have breakfast at the hotel and I didn't drive - that made the life much easier. Actually, I don't know why one of my devices can access to the guestroom wifi without login.
The garden, the pool and the historic houses behind the hotel are gorgeous. These makes it stand out.
I don't understand why the bed in my room is a pull-out sofa bed. I confirmed with the front desk that I got a king bed room, but the size is similar to full size. Probably the receptionist allocated it to solo female customers. I don't mind sleeping on sofa bed, but I just think it's a little bit weird - the room is spacious, with 3 sofas but no bed, and, it cannot fit individuals taller than 5'5. I noticed not all rooms look like this. The room is not noisy. It's clean. The balcony looks nice, but the door to the balcony cannot be opened for security reasons. I hope I can sit in the balcony on cool nights, but it would probably make guests too intimate with their neighbors.
The staff are generally friendly, though it took me half an hour to get in my room (the key didn't work twice). Housekeeping staff knocked the door almost every hour on the morning I checked out. They always runs out of the drinking water at the lobby. There is no weight training facilities at the fitness center.
Overall, it's a nice place to stay at given its great location, decent facilities and clean rooms. Beautiful sceneries add extra points.